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I need monitor nipples? What are they called and where can I get 'em?

My monitor uses a DVI port. Plugging in a DVI cable works perfectly except for one flaw: the 2 screw nipple thingamabobs are missing on the sides of the port on the monitor, which means the screws on the DVI cable have nothing to screw into to lock the cable in place. If anything bumps the DVI cable at all, it can fall out of the socket. So, I'm desperate to find a pair of those little nipple doodads, which should look like the nut looking things with screw holes to the sides of the blue VGA port in this image. Instead of those things, my monitor has holes where those used to be screwed into. What are they called and where can I get them?
posted by 2oh1 on Oct 31, 2013 - 8 answers

vga to dvi converter: did I buy the wrong one?

Need help troubleshooting my new monitor set up. Problem is my new VGA to DVI adapter [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Sep 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Getting audio from my Android stick computer to my TV

Bought stick-computer that has HDMI, USB, and Bluetooth. TV only has DVI (and older) inputs. Can't figure out a way to get the audio hooked up. [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Jul 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Mini DisplayPort to TV's VGA or DVI FEMALE - cannot find a cable!

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro with a Mini DisplayPort, and a flatscreen tv that has DVI and VGA input ports. I cannot find a cable for sale that will let me hook the computer up to display the desktop on the TV. (pics of ports inside) [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jul 14, 2013 - 7 answers

The DVI Port on my Gigabyte Motherboard no longer seems to work.

The DVI Port on my Gigabyte Motherboard no longer seems to work. I need the DVI port as I am running a Hackintosh and Apples are not compatible with VGA. What are some of my options and what is your diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Simplest video card with DVI out for PC desktop?

Visiting my parents and discovered that their new computer does not have digital video out -- and the picture quality on their monitor (which supports DVI) is terrible! Help me find a cheap video card to help clear up this problem. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Apr 22, 2013 - 11 answers

Something cheaper than a VGADVI broadcaster?

I would really love to own this product. Can you recommend any similar products? My budget is about $500.00.
posted by signsofrain on Mar 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Cheap way to do DVI/VGA capture from a PC to MacBook?

I need to figure out a cheap way to take a DVI or VGA signal from a PC, and capture it to a MacBook Pro to stream video to the internet. Situational constraints inside. [more inside]
posted by chambers on Feb 12, 2013 - 4 answers

I need a functional, inexpensive DVI over cat 6 extender

I need a functional, inexpensive DVI over cat 6 extender that will handle 1920x1080. The run is about 50'. [more inside]
posted by dickyvibe on Sep 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor?

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Display Cables Battle Royale: D-Sub vs DVI vs HDMI

I've a monitor with DVI-D and D-Sub input. My graphics card has DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI output. I'm connected via D-Sub right now, but I hear DVI gives better image quality. Is this true? And does HDMI have better quality than DVI? If so, would an HDMI-to-DVI cable give me better quality than vanilla DVI? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Nov 17, 2011 - 8 answers

PS3 or XBOX 360 for Madden

Should I buy a PS3 or XBOX 360 if all I really want to play is Madden? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on May 30, 2011 - 13 answers

DVI-DVI or DVI-HDMI?

Should I go for DVI-DVI or DVI-HDMI for connecting my new monitor to my computer? [more inside]
posted by luftmensch on Dec 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for 15-inch Computer Monitor

Is it possible to get a high-quality 15-inch or 17-inch external monitor for my MacBook Air? [more inside]
posted by alms on Dec 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Picture and sound from laptop into TV?

How can I get picture and sound to go through my laptop into my TV? [more inside]
posted by smorange on Aug 2, 2010 - 16 answers

It is so connected. It's *always* connected.

Can Windows be persuaded to ignore lies the BIOS tells it about what video monitors are connected? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

How is DVI formed? How is DVI formed? How laptop get co-nnect-ed?

I need to figure out: the correct cord with which to connect my MSI Wind netbook to an older Toshiba tube-style HDTV (a... DVI-D Dual thing, or something, maybe?! + a ???), and where I can purchase such a cord. I am cord-illiterate. Halp! [more inside]
posted by Keter on Jul 15, 2010 - 9 answers

My Zotac ION based media computer has stopped outputting video over HDMI and DVI.

