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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Stefan Toftevall, Jun 23, 2004.

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  1. Hello boys and girls!
    I like to ask you this: I recently got a 15" TFT computer monitor from
    a friend, it was dead and he didn't like to fix it, so I simply took
    it.
    The actual problem with it was its smps, which I repaired and it
    operates good.
    (the usual stuff like dried up electrolytes and a broken 3842, routine
    work!)
    Well, the real problem is, since I want to use this TFT, the cable
    going to the PC has a very weird kind of contact, it's not the usual
    type of D-SUB it's used to be for PC monitors.
    The model of this TFT is COMPAQ FP500, and it seems like there are
    some special "COMPAQ" type of contact cause I haven't seen it anywhere
    else before.
    I want to cut that off and connect it to a standard D-SUB so it's
    possible for me to use it together my PC. Therefore I want information
    of what signals a monitor requires except for R G B (these wires are
    actually colored in the same way as their color-signals they feed). In
    the "Compaq" plug there are 22 pins. Maybe some of you have the
    knowledge of how this can be done.

    Best regards
    Stefan
     
  2. Andy Cuffe

    Andy Cuffe Guest


    Are you sure that's not a DVI connector?
    Andy Cuffe
     
  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    It may be a DVI type connector. You would have to use a DVI display card if
    this is the case. You should call the Compaq tech line to find out. They may
    have an adaptor that can work with the monitor you have.

    --

    Jerry G.
    =====


    Hello boys and girls!
    I like to ask you this: I recently got a 15" TFT computer monitor from
    a friend, it was dead and he didn't like to fix it, so I simply took
    it.
    The actual problem with it was its smps, which I repaired and it
    operates good.
    (the usual stuff like dried up electrolytes and a broken 3842, routine
    work!)
    Well, the real problem is, since I want to use this TFT, the cable
    going to the PC has a very weird kind of contact, it's not the usual
    type of D-SUB it's used to be for PC monitors.
    The model of this TFT is COMPAQ FP500, and it seems like there are
    some special "COMPAQ" type of contact cause I haven't seen it anywhere
    else before.
    I want to cut that off and connect it to a standard D-SUB so it's
    possible for me to use it together my PC. Therefore I want information
    of what signals a monitor requires except for R G B (these wires are
    actually colored in the same way as their color-signals they feed). In
    the "Compaq" plug there are 22 pins. Maybe some of you have the
    knowledge of how this can be done.

    Best regards
    Stefan
     
  4. Eugen T

    Eugen T Guest

    There are DVI->VGA adaptors. $5 on ebay.
     
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