vga to hdmi monitor hookup is not working

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vga to hdmi monitor hookup is not working

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I have an VGA to HDMI cord from my viewsonic monitor to my XPS15z laptop and its not detecting the monitor. It won't allow me to view anything on my viewsonic. Has anyone seen this problem?

 

thx SS

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  • Just a VGA to HDMI cable isn't going to work.

    I don't know why they sell the cables except to get $ from unsuspecting buyers.

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • do i need a Mini-displayPort connector to a VGA for this to work?

  • Dell

    Dell Mini-Display Port to VGA Adaptor for Dell XPS 14 (L401X)/ 15 (L501X)/ XPS 15 (L502x)/ XPS 15z/ 17 (L701X)/ L702X Laptops

    Usually Ships Within 24 Hours

    Manufacturer Part# 88M1C

    Dell Part# 331-2972 Dell Price  $36.99

  • I don't have any personal experience with it.

    Theoretically it should work since it is converting the video signal.

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • These kunf of cables usualy convert from VGA to HDMI and not vice versa which is what you need, you need HDMI to VGA.

  • I'm a big dell fan but am quite disapointed with a new xps 15z i recently bought. there is no way to project on a fairly new NEC projector from my lap top using the mini port and a converter to vga. Its unbelievable how a new lap top can be so complicated! I successfuly conect to a monitor but am unable ti project.

    help please!

    Javier

  • jdelariva

    These kunf of cables usualy convert from VGA to HDMI and not vice versa which is what you need, you need HDMI to VGA.

    There are no cables that convert HDMI to VGA. You need a converter box, hence $$

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • my laptop doesn't have a vga connection, so i don't care if its HDMI quality...i just want to hook an extermal monitor to my laptop.

  • supersacker

    my laptop doesn't have a vga connection, so i don't care if its HDMI quality...i just want to hook an extermal monitor to my laptop.

    Then you don't have any choice, do you?

    Either buy a monitor with HDMI input or buy a HDMI to VGA converter box.

     

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • no...it looks like this will work.

    Dell

    Dell Mini-Display Port to VGA Adaptor for Dell XPS 14 (L401X)/ 15 (L501X)/ XPS 15 (L502x)/ XPS 15z/ 17 (L701X)/ L702X Laptops

    Usually Ships Within 24 Hours

    Manufacturer Part# 88M1C

    Dell Part# 331-2972 Dell Price  $36.99

  • I bought the mini port to vga converter from apple and it didn't work either!

  • What about if I want to connect my laptop (which only has a VGA) to my tv (HDMI)? 

  • converter box.

    have you bother reading any of this?????

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • Hi Jaview,

    I suspect some issues with your projector.

    If you connect to a monitor means that your laptop will connect to a projector exactly this same way.

    That's where I would look in more details.

    Regards

    Mariusz