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Old 12-16-2005, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Not casemod..but Monitor mod

Hey ATI Radeon 9600pro has dual VGA and one RCA...i don't have any spare tv's laying around to connect as my second tv...but i have a ton of i was wondering if there is a way to convert my VGA cable on one of the old monitors to accept and RCA input...i've googled it and they have converters...but i wanna have fun with it and actually open it up and do some soldering...i'm really good with my hands and am an expert this even possible?? thanks for the help with the weird mod

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Old 12-16-2005, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you reallllly want to mess with things....

i'm not too sure what your monitor looks like inside, but if you just plugged in the adaptor and just kept it all inside except the rca plug, it'd look pretty clean.

without looking at your monitor, however, i can't tell you what to solder. the problem is RCA and VGA plugs can't just be switched out on a board...they have different electrical requirements I believe.


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Old 12-16-2005, 03:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think this is as close as you can get, I know its the other way around, but its a start. Check it
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sweet....thx man
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wow--thats wat i call a electricall nightmare lol id rather buy a 10$ adapter lol but if ur good at soldering, have fun
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I advise you don't open up a CRT and just start soldering unless you absolutely know for a fact what you're doing...CRT capacitators can hold very large charges for very long periods of time
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that actually looks cool and fun to me. i would like to get into soldering and know how to do it. my dads business does a lot of soldering like this and always sounds so interesting.
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looks fun but something not for me

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