Solved DVI to VGA not working?

February 16, 2014 at 11:50:29
Specs: Windows 7

I'm currently trying to get a DVI to VGA adapter to work as my computer has both VGA and DVI but the VGA is already in use and I wish to dual screen my computer.

-VGA connected to main screen
-DVI - connected to DVI to VGA adapater connected to second TV
How the DVI is connected
Computer DVI Female connected to adapater that is DVI Male and VGA Female connected to VGA cord that is on both ends VGA Male connected to Tv that is VGA Female

I know that information is kind of obvious but I just wanted to make sure I was explaining it clearly and correctly.

I have the second TV set to VGA on the channel but it doesnt work. I'm not sure it will even work to begin with but I would like to find out if it will or not.

[Connection Review)
Video Card
-VGA -> First TV
-DVI -> DVI to VGA -> Second TV

Thanks for reading~

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February 16, 2014 at 16:34:31
Do neither of your TVs have DVI or HDMI ports? You would be better off adapting DVI to HDMI as both are digital, VGA is analog.


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February 16, 2014 at 17:21:33
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First off, are you sure that the VGA cord is good in the first place? You could try switching out the VGAs and seeing what happens.

Also, have you tried plugging the DVI to VGA into the first screen, and then plugging the VGA only into the second?

Try these, and tell us what happens.

Riider is correct, a DVI to HDMI would be much better than DVI to VGA.

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February 16, 2014 at 20:48:33
Not all DVI ports support DVI to VGA (digital to analog) so see if your video card supports this.

We are all assuming that you are using a video card that support dual monitors and not an onboard video or basic video card situation that only supports an either/or single monitor even though it has dual ports (common on older computers and older basic video cards).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 16, 2014 at 20:58:38
Indeed, only DVI ports labeled DVI-I are able to be converted into an Analog (VGA) signal. DVI-D, on the other hand, cannot.

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February 18, 2014 at 12:18:40
I'm testing some of these but I had to order a few things. Ill get back with what Ive found out once I get the items I've ordered.

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