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Modding VGA -> Parallel (25 pin) Adaptor?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by loply, 19 Feb 2004.

  1. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    Can I run a VGA signal over a parallel/printer cable?

    Like:

    [graphics card]->[vga cable]->[rewired to paralel cable]->[rewired back to vga]->[monitor]

    The reason I ask is I need one connector for video mouse and VGA (dont ask why, suffice to say it needs to be one connector only - secret :nono: )

    Also, would this work on a motherboard connector or are those wires too thick for VGA sensitivity?

    Resolution required is 1024 x 768
     
  2. acrimonious

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    If you have fairly meaty parallel cable and don't have it too long, i shouldn't think there'd be a problem.
     
  3. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    ...but will it be enough wires?
     
  4. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    Cable needs to be about 4 - 6 foot long I reckon.

    Hmm....
     
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  5. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    15 pins on VGA, 5 or 6 on PS2... 25 on printer... theres just enough.
     
  6. Fraggster

    Fraggster What's a Dremel?

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    I made my own, im am trying to use one of those data switches as a ghetto kvm
     
  7. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    Did it work Fraggster?

    What kind of cable did you use?
     

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