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I recently bought a new computer screen, and long story short I have no cables that fit. My video card has two DVI ports, both of which are in use, and an HDMI port which I had thought would do nicely for the third. However, whoever made either my case or my video card had the foresight to make it impossible to insert an HDMI cable into the HDMI port without a piece of case getting in the way because the video ports are receded from the backside of the case. Basically, the HDMI cable that I have is too wide and won't fit, and neither will the DVI-to-HDMI M-to-M adapter that I have. My options as I see them:
1) Return. I can still do this and be left with two screens, which is still one more than I strictly speaking need. The screen was marked down so I am unsure of whether or not this is actually possible, plus it would be a fair amount of hassle to repackage it, mail it, etc.
2) Get a second video card. This option has the drawbacks of me having to find one I can afford that is compatible with what I already have, then finding it, buying it, installing it plus extra cost. I don't really like this option a lot.
3) You excellent folks could help me toward my goal! Are there narrower HDMI cables available for sale? Is there some clever workaround I have overlooked? These, and many other questions, need answers.
If you feel like you need technical details or pictures to answer, just ask and I'll see what I can do.