My Zotac ION based media computer has stopped outputting video over HDMI and DVI. Not sure why. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jul 3, 2010 - 8 answers

A moderate monitor for my macbook's Mini DisplayPort?

My Macbook has something called a Mini DisplayPort, which apparently has all sorts of compatibility issues (and benefits?). Before I buy my first monitor, what should I know? More info inside. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Mar 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Possibly loose DVI or tight VGA?

My monitor is a 24" Samsung with dual VGA and DVI outputs. I've been using the DVI output to connect to a 3 year old white Macbook. Today, like an idiot, I moved the monitor without detaching the monitor cable, and the screws snapped off, and I cannot get what is left of them out of the holes. So now, I can either use the DVI output with no screws to hold the cable in place, or I can use the VGA output. Which is my best option? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Dual monitors on PC AND mirrored main input to LCD TV

How do I connect my LCD TV (VGA input preferably but it also has an HDMI free) to my desktop computer, which has 2 monitors already hooked up to the 2 DVI-out ports on the graphics card? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Feb 17, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I connect a computer to an old CRT television?

I need to display the picture from a computer onto an old 1999 CRT television. I've seen a few products but all the reviews of them say that they don't work. Any recommendations on ones that do? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

ModdingFilter: Any recommendations for a 0 decibel home theather PC setup?

ModdingFilter: Any recommendations for a 0 decibel home theather PC setup? [more inside]
posted by 3mendo on Jan 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me plan my HTPC

Old-school SD TV with only coax and composite video inputs seeks modern HTPC for MythTV and maybe light Hulu. Can this relationship work? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Oct 9, 2009 - 10 answers

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail?

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail? I am looking for a job and have been using LaTeX to generate my resume and cover-letter. At a recent job interview I was told that they weren't able to print my resume. It looked fine on their computer but when they printed it, it was as if most of the document had been whited-out: a couple of phrases appeared approximately where they should but, most of it was just missing. [more inside]
posted by geos on Aug 18, 2009 - 23 answers

Can't switch between XBox and Computer on my LCD Monitor

How can I switch between my XBox 360 and my Computer on my LG 22" widescreen monitor? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

DVD on a really really big screen

I have DVD's that I need to show on a Barco DP-1500.. How? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Mar 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Is there a fix for this dual monitor issue?

If I turn on my secondary which is connected to a DVI to HDMI adapter and then turn it off it disconnects my primary which is connected via VGA. [more inside]
posted by mephesta on Mar 10, 2009 - 0 answers

Connect Intel Macbook to basic TV?

Even after reading these forums, I still can't get my head around exactly what I need to connect my Macbook to my basic, non-HD TV. What I would love is if someone could give me specific product ID numbers from Monoprice for each cable/adapter that I need. Here are photos of my Macbook and the back of my basic, 5-year old Toshiba TV. Thanks so much!
posted by AONeal79 on Mar 5, 2009 - 19 answers

Video killed my audio stars

Plugging in an external monitor to my Macbook Pro kills the audio. What's up with that? And is there a solution that does not involve an expensive USB audio product? [more inside]
posted by larsks on Feb 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Xbox to DVI or VGA?

I have an Acer AL2216 W computer monitor with VGA and DVI inputs. I'm thinking about getting an Xbox for things like halo 2 and 3. Is there a way I can feed the xbox video into my monitor and the audio into my computer's speakers (LogiTech LS21)? What would it cost? Such as converting it from a standard video and audio format that you'd plug into your tv to a DVI and 3.5mm female connector. Or HDMI to VGA or DVI and Audio to 3.5mm?
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Is VGA that bad on an LCD?

