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My projector's manual describes a component-to-vga adapter (mini d-sub 15p-bnc) but I can't seem to find one anywhere.

The electronic manual (on CD) gives a pin-out diagram for the adapter. It looks simple to make, but I can't find any information (at a dummy's level) about how to solder d-subs.
 

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That looks like a VGA breakout cable. Just do a Google search for "vga breakout cable" and you'll get a bunch of links. They have them for $10 and up on eBay.
 

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How long of cable do you need?

As you may be able to just use a monitor cable for a Macintosh that has BNC's on one end and a VGA plug on the other.



Here is 6' 10' and 15' versions.

http://www.cablesamerica.com/product...p?cat%5Fid=205




BTW: these are just about the exact same thing, that is shown in your 2nd picture. As you would need to get the BNC to RCA adapters like is shown that picture also. Don't worry those are easy to find, as Radio Shack has them.
 

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Ok....easy quick solder lesson for d-subs


If they come pre-tinned (aka solder preapplied) then just touch the tip of your soldering iron to it and slide the wire in....hold for a sec then remove the iron and let the joint cool down. Repeat for next wire.


If they don't, then using your soldering iron touch the iron to each hole and then touch the solder to the end of each pin.....once the pin reaches the right temp the solder will flow into the pin's hole. (hold it too long and the plastic housing could start to melt though). Then do step above for pre-tinned pins.


A good read is the Elementary Electricians Handbook from Radio shack. or Google for Soldering Howto's.
 

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Thanks everyone. Now the part doesn't seem so obscure anymore.

I think it's ridiculous that Toshiba's manual would reference an accessory that toshiba doesn't even sell.
 

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Some details on a DIY cable like this here.
 

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After destroying a few d-subs with bad soldering, I found an easier way.


I took some crimpable pin connectors , attached them to the rca cords, and plugged these into the female end of a vga extension cord.
 
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