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DIY VGA Cable wiring diagram help needed

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by jackuzi, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. jackuzi

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    Well I have two 15pin D Connectors and some cable that will enable me to create a male to male VGA cable.

    Do I just wire it as a straight through cable ie. pin 1 to pin 1, pin 2 to pin 2 etc?

    Any info or links would be helpful.

    Thanks,

    Uzi
     
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    It depends for what you need it for. If it is an extension cable in theory a 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, ... should work.

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  3. jackuzi

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    I wanted to make a lead to go between my PC and my PJ. Standard PC to VGA Monitor wiring I believe.
     
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    I am 99% positive that the 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, ... will work. I would suggest you to call the PJ manufacturer. Just in case.

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  5. Mark Grant

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    Hello Uzi,

    Here is a useful link

    You don't need all 15, infact soldering all 15 is just about impossible !

    RGB HV and their grounds are all you need. The plug and play data pins (monitor ID bits) are not usually needed for a projector, infact maybe best left out, unless you want windows to take control of refresh rates etc when it finds the projector, IMHO.

    they are connected pin 1-1 , 2-2 , 3-3 etc.

    Good luck with the soldering :)

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  6. jackuzi

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    Thanks for the feedback peeps.

    Mark - This is exactly the information that I've been looking for, thanks mate.

    Does pin 5 Self Test (TTL Ground) need connecting? only if it doesn't then 9 core cable will do and I might get some from Maplins.

    I do have some of the same cable with 25 core, it's overkill I know but I got it for free :)

    Anyway will give it a go when I get five.

    BTW - Do I need to connect the braid to the D connector case?

    Cheers

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    Hello Uzi,

    Dont think you need pin 5.
    You ideally need to connect the braiding to the d plug case, otherwise the braiding will not be shielding much, if not grounded.

    Mark.
     

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