Solved DVI-I adapter giving no signal to VGA monitor

March 9, 2015 at 01:22:56
Specs: Linux
Hi

Sorry if i sound newbie, but i recently purchased a used custom built PC for gaming from Ebay,

The graphics card has two DVI-I ports (ones that have the + connection) as well as HDMI, but my monitor only supports VGA connections, So i purchased a DVI-I adapter and connected this to my graphics card, with the vga cable running from it to the monitor

When i start the PC up my monitor says no signal and then goes into sleep mode, I have tried both DVI slots but the issue does not resolve

Am I doing something wrong?


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March 9, 2015 at 07:06:05
I believe both types of adapters are interchangeable but one has more contacts in use.

Another possibility, if you have not wiped Windows and re-installed, is that the presets for the output are not compatible with your monitor. Try booting into Windows safe mode by continuously tapping F8 at start up. If you see something one the screen then, change the display type to VGA and reboot.



#1
March 9, 2015 at 02:15:24
That's usually caused by using a DVI-D (digital only) adapter instead of a DVI-I (digital & analog) adapter.

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#2
March 9, 2015 at 04:29:00
Thanks for the reply

Im pretty sure i bought a DVI-I Male to VGA female adapter, it has a + connection on the adapter, the same as is on my graphics card?

Dont DVI-D have the - connection?


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#3
March 9, 2015 at 04:38:11
If it helps my graphics card is a XFX ATI Radeon HD 6850 PCI-e 1024mb GDDR5 memory

And my monitor is a AOC 22" E2270SWN VGA LED high def monitor


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#4
March 9, 2015 at 07:06:05
✔ Best Answer
I believe both types of adapters are interchangeable but one has more contacts in use.

Another possibility, if you have not wiped Windows and re-installed, is that the presets for the output are not compatible with your monitor. Try booting into Windows safe mode by continuously tapping F8 at start up. If you see something one the screen then, change the display type to VGA and reboot.


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#5
March 9, 2015 at 15:33:25
Does the motherboard have any on-board video capabilities?

If so, try plugging in the monitor and see if you can get to a BIOS set-up screen.

From there you should be able to configure the dedicated card as the primary video device.


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