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Only have one serial port on my cpu can the monitor plug be switched


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The monitor doesn't connect to a serial port. Assuming that you have the kind of connector that looks similar to a serial connector, it is probably a 15 pin VGA connector. It has 3 rows of 5 pins with the middle row offset from the top and bottom. The most likely serial port you may have is a 9 pin connector that looks similar in shape to the vga connector, but you can't plug one into the other.\015\012\015\012Check your monitor cable and verify that it is a 15 pin connector - there are other possibilities. Assuming it is, look at the port on your computer and identify if it has 9 pins or 15. If it only has 9, it is a serial port. That may mean that the computer doesn't have a video card. In that case, you probably need to buy a video card that is compatible with your motherboard.\015\012\015\012If you are still stuck after that, post again indicating the specs for your system.
There could be another port for the monitor to use a VGA cable. check and see if your computer is capable of VGA from the port of the back of the computer and if it is. use a VGA cable to connect the computer to the monitor.
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