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  1. bizwiz2004

    bizwiz2004 Thread Starter

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    I have a HP Pavilion a1150y and someone gave me a Gateway LCD monitor 23 inch widescreen, my problems is I went to install it to my pc and coudn't because the plugs did not match up, upon further investigation I notice there were two other options which I am guessing but wanted to be sure. Does this means that I can install via USB (a special one at that), the HDMI cable that came with it when my friend gave it to me and the option to install a vga cable as the one that is compatible with my current pc. Is this correct, can I really install this to my pc via the vgan cable?
     
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    There shouldn't be too much "installing" that needs to be done, nor should there be anything to do with USB, but if you have a cable that connects the monitor to your computer (HDMI or VGA, doesn't matter) then it should work automatically.

    if it doesn't, then you may have to change the input settings on the actual monitor itself.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Great! Thanks so much for helping me understand. The hdmi cabe ist came with own't fit my pc but there is a vga option and I found one but even though it appears it will fit I thik I am going tongo out and get a new VGA cable as I am not sure that this one is working or not since it seems it belongs to another equipment. Appreciate thenhlep.
     
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    Here is the specs list for the HP Pavilion a1150y.

    According to that, the HP Pavilion a1150y has only one VGA port.

    The most practical solution would be to purchase a VGA cable for the monitor to replace the HDMI. That is assuming that the monitor has VGA support.

    If it only supports DVI or HDMI, in order to use the monitor, you will need to purchase a new video card that supports these video outputs and install it in your computer's motherboard.

    Another option would be to purchase a converter, but make sure to do your research for purchasing. I have heard mixed reviews about HDMI to VGA (vice-versa) converters.
     
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    Hi TheSHooter93,
    Thanks for your response, yes my pc only has that one vga port and on the gateway monitor I saw three options a USB, the HDMI and one mark VGA. When my friend gave me the monitor it came with the HDMI cable. My problem is, I wanted to verify that those three options I saw on the Gateway monitor...USB, HDMI and VGA meant it can be used with a pc with any of those options and seeing that I have a VGA port on my pc I wanted to be sure it would work with my HP computer.
     
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    Then like I suggested in my previous post, the best solution here would be to purchase a VGA cable.
     
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    Thanks I will...I appreciate your help.
     
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    You're welcome. :)

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