>>>I have a color monitor that has a 9 pin connector and I would like to use
>>>it for my i486-DX2/66 that comes with a Trident 8900C card which is a 15
>>>pin connector. Does any one have any idea that I can use this monitor to
>>Your monitor with 9-pin connector is either a CGA or EGA monitor. All
>>VGA and SVGA monitors have the 15-pin connector because they are
>>electrically incompatible with monitors having a 9-pin connectors. If
>>your monitor has a composite video connector, you can use it with your
>>VCR, but otherwise, it is an oversize paperweight.
>Well, there is ONE exception - If the 9 pin monitor is an OLD PS/2 monitor,
>it may be a VGA. For whatever reason, IBM used their own connector for early
>VGA monitors to go with the PS/2 line - There is an adapter available to
>convert the 15 pin output of the SVGA card to the 9 pin input of the monitor.
Well, actually, there is more than one exception, and most likely
several. As recent as last year, and probably up to the present day,
Unisys has bee selling monitors that have a 9 pin connector on the
monitor, with a db9-db15 cable.
Quote:>But be warned - If the monitor is not a VGA - You will destroy the monitor, and
>probably the video card. You will see smoke, and that's a bad thing... :)
>(CGA and EGA monitors used TTL digital signals, VGA used analog signals -
Agreed. Damage is not a guarantee, but it is certainly a likely
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