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Old Dell E171FPb Monitor with new Dell Desktop?


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#1 NewJersey

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

Hi.. quick question, I have an old Dell monitor the E171FPb... will this work with a brand new Dell Desktop??

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:01 PM

Hook it up and find out.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:25 AM

You should be able to make it work.  Newer computers normally still have a VGA video output (blue connector), additionally they may have DVI (white connector), HDMI, or Displayport.  You can normally convert from one port to another.  You shouldn't have any issues getting the new computer to work with the old monitor, other than possibly needing a different video cable or a converter (which you should be able to pick up for less than $20).



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:17 AM

Thanks, Kilroy. This is the info I needed. Much obliged.
NJ



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:40 AM

Just to help anyone else out, the old monitor will not plug into new monitor.






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