jewelsisnotonfire t1_je7jnwj wrote

Not sure if this belongs here, but I figured I would ask anyway.

I use an HP Spectre laptop with an Acer monitor as a second display... Or well, I try to, but each cable I use dies within 3-6 weeks; with the exception of this most recent one, which died after 6 days. Since the monitor is older, I use VGA -> HDMI-adapted cables. I checked, and there isn't a problem with my laptop or my monitor. The problem arises with the cables themselves.

So my question is: How do I fix this for the long-term? I don't have the money to keep buying new cords every few weeks. This recent one that I bought wasn't all that cheap, so I'm disappointed that it died before the less expensive ones did. I read that you shouldn't often plug/unplug the adapter cables because it's really damaging to them. I can safely say that I unplugged this recent cable only twice before it crapped out. I can't go without my monitor for too long, as I use both screens for work and school. Any advice is greatly appreciated!