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I moved from Germany to the US with a desktop

My german monitor should arrive in about 2 months but I borrowed an american one from a neighbor for the time being. I cant seem to connect to it using a vga cable (it just says check cable connection). I read about issues with PAL and NTSC but dont quite understand it. Could I have some help? Sad

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If the BIOS or boot screen doesn't show

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There could be other issues. I'd wait for your other display so you have a working set of gear or consider a visit to a repair counter.

Why my advice? You left out all the details and many folk just don't know what they have.

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I brought the monitor over to a store 4 days ago

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and I havent gotten a call back. I just wanted to know if the cable was broken or it was the monitor itself. I cant really wait 2 months for my monitor to arrive since I need it for school. What other information would you need?

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How I test.

In reply to: I brought the monitor over to a store 4 days ago

I try the monitor on another PC and another monitor on this PC.

Given the dire need, I"d take it to the shop you bought the monitor to have them show you it working with your PC.

Post was last edited on August 6, 2016 9:25 AM PDT

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As I understand it,

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the problem may not be just PAL or NTSC. To start with, is the powerline connection correct for the computer?

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Powerline connection

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Forgive my lack of knowledge. Im not quite sure what that means. I have an adapter that I use and the computer turns on without sparks flying

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Ok that sounds good.

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My next try would be to boot up the computer in "safe mode" and see if anything would show. If ok, then you would reset the video card to match the monitor (resolution and refresh rate) if possible, and hope it will work. Good luck.

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German monitor needs language translator

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It's simply a matter of translation. USA cables don't understand German signals and German cables don't understand English signals. Go to any good computer store and purchase a Universal Signal Translator. (You'll need one for each end of the cable) They're cheap and easy to use, - just plug it in!

Cheers!

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That's a very strange advice.

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Can you give a link to such a thing, so it can be bought online?

And a link to a site explaining the difference between German signals and English signals would be welcome also. Is the UK English signal different from the USA English signal?

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Yup....that's different

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I was not aware that cables changed by country.
It will be interesting to read the answer to your question.

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Thanks!

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Ill try that

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change the cable

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you van either change the cable or use HDMI to solve the problem

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