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External display show minor jitters when T430 connect with external display using VGA

Question: External display show minor jitters when T430 connect with external display using VGA

Does anyone find that when T430 connects with external display using VGA, if you show a white screen, I can find some horizontal jitters. It is not that obvious, but if you show a white screen, or most of screen is white, and you check it carefully, you can see that horizontal jitters. This only happens in external display, not happen in the laptop display. I also have a T420, but I didn't see this problem using VGA to connect with external display. Does anyone find this similar problem? I doubt whether this is problem about VGA port, or the related driver. VGA should be a analog port.

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Answer: External display show minor jitters when T430 connect with external display using VGA

I checked the forum and see this:VGA output noisehttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/VGA-output-noise/m-p/1596622#M98647I think what I saw is the exact same problem mentioned in this thread. But how should I fix it?Thanks.

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Having a very strange (and annoying) issue with the display. I can only see the display on my Twist after connecting it to an external monitor first. If I do not, all I see is a black screen. No cursor, no anything. If I connect it to an external display via the display port to VGA adapter, it works fine. If connect it to an external display and then disconnect my external display, the display will remain on the Twist. However, if I reboot, I lose the screen again until I connect it to an external monitor. I made sure that "PC Screen Only" is chosen in the Fn+F7 option. This is obviously a serious problem. This is for company use and our users will not have a VGA monitor handy with them where ever they go. I checked the hardware manager and all the drivers are installed with no warnings.

Answer:Lenovo Twist display issues - No display unless I connect to an external monitor

Figured out a work around and narrowed down the problem. If I hit the Second Screen key (F7) after booting, it will go PC Only as the first choice and bring up the display on the laptop after a few seconds. The puzzling thing is why it seems to choose the external monitor as the default monitor on boot, even if it is not conected. I've tried running System Updater to make sure that I have all the latest drivers. All the display settings appear to be correct.

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad T430 with Nvidia dedicated graphics as well as Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics.  I recently ordered a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable from Monoprice which works great.  It carries audio and video to my TV without a hitch, but only when the Nvidia card is turned on in UEFI.  If I turn off the Nvidia card, the TV isn't even detected.  It's like the cable isn't even plugged in.  The Nvidia drivers, along with the Intel graphics drivers, are both installed. My question is: How can I get the laptop to detect external displays through the Mini DisplayPort port when using integrated graphics? Regards,Mike

Answer:T430: External display not detected when using int...

Hey Selmo2000,
 
Here is some info on your Mini Display port:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=PD024597
 
Can you post your Driver version?
 
Best Regards,
 
Hiro




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Hello, I have a T430 with the Nvidia 5400M and I was wondering how well an external 1440p (2,560 x 1,440 resolution) display works with it. I only do web surfing and watch youtube. Will it bog down a little?  I currently have a 1080p display, and I noticed things slow down a tad when using both the laptop display and the 1080p display. Thanks!

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I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop running Windows 10. I have just purchased a Dell U2515H monitor which I am waiting for delivery for as we speak. I believe the monitor has quiet a few inputs however I am not 100% sure which lead to get to connect them both and which port I use on the Dell Laptop. Looking on the left hand side of my laptop there is a port with a lightning sign next to it, is that called Thunderbolt? and is that my monitor/display port? and what lead do I need? it looks like some sort of micro socket!

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Hello everyone, I have a problem with my external display on my X300 laptop... I have a X300 with WinXP, and a 20" 4/3 1600x1200 external display (Samsung 204B). When I want to use my external display as an extended desktop, it didn't work well... First I configure my display as an extended ... into 1600x1200px resolution. As the ratio isn't 4/3 on the laptop, there is some border at the top and at the bottom of the external screen, consequenly there is an "lift" (when I go down the screen move down.. etc.). It's not very ..cool. So there is an option into the graphic proprety to set the screen in "full screen : not keeping the proportions". But, in this case, my external screen display an ... triky ? There is still an "lift", but there is also two border on the right and the left of the screen, and the image quality isn't there. It's too deformed to can be read. After some research it appear that my lenovo drivers do not match with the last intel one... But when I try to install the lenovo one ... It didn't work ! (hardware problem). How can I get a working extended desktop into 1440x900 + 1600x1200 full screen ! Thanks for all, and sorry for my poor English...

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I am having a problem with my brand new T430. I have purchased a miniDP to HDMI adapter, if I connect the adapter to my thinkpad and then an HDMI cable from the adapter to the external monitor it will correctly duplicate the display. However when I use the Fn to switch between duplicate, extend etc. I cannot get it back to successfully duplicate. If I disconnect the adapter and reconnect it will still not duplicate the display.If I enter the monitor properties on Windows 7 the internal display is labelled as display 1 and 2 whereas the external display is labelled as display 3. I can only duplicate 1 to 2 so cannot duplicate to the external device. If I extend my display it will display on the external device as expected and if I select external only it works fine.Anyone else experienced this? This is my spec:i7-3520M (3.6GHz) 8GB Corsair Vengence RAM 250GB Samsung 840 SSD14in 1600x900 HD+ LCDNVIDIA NVS 5400M 2GBWin7 Pro 64Thanks













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Answer:T430 cannot duplicate desktop on external display

I called Lenovo and they helped me resolve the issue. It is a known bug with the HD4000/Nvidia switchable graphics, Windows is not able to control the clone display so in order to clone the display you must open Nvidia control panel, goto setup multiple displays, if the internal monitor shows as 'Laptop Display' and 'Analogue Display' then untick Analogue display. Make sure the external display is ticked, right click the Laptop Display and select Clone and clone to the external. Then click Apply at the bottom of the screen.

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I just switched from W510 to T430. The new laptop seem to be missing a - for me - very important function:Managing external Displays using Fn+one of the F-keys.None of the Fx-keys show the little monitor icon that I am used to, so I guess none of them provide the possibility to switch between external Monitor "off"/"duplicate"/"only"/"2nd display". With quite a bit of tinkering I got it to work via the desktop screen resolution page (right-click on desktop), but it did not do 100% what I wanted it to do...So how do I get to the external monitor menue with shortcut keys? Thank you

Answer:How to switch with FN+Fkey to external Display on T430

Windows key + P can also be used. But new keyboard does this have this feature, the projector icon is the new screen switch feature (Fn + F7). But the new keyboard doesn't offer the old Presentation Director settings (if that is what you are looking for). 

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Hi everybody, along my search of a possebility zu get my T430 quiete, I noted that I get much, much higher temperatures when the ThinkPad is in my Dock-Series 3 (and is connected to my two displays) I'm a bit irretated. Of course external Displays means more load on the GPU... but in without the Dock I'm getting Temperatures of 45-50°C, with **bleep** it is 65 and more. (In Idle...) Thats a massive difference. Have anyone an Idea how to solve this? Sören

Answer:T430 - much higher Temps with Dock and external Display

I've been thinking the same, I dont like the way the Lock of the docking station is on the left, which somewhat blocks the exhaust of the machine. But then it would block USB ports on the other side but the dock itself has USBs so I dont think that would be a problem. I have a feeling they'll switch it to the right side in the future.

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My internal monitor for my t430 is dead.  In order to show the boot screen on the external monitor, I believe I need to enter bios to change Boot Mode from UEFI to Legacy, similar to the solution here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-Boot-screen-not-displayed-on-ext.... However, I do not know the sequence of keystrokes and do not want to use keystrokes for another bios that might not share the same layout.  Can anyone tell me the keystokes to change Boot Mode from UEFI to Legacy on the T430.  A Youtube video of the bios layout would be awesome.

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I have a T430 and once in a while I will see small "snow" particles flashing throughout my screen. I tried reinstalling the display driver and the issue still appears once in a while. Has anyone ever experienced this before? This happens on the laptop screen, not when I connect my machine to a external monitor.

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So after having installed Windows Vista on my laptop, it performed in general pretty well.

However, I set my external monitor to duplicate the laptop screen, I opened up Media Player Classic to watch a video file (.mkv if anyone thinks that's relivant...), and noticed that when I played the video file, it only showed up on the internal display.
The Media player classic window showed up on the other display and sat there blank (black).

When I do this in Windows XP, the external display gets over-ridden and displays the video fullscreen on the external display, even if it is not fullscreen on the laptop monitor. (Known as "Theater Mode" in my video driver settings on XP.)
But apparently windows Vista sees fit not to do that. It won't even DISPLAY the video at all on the external display when it's set to duplicate.

