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    Hey guys, bout time I asked for help rather than doing all the helping!

    Anyhoo, as the title says, one of the pins (number 9 on http://www.acl.co.uk/pinouts.htm which means Blue is gone) has disappeared from my VGA cable on my downstairs CRT monitor. It cost me a lot to buy this huge CRT at one point, and I really don't want to throw it away simply because of a tiny mislodged pin or something. I can't find the pin on the floor anywhere, and it isn't still lodged in a graphics card. Also I cannot replace the VGA cable on the monitor, as its directly wired into the CRT (I've already opened up and checked).

    If anyone has any ideas at all of what I could do, I really do appreciate it

    Thanks in advance



    *NOTE: This is the ONLY CRT monitor I have around the house, so if this pin is supposed to be missing, please shoot me. It's just this monitor is not kicking out of standby (but it still powers up and says Not Connected when you take a VGA cable out of a computer) and I assume this is the problem*
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    one option would be to rewire to a new connector, its time consuming but not too much hard work, u could probably get the connectors from maplins

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    n/c = not connected. you dont need it for the monitor to work.
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    cut a piece of a paper clip to the right length and lodge it in the card - this has worked for me in the past, just bear in mind that it needs to be the correct length, and that you won't be able to remove it from the card afterwards, so give it a miss if it's a brand new x1900GTX or something silly like that!

    EDIT - or as 5lab points out it's an un-needed pin anyways. Do other monitors power up ok when connected to the card?
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    A large root will do ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    n/c = not connected. you dont need it for the monitor to work.

    Oh yeah I was being a dumbass, was looking on the right column - thanks for that then. Also thanks for the help peeps, yeah I was actually going to try the paper clip thing before but I couldn't find a small one ;_;

    Hmm but that doesn't explain why the monitor its on standby all the time, when the monitor actually works (I can tell from the dialogue box that comes up when I D/C the monitor from any VGA slot)

    Thanks again to everyone

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    probably your res is too high for the monitor to work, or you've fried the input board somehow
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    I must have fried the input board then, I set the res to 800x600 and the monitor doesn't come out of standby still

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    Even at 800x600 you could have set the refrash rate wrong which will still prevent some monitors from coming out of standby.

    The simple way to check all this is to plug your monitor into a different computer and plug another *known working* monitor into your computer.

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    or start in safe mode, just a thought

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    Thing is though I tried plugging it in while the computer boots up, since the post isn't effected by an operating systems resolution/graphics settings right? Still on standby I have my old Dell 2005FPW connected to the computer at the moment, the CRT is next to it, so I know the computer itself is working. I clearly must have done something wrong though because when the fault happened, it was working fine only a few moments before - but I don't think I really did much to provoke the fault, it just seemed to happen :/

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    so when you plug in your 2005FPW to the same VGA post all works fine? I would say you have a b0rked monitor then.
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    Yeah pretty much, ah well gonna be skipping the thing - had lovely memories ;_;

    Thanks much for the help though everyone Appreciated greatly

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