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Where is the power source on the monitor?
scholar - 18-4-2015 at 23:36

I saw an e-machine monitor at a thrift store for $15 today. The video cord was a common D-type cord. It also had a jack branching off of the same cord (that is, from the same insulated cable) that looked like what one would plug into the computer audio output.

There was no power cable, such as usually goes from a computer to the household 110 volt power supply. And, there was no DC power converter, such as I am accustomed to seeing as the power supply for printers.

The monitor is the shallow, flat-screen type. It says the model is E15T3r, and the year of manufacture is 2004. (It dates from the time when the monitors were more nearly square, like the older televisions. A modern version would be a wider rectangle, such as one sees at theater movies.)

I examined the perimeter of the monitor to see if there was a place to plug in a conventional computer power cord--but, there wasn't.

For the sake of getting at least a few computer posts (which used to be a much greater part of KF), I'll ask the folks here if they know "the tale of the missing power connection."

It seems to me I have seen monitors made by HP which resemble the one about which I'm asking, but the HPs take the conventional computer power cords.

The thrift store guy knows nothing about it--he thought the part I believe to be the sound connection was the power cord, to a missing converter. Or, am I mistaken, and is he right?confused2

marymary100 - 18-4-2015 at 23:48

As this is the power cord you are looking for a connector site similar to a mobile hole.

John Barnes - 18-4-2015 at 23:54

See Scholar one picture is worth 1000 words I found your description wandering and vague to understand what you was after, but one picture sorted the issue for me I have a 32 inch monitor / come television that I use and it uses one of the chargers like what Mary portrayed and it is only one year old .

scholar - 19-4-2015 at 01:25

I'll mention this to the thrift store people. It supports a rescue mission run by Christians, and I'm sure they would not mean to sell a monitor that can't be used unless one has the mission converter power supply (to an unsuspecting customer, I mean).

scholar - 19-4-2015 at 01:29

Hmmm. . . I see, when I view the larger picture, that the output is 12 volts, and the connector is an ordinary barrel type. I might be able to find something else that would do the job, something not made specifically for the e-Machine

LSemmens - 19-4-2015 at 03:28

You paid money for a monitor??????? I could give you any number of them.

marymary100 - 19-4-2015 at 08:00

You can buy a new one for only a few $. Just check that it works first by using the power cable of the mission.

John Barnes - 19-4-2015 at 09:16

Do make absolutely certain that the power block produces the correct current for the monitor, and it is compatible as they come with a lot of esoteric settings for different appliances jmb

John_Little - 19-4-2015 at 10:44

Just about to say the same.

scholar - 19-4-2015 at 23:43

Originally posted by LSemmens
You paid money for a monitor??????? I could give you any number of them.

No, I haven't, yet. But, the ones I have are the old CRT type, unless I take over the LCD screen of a more modern television.

That had been my plan, but the TV is in use for my son to watch in his room upstairs.

I don't know yet if I want to squeeze out the money for LCD. I have considered buying a newer computer. I am using Ruby's, and I think the processor on it (AMD 6400+) is from 2008.

Ruby would like a laptop.

LSemmens - 21-4-2015 at 01:11

I don't have any CRT monitors. I'd suspect that the governments throw out more monitors in 1 day than you could afford to buy in a year if that was all you spent your money on. We have a contact down here who has done a deal with a government department to recycle their old computers for the needy. He collects them, cleans them up and then passes them on to those who have need. All at no cost to the recipient. The only cost in the project is the time to set them up. It could be an idea for an outreach tool, scholar. What about approaching one of your government departments an asking what happens to their old computers. See if you can do a deal with them. You might have to learn some more about the inner workings of computers, but you might be able to become a part of a tool to help others in your community.

delanti - 26-4-2015 at 05:40

The State of North Carolina and all State agency's get rid of excess equipment by auction. They pile a bunch of Pc"s on a pallet and sell to the highest bidder. waveysmiley


LSemmens - 26-4-2015 at 07:43

You might get a pallet lot for only a few bucks. You could then set yourself up with a good computer or two and sell them for a profit.