How do I get Media Player Classic to do what it did in XP?
I'm not familiar with Windows Vista's settings yet, so I might have something slightly wrong, but I'm not sure.

Does anyone
 

Answer:Video does not show on external display.

In MPC settings, diable the use of video overlays.
 

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Windows 7 EnterpriseSystem does not see or react to external display when connectedNothing displays when connectedExternal display says nothing connectedTried multiple dongles - same results
Other system that include a VGA connector work just fine to same external display.

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I've seen this done before, i think that there is a way to only show certain windows on an external display, i just need some help on how to do it. my dell inspiron 1420 runs on vista home edition. Plz Help

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Hi,
i`m using the Satellite L500-120 Notebook, and before installing Windows 7 the laptop had a very comfortable function, when i applied an external display.
When i closed the lid of my notebook, the desktop was shown on my external display (with the native resolution of the external display), so i didn`t have to
switch anything at the Control Panel. In Windows 7, i`m missing this function. I already tried to use the Control Panel, but there are no settings, which fits
with the earlier ones. I can duplicate the display, in order to see my desktop screen at my external display, but with the notebook resolution of 1366 x 768.
If i extend the displays, then there is only the background image at the external display, but this time with the native resolution.

So my question is, how to conifgure Windows to recognize that i closed the lid, and that the desktop screen has to be shown on my external display?
Or do i have to install one of the Toshiba applications, which i had before, that realized this function?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Satellite L500 - How to show external display after closing lid?

Hi

I?m not a Windows 7 user because I will wait until it will be released offical but I hope I can help you a little bit:

First of all in Power Management you can choose the action what happens if you close the Lid (e. g. sleep, turn off, etc.). This action should be disabled because otherwise the notebook will shut down or something else.

Then I think you have to install the display driver for your notebook. You can try the Vista driver because the most of them are work on Windows 7.
Then you should be able to set the correct screen resolution for external monitor.

A working display driver is important for clone or extends monitors so check this!!

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I have a Emachine Laptop model d620 ,and it has a broken screen . So i have been using a dell external monitor. Due to virus i decided to restore the laptop to it factory settings . After the computer restarted to showed the logo and the windows logo ,but the setup it want show the display on my external monitor. I was wondering if there is anyway i could fix this problem please help.
 

Answer:After system restore display on external monitor want show

You need to go into your display settings in Control Panel (if the laptop screen is still usable), and re-set the external monitor as the default monitor again. If the laptop screen is not usable at all I don't see how you can do it any other way.
 

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Our company uses docking stations on all our laptops with dual monitors. One is usually set up as Digital and one Analog to match the docking station ports available. Current configuration: Windows 7 Enterprise, all drivers up to date. Mini Docking Station. Primary monitor is a digital Planar PL1910M, the Secondary monitor is a Analog Planar PL1910M. Monitors are set to Extend, not clone. Graphics Options are set on Output to Extended Desktop --> Digital Display + Monitor When docked and the laptop is closed the Primary Digital screen comes up fine. When logging into Windows you would expect that the extended monitor (the analog monitor) would then show up with the extended screen. It remains blank. If you turn the power off on the second monitor and then back on, then the extended screen shows. It is as though it is not waking up the connection to the second monitor. I tried changing it around to the Analog being primary and the secondary being digital, but then the primary screen does not wake up when the computer is started. Any ideas?

Answer:T520 Windows 7 Enterprise - 2nd external Display does not automatically show

hey pmlavin,does the problem occur if you have the monitor connected directly to the laptop?also do check that the bios of the unit is the latest version.http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-77001





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Hey guys,

So just recently, my laptops screen wont show any picture and just remains black. when i plug it into an external monitor, the picture shows up clear. any ideas?
 

Answer:laptop display is black, but external monitor will show screen

Please post the following info:

* Make/model of PC
* OS (version of Windows)
* Does the laptop display show the BIOS (startup) screen before it goes dark?
* Holding your ear near the cooling fan, can you hear it turning or feel air moving?

Thanks.
 

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I recognize how basic this question is, but for the life of me I cannot get my brand new T410s to display anything on my external monitor sitting on my desk. I've updated drivers, dropped the resolution down, and tried new cables, all to no avail. Seriously, I have plugged my monitor into the monitor port at the back-right of my laptop and do not even get a signal to the external monitor. Does anybody have any suggestions?   

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I have been using VGA cable to a samsung digital.  I used to set up using Fn F7 and then FnSpacebar to switch between screens.  Now FnF7 changes my resolution and external display screen reads "Mode Not Supported"  Any ideas?

Answer:connect to TV as external display

Needed 1024X68 res but do not remember ever having to do that.

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I have formated the system i am not able to use d shortcut keys (F1 to F12) is not working please provide the steps to do properly......             Thank You.

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Hi, I'm using a T410 with windows 7/ 64 bit. I had just changed my HDD, so it might be that I lost the drivers, but when I connect the laptop to external HDMI screen, it can not detect the screen.The shortcut (Fn+F7) is not available and even if I try to change screens from the windows utility (desktop/screen resolution/detect) - no external screen is detected.Am I missing the driver?How do I know which graphics card the system is using to find the correct driver for it?How can I get back the shortcut? Appreciated ...

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My HP Pavilion 11-n028tu x360 laptop can't connect to my tv. I tried with every different cable and it still didn't work. I use another tv but still didn't work. But my STB (Set Top Box) can connect to my tv. Is this something related to drivers? I install windows 7 but the drivers is limited. So i switch back to windows 10. If you can help me, i really appreciate it

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I just received a ThinkPad Yoga and have not been able to get output to external display. I am using mini hdmi to display port. Lenovo tech support was completely useless. Does anyone have experience with this issue? Thanks

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I started using my lenovo with a second screen, but then after a few days the main screen in my laptop stopped working, and I can only use it connected to the secondary monitor. If I set windows to "extend" the displays, and I close and open the laptop, for about 1 second I can see some image, but the resolution is wrong, the colors are a strange shade of blue, and there are horizontal lines across the screen. Then, it goes black again. I assumed this was a GPU problem, maybe overheating? But then I thought well, the secondary monitor works, so it might be just a display problem. Any ideas on how to solve this? I got this laptop second-hand so I don't have any waranty, I'd like to rule out any software problem before I buy any new pieces or even a new laptop.  thank you!













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Answer:Lenovo t61 no display, only if I connect an external monitor.

Welcome to the forum!
 
What's the 7-character model number of that T61, located on the sticker that also holds the serial number and the production date, bottom of the laptop?
 
If you could post a link to the picture that shows the issue at hand, it would make diagnosing the problem a lot easier...

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I am using an lcd tv as an external display for my satellite a210, connected with a vga cable. But I cannot just use the external monitor, I can only use both at the same time. Also, the maximum analysis I can get by using them at the same time is 1280x800, because that's the laptop's highest analysis I guess. Are there any drivers I need to download or is it something I can't resolve?

Answer:How to connect external 24'' display to a Satellite A210?

Hola Greek man,

The res on a 24'' screen would be much higher than the laptop. Right click on your desktop and then go to Display / Graphic Property and adjust the settings there. I'm 100% sure if you can display it on the monitor only.

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Hi,  I have a lenovo 3000 Y 500 laptop and i have problems in connecting to a external display,  I tried all drivers uninstallating and reinstalling of Intel graphics card, formatted my C drive once aswell, till i dont get the problem resolved, I can see in my display that it is getting detected and my laptop screen changes the resolution but no output in the eternal picture, I currently live in UK and i dont have any lenovo service center nearby, if you can suggest me some tips to fix this problem it would be really helpfu. I did tried the installing the softwares from lenovo website nothing is changed and i'm really worried about this at the minute. Please give me some tips in fixing the VGA problems for my laptop, thanks a million Regards,Naresh Gajendran

Answer:Lenovo 300 Y 500 Vga problems - unable to connect to a external display

Hi,I'm still expecteing an answer very badly. Can you please lookinto my problem ans give me a solution as soon as possibleThanks,Naresh

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When I connect my W451 with the pro dock and have the ppower suppply on the display is seen on the External monitor (Viewsonic). However, if I disconnect the powe supply, I get an  error indicating that there is no external display connected and alos the external mouse and keyboard stop working. Is this the designed working of the Pro dock? regds,Chiths

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The problem: Latitude E6440 external display blinks when connect via hdmi (see attached video file)
Dell Latitude E6440: Bios A13, Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600,AMD Radeon HD 8690M.

