Updated: March 27, 2023
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I have a new inspiron 3910 and the monitor I have will not plug into it I have the old style with the plug with screws

Can I get a new cord for the monitor that will plug into the usb port or must I get a new monitor?

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You can ask for the cord in the store where you bought your Inspiron directly or search for it on Amazon or any other marketplace.
And I can give you the link or contacts Also, you can share with me in this chat photo and model of your monitor and the cord itself.

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will any usb cord fit my monitor it is a dell
about 6 yrs old

Let me check your Dell specifics.


Your computer has:

  • Three USB 3.2 Gen
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • One USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port

So, you need to find a cord compatible with these ports.
Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

Customer Replay

which one for the monitor

It depends on your monitor model, *****. You can use any of this port to connect your monitor to your computer.

Customer Replay

My monitor's cord has the plugs with screws on both ends.

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Can you send me the photo in this chat?
To attach pictures to our chat, you need to press the paper clip button in the lower right corner of the chat window. Then you have either to choose an image on your device or take a photo right away. Then confirm sending.

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can I find a cord with a plug for the monitor with a plug with scews on one end and a usb on the other?

It depends on your monitor model, *****.
Usually, yes, but I need to know it's model to check your monitor's specifications.

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how can I send a pic?

Do you have phone or another device with a camera near you

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yes but my phoine will not connect to my copm

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There is no need to connect your phone to your computer.
Simply, take a photo on your smartphone and then send it to our email help@howly.com
I'll be able to review it from there.

Customer Replay

Its in the air
Let me know if you get it

Thanks, I'll check it all.
Ok, *****. In your case, you can connect your monitor to your computer. There are cords on the market that supports connection like that.
It looks like you need a classic USB-to-VGA adapter.
Like that one > https://amzn.to/3m9fwxm
However, I'll ask you to send me the back of your monitor again.
To identify the model properly.

Customer Replay

great where might i find one?

Just to be sure, that it's the right type of adapter.
You can find cords like that almost anywhere: Amazon, eBay, your nearliest tech store.

Customer Replay

looks like model s2440lb

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This model has one VGA port.

Customer Replay

OK thanks I think im OK now

Therefore, you can simply buy classic VGA to USB cord or adapter and connect it without problem.
I’m glad I was able to get that sorted out for you, *****. Before you go, is there anything else I can assist you with today?

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