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Proper Cable For Svga Monitor


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#1 eljaytee

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:43 PM

I was donated a Gateway EV 910 monitor, a 19 inch model. I'm upgrading from a NEC 17 inch.

I was given an HD 15, m/m, 30V cable to use and have been advised it will work all right between the Gateway monitor and my CPU.

However, I noticed that the NEC has "150 V" written on the permanently attached cable, which makes me think that the 30V cable input cable is really not what I should be using.

I could use some help with this.

Also, if anyone is still reading, I had a flash drive suddenly drain of all memory recently, destroying about a month of notes that I'd stored. I wondered if this was a viral attack through the Internet or a problem with the flash drive itself.

Would appreciate all advice

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 05:19 AM

Hi eljaytee and welcome to BleepingComputer.

I'm guessing that you are referring to the power cable for the monitor? Depending on what country you're in you will either have 230V +/- or 110V and the wire gauge or the cord will need to be able to handle the voltage and ampacity of the electrical system. Here in the US most monitor cables are 18 AWG.

As for the flash drive, if there isn't any information on there it sound like it has failed, a virus shouldn't erase the information.

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#3 Platypus

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:29 AM

eljaytee, the HD-15 to HD-15 VGA cable you appear to be describing typically carries a 1V signal, so its insulation rating is not critical.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:52 PM

Great. This is most understandable reply I've gotten to my many posts on this topic.

I guess I could have asked what all those ratings along the side of the cable meant first.
Hmmm.

Thank you for your help, Platy.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:16 AM

Glad to have been able to assist.

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