In charging state (while charge level less than 100% ) - no problem, after 100% - again problem
Some test cases:Primarily AC Use: problemCustom mode: 50% start ...90% stop charge (~70% charged level) - problemExpress mode: problemSome correlation from time after ON:~ 1....15 min - often (up 3..5 mins between re-connection HDMI)~ 15.....30 min - rare (up to 10 mins between re-connections)

Answer:Latitude E6440 external display blinks when connect via hdmi

Hi SI K,
If you haven't already done so can you update the Intel 4600 and AMD8690M first.
If the issue is still there then:
1. Restart the system and tap F2 to enter to the Bios
2. Navigate to 'Virtualization' and choose Disable (uncheck the box)  
3. Also disable VT for Direct Io and Trusted Execution 
4. Return to the main menu in the Bios and select Power Management Option and disable Advanced Battery charge configuration
Once you have done that check to see if the issue is resolved.
If it isn't then open the Intel Graphics Control Panel, go into Advanced Resolution and change the frequency for the LCD from 40Hz to 60Hz

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Hi Dell Community,
Please help me to diagnose what is wrong with my new laptop.
My Laptop is Dell Latitude E6440 but every time i connect external monitor to my laptop HDMI port via HDMI to VGA converter, the external monitor always blink randomly every couple of seconds. This HDMI to VGA converter is working fine when i used it to other laptop.
Currently i still don't have chance to try my laptop HDMI port to connect directly to HDMI monitor because i don't have it.
Are there anybody have the same problem with me? thanks for your help.

Answer:Latitude E6440 display blink when connect to external monitor via hdmi to VGA converter

Hi M. Zemmy Indrapatih,
Thanks for your post.
Sorry you are having difficulties with your laptop and monitor.  If you could send me the name and model cable adapter you are using and the name and model of the monitor,  I might be better able to understand the issue.  Thanks
Regards,Robert

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I have a W500 and recently bought a 22 inch lenova monitor 2551p. Catalyst Control Center does not display a Fixed Aspect Ratio option for this new external monitor. I can change the resolution to a fixed aspect ratio on my native screen, but not on the new external monitor. Long story short, a 1024x768 webpage gets stretched across my widescreen monitor and it should not - I should see the black bars on the sides. Is there a resolution to the issue?Does anyone have a direct URL to download and install new drivers?Does anyone have a direct URL to get the latest and greatest Catalyst Control Center?Is there third party software I can use in the place of Catalyst Control Center? I am pretty sure I have all of these things, but want to see if someone knows a work around or newer drivers/software.

Answer:W500 Does Not Display Fixed Aspect Ratio for External Display 2551p

 i am not sure whether the Lenovo LCD that you got, has the fixed aspect ratio and 1:1 mapping option. If it doesn't then there is nothing much you can do from the LCD end.
 
Which catalyst driver are you using right now?

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When I move between home and office, I go into hibernation since sleep mode is unstable. Often when I turn back on the Yoga, the screen remains black but I know the laptop is on and can get the image on the external monitor.Going into the display parameters doesn't help: the laptop display doesn't exist. Same with the F10 key: the external display has become the "laptop display". I have to restart Windows. Any alternative?

Answer:Yoga 900 external display works but laptop display remains black

Hi Kitten,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We are sorry to hear that display is not working in your lenovo Yoga 900 laptop.
 
Please do confirm which operating system is running on your laptop.
 
Best Regards,
Poojitha.
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Hi, I own a T420s 4171 and have 2 external monitors hooked up to my docking station. That works fine, but when I try to also display my laptop screen (as my 3rd screen), it won't enable it. It seems to only allow 2 viewable screens (2 external monitors OR 1 external monitor + laptop screen). I tested a T420s 4173 and was able to get 3 viewable screens, but not my 4171, even after updating all of the lenovo drivers. I was comparing video card specs (4171 vs 4173) and it looks to be the same. Can someone confirm/deny that I'm able to have 3 screens with my model? Thanks.

Answer:T420s 4171 - 3 display screens (2 external displays + laptop display)?

TE0810 wrote:Hi, I own a T420s 4171 and have 2 external monitors hooked up to my docking station. That works fine, but when I try to also display my laptop screen (as my 3rd screen), it won't enable it. It seems to only allow 2 viewable screens (2 external monitors OR 1 external monitor + laptop screen). I tested a T420s 4173 and was able to get 3 viewable screens, but not my 4171, even after updating all of the lenovo drivers. I was comparing video card specs (4171 vs 4173) and it looks to be the same. Can someone confirm/deny that I'm able to have 3 screens with my model? Thanks.The answer depends on the GPU chipsets in the machine.  If you have the Optimus video chipset, you have two gpus that will drive four external panels.  If you don't have optimus, you are limited to two. What 4171 do you have?  For instance, the 4171-7FU is Optimus and should work.

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I have a T420 with a Mini Dock Series 3 (433710U).  The External Display is a 30" Dell U3011 monitor connected to the Dock via DisplayPort. As Im dealing with another issue (another thread) the Bios is set for Discrete Graphics only as the Optimus mode currently has a bug which cannot drive this 2560x1600 resolution display.  Now that I have a workaround, I have another problem. When the power savings in Windows7/Power Manager turns the display off (for me its set for 10mins), If I come back 20mins later, shake the mouse, the Dell Display acts like its turning on (LED light turns on blue to indicate signal) and then message flashes on the screen from the Dell monitor stating that its going to sleep.  So now I have a Black display (monitor went back to sleep). I can open the Lid on the laptop (forgot to mention I dont dual display, I just use the 30" exclusively and close the lid on the laptop on the dock) the screen on that shows up. Close the lid again, the monitor does the same thing where it acts like its turning back on and just goes back to sleep.  Someone mentioned a similar problem where they believe the laptop is not sending the correct DPI to the monitor causing it to not be able to display the output.  They mentioned that doing a CTRL+ATL+DEL when the laptop lid is opened, and then closing it again works.  Thats works for me, but only once.  After that, if it sleeps, I have no monitor to use.  Only way to c... Read more

Answer:T420 - external Display doesnt wake from sleep (when power savings shuts display off)

hey Dixit,curious to know, let's say if you uninstall Power Manager and use windows built in power management; does the same issue occur ? also what happens if the external monitor is connected directly into the T420's display and not with the docking station ?





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Hi, I have Thinkpad Edge E330 bought this July, with win8 downgraded to win7. It recently started a problem where the laptop's own display doesn't display anything (just blank) if I don't have external display connected. The external display doesn't have be in use, just connected, and E330's own display works fine. If I disconnect the external display, the E330's own display goes blank also. It doesn't matter what display setting I have. Any advice on this?Currently I'm not able to use my E330 as a laptop at all.





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Answer:Edge E330 display not working without external display connected

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that display in your Lenovo ThinkPad E330 is not working properly unless you connect it to an external display.
 
Have you tried using your machine in safe mode? If that works, try rolling back your display drivers or reinstall it.
 
Go to Lenovo Support page to download the latest drivers, Please click on "Select Product", then in "QUICK PATH" enter E330 and select the exact model depending on the MTM number of your device.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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This happens as soon as the VGA adapter is plugged in. Unplugging it does not turn the laptop screen back on. Toggling with the function keys does nothing. Since I cannot see anything I cannot try to adjust/correct display settings (or do anything for that matter, other than turn the laptop off by holding power key down).

The second display works (tested with a different laptop).

History: The external display worked fine with this laptop. We had a power failure yesterday which turned it off. The screen toggled to the laptop successfully (or I did, with the function keys--I don't remember) and I continued working. When power returned I started running into this issue. I reinstalled the display drivers from the original manufacturer disc but the problem persists.

msi A4000, Celeron dual Core T3100, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
NVIDIA? MCP79MVL, GeForce? 8200M G, Shared
External display: Acer LCD, AL 1916C

Answer:Laptop black when external display plugged in, #2 display also dark.

To shut down properly hit the Winkey, then the right arrow, then Enter.

This may be as simple as capacitors overcharged. Shut down, unplug, remove battery. Hold power button down for 20 secs.
Do same for monitor.
Then try.

