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VGA Cable Swap from CRT to LCD?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by XxLicherxX, Jan 31, 2006.

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  1. XxLicherxX

    XxLicherxX Guest


    I have a friend who has a 15 inch LCD monitor that is supposed to
    connect with a VGA cable. Unfortunately, a prior owner of the LCD
    monitor cut the cable off (Why would someone do such a thing?)

    He told me that he took the monitor apart and disconnected the cable
    from the circuit board. What I am wondering is, is it possible to pull
    a VGA cable out from an old CRT monitor and put it in the LCD monitor?
    If not, where could I obtain a replacement?

  2. If the same number of pins were used on the LCD as are used on the CRT
    then it should be no problem. Your mission, should you decide to accept
    it, is to determine which wires go to which pins, and wire the cable
    from the CRT monitor into the LCD monitor.
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    That should work fine, it might take some good guessing to figure out
    which wire is which though.
  4. Gerard Bok

    Gerard Bok Guest

    Well, amongst engineers this is a common practice to mark units
    that are 'dead beyond repair'.

    And 'on the street' this is a common indication that the unit is
    'for sale without the previous owner's consent'
    (Stolen, that is.)
  5. XxLicherxX

    XxLicherxX Guest

    Hey Everyone,

    Thanks for your responses, I will forward them on to my friend. I have
    a quick question for you, Gerard. I am missing something. Why would
    someone steal it, then cut the cord and then try to sell it like that?

    Thanks everyone
  6. Gerard Bok

    Gerard Bok Guest

    Junkies. Addicts to 'controlled substances'. Always in a hurry.
    They take whatever looks interesting, as fast as they can.
    No time to unscrew plugs, find matching adapters, etc.
    It takes time for them to realise that it does matter in what
    state the 'goods' are.
  7. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    Most likely found them in a skip (dumpster) outside a repair shop. We
    have a big problem here with unscrupulous types selling scrap tv`s and
    vcrs in car parks and outside supermarkets, They wrap them in cling film
    (saranwrap) to make them look new.There`s enough gready people about to
    fall for these schysters and it would appear that the law can do little
    about it.

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