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Okay I bartered to get someone to build me a computer. The only problem is that my viewsonic E773 monitor is rather dark. I turned up the contrast and brightness, yet it's still dark. I came to find out that the 15 pin cable that goes into the tower only has 14 pins. So is there a way to fix this, or do I need to buy an entirely new monitor?


please excuse my computer ignorance.

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My Viewsonic 775 has 14 out of the 15 pins too, so I doubt that's it. If only you had told what video card you have, maybe I would have pointed to video card drivers that could offer a way to brighten the output.

Bob

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Is the "dsplay adapter" the same as a video card? If so then my video card is a S3 Inc. Trio 3D. As for trying the monitor on a seerate system: I've tried the monitor from my other system on this one, it worked fine. Unfortunety, that monitor is neded on the other system.

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If another monitor works fine on this system, then it is a pretty good conclusion it is your monitor that has the problem. When they get old, they get darker and the brightness control is usually the first noticable sign.

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I geuss im going to have to face the conclusion that im going to have to put some actual cash into this computer. Thanks for the help.

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Have you tried the monitor with another system to prove that the problem is the new system, not the monitor? Getting a different video card may be the fix if the monitor works fine on another system.

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