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Hi Guys,  I'm the IT handiman at a local business. Things have been going okay, so they brought me a Yoga 2 Pro that they had abandoned because it's screen went weird so now it only shows colors.  So, when I turn on the computer, the display immediately starts cycling through colors. When I use an adapter to the micro HDMI, I can see the display on an external display. I can even change the display settings to essentially use the yoga as a computer tower log onto the computer like normal and enable RDP so I can get SOME use out of the machine as a server box, but that feels like a waste of a high performance machine. Video.  IDK what's wrong. If it was a graphics card or something, I would think that I wouldn't be able to use the external display. I'm not sure what's up or what to see about trying to order and replace.  Anyone have any idea what I should look at? I can make this laptop into the little print server we need, since it's not good for much else right now, but I'd rather get it back in service as a laptop and use a lower end machine for a simple print server.  Help me? Please? 

Answer:Yoga 2 Display only showing colors. Seems to still work with external display.

I looks like a dead LCD display, or a dead ribbon cable to me, I had a similar issue with my C340, wasn't software related. You can try to contact Lenovo support, they may be able to repair it. http://support.lenovo.com

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Hy everybody :)
So this problem occurs in 95% of time when external display is connected. Picture looks like it has artefacts, and color is all scrambled. Ati tools doesnt detect any artefacts, and restart of the system or waking up after standby "solves" the problem.
BIOS is latest, ram was upgraded from 1 to 2 GB, there is no difference which OS is used or which drivers are used (official or modded).


EDIT: Not long time ago I started playing battlefield2, and this happens often in this game but in no other (HAWX for example)
EDIT2:This corruption of display happens only on primary display, never on external.

So any ideas of how to solve this?
Thanks!!

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Answer:Satellite A200-23k - display corruption when external display is connected

hi Triu,
do you have changed the setting of the internal display device?
if you are exceeding the refresh rate such strange things will happen...
please try it and use the toshiba driver with the standard settings to test the system.

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title basically says it. what gives? i have a 24" lcd capable of 1920x1200 which is driven fine by itself, but in the mode with the internal laptop display on, the resolustion will not exceed 1024x768 in 16 bit on the external monitor... which looks terrible. this is via vga ... not the displayport. i could get the displayport cable though, since my external screen has hdmi. i would just need the converter i guess. but i'm not sure that would make a difference? my intel driver is dated 6/11/2008 6.14.10.4957 ... and i can't seem to update for some reason. again - not sure this has anything to do with it or not.  thanks! 

Answer:x301 external display limited to 1024 x 768 when using interal display

Are you using XP or Vista... if you are using XP, please change the resolution using the Intel display driver tray, rather then the windows display property. 

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2082-RF1 The laptop has had some display issues for a few months.  An external monitor through DisplayPort has always been the way I have viewed content. A few months ago, I tried to view the laptop's screen, and noticed that I could not get it to be viewable.  It was blank.  Disconnecting the external monitor, and restarting, had no effect.Since then, the internal screen has always been blank, whenever I have checked.Additionally, issues started to occur intermittently, with the external monitor signal.-The screen resolution would change upon start-up, and sometimes it would change after start-up. -The screen would blink to blank whenever the mouse wheel scrolled.-The monitor would have pixels sparkle in multi-color  (nice glitch for the holidays) Today, the external monitor stopped showing any content.  It simply gives the message of going into energy saving mode.   I am assuming that the issue is within the laptop, as opposed to the monitor itself, since the internal screen has been non-functional for a few months now.  What would be the best route for troubleshooting?I notice there is noticable dust build-up around the  venting areas, and was considering disassembling in order to fully clean out any dust. Are there any known issues with the video in this model?













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Answer:T500 (2082)- Display problem - No Display on laptop or external.

Hi, mouserU
 
What is your operating system? I looked up the Personal Systems Reference for the T500 (2082) (seen here). When you navigate to that page, you can find your machine faster by searching (Ctrl + F) for "T500 2082." In Windows VIsta, this computer had the ability to do switchable graphics from the discrete card to the integrated and vice-versa. I'm not sure whether this ability has carried over through other OSes without aid of a driver (seen here.)
 
As for troubleshooting, I would first recommend seeing if you can boot the machine by means of another port on the machine, such as VGA, to see if you can get an image over to an external monitor. Not being able to see an image is most likely an indication of a bad video card. One last question for clarification: You can see nothing, not even BIOS, on either screen, correct?
 
Best,
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I have a weird issue with my G550 (which is out of warranty).  The screen flickers and distorts (fuzzy colours around objects on the screen).   If I flex the case in a certain way the problem goes away, it's hard to describe but if I apply pressure in a certain direction to the back left of the case it solves the issue... but as soon as I stop applying pressure it goes away.  I'm thinking it's a loose connection somewhere between the GPU and the display, but I'm not entirely sure where to look.  If I plugin in external displays they work fine, no flickering or distortion at all.

Answer:G550: Display flickers / distorts. External display fine.

hi deicist,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

If the LCD screen flickers when you open or close the lid or if tilt the LCD screen on a certain angle then the problem lies on the LVDS or LCD cable (possibly got worn out by opening/closing the lid alot of times). If you're interested in fixing it, you can get spare parts here:

http://tinyurl.com/clc26jr

Disassembly Guide here - http://tinyurl.com/dydpkcf (video)

Caution: Please be careful in disassembling your PC as it may contain sensitive parts.

Hope this helps.

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Hi folks!After struggling with this problem 2 days ago: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T400-doesn-t-boot-to-BIOS-MOBO-components/t... Now I have a new problem: I have literally NO DISPLAY!Either the internal LCD or an external LCD monitor provide NO output. It seems like, judging from the HD lights, etc. that the system is booting normally. I'm able to boot into windows and, remembering key combinations, can shut down windows normally (Start key, U, U). So I think the system is booting up just fine. It's just that there is literally NO display. I've even tried to wait until I"m in windows, then open up the display manager (I assume....FN+F7), then scroll down to other video output options to try and force it to use an external monitor....that doesn't seem to create video output, though I'm fairly confident I'm getting the Display Manager to try and switch... Any thoughts?  Thanks! -Stephen

Answer:t400 No Display AT ALL (either internal or external display)--MOBO Components

Hi ElSteve9, This is clearly hardware problem, please contact local lenovo for hardware test.Worldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systemshttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/detail.page?DocID=HT036550Fred





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hello everyone i recently bought a thinkpad from a retailer (i think it falls in the category of factory refurbished)i already had it for a few days, then i formatted, partitioned the entire drive and installed winxp on itthen i installed opensuse 11.2added the ati repository, then installed the fglrx-desktop driver (i had the dektop-linux-kernel). - ive read it here: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ATI_Mobility_FireGL_V5250 - that i can install the proprietary linux driver from ati (i need a driver optimised for gaming/3d development, not CAD applications)aticonfig --initial did not work, because there was no xorg.conf in /etc/X11/so i ran sax2, it generated a fileafter that i did an aticonfig --initial, then restarted the machineafter that, the lcd display did not power on.attaching an external display works, it even displays the POST with the big lenovo/thinkpad logo.fn+f7 just turns off the external display for a half second then turns it back on. both windows and linux boots without problem, i could even install the official driver from levono), the graphics card is not fried, because i could run the uniengine tropics (from http://unigine.com/download/) - although it ran realy slow (it should run realy slow because as i understood, this card's official driver is not optimised for gaming) under windows nor the display properties, nor catalyst control center or even everest report any secondary display btw, system specs:t60pcore 2 duo t7200... Read more

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Hi

I have a G20 running XP Media Centre Edition with an Nvidia GeForce Go 6600. I have been using the 1440x900 setting up until now on the laptop's screen but have just bought a 22" monitor and am using that instead.

The problem is that the resolution of the monitor is 1680x1050 and I can't seem to be able to set that. The only options are 1440x900 or 1600x1200. Does anyone know how I can get the graphics chip to output 1680x1050?

Many thanks

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Answer:Qosmio G20: Setting 1680x1050 display resolution for external display

Hello William

I have no experience with this but somewhere on this forum I have read similar topic. Before you wait here use advanced search option and use ?1680 x 1050? as searched term. I am pretty sure you will find this topic where one guy explained how to set 1680 x 1050 resolution on external monitor.

Good luck!

