How best to fix eMachine monitor port?


I have a circa 2003 eMachine tower (T3256) that I recently wanted to start using again. It starts up fine but the monitor port on the back is damaged: the plastic female guide has come undone from the pins that it normally slide into it. I don't see any way of easily sliding that piece back onto the pins so I can't connect a monitor. Can this be repaired easily and inexpensively or should I just remove the hard drive and salvage the machine?


  • Ian


    If the computer is from that time period, it's not something we would be able to look into repairing at Micro Center, it may be simpler to take the drive out and put it into an enclosure so you can move the files to a new system. You can try putting something such as a low profile video card into the machine as a replacement video card, but depending on the specs of the computer, it may not work properly.

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