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Replacing VGA cable

By goofybi68 ·
I have 2 HP monitors one is one year newer than the other. They both have the exact same vga cable. When I cut them open the wires were different colors. How do I splice them back together?

Monitor 1 Monitor 2
Large Wires Large Wires
Blue Blue
Red Red
Drk Gray Drk Gray
Lt Gray Green
Small Wires Small Wires
Yellow Yellow
Black Black
Orange Orange
Brown Brown
Red White

I would assume I'd match the colors that do match then match the remaing two.

Help please!!! :)

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by JamesRL In reply to Replacing VGA cable

Go down to the store and buy new cables....

I don't know how many wires you cut, or how good you are at soldering. I do know that I wouldnt trust your remade cable much and it would be faster, easier and more reliable to just buy a new one.

James

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by G... In reply to Replacing VGA cable

I don't really get it... Did you just cut your wires to check the colour inside???
Anyway. The colour of the wires are not really important... The important thing is tha position they have in the plug! I'd say that you just have to match the position from the plug on one side to the other but I recall something like 2 had to be switched.
You can just check how they do on your cut wires to be sure.

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by G... In reply to Replacing VGA cable

I don't really get it... Did you just cut your wires to check the colour inside???
Anyway. The colour of the wires are not really important... The important thing is tha position they have in the plug! I'd say that you just have to match the position from the plug on one side to the other but I recall something like 2 had to be switched.
You can just check how they do on your cut wires to be sure.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Replacing VGA cable

Just replace the cable as the big wires should be shielded with a wrapping of Earth wires around the main RGB.

What you should have here are the RGB [Red, Green, Blue} the Earth for each of the RGB and then switching lines for the power saving.

It's always far easier to remove the complete line from the monitor and just plug it in to the other one saves you heaps of problems in soldering and with Shrink Wrap to stop shorts.

And you need an Electronics Soldering Iron that is Temp Controlled to do the job and even then you are going to burn your fingers.

It's not worth the time and effort.

I once had a broken VGA plug on one monitor and the electrician who broke it insisted that I solder on a new plug. He got one for $3.50 as apposed to $25.00 for a replacement Video Lead well 3 hours latter when it was again working he realized just how much money had been wasted by trying to save a bit of money.

Col

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by dawgit In reply to Replacing VGA cable

I agree with 'Hal', just buy new cables. -OR- did you already, and one end is hard wired in the monitor case? (that might explain a little confusion here) If that's so, then 'Hal' & 'G' are correct, it's not the color, but the pin location. Try to match, wire for wire (1 at a time) the pin-wire to pin-wire conection that were on the old cable.

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by dawgit In reply to

-Or- if you're up to something else, besides just replacing / exchanging cables... (you did NOT say why you even cut the cables to begin with) Then you will be writting another Question. How to fix / exchange graphic cards and monitors, or put out fires.

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