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Do I have to know all the monitor pins for the exam?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Mr_Fishbulb, May 18, 2006.

  1. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    It's in one of the books I'm reading, but just wondered if it could come up in the exam?

    1 Red video
    2 Green video
    3 Blue video
    4 Monitor identification 2
    5 Ground pin/unused
    6 Red video return
    7 Green video return
    8 Blue video return
    9 Unused
    10 Ground
    11 Monitor identification 0
    12 Monitor identification 1
    13 Horizontal synchronization
    14 Vertical synchronization
    15 Unused
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    No - but you will be expected to know that it is a mini-D 15 with three rows.

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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    And that pinout list is well out-of-date! :biggrin Where did it come from?

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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    glad you said No, was getting worried that i have missed something! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    The A+ Exams Guide by Christopher A. Crayton 2004. It's an ebook so I read it when work is quiet.

    It also says this:

    "All computer monitors have at least one thing in common: they all connect to a female DB 15-pin port on the back of a computer system."

    I thought DVI had been around for quite a while.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hm - typical! You need to think of what was common a few years ago with many CompTIA exams (although I'm being surprised by some of the things in Server+). DVI has indeed been around for a while, and there are plans afoot to replace even that!

    And if you want to be *exact* then it isn't a DB15 but a DE15, but very few people use the correct term. See here and here but CompTIA is very unlikely to test on that either!

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  7. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Know the difference between 15 pin cables by sight (2-row and 3-row) and also by description.DVi sockets are becoming increasingly popular and will no doubt make an appearance on the A+,so get to know them by sight and description too.
     
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