VGA Port Guide

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

vga_portA VGA Connector is the most common port on any computer. It connects any standard monitor to the CPU or you can use this port on your laptop to connect an external monitor. It is also commonly known as RGB Connector, D Sub 15, mini sub D15 and mini D15 as it consist of a total of 15 pins in three rows. If you don’t know anything about this connector read our guide to know everything that you should know.

Key Features

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  • It is the most common connector found on most computer monitors, video cards and also HDTVs.
  • The connectors and associated cabling carry analog RGB HV video signals along with digital clock signal and data.
  • Supports Plug and Play Monitor detection.
  • Robust connection secured by screws.

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VGA Connector Pin Configuration

The 15 different pins has functions as follows.
The (1,6), (2,7), (3,8) pairs are use to convey the video signals of Red, Green and Blue colors respectively. The pin 13 and pin 14 are used for Horizontal and Vertical Syncing. The 5 and 10 pins are used as ground and other pins are of less importance to us.vga-connector

Is there any alternative to VGA?

Or,

What should I do if I don’t have VGA Port in my laptop / computer video card?

If your computer video card doesn’t come with a VGA Port then there must be a DVI Port. You can use an adapter on the DVI Port to convert that to your preferable VGA connector. If your laptop doesn’t come with a VGA Port, then there might be an HDMI Port. You can use that port to output your videos on HDTV.800px-vga_port

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December 3, 2010: 5:14 am

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Gayan
October 16, 2010: 7:05 pm

Is VGA port a parallel port Or serial port?


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January 9, 2010: 7:51 am

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Sunmay
October 15, 2009: 2:40 am

Hi!
I am planning to get an LG LCD monitor-TV 23″ Model : M237WA . I have a old ASUS PC P4 and windows XP . As per the LG manual they have mentioned how to connect PC to TV monitor using D15 RGB cable . Will I be able to easly do so , not making any hardware changes in my PC ( in.lge.com/Product/Products-Details.aspx?cat=171&pid=7641&subcat=LCD&parent=IT+Products ). I do not want to spend on my PC also it is working great.

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