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Problem connecting 2nd PC to DVI port on a L171p

2008-06-26, 13:07 PM
I have an IBM Thinkpad T60 plugged to a docking station and connected to my LCD via VGA connection. I want to connect a second workstation via the DVI port. I got an adapter to connect my DVI cable to my VGA on the 2nd system (Lenovo ThinkCentre) port but no joy.

Can anyone help???

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Re: Problem connecting 2nd PC to DVI port on a L171p

2008-06-26, 19:17 PM

You have to make sure that it is the right kind of adapter. DVI to VGA is different in that you have to make sure you get the right cable or adapter that will transmit the analog version of the DVI signal. If you got the adapter that transmits the digital signal of DVI, then the connection will not convert into VGA, as VGA only accepts/transmits an analog signal.

This site might help explain it better: http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html

Hope this helps...

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