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Hi,
I would like to know that If i got an external monitor with usb ports on it and then connect my Macbook Pro 2015 to it via an HDMI cable, can i connect an external hard-drive onto the external display to transfer files to my macbook?
 

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We have T430's (and X230's for that matter) connected to L2251x's via a Mini Dock Plus 3. We also have McAfee SafeBoot installed, which has a pre-boot password prompt before hitting the Windows 7 OS. No matter what we do, we cannot output this pre-boot screen to the monitors when the laptop is docked with the lid closed. I have tried looking around the nVidia control panel but found nothing. I've also tried changing the BIOS settings to use discrete graphics instead of nVidia but that breaks the resolution and Aero features. Anyone else had this issue? Is there a solution?

Answer:T430 DisplayPort doesn't show pre-boot display

*bump*anyone?

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Hello, i am using a Belinea 2025 S1 as a second display to enhance the Desktop of my R61 ThinkPad (8918DEG). Max. resolution of the ThinkPad is 1680 x 1050 and max. resolution of the Belinea is 1400 x 1050. I tried to configure the system to use both displays with their max. resolution, but for the Belinea only 1280 x 1050 is used. The NVIDIA control panel allows to configure user-specific resolutions. When setting the user-specific resolution to 1400 x 1050 the test-screen appears and everything seems to be fine, but if i close the test-screen the program crashes. I restarted the program immediatedly and was able to change the resolution for the Belinea to 1400 x 1050. The problem is: This setting is gone after i reboot the ThinkPad. Can anyone help?  Note:The system is up to date; e.g. there is no newer version of the NVIDIA Controlcenter available. regards,  Robert    

Answer:Use max display resolution of an external Display with NVIDIA Quadro NVS

why don't you just use the windows display property instead.

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My ThinkPad T500 running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional Edition worked great on and off a mini docking station with 2 external monitors. The dual-display setup allowed me to have more desktop space; when needed, I can take the laptop off the docking station (following undocking steps) and use it anywhere. This convenience no longer holds after upgrading to Windows 10.

With the T500 in the docking station (LCD lid closed), I can use the dual-display setup as in Windows 7. However, after shut-down and remove the T500 off the docking station and the T500 laptop becomes unusable because its LCD display doesn't show anything after boot. (While booting the laptop's display shows the ThinkPad boot logo and then some DOS-mode boot messages and then the windows 10 logo and its dotted spinning wheel; after the initial boot the display went blank and the Windows 10 desktop doesn't come up.)

The only way to make the T500 laptop usable on its own is to go through a "preparation procedure" and here is how the procedure goes: While the T500 is on the docking station in the dual-display setup with the 2 external monitors, open the T500's lid and set its display as the main display and then select to disconnect the other 2 external displays (in the Settings -> System -> Display page); then , in the T500's LCD display, select the shut down. Once the T500 is properly powered off, remove it from the docking station and the T500 can work on its own as a laptop supposed to be. W... Read more

Answer:Dual External Display - Messed up Laptop LCD Display

Try turning off fast startup;

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I've tried searching the forums but haven't been able to find anyone with the same problem, so if a thread already exists and I just failed at finding it please point me in that direction.

I have a Lenovo L440 laptop running Windows 10 1607, it has an Intel HD Graphics 4600 video card which lists the last available driver as 15.40 from the 23rd of June 2017.

It has an issue where I connect a projector and I get the flashing display to indicate another display was detected and connected, but nothing displays out to the projector (which is set to use the correct input). I press the shortcut to duplicate the displays and nothing happens. I go in to display settings, and see 5 displays (give or take depending on the laptop) despite only one external one being connected. If I tell it to use displays 1 and 2, nothing, so disable display 2. Then tell it to use displays 1 and 3, nothing, so disable display 3. Repeat this process enough time, it'll eventually come to the display the projector is configured as (sometimes having to add additional displays to what was being shown originally).

It's OK for me to do this as I'm the IT guy, but it's not OK for the staff to do this.

Here is a sample screenshot from another machine with the same problem. Only one external screen (2 in total) is connected.

Some machines with more up to date video cards such as Intel 540's have had driver updates putting them to 15.46, and the problem is thus resolved. It's back to behaving as expected fo... Read more

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My P50 display is great on its own or when I have it connected to an external display and use both.  But once I disconnect the external display the fonts are WAY too small and unreadable.  Any way to fix that?

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Model:  4389-AN4O/S:  Win 7 64bitW Series DockDisplayPort Connection (also happens using VGA and or DVI)BIOS:  1.27/1.32Monitor:  Lenovo L2440x During power up, power on password screen does not display.  Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.  I've tried modifying the settings in the bios for which monitor it boots to first, and that doesn't seem to fix the issue either. Sometimes I do get a display, but the screen looks horrible.  I've checked cables (even swapped them). Suggestion?  We were able to recreate this on 2 W510's (same config). Jim P.S.  If I can provide any additional data please let me know.  I often just type in my power on password and eventually the monitor comes on and I get my windows log in prompt. 

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My ThinkPad T500 running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional Edition worked great on and off a mini docking station with 2 external monitors. The dual-display setup allowed me to have more desktop space; when needed, I can take the laptop off the docking station (following undocking steps) and use it anywhere. This convenience no longer holds after upgrading to Windows 10.

With the T500 in the docking station (LCD lid closed), I can use the dual-display setup as in Windows 7. However, after shut-down and remove the T500 off the docking station and the T500 laptop becomes unusable because its LCD display doesn't show anything after boot. (While booting the laptop's display shows the ThinkPad boot logo and then some DOS-mode boot messages and then the windows 10 logo and its dotted spinning wheel; after the initial boot the display went blank and the Windows 10 desktop doesn't come up.)

The only way to make the T500 laptop usable on its own is to go through a "preparation procedure" and here is how the procedure goes: While the T500 is on the docking station in the dual-display setup with the 2 external monitors, open the T500's lid and set its display as the main display and then select to disconnect the other 2 external displays (in the Settings -> System -> Display page); then , in the T500's LCD display, select the shut down. Once the T500 is properly powered off, remove it from the docking station and the T500 can work on its own as a laptop supposed to be. W... Read more

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I am very happy with my ThinkPad Yoga S1 and do like very much the digitizer pen capability. It works well (given some calibration issues) when the Yoga works without an external display. However, as soon as an external display is connected, the pen outputs always on the external display (and not the internal).
 
I have the yoga connected through OneLink Pro, and an external monitor connected to the display port. I am using both the internal screen as well as the external screen in the extended mode (i.e. not duplication). When I use the pen on the yoga screen, the actions appear on the external display (and not on the yoga screen). This is very confusing, as the pen actions don?t appear where I apply them.
 
I?ve attempted to set the yoga screen as the main screen, but did not have success. Also using DVI instead of display port did not help. I also tried it with three displays (internal, DVI, DP) all in the extended mode (it is nice that these setup as possible by the way), but the pen still it appears on the display port monitor.
 
In order to use the pen meaningfully, I do have to disconnect all external monitors and work only with the yoga screen.
 
Anybody has seen this? Is this an issue of the pen driver (all updated to the latest state) or the operating system (Windows 8.1, 64bit)?
 
Thanks for any help in advance!
 
Admin edit: Please take note that maybe some issue with date of posts due to merging two similar topics.


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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga: Pen and External Display (pen on wrong display)

Hey hey!Im new here in this forum, i was looking for an answer for my problem, but i couldnt find one.So here is whats going on:I got a brand new Thinkpad Yoga with a One Link Dock and a second monitor.When i try to work with the Wacom pen on the main monitor (the one of the thinkpad yoga) and hold the pen over it, or try to write on it, the coursor instantly sets to the second monitor (the attached one).So i want to have the pen input on my main monitor, while i write on it and got the second monitor attached, like for reading or so.I cant find options in this Windows 8 to fix this issue.Under Linux it wouldnt be a problem, i found heaps of answers for that, but im sadly with windows.If you even got experience with Linux on the Yoga, could you tell me if that works wel and if its possible to dual boot?Thanks and kind regards - Kay

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So the thinkpad yoga looks great.. When are they going to upgrade the yoga 2 pro to a thinkpad yoga 2.  12.5 screen is to small for my day to day (even with 21" external hooked up.  And I want 500G SSD, Thinkpads are a lot less business friendly then they used to be.. what happened? (long battery would be nice too).Does anyone know where one can find "new release info"?

