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I need to go from HDMI to VGA...For hooking up an old lcd monitor which only has vga in it.

I have a hdmi to dvi-d cable from dell which came with the pc, the old dvi to vga do not work for obvious reasons.  Can I buy a dvi-d to vga and throw it on the end of the hdmi to dvi-d cable and it work?  Or will I need to buy a hdmi to vga cable (or possibly converter)?  I've purchased hdmi to dvi cable which worked fine in the past...but not a vga.
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There are actually a few types of DVI connector/cables.  Some only have just the digital pins with the analog pins missing.  There are 4 analog pins, grouped together around the wide metal blade.  If you don't have those 4 pins on your connector, it won't support VGA.  It would be easier to get an HDMI to VGA connector, than to match all the variations of going from HDMI to DVI to VGA.
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