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Old 02-08-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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Dell desktop with HDMI output, monitor AOC 2291S1 VGA input, tried just a cable to 'convert' the ends, monitor not seeing signal. Suggestions please
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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Dell desktop with HDMI output, monitor AOC 2291S1 VGA input, tried just a cable to 'convert' the ends, monitor not seeing signal. Suggestions please
Are you using just a cable/adapter? HDMI is digital and VGA takes an analog signal so there needs to be a converter between the two.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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You can't just "convert the ends". As stated you need a converter.

Let me google that for you
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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Dell desktop with HDMI output, monitor AOC 2291S1 VGA input, tried just a cable to 'convert' the ends, monitor not seeing signal. Suggestions please
What is the computer model ? I'd be surprised if only had HDMI. Most will also have DVI out.

It's also possible that if there are multiple outputs, that a different one is on by default.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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Dell desktop with HDMI output, monitor AOC 2291S1 VGA input, tried just a cable to 'convert' the ends, monitor not seeing signal. Suggestions please
I couldn't find spec on your apc 2291s1, but if there is a DVI port, you'll have better luck with a cable going from hdmi to DVI. There is also usb to vga.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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What is the computer model ? I'd be surprised if only had HDMI. Most will also have DVI out.

It's also possible that if there are multiple outputs, that a different one is on by default.
Another possibility If it has a DVI-I then all the OP needs is a simple adapter.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Thanks for the help! gonna get a converter.
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