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga: Pen and External Display (pen on wrong display)

X series have always had a small 12 inch convertible laptop. X41t to X230t have all being around 12 inch. So ThinkPad Yoga has continued the tradition of offering 12 inch screen size. You can easily do the hdd upgrade yourself, i have put a 1 tb ssd in my ThinkPad Yoga, and it has been fantastic. I guess that is the benefit of the ThinkPad Yoga with its 2.5 inch hdd slot, compared to other tablets that use PCI-e or M.2. SSD standards.

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Hi guys, Just test on T530 with NVIDIA Optimus graphics that an external monitor can not be recognized by VGA or Mini-DP after set 'Discrete Graphics' mode in BIOS.Is it normal?same on T430? Many thanksRegards

Answer:T430/530 can't connect to external monitors?!!!

i think you can't connect to external monitor when you switch to integrated GPU, which is what is happening with the W530 when it is on integrated GPU. With the Nvidia Discrete mode, all the ports are still working.

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Recently my laptop display has become distorted e.g.it looks like a bad signal television channel and has a pink tint to it. So I plugged in my Philips 15" Hardglass Display which I had spare to see if that would work. It did for a few weeks but this morning when I switched it on, dotted vertical lines in groups of four. They were different colours depending on which colours were meant to be there e.g. blue came out as black lines, white as yellow and black as red. It was like this on my laptop as well. But when I just left it to start up it got to the bit when thw windows logo appears just before login and then the blue screen of death appeared. My laptop is a PC World own brand Philips freevents X57 loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate SP1. The graphics chip as I understand is a Nvidia Geforce Go 7400. I did a quick search on google and no solutions to my problem came up.

Answer:Laptop Display & External display problem

Try reloading the Graphics drivers first click here={ad69e70c-dcc7-48b5-86c5-b0980ea8a905}&ID={1d5da0f0-60f6-49fe-a9de-d3386432e315} Select your notebook from the drop down box and go to the downloads page for the X57.

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In Windows 10, when you click Windows button + P you have several projection options.The last one should be 'project to a wireless display'Why isnt this option given for the T430?

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I already have the issue that when I put my E5570 to sleep and wake it up again that the keyboard and touchpad do not work. So I have disable the sleep options in the BIOS.
Now I run into different issues.Yesterday I booted the laptop and it hang on the DELL logo, After a while it stated that my EFI file would not be correct. Force reboot and it booted straight to Windows.
What's more annoying is the fact that the laptop boot, the DELL logo is shown and then the screens go's black, as if it's not connected. SO it looks like it hangs.BUT an external monitor through HDMI does work and show the windows logon.The keyboard and touchpad also do not work.External mouse and keyboard do work.
So pretty much I got a brick when I do not have external display/keyboard and mouse available.
When I reboot the laptop it works fine again.Am I the only one with this?Loads of issues with the laptop and wondering if I just have a faulty laptop...
Clean Windows 10 Pro install is done 5 times.Used the  DELL Command Update to install all drivers and patches.Issues keep existing...

Answer:Latitude E5570 - Black display, no resons to keyboard/touchpad - External display/keyboard/mouse do work

I have been spending a lot of hours in troubleshooting this week.
Diagnostics are 100% ok.
Reinstalled Windows 10 about 15 times.Installing drivers by hands, installing drives trhough the dell update management application.The issues keeps existing.
To sum the them up:- Cold boot (laptop is off) to Windows. Keyboard/Touchpad do not work. (Reboot and they work again)- Resume from sleep. Keyboard/Touchpad do not work. (Reboot and the work again)
After I got the laptop I installed 32Gb of RAM and an 512Gb Samsung 950Pro PCIE M.2 NVME drive.The drive should be support as Dell states on the product page and in the manual that PCIE with NVME is supported.
"Advanced features, like industry-leading M.2 SATA and M.2 PCIe/NVME solid state drives, provide data transfer speeds up to 4x faster over traditional hard drivers. "
In order to get the drive visible and running on PCIe I had to disable the sata controller in the BIOS.This way the drive is detected in Windows as an PCIe NVME capable drive.
Just to verify if the issues I went back to default with the delivered 256Gb M.2 sata drive and 8Gb RAM.To install Windows I had to turn the Sata controller back on.
Installed the drivers manually updated WIndows and tested.The issues do NOT occur.
Retested by installing the drivers using the Dell Update Application.The issues do NOT occur.
So I figured out that the SATA controller somehow is the guilty part for all the issues.I mean when enabled to ACHI or RAID the sleep and non... Read more

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Toshiba a100
http://209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/productcontents/satellite/PSAA8C-SK800C.htm

Just recently replaceced my screen

I've been given a faulty Toshiba laptop/notebook to look at. The problem is that when I switch on the power button, various lights come on, but there is no picture what-so-ever on the screen. There are no beeps either, so no idea what's causing it. I've tried connecting an external monitor (and yes I've pressed the fn + 5 keys to switch monitors), but that isn't recognising any video signal either.

You can hear the hard drive start to whir, but there is no continued chugging sound like you'd get if the o/s was continuing to load. As there's no picture, I can't tell if the BIOS is giving me any warnings, whcih is why the HDD doesn't sound lke it's still booting.

Any help please...
 

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Hi,I have reinstalled my T420s with win 10 1067, it seems the machine can not display on my external monitor (using display port, or any connection). when I set extended or duplicate displays it seems to have 2 displays (the lenovo and my Dell U2414h) but i see nothing on my Dell. Of course i triple verified the input on my Dell is the relevant display port and i am using the same display with the same connection to my T460s ! )I can see in the device manger only the intel Graphics 3000 and there is PCI serial port which is not recognized. I went over all the drivers in the support page and updated my device manger, including chipest and bios. Still nothing helped. Any help will be appreciated.

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Hi, I have a T60 (14.1 inches, 1440x900, 8743-4UK) and the internal display is not working. What I found out:1) It does not seem to be a simple backlight failure - it really shows nothing.2) It is not an inverter problem, I have replaced it (although with a used part) but it still does not work.3) External display works just fine.4) When I checked with my external display, I found that the internal display is not recognized at all, as if it was simply not connected. I really liked the keyboard -- I am willing to fix it if it does not cost a fortune. Thanks in advance for all help!

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Recently got i5 7567....GTX 1050 Ti ...I have an old AOC monitor which supports VGA input....through HDMI to VGA adapter connected my laptop to monitor... On duplicate screen mode and second screen only, it works.....but the monitor goes blank saying "input not supported" on 'extend display '.
display settings has detected the external monitor...while intel hd graphics setting and nvidia control panel are not detecting the external monitor... 
Need help folks...!

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Hi, guys!I've bought HP ENVY  15-as005ur (x0M98EA). It has USB-C port. HP site says that USB-c can be used to connect external displays.How can I do it? I'm trying connect DELL 452-bccq dock station but no luck.All ports works fine but video doesn't

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Question: External Display

Just got another computer. Windows XP Prof/XP3, and cannot connect my TV as alternate display.

Using Latitude D620, had, Inspirion (?), and it worked fine.

Reloaded complete XP OS as when I bought the computer it had Vista (and I can't stand Vista), got a reinstall CD from Dell, reloaded all drivers (I think) and have spent the last week reinstalling my software.

How (or can), I get the TV to act as a monitor.

Realize this is quite lengthy, but wanted to give as much info as possible.

Answer:External Display

FWIW: http://ask-leo.com/can_i_use_my_tv_as_a_second_monitor.html

Since you haven't given any info at all about the TV, this is the best I can do.

Louis

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Hello, I have a compaq laptop with a 8200M G nvidia graphics card

I was previously able to view my laptop on an external display made by insignia via a VGA cable but am not able to do so now.

I was wondering whether it was my driver or something else that could be affecting this problem. Any help will be appreciated, I really want to see my laptop on that display. If anyone needs further information in order to help me please ask and I will provide, thanks guys.

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Basically what I'm trying to do is output from my laptop (which has both VGA and S-Video outs) to a TV.

The problem I'm running into revolves around the fact that it's kinda an old TV. No S-Vid in, nothing fancy, just RCA inputs.

Apparently it's actually required, both by the hardware and by any driver I've tried (ATi's official drivers, Omega-drivers...) for the TV to actually respond or something when I attempt to switch the display to it.

