HP EX470 MediaSmart Server: Attaching a VGA monitor

Have you ever wanted to attach a VGA monitor to the HP EX470 MediaSmart Server? If so, you may’ve noticed empty silk screened CN2 and CN10 connectors on the motherboard. Ymboc over on MediaSmartServer.net has not only determined that CN2 contains signals for R, G and B video output, but also HSYNC and VSYNC. He has […]

Have you ever wanted to attach a VGA monitor to the HP EX470 MediaSmart Server? If so, you may’ve noticed empty silk screened CN2 and CN10 connectors on the motherboard. Ymboc over on MediaSmartServer.net has not only determined that CN2 contains signals for R, G and B video output, but also HSYNC and VSYNC. He has also ordered the proper connector and has tinkered with actually connecting a monitor! So far he hasn't produced any visible VGA output, but I'm guessing that he should have it solved within days at the rate he is going.

He sucessfuly did it! Watch the YouTube video showing a VGA monitor hooked up to the HP EX470 motherboard.

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