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08-31-2016 10:34 AM
I just bought an HP Pavilion and tried to set it up. I could not get the existing monitor to work with the new hard drive. He new Pavilion does not have the same way of connecting the monitor that the old one did. I had to take it apart and put the older machine back in. Why can't I connect my monitor. The plug just won't fit.
08-31-2016 10:56 AM
Okay, we need more information from you, like...
-PC model number (not just Pavilion, but the whole model number as a LOT of Pavilion PCs exist.)
-Monitor model number and brand, or pictures of ports on the rear.
It sounds like you will need to buy an adaptor which is easy enough to obtain; we just need to know which adaptor to get you.
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08-31-2016 11:46 AM
Thank you. The new pavilion is model: 510-a-010, PRoduct : V8N84AA#ABA, and the serial number is CNV61707G5.
The monitor is an HP but it is older. The plug on the older one is larger than the plug on the newer pavillion. As you can tell, I am not very computer literate.
09-03-2016 09:36 PM
I Googled the specs for both your new computer and your old monitor, and (if I read them correctly) both have an interface for HDMI, and your old monitor also supported the older-technology interface called DVI. I'll guess that you were using a DVI cable between your old monitor and your previous computer.
Look and see if you can find a different socket on your monitor that looks like the socket on your new computer. They could be conveniently labeled "HDMI" above them. If so, try using an HDMI cable from that socket to your new computer. You may have one you can 'borrow' if you have an HD television and a cable box or something similar, which usually use the same kind of cable.
You can also take the cable you used to use with your old computer into a reputable computer store, or Best Buy or similar, and ask if they have an adaptor to convert from DVI to HDMI. They don't cost much.
Hope this helps.