What I'm using right now is a VGA->RCA adapter that I picked up on eBay. I can try to switch either with the keyboard command (Fn-F4) or in software, and the TV will flicker a bit (yes, the TV is set to the right input), but the display comes right back to the laptop.

Can anyone help me with this? Thanks very much.

Answer:External Display (TV)

I don't know much about the hardware you are using, but I do know they make S-Video to RCA adapters that don't cost much at all and are really simple to use. Sorry if that doesn't really help you.

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First of all, thanks for reading!

So, I plugged in my external monitor, then set the display preferences to "show desktop only on 2". All was great. Then I had the bright idea to experiment with different resolutions and see the result. Result: my external monitor didn't like the first one I chose, and now it just shows a black screen saying "signal out of range". Being that my laptop screen was off due to my "only on 2" setting, I have no display on either one. When I unplug the external monitor, I can use the laptop just fine, but as soon as I plug it back in, it remembers my brilliant settings and the external monitor goes off, as well as the laptop one, so I can do absolutely nothing.

I tried restarting in "safe mode", and somehow that got it back to the default setting of "duplicate these displays" which is awesome, because I can use the external monitor again. Only problem is that if I choose "only on 2" it still remembers my retarded resolution choice and I'm blank again ("out of range...")

So... is there any way to reset the resolution on the "show desktop only on 2" setting back to it's default? The only way I can access the options for that setting is by selecting it, and that turns off my displays...

Thanks again in advance!! I bow to all the gurus!

Michael

Answer:External Display help?

i have same problem, i want reset setting for "show desktop only 2" , anyone help

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Hi can someone please help me please? I used to watch dvd on my laptop connected to my plasma via vga cord.But recently i had problems with my laptop casuing me to fully reinstall my os.Now when i try to connect through display settings there is only one screen instead of 2.How can this be fixed.cheers.

Im using a dell laptop 1545.Running windows Vista home premium,service pack 1.
 

Answer:No external display!!!

did you go onto the Dell website and download the video drivers for that machine
You should find a TAG number on the machine which you can use to find the drivers
goto this link http://support.euro.dell.com/suppor...k&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=GuidedPathHomePage you can enter the TAG number or the exact model to get to the drivers
 

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Question: external display

Trying to connect external disply to sony vaio laptop.When windows 98 logo shows on start up display shows but after it bigins to load the external display dont show after the c:/ prompt.Can any one help.

Answer:external display

what is the sony vaio load with?

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can this port on a laptop connect to any tft monitor or lcd tvthanks

Answer:external display port

Yes it should once the display card can handle the max resolution of the monitor or lcd screenA 19" widescreen require 1440 x 900 resolution A 22" widescreen require 1680 x 1050 resolution

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I have a Sony Vaio with Vista Home Premium. I used to be able to use it without a problem, it would start automatically when I hooked it up. I got a virus and to get rid of it I set the computer back to it's default settings. While I had the virus and ever since I haven't been able to use my external display.I've tried reinstalling the video card, changing the detection method and tried both the regular monitor cable and an S-Video cable, the computer knows that something is plugged in cause the screen resets like it used to when it worked but it doesn't show the pictures on the second monitor or even show that one is connected in display settings.I'd guess it's something from the virus but I don't know a whole lot about it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:External display will not work

Did you re-install your drivers including MBoard ? ?I'm assuming "reset" means a re-install but you were not clear on that.

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Will a W510 with docking station (p/n 4338) support more than 1 external display?  I would like to use laptop display and extend desktop to 2 external monitors. 













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Answer:More than 1 External Display on W510

You can connect and use two external displays, but your laptop display will be disabled. If you want to use all three displays at the same time, one of the two external displays will need to be connected to the laptop via the Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter (45K5296).

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I've updated the Intel video driver to the latest, 6.14.10.4277, but I still can't get my external display to work with my G40 through the external VGA connector.  The display works with my R40, but not with my G40.  It doesn't even show anything during boot.  I'm using the driver for the Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller.  I've set the BIOS to display both on bootup, but still don't get anything on bootup either.  Any ideas?  I can't say this has ever worked, because I haven't tried it until now. 

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hello,I have a problem with my W700 when I try to connect an external screen. I can not display on two screens at the same time, only one screen at a time. The clone mode and extend monitor will not work. When I try the computer slow down or freezes, and the display have huge disportion. This occurs both in DVI than VGA, whatever the resolution.My configuration is:W700 - 2757CTO - Quadro FX 2700 - WXGA 1400 * 900 - Win 7 proI already tried the following action:- updated the drivers (from nvidia and form Lenovo)- reinstall win7- try on several different screens with different cablesPlease help ...

Answer:External display not work

hey Max79,could you uninstall the nvidia drivers and let Win7 install its generic drivers ?once that is done, could you try your external monitor again ?





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I have connected my laptop to a new LCD monitor via VGA, but the color is not right. The external monitor will not display red - everything looks blue and green (and things that I know should be red look black). It doesn't seem to be the monitor or cable, because I hooked up another computer to it and the display worked fine. Also, the screen that is actually on my laptop looks just fine. I also thought that it might be the actual VGA port on my laptop, so I tried bypassing it using a docking station, but the color is still messed up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:External Display Color Help

Video Card Driver maybe?
 

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Hello, I have been experiencing BSODs when using the VGA out on my laptop, most of it generally happen when the computer goes to sleep, and I wake the computer afterwards. Then it would just show a blank screen until I unplugged the VGA connector and it will BSOD with the same error, ( SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION igdkmd64.sys ) . I have tried reinstalling the intel drivers but it still happens every now and then. Would appreciate if anyone could find the source of the problem

Laptop: Clevo N550RC
Specs:
Processor: i7-6700HQ
Graphics: Nvidia GTX950M 2GB DDR5
RAM: Crucial 8GB DDR3
Storage: 500GB Seagate SSHD
OS: Windows 10 Enterprise

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Answer:BSOD with External Display VGA

Hi fuzeee,

Welcome to the 10forums

Could you tell me what power plan you're using? Is there any setting changed in this power plan?

From where did you download the graphics drivers?
I assume you're using both your iGPU & dGPU?

Was Avast previously installed before Symantec or is it still installed?
Avast drivers are present on your system where it seems to be the cause of the first crash from previous month, I guess that it is also the cause of the other crash from previous month.
I'm planning on first dealing with Avast & Symantec, if that turns out to be providing no improvement I would like to continue on the power plan

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Happy new year to all.

I have a colleague who gets a BSOD randomly after about 15 minutes from logging in and starts working with the following code:

0x000000EA (0x81BC0810, 0x827307B0, 0xF89A1CB4) "don't know that last parameter"

and the end of the warning, it says (ialmrnt5). I figured from a quick google that this has something to do with the display drivers. I uninstalled and reinstalled the Display driver. Not solved. Checked the hard disk and memory. All success.

This guy has a laptop connected to an external monitor. When I unplugged ithe monitor the BSOD didn't appear anymore.

Could it be a driver issue? a physical problem with the video driver? or could it be the monitor itself? He used to work with this laptop and the monitor for months but suddenly it happened today.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:BSOD - External Display

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I'm fairly certain this is a driver problem, but I still haven't been able to solve it.

Before upgrading to 7, I was using my laptop as my primary dvd player, since I didn't have on. I'd hook my laptop into my TV using a an S-video to Composite, extend the display and play the movie. Worked every time.

But after installing 7, I haven't been able to get my TV to display the signal anymore. When I've got the cable plugged in, the computer recognizes that I've got another monitor set up, and it gives me all the options (extend, duplicate, etc.) but my TV doesn't show anything other than a blue screen (the default when it isn't receiving a signal).

Since I thought it was a driver problem, I downloaded the latest drivers (released last month) for my card (nVidia GeForce 8600m), but even after install I still don't get a signal on my TV.

Unfortunately I don't have another TV or computer to test the connection with, but before the upgrade I was using the same computer, same TV, and same cable, so I know it's not a hardware compatibility problem.

The computer says its outputting a signal, but the TV says it isn't receiving one.

Any one know how to fix this?

Answer:External Display won't work

a shot in the dark, but try connecting the tv to your computer before you turn the computer on.

