[BCAB] PC monitors

Ben Mustill-Rose ben at benmr.com
Thu Mar 14 00:19:27 GMT 2019


Hi

Go to a command prompt, type
wmic bios get serialnumber
and post the output. FYI the output will be the service tag of the
computer which would allow anyone reading to determine its spec.

Cheers,
Ben.


On 3/13/19, George Bell <george at techno-vision.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm not sure of you mean the DELL or the monitor is 10 years old.
>
> However, if the DELL is fairly new, it might well have one or two of its own
> monitor ports for which you can get a variety of adaptor cables.  Currently
> I have a VGI connected this way.
>
> Interesting too that my brand new DELL also have a 9 pin Serial port as well
> as PS2 Keyboard and Mouse ports.  This leaves 4 USB2 and 3 USB3, plus a
> USB3C free.
>
> Magic!
>
> George
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Green <steve.green at testpartners.co.uk>
> Sent: 13 March 2019 20:54
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] PC monitors
>
> A PC that old may only have a VGA output, in which case you need to check
> that your new monitor has that. Virtually all monitors still do.
>
> Your PC may also have a DisplayPort or HDMI output. Lots of monitors have
> one or the other, but very few have both, so you would need to check your PC
> and any monitor you are considering buying.
>
> Steve Green
> Managing Director
> Test Partners Ltd
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tom reid <tomgoog7 at gmail.com>
> Sent: 13 March 2019 17:41
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: [BCAB] PC monitors
>
> Hi folks,
>
> There was a discussion about PC monitors a couple of weeks ago and the right
> connections for them. Ours is packing in and I just need reminded about the
> connection issue was. our machine is a dell inspiron, 10 years old approx.
> Thanks, tom
>
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