DMS-59 QUICKEST CHEAPEST ADAPTER

I just got a pc to work on  (Dell Vostro 200) with a DMS-59 connector (ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT - graphics adapter - Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT - 256 MB)

I can't work on this in my shop.  Do you think I can get an adapter at Radio Shack?

I have a big modern 28" HD monitor that sure as heck has lots of interfaces.

I have also a bunch of normoal LCD monitors.

So what is the best way to work on this PC.  I need to hook up monitor.  What adapter can I buy in the morning?  Don't have time to send away for anything.  I have to fix this PC tomorrow.
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☠ MASQ ☠Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Radioshack don't have one in their catalogue
They are widely available at about $20 for DMS-59 to dual DVI or around $10 for DMS-59 to dual VGA outputs.
The cheapest solution though is to get the customer to bring theirs in.
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CallandorCommented:
If you can't get a DMS-59 cable, you may need to swap out the card with another Radeon video card, preferably a 2400XT.  It's not ideal, since resolutions and desktop settings may be affected.
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supportorangesAuthor Commented:
Callandor!  How've you been?  As you can see I continue to submit questions.  I always learn something!

I was pretty shocked at DMS-59.  Like being broadsided!  No worries, my customer offered to bring in her monitor and cabling.  This is the first DMS-59 I've seen, guess I need to keep up better but the repair business ain't what it used to be.

I'm getting more into VPNs now which may be a good added-value service for me.

Take care and thanks for helping!  Really good to hear from you!
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Good, getting the customer to bring in their cabling does seem the right thing to do :)
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CallandorCommented:
Hmm...maybe you should have given MASQ credit for suggesting that the customer bring in the cable?  It was his comment.
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supportorangesAuthor Commented:
I am awarding you the points because you were right.  The customer brought in the monitor and I didn't have to spend a cent looking for the crazy adapter.

Please accept my apologies for not awarding the points originally.
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supportorangesAuthor Commented:
Callandor - thank you for contributing and keeping me honest.  
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Thanks (both) - it's not a big problem and both Callandor & I are good for points, more about doing the right thing when someone who does need points misses out.
Appreciate you doing this.
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