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Connecting Ruku Box to old Dell monitor

Hi everyone, if there is a better place to post this let me know. Here's my question. I'm trying to connect my Ruku Box to my old dell monitor in order to watch Netflix etc. I have a standard vga to hdmi adaptor with no power source. When everything is connected and I turn on the screen a box appears that says "in power saving mode, touch any key on keyboard or move mouse to continue". I obviously can't do that since the monitor isn't connected to the computer. I've Google how to get out of power saving mode. From what ive read so far the monitor goes into power saving mode when either it isn't receiving a video signal or when the batter in the motherboard has died and it tells it that the computer isn't working properly. Does anyone have any experience with this. I've seen some people connect with the amazon fire stick and it work. The only difference is they had a vga to hdmi adapter that had its own power source. But I'm worried that might not be fix. I'd really appreciate any help I can get.

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Never found a good vga to HDMI "cable."

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Try again but these must have power and active circuits to do the work. I found a monitor to be cheaper than a good vga to HDMI box.

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When you say a monitor is cheaper than A GOOD VGA to Hdmi that means I'm better off buying a different computer monitor? Or I should just dish out for a TV?

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TV as monitor has been hit and miss. Most are just too rough on the eyes but great fro gaming.

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