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#1 emjay1

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:03 PM

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and I am upgrading the RAM therefore I need to disconnect all the power cords from the computer. They all pull out easily except for the one for the monitor. What am I doing wrong?

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 03:31 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

The cord that goes from your monitor to your video card is the only one you should be concerned with removing.

There are two thumb screws which are on either side of the plug, that you have to unscrew from the VGA port.

If you are trying to pull the cord from the back of the monitor, there is no need to do this and in most cases this cord is hard-wired into the monitor.

If you need more information please let me know, I can post a picture of the VGA plug, showing the thumb screws if needed.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:31 PM

Thank you so much for replying.

I guess I shouldn't have called it a power cord. I'm a complete newbie with computers and do not know any proper terms. It is the cord (cable?) that goes from the monitor to the back of the computer.

The part that plugs into the back of the computer does look like it has a screw on either side of it. But the part that puzzles me is that I did pull it out once without a problem but got interupted and had to use the computer to look up something so put it back in. When I went to pull it out again it would not come out so why would I now have to remove the two screws you are talking about?

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:40 PM

Those two screws may have been loose the first time around, but one may have grabbed a few threads, those screws usually screw into two nuts which hold the VGA port into the slot bracket.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:52 PM

So the plug that goes into the computer is called a VGA port? And the place it gets plugged into is called a slot bracket? :flowers:

Thank you .....now that I know the proper terms hopefully I'll be able to find some pic tutorials when I google.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:22 PM

All you really need to do is to make sure that you have turned off your computer before installing the RAM. If you want to go the extra distance, unplug the computer from the wall. You don't need to disconnect the peripheral devices.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:40 PM

Here is a web site it has pictures of the video card port and the cables.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/vga/vga.html


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