Can someone explain which adapter will work for a VGA monitor

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  1. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708

    Not that one. It's to connect a laptop's HDMI port to a monitor that requires a DVI-D input. (The Q&A for the product indicates that it's only intend to work in that direction. Seems odd, for a passive cable, but I don't know better.)

    This adaptor:

    (You'd need an HDMI cable as well) is spec'd to work in both directions.

    But, I still think that an HDMI cable should work without any adaptors. Connect the HDMI cable (it's supposed to be a high speed one, which may mean 10.2Gbps). Try the "input" button, which is the one just left of the power button. The monitor is supposed to autodetect which input is in use, but its defaults to the VGA one, and I wouldn't be shocked if the autodetection wasn't working properly.
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  2. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I used my PS4 Hdmi cable...
    The ps4 did actually work on the monitor
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  3. Posts : 14,603
    Windows 10 IoT

    TrustMe said:
    For computer mice and keyboards you have to buy an ACTIVE adapter for them to work. The passive ones do not. I'm not sure about monitors but if I were you, I would but an active adapter.
    I have numerous USB to PS2 adapters that are passive and work just fine with the keyboards and mice they came with. And they quit often work with other keyboards I have around. Not all mice/keyboards support USB to PS2 adapters though.

    As far as DVI goes, as mentioned, there is DVI-D which is Digital only and DVI-I which is Integrated, Digital and analog. The passive DVI to VGA adapters will only work with DVI-I.
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