|Dave I appreciate your expertise and yes I do put a lot of the blame on the monitor if I'm honest, since it is quite old (only vga input) and from what I've researched, VGA is not popular at all and has caused much confusion and problems. |
As for the screws, I have a VGA to VGA cable that has much longer screws than in pictures so that the thing can actually screw in properly, and If I use anything else it just says "cable not connected" because the screws on the sides weren't long enough and the monitor is "special".
If it is me to blame, how can we check the motherboard for problems, what could the issue be? And ehm, this may come as a shock to you but I'm only 14, I'm a gamer (obviously) and have learned theoretically how this all works, but never done it physically, so please consider this, thanks. So, could just buying a modern monitor with hdmi be an easy way out? My friends say yes, but you say no. Theirs an obvious issue here and I need to find out what's the problem, once again, I truly appreciate your input and it's great to have you guys.