Is it worth upgrading to a 22" or 24" widescreen LCD if I'll be hooking it up with VGA rather than DVI? I know DVI is better, but is VGA that bad?
posted by smackfu on Jan 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Please help me get my new MacBook Pro projecting through the projector

What do I need to look for in an HDMI switch that will enable my Mini-DisplayPort video signal to reach my projector? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jan 1, 2009 - 4 answers

n00b htpc 3850 dvi to hdmi with audio

I've got a Gigabyte HD3850 w/dual DVI outs and 1 Svid out.I went n00b and got a dvi to hdmi 30ft cable to my 42" LCD TV. Help?! E6850 duo + 2GB all overclocked and running flawlessly. [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Dec 9, 2008 - 13 answers

How to best set up 1 computer & 2 video cards for 2 screens?

I have a computer with built-in video (GMA 3100) [1 D-sub] and also just bought a $20 video card (Radeon X1300) [1 D-sub, 1 DVI]. I'm connecting both my LCD monitor and Projector to the computer. Will I be able to use both video cards at once and show different things? Which of the two D-subs should I connect to? Which screen should get the better (DVI) connection?
posted by lpctstr; on Nov 2, 2008 - 6 answers

30" Apple Cinema Display with Xbox 360 and PS3 (all HDMI) problems.

30" Apple Cinema Display with Xbox 360 and PS3 (all HDMI) problems. I have bought probably $100 worth of cables and still it doesnt work. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Oct 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Capturing video from VGA...

Capturing video from VGA to either HDMI/DVI input or Component Input? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Sep 3, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I attach my Wii to a computer monitor?

How can I plug my Wii into a computer monitor? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jul 26, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I display 6 slide shows on 6 LCD displays?

We are building a video display wall for our new office and I need to figure out the best way to do it, with out spending too much. The output source are 22 LCD displays, there are 6 of them all showing different slide shows. DVD? PC? Any help would be appreciated. More details of what has been tried are inside. [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett on Jun 19, 2008 - 6 answers

KVM that doesn't suck?

Do you know of a USB/DVI KVM switch for 2 computers that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler on May 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Avoiding DVI interference on stereo for Macbook

Macbook- DVI question: How to avoid "hum" sound interference on stereo cable with DVI/HDMI cable hooked in? [more inside]
posted by tonci on Apr 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Can't get DVI to HDMI working

I'm trying to hook up my pc to my tv via DVI -> HDMI but it's not working. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek on Apr 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Yet More Mac Mini-DVI Hearbreak

MacBook DVI output connected via adapter to my TV results in nothing. [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Apr 13, 2008 - 17 answers

MacPro Dual DVi->VGA problem with the Quadra 4500

MacPro Leopard 10.5.2, Problems with the Quadro FX 4500 card. It has dual DVI ports. It'll run 2 DVI devices when it's DVI to DVI, but it won't run the same two screens if they go via VGA (both DVI ports having a DVI to VGA adapter). The second port (port 2) has the screen detected in the Displays System Preferences but the screen never lights up. Yes, I know all about DVI extenders, etc; I need the VGA to work.
posted by Towelie on Apr 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Makeshift production monitor from a computer LCD?

Can I use my computer monitor as an HD production monitor? [more inside]
posted by UnnotciedTypo on Feb 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Please monitor don't blow up...

If I hook a monitor up to two devices (using a different video port for each device), will it be able to tell which one is using it (assuming just one device is on), if I keep both plugged in? And is there any potential harm to the monitor, if it's plugged into two active devices at once? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

DIVX/XVID from PC to TV by DVI

I want something just like an Apple TV, but without the reliance on iTunes. Specifically, I want to view DIVX/XVID content from my Vista PC, wirelessly, with DVI output. With a $200 budget, have I no hope? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jan 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Is HDMI a Deal Breaker on an LCD?

I'm looking at getting a new LCD that I'll be using with my computer and really like the HP 2408 & LP2465. However, will I end up shooting myself in the foot for not having HDMI? [more inside]
posted by chrisWhite on Dec 26, 2007 - 8 answers

How to force a MacBook Pro to re-detect video?

How to force a MacBook Pro to re-detect video? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Dec 11, 2007 - 10 answers

The little LCD that couldn't . .

Flat Panel's DVI interface works during POST, windows startup graphic, nothing else :(. [more inside]
posted by datacenter refugee on Nov 8, 2007 - 11 answers

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