Here's the problem. I just bought from TigerDirect a refurbished
Gateway computer - great power, just like I wanted, until I got it in
last night. When I got to the plugging my old monitor in, a 3 row 15
pin VGA, it was capped off with a plastic cap and tape saying "Do Not
Use." So, I called a friend of mine who is a MicroSoft Beta tester,
has a call in 2 hour radio program every Saturday (for 13+ years now)
on our local station that reaches out about 400 miles. Anyway, after
a rather short discussion, he describes a DVI connection , and BINGO,
that's what I have.
Does anyone know of a work around so I can keep my monitor, like
putting a different video card in? I really don't like the idea of
going to a flat screen. I have one PCI slot open, really two, cause I
can remove the modem, since I'm on cable.
Maybe there is an adapter which will allow me to use my old monitor
and plug into the DVI socket, like the old null modem cables and
gender changers, or something else along these lines.
This computer has a TV Tuner card in it which I really wanted, not to
watch TV on, but to record a lot of programs I have on VHS as well as
some documentaries, and put these to DVD. So, I don't want to do
anything that will cause a conflict with this card.
I sent Gateway support an email last night, and here it is, 11:25
P.M., and no reply yet.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a million.