Can I conduct audio from new PC to old monitor with built-in speakers?

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Hi,
I have an old monitor with built-in speakers.
The monitor has an audio- out (aux) port, as well as the old red white and yellow sound and display input cords. Red for R sound, white for L sound, and yellow for "video" (display input).

I have a newer PC, and would like to conduct sound from the PC to the monitor. The PC does not support the old 3 cable display and audio output. If I've understood other threads on this site correctly, my monitor's aux port cannot function as an audio input source.
Is there any way I can go about conducting sound from my PC to this old monitor?

(Windows 10.)

[EDIT]
It turns out that my monitor does indeed have a 3.5mm input jack. For monitors that do not, users would not be able to rely on the output jack to function as an input jack. For users with the same problem who do *not* have an input jack, see (https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5mm-2-Male-Adapter-Cable/dp/B01D5H8M18/ref=ya_od_pd_dx_gr_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01D5H8M18&pd_rd_r=29a854e0-fa79-4d2e-942a-d4b001c9f8a0&pd_rd_w=BCZJI&pd_rd_wg=9xdW5&psc=1&refRID=DB5MYXZ49S1XR6JZQTST)

Thanks to @Barty1884 (special significance because the monitor in question was built in 1884).
 

Barty1884

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As per the spec here:
https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-syncmaster-710mp-lcd-monitor-17-series/specs/

There is a 3.5mm input:
1 x audio line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm

So the cable shouldn't be necessary. A basic "aux" cord - 3.5mm to 3.5mm should work just fine. It's just going to be a matter of identifying the input on the monitor itself.

I assume it's on the right hand side (facing the display) as I don't see it on the left - images here:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001145

Packaging wise, it shipped with a 3.5mm cable for Audio input:
 

Barty1884

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That sounds like quite an old monitor - can you provide specifics?

From your description, the Aux port is likely a headphone jack etc - so cannot be used as audio "in".

You probably *can* achieve this.... relatively easily/inexpensively.

The outputs on your motherboard (other than Toslink) should still be analog (typically audio "out" is green.... but will depend on the board).
So a 3.5mm to RCA red/white cable should work just fine:
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5mm-2-Male-Adapter-Cable/dp/B01D5H8JW0?th=1&psc=1&source=googleshopping&locale=en-CA&tag=googcana-20&ref=pd_sl_3vgmf00w9w_e
 

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Without knowing what the PC is you have and knowing what the monitor is you have, I can only give you a general answer. Maybe. If the monitor has a audio input port and the PC has an audio output port and they are nearly the same impedance, the answer is yes.

Usually, the input to output is done by using a 3.5mm audio cable on typical situations.
 
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The monitor is quite old. It's a Samsung SyncMaster 710MP.
The 3.5 mm jack is indeed a headphone jack, so I suppose you're correct; I won't be able to input audio through it.
The Amazon link you provided is perfect. Thanks!

 

Barty1884

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As per the spec here:
https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-syncmaster-710mp-lcd-monitor-17-series/specs/

There is a 3.5mm input:
1 x audio line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm

So the cable shouldn't be necessary. A basic "aux" cord - 3.5mm to 3.5mm should work just fine. It's just going to be a matter of identifying the input on the monitor itself.

I assume it's on the right hand side (facing the display) as I don't see it on the left - images here:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001145

Packaging wise, it shipped with a 3.5mm cable for Audio input:
 
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Wow... After seeing your message I did a full scan of the monitor, and lo and behold, a 3.5mm audio input jack. They put it on the back, next to the power source, instead of near the audio output and display input ports which would've made more sense. That's early 2000's Samsung for you.
Thanks for taking the time and for saving me $6!
 
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