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My surface 3 will not recognize my old dell e228wfp monitor

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my surface 3 will not recognize my old dell e228wfp monitor
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  comp_audio replied 7 months ago.

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Please give me a minute to review your question and get back to you.

Thanks for your patience.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  comp_audio replied 7 months ago.

Please tell me have you ever had it working with that monitor before?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
never had it working on surface, but did have it working just fine on widows xp. it is connected by a microsoft adapter from vga to mini display port
Expert:  comp_audio replied 7 months ago.

Ah, okay, then you have a VGA to miniDP adapter?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  comp_audio replied 7 months ago.

Okay, so to understand correctly, you had it working from one of your XP machines to your VGA adapter, and this is the first time you tried from your Surface 3 to the vga correct?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
no, monitor was originally plugged into vga port on xp machine and worked fine. Now have monitor plu and gged into microsoft vga to mini display port adapter and then into surface 3. surface 3 does not recognize monitor and monitor is blank. Also tried high class chinese adapter and it did not work either, so I do not think the adapter is the pro
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  comp_audio replied 7 months ago.

Ok, I see. Yes you are correct. Often these 3rd party adapters only work with certain hardware. Let me pull up some info on the 3 to verify it is capable of sending video via minidp.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
the minidp is used for video per microsoft
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
are you still there?
Expert:  comp_audio replied 7 months ago.

Yes, sorry. Just checking some thigns out.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
what's up i don't want to spend all day, it appears that you can't fix my problem and i want my money back that you already charged to my credit card
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
don't answer and i will dispute charge on my credit card

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