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Connect Dell U2415 Monitor to Pavilion dv7

HP Pavilion dv7
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I recently purchased a Dell UltraSharp U2415 monitor to use with my HP Pavilion dv7. None of the cables that came with the monitor work with my dv7. The cable that came with the monitor is called a DP v1.2 Cable (DP = Display Port).

 

Is there a way to connect this monitor to my laptop?

Can an HDMI cable be used?

Is there anything like a DP to VGA conversion cable?

 

Thanks.

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Connect Dell U2415 Monitor to Pavilion dv7

JP20

 

Display Port is a relatively new technology and was not in widespread use when the Win7 PC were manufactured.

 

Fortunately, there are VGA-to-DP adapters readily available.

 

Here are some available through Staples: http://www.staples.com/vga+to+displayport+adapter/directory_vga+to+displayport+adapter

 

Good Luck
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Connect Dell U2415 Monitor to Pavilion dv7

Thanks very much for the suggestion WAWood! I'll give that a try. - JP

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