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i dont know how to explain this well but if i move my external monitors vga cable around a lot the screen turns pink or green or aqua.
also the pin on the back on my laptop the little screw thing came off on to the actual vga port and attached its self to the long screw that attaches
to the actual vga input. I'm 90 % sure its the cable is shot but is there a way to test if it is the driver? as long as i have the cable straight and dont move it
it stays normal. I would purchase a new vga cable but i cant get the little screw nut thing off and back on to my laptop? does the vga cable have to be
screwed in to work ??? do that make one that just plugs in now that i dont have that little fixture on it anymore??? sorry if this makes no sense
i dont know how else to explain it.
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 03:23:42 am »
Think about it .. a driver is not going to be affected by moving the cable .. this is a hardware issue, either cable, socket, or where the socket is soldered to the motherboard/graphics card.

I'd suggest you get that screw off the plug and screw it back into the socket .. that may not solve your issue, but that screw does stabilise the socket to the motherboard (or graphics card) and you don't want that becoming detached.

No the VGA cable does not *need* to be screwed in to work (in fact I never bother with them) .. those screws are only there to stop it accidentally being pulled out.
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 03:54:07 am »
No the VGA cable does not *need* to be screwed in to work (in fact I never bother with them) .. those screws are only there to stop it accidentally being pulled out.

I don't bother using the screws on d-shell connectors either.  As a matter of fact, I avoid it -- for the reason(s) above.

The equipment at my workplace uses lots of these d-shell connectors -- 100's of them -- and, the screws are always broken or missing.  When the sockets become loose, or the screws bend or get stripped, or the cables start falling off the equipment, we replace everything with mini-DIN connectors -- which never cause problems.  DIN connectors don't have screws.   

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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 04:10:25 am »
is "d-shell" an Americanism, or a generalisation of that shape of connector ? .. never heard it before, over here they're known as D-Sub and the 15 pin VGA port type as D-Sub 15

I never use the screws either .. I'd rather the cable get yanked out than either the socket get ripped off motherboard/graphics card, or the monitor get yanked off the table
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 05:20:56 am »
Really, talk about over engineering something.  What is needed with those things is to ditch the screws and have small "Velcro" pads instead. That way they're secure enough to withstand everyday jiggling but will come apart when a clumsy oaf like myself tries to undo the "Gordian Knot" of cables.  The one that's behind every computer and always magically re-ties itself   :D.  It would mean a simple redesign of the coupling - just musing  ;).
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 09:42:54 am »
is "d-shell" an Americanism, or a generalisation of that shape of connector ? .. never heard it before, over here they're known as D-Sub and the 15 pin VGA port type as D-Sub 15

I never use the screws either .. I'd rather the cable get yanked out than either the socket get ripped off motherboard/graphics card, or the monitor get yanked off the table

i'm american and i never heard d-shell either :/ can someone recommend something for me to get.
I have tested the cable on another computer and it does the same thing meaning its just the cable im 99 % sure
where do they sell a vga cable that does not have these screws on the back in the us? i actually like that idea
if it does get pulled its safer for the computer to not have it screwed in.
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 10:59:54 am »
You don't need one without screws .. just don't screw them in.
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 11:19:09 am »
ok the way mine is the screws push down on the port and i cant connect it unless i put the screws in :/ but maybe
there is others where i can push the screws up? mine cable is like 12 years old. What is this cable called just male to female vga cable?
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 11:31:02 am »
Ahh .. normally the screws will recess back into the plug.
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 01:43:40 pm »
yes but since the nut is stuck on it it would be to long and not able to just plug in with out scewing in the other side would it work
if it just screwed in the other side and not that one? i can not get that nut off i tried with pliers and a very strong person to
attempt to pull it off its stuck on there good.
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 02:17:42 pm »
I meant it doesn't matter if a NEW cable has the screws or not as they'll recess into the plug........
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 04:18:14 pm »
ok thanks, im trying to source where i can get one for the cheapest hopefully i can buy the right one. thanks!!!!
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2014, 04:57:52 pm »
is "d-shell" an Americanism, or a generalisation of that shape of connector ?

Don't know.  Could be.  That's what we call them here, in His Majesty's former rebel colony. 

Proof that I didn't dream it up:  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/d-shell+connector

Now, I'll need to research the nomenclature...


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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2014, 05:08:35 pm »
well i been building and repairing computers since dos days and monochrome cga and ega monitors and i never heard it called anything but a monitor cable....   ;)
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Re: vga port pin came off onto vga cord loose cable or driver issue or this?
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2014, 05:09:22 pm »
I know you're not dreaming .. Google shows pics

The pics *generally* (but not all) seem to be of user fittable d-sub connectors .. maybe that's the difference ? (or maybe that's just coincidence  :-\

I'd just never heard it before ;)
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