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    HDMI to VGA adapter problem
    « on: November 16, 2017, 12:02:51 AM »
    Hi, so here's the problem, I bought a brand new graphics card today, the problem is my monitor only has a VGA slot in it and the graphics card has HDMI and DVI. So I looked for the HDMI to VGA converter I had and used that, it was working well for awhile, no display issues at all, and then after awhile my monitor lost signal and this annoying high pitched ringing noise started, it seems to be coming from the adapter since everytime I unplug it and plug it back in, everything would work perfectly for awhile and then the same problem would start all over again. I tried using our TV directly and the problem doesn't occur with it. Is it advisable for me to buy a new HDMI to VGA adapter or is that a waste of money?

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    Re: HDMI to VGA adapter problem
    « Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 01:48:23 PM »
    sounds like it will be a suck-it-and-see type of problem solving.

    some adapters aren't as good as others, generally price will be your guide there (not always but that's the way to bet).
    but maybe a more guaranteed method is to get a new cable that has VGA on one end and DVI on the other.

    how old is the monitor?
    personally I'd be using this as a good excuse to upgrade. :D
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      Re: HDMI to VGA adapter problem
      « Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 08:22:21 AM »
      haha thanks, I've been thinking about getting a new monitor instead of trying to get a different adapter but since I've put most of my recent savings into a Graphics card I might need to wait for a few more weeks to get a sweet new monitor

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        Re: HDMI to VGA adapter problem
        « Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 08:36:01 AM »
        ohh and I'm not entirely sure how old the monitor is, the guy at the store threw it in as a freebie when I was buying components for it, but I don't think its too old since it apparently has touch screen capabilities. Which is annoying since it can have that but not an HDMI slot

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        Re: HDMI to VGA adapter problem
        « Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 01:35:18 PM »
        every monitors I've checked all have the manufacture date on a little sticker on the back side of the unit.
        admittedly it can be hard to read, stupidly small print usually, but it's always been there.

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        Re: HDMI to VGA adapter problem
        « Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 02:07:50 PM »
        POS monitors have been touch=screen for years and are VGA only...
           
         
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