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It has a plug that's bigger than the usual monitor plug, not a USB. It's a Super Match brand monitor with a 1995 manufacture date. I know it's old, but it has a HUGE display. Any ideas as to whether I can use it?
 

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I'm not completely sure about all the different types of monitor cables and whatnot, but there are converters for almost everything imaginable... What you have could possibly be a Sun System monitor, and I know they make converters for them, but have no idea what they cost or if that's even what it is.

I'm sure if you take a picture of it that someone can recognize it and give you some advice, if nothing else, I know some serious computer junkies that I can have look at the picture.

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Where theres a will, theres inheritance tax.....No no! I mean...Ok, you're gonna need an adapter to fit the industry standard 15-pin plug. For example, some Macintosh monitors and Radius monitors came with that twenty something pin plug, usually they had a PC 15-pin adapter to work with PC based monitors.

Uhhh, if you do have yourself one of those Unix/Sun Sparc monitors where you have two pins that look like a phono jack, and then several flat pins that are twisted in a 45 degree angle all stuffed in that one plug, then you may be out of luck finding an adapter....UNLESS you have those BNC (R,G,B,W,B) plugs, where you have BNC's coming out the back of the monitor, but the cable comes together to a PC 15-pin plug, then you gotta chance!

Hope this helps
 

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Well the monitor was hooked up to an old Compaq PC. This guy gave it all to my dad. For some reason the Compaq wasn't upgradeable or something. No slots or some shit. So, it's been sitting here taking up alot of this desk's space. I would love to use it, it's big.
 

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is it a parallel cable? VGA cable? how many pins does it have? does it have pins at all?
 
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How many pins on the connector? Is it 25 pin like the old serial ports? Hopefully it isn't a proprietory monitor.


Also be careful you don't render yourself infertile from the radiation from those old monitors. :D
 

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chris95v6 said:
Also be careful you don't render yourself infertile from the radiation from those old monitors. :D
In that case plug it in and stand with your nads next to it for awhile. Grimm doesn't ned anymore kids, he already has a basketball team.
 

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It has a 15 pin connector. Coyote, if that's all it takes to stop having kids, then I'll take a few of these. 2 is enough though, I don't mind losing my ability.
 

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most VGA cables have 15 pins. are the pins in 3 rows? or 2?
 

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Space Coyote said:
most VGA cables have 15 pins. are the pins in 3 rows? or 2?
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