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I have my W500 connected to a Sony LCD TV through the VGA port. The problem I'm having is that when I set the W500 to a resolution of 1400X1050, it doesn't fill the entire computer screen. Yet, this is the only resolution I can use to fill the entire TV screen(I also have to set the TV to Full2 mode).The exact opposite happens when I set the computer screen to a resolution higher than 1400X1050. Is their any way to fill the entire computer screen at a resolution of 1400X1050? Also, would this problem disappear if I connected the two using the DisplayPort? I'm assuming it would because I could set the computer screen to a resolution closer to the maximun the TV could handle.

Answer:External display using the VGA output

Maybe not the answer you are looking for but you could extend your desktop and run both resolutions. Thats what I do for the projector at my office. 

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Hi everyone, As most X1 Carbon users know, text size need to be Large or even Extra Large @200% (My X1C3 has QHD Display). But as I plug an external display, text size becames really huge and I need to set it back to normal. Is it possible to set text size at Extra Large on the laptop monitor and automatically changes to normal text size on external display (or remember such setting of my external display)?

Answer:X1 Carbon on External Display

yes this is very annoying when you connect to your docking station you have to log on adjust the text size then log off and on again. Furthermore you might need to repeat the exercise because the scaling of the text associated with icons and pull down menus on IE can become vvvsmall, my usual fix for this is to revert to medium size text log off and on again change it back to small text the log off and on again (this is when connecting to the docking station) very frustrating. Surely you can have a situation where it is recognized that you are connected to the docking station and it applies a pre-arranged set of settings.

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I have 1 monitor plugged into VGA, one into a USB which is an external StarTech graphics card, and I have one in the DisplayPort. I want to have all 3 external monitors on, as well as the main laptop display. Is this possible?

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Hello, I have been experiencing BSODs when using the VGA out on my laptop, most of it generally happen when the computer goes to sleep, and I wake the computer afterwards. Then it would just show a blank screen until I unplugged the VGA connector and it will BSOD with the same error, ( SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION igdkmd64.sys ) . I have tried reinstalling the intel drivers but it still happens every now and then. Would appreciate if anyone could find the source of the problem

Laptop: Clevo N550RC
Specs:
Processor: i7-6700HQ
Graphics: Nvidia GTX950M 2GB DDR5
RAM: Crucial 8GB DDR3
Storage: 500GB Seagate SSHD
OS: Windows 10 Enterprise

fuzeee-Wed_17_08_2016_205353_03.zip

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Hey everyone, I have a bit of an issue and thought I'd bring it here. The users on this site have been amongst the most knowledgeable I've seen on the net. So anyhow, I have this laptop with a broken screen running Windows Vista and I plan on wiping it clean and installing Windows Server 2008 to use as a media center PC in the bedroom. When logged on to Vista, I can use the function keys to pull up the external, however, I am unable to do the same during Server install. How can I remedy this issue?

I put this in the Windows 7 forum due to the similarities between 7 and Server 2008, the fact that it is not really a "server issue" I am having, and that this forum is more utilized. If this is unacceptable I will move or delete the topic. Thanks for your help.

Answer:External Display During Install

Update: I disabled the display drivers on the laptop through Vista, but it does not take effect until Vista has booted. Trying to run the install again left me with images displayed only on the broken screen

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This may be to broad of a question, but I am in the market for an external display for my Tecra A8. Around the 400 eruo price range. Any suggestions?

Answer:What is the best external display to use with Tecra A8?

Hi

What monitor size do you want to bye? 17??? or 19????
I have read checked the product test on some websites and the Samsung SyncMaster 970P 19??? is not a bad choice. You should get it for 400Euros.

But generally it???s not easy to say which screen is the best. I think you should visit some computer dealers and compare the external displays. You know you can check the brightness, brilliance, contrast and the reaction time. It???s important if you want to play games. It should support a low value. For example 8-6 ms

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Hey guys i got a new tv recently and i wanted to use it as an external monitor for my laptop. i have a pretty new Dell Inspiron N5110 which i assume would have the necessary drivers. the weird thing is that my laptop will sense the tv as an external monitor. i can choose to extend, duplicate, etc. by the tv simply says "no signal." ive fiddles with both my graphics card menu and windows menu tot ry and get the darn thing to work, any ideas?

Computer:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6051 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595378 MB, Free - 381809 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 034W60
Antivirus: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper, Disabled

TV:
TCL 40" LCD HDTV
L40FHDF12TA
it has both HDMI and basic computer monitor plugins, but the HDMI is completely unresponsive
 

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A few months ago, my roommate had a extra LCD computer monitor laying around, So I would often plug it into my laptop and have two screens working at once. It was that simple, plug it in and it came right up on its own. I even was able to plug my laptop into his big screen HDTV and play starcraft on it.

So today I stopped at the store on my way home to pick up a cable to plug into my small LCD HDTV by samsung. I figured i'd plug it into my laptop and use 2 monitors again. Of course, its not that easy. I've been messing with this thing for hours.

When I go to PC mode on the TV, and have nothing plugged in, it says: "No signal detected". When I plug it into the laptop, the TV's screen goes blank. It no longer says no signal detected... but nothing is happening.

When I go to my Nvidia options, theres a section for dual display configuration. Only problem is, the only display it sees is the default laptop screen. Theres a option to scan for a second monitor, but it yields no results. I've rebooted 5+ times, and gone through every option and google search I could think of but nothing. I dont think its a bad cable, otherwise it would still say No Signal Detected.

But im sure it something completely simple that I overlooked....

Any and all advice/help will be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:External display for my laptop

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Hi folks, I have the following problem:

I have an older Satellite M30-642 laptop. My keyboard on it is completely broke (spilled something over it) so I am using an external USB keyboard.

Now that I got myself a TFT I wanted to use it as primary device so I need to switch the laptop to external output.
The laptop itself recognizes it as secondary display already, but that is not what I want.
Problem is that I cannot switch display devices without the FN key!

I already tried searching the net and this forum - but the solution posted does not work for the M30!! There is no option in HW Utility and also not in the BIOS to enable external keyboard support.
Please is there no other key combination that might work or a software utility that allows me to switch it? This is a really bad situation for me :(

Any solutions anyone??? :(

Greetings and thanks in advance
hq

Answer:How to use external display with my Satellite M30?

Hello

Please do not be mad on me but I write here very often and try somehow to help but I am always irritated if somebody thinks that everything is feasible. Unfortunately you must accept that sometimes there is hardware limitation and there is nothing to do.
I am talking about primary and secondary monitor.

On most notebooks the LCD display is always set as primary and can not be changed. So, as far as I know, without using FN+F5 key combination you can extend the desktop to external display and use both of them. Using display settings you should be able to switch to external display only (control panel ? display ? settings ? advances settings ? NVIDIA and so on). Please test it alone because I do not have M30 but the principle is moustly the same.

If you will be able to use external display only try to restart your notebook and see on which display the desktop will be shown. If you will be lucky and desktop will be shown on external display, try to expand the desktop to second monitor (notebook LCD).


Bye

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 I have an external flat panel connected to my W700 when in the office and docked. The display does not activate until I log into windows, which means that I must keep the laptop open to see the boot messages and the login window. I have attempted to configure the BIOS to utilize the external monitor, but then when I am travelling and not connected to an external monitor I can not see anything. My old T60p switched between monitors for boot up without any issues. This doesn't make sense. A mobile workstation has to have this functionality. Could it really be an oversight by Lenovo?

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I updated the BIOS of my HP Envy notebook 2 days ago through HP automatic update. After that, it cannot detect the external moniitor. Rather the external display says "No Signal!" for once and no display anymore. I tested the external monitor and HDMI cable using another laptop and found working well. Please help.

Answer:cannot detect external display

The same thing has happened to me as well after this update -- This is actually the second time this has happened after a BIOS update (it happened in late Decemeber/early January as well). I do need to get the second monitor working to be able to use the computer the way I want. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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I can't seem to configure my new T400 to display on the external display only.  When sitting at my desk I like to use a larger monitor and it is rather annoying & needlessly uses the LCD life to have both monitors displaying.  How do I set it up to only display on the external monitor.  I also have a T60 and FN + F7 works to toggle between, one, the other, or both.  The T400 factory settings seem to always include the LCD monitor in the configurations.  Any ideas?

Answer:T400 External display only

In the Thinkvantage Presentation Director (in the Start - All programs - Thinkvantage folder) there is an option to set FN + F7 to work in the same way as on the earlier Thinkpads like your T60.





T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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