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T500 Dual Advance Mini Dock and Dual monitors to display as single 2560X1024 display?

Question: T500 Dual Advance Mini Dock and Dual monitors to display as single 2560X1024 display?

1. Is this possible with built in Intel 4500 chipset. The t61's with Nvidia Chipsets did it.2. Anyone know what settings need to be made to make it happen if it is possible? Thanks

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Answer: T500 Dual Advance Mini Dock and Dual monitors to display as single 2560X1024 display?

so you want each monitor to display at 1280 x 1024?

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I have searched and  searched, but cannot find a simple answer. I have a T500 with the ATI Mobility 3650 with 256MB.  I am going to buy the Advanced Mini Dock. My questions: For dual monitors, what is the maximum resolution of each individual monitor (not technically, but actual resolution of monitors that are manufactured)Any monitor recommendationsAll I want to do is run dual monitors (no laptop screen).Thank you so much! 

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I have a T500 with XP installed. I am using it docked into a mini dock attached to two 20inch Viewsonic monitors. One connected via VGA and the other DVI. I setup the dual monitors just fine. Anytime after I undock and boot up the laptop I can't get the dual monitors to automatically display. I have to go into the display properties and re set it up each time. Can anyone suggest any ideas?

Answer:Can't get dual monitors to come back up when docking. T500 with mini dock & XP

When your T500 power-on , press F1 to log in BIOS, and change the option in >config>Display>Boot-Display-Device to Both or VGA, I suppose that it will reslove your problem.

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Hello everyone, I have a Thinkpad W510 laptop connected to two monitors using a 4338 dock with DVI connections from the dock to the monitors. I have this same configuration at my home office and work office locations. At both locations, there is no output from the second display, even though the second monitor is being detected by the OS (Win7 Enterprise SP1, 64-bit). Under Device Manager, I have uninstalled both monitors and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M display card and reinstalled them which did not resolve the issue. This configuration was working without issue for over a year. This is a laptop provided by my company so I not sure if one of their software updates caused this issue. Any assistance the community can provide in troubleshooting this issue would be appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Display issue with dual monitors via DVI on ThinkPad W510 with 4338 dock

Hi Rohitjthomas,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Can you provide us the current Nvidia graphic driver version which is installed in your system?
In device manager under display adapter what all adapters it is showing, if possible send the screen shot of DM?
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I am trying to setup a dual monitor setup with my t400s and mini dock 3.  I want to use the laptop display plus my acer through the dvi port on the mini dock.  I can't do anything to get the laptop display on at the same time as the external.  I'm using windows 7. is this possible with this dock?

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Could someone please confirm if the T61 with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M is capable of driving a 30" external display when the T61 is in the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock? A 30" display at 2560x1600 requires a dual-link DVI connection. If not, what about the R61 with the nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M card? Regards,Omar

Answer:Dual-link DVI capability for 30" display at 2560x1600 resolution through Advanced Mini Dock

the T6 advanced mini dock has a dual-link DVI-D port and will therefore support 30" displays.   the T61p with 570M can drive up to WQXGA (2560x1600) plus its own internal display simultaneously.

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I just purchased a T61 with the advanced mini dock for home use.  My home setup is two Samsung LCD monitors, one driven by the mini dock VGA and the other driven by the mini dock DVI.  The monitor driven by the DVI is the larger of the two and my main use (primary) monitor.  Is there any way to have the T61 use the DVI as the main monitor during the boot process?  I already use the Presentation Director to get things configured correctly once the boot process is complete, but its kind of annoying having to view the boot process from my secondary monitor and then watch the video reset gyrations that Presentation Director goes through to set the configuration. TIA for any help, Bill





Bill PfeifferT61, 6459CTO, Windows 7, 3 Gig









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Answer:T61 Advance Mini Dock Dual Monitor ordering

Have a look in the BIOS > Config > Display > Boot Display menu, there you should be able to select the default display. I believe it is set to Internal / VGA as default.

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From my laptop xps 15 9550, i couldn't figure out how to extent properly 4k resolution on each monitor.
If I refer the dell website, I am supposed to be able to dual display 4k resolution on each monitor:http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN301105
Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB15

Resolutions
Number of Displays
Refresh Rate
1920 x 1080
3
60 Hz
1920 x 1200
3
60 Hz
2048 x 1356
3
60 Hz
2560 x 1080
3
60 Hz
2560 x 1440
3
60 Hz
2560 x 1600
3
60 Hz
3440 x 1440
2
60 Hz
3840 x 2160
2
60 Hz


Whatever I tried several as combinaisons in extended desktop, i cannot get the 4K (but only the 2K max) at 59/60hz, i cannot even get the 4k in 30hz available in the HD graphics control panel:Primary display : dell 1 u2717d
Secondary display : dell 2 u2717d
Built-in display : laptop xps 15 9550 in on or none

Do you guys have the same issue ? or anyone already solved it ?

(The TechCenter asked me to use mDP and DP instead of using mDP and HDMI, the issue remains the same fyi whatever the combo between mDP, DP and HDMI)

Thanks

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In my organization we have purchase a few Dell 3040 mini computers and now several of them are having technical issues.  We are supporting dual monitor on all our systems but the issues are:
1. The screen goes BLACK while the user is working but the system is still running for one user.
2.  Another user screen goes white while she is working and the system is still running.
Have installed the latest Video drivers from the Dell site and still the problem persist.  Can anyone provide any tech advice to resolve these issues.

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Try to find out if a T440 can use its VGA and mini DP ports at the same time for dual monitor support (LCD can be closed.)  Can't seem to find this info anywhere, everything I come up against talks about a dock. Thanks.

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I'm trying two run two monitors (one VGA, one DVI) from the two available ports on my mini-dock running W500 with XP operating system. Laptop can go blank while the two monitors are working. Other posts imply I can do this, but I can't get the second to run, only one + laptop screen.  Any advice?thanks

Answer:Dual monitors from mini-dock for W500?

When you say you can't get the "second" one to run - is that always the DVI one?  I'm guessing you have your system in Intel graphics mode.  Intel graphics doesn't work with the DVI port on the dock or the DisplayPort on the side.  You need to be in ATI mode to use all of your ports.  Since you're running XP, you'd have to make this change from the BIOS during bootup (hit F1) and change the graphics to "Performance" mode instead of power saving graphics or switchable (not supported on XP).

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I can power up my laptop off the dock, close the lid, put it on the dock and the laptop will switch to the dual external monitors. If I power up the laptop on the dock with the Lid open only the laptop screen will work until I extend the desktop in Windows. If I power up the laptop on the dock with the Lid closed I can see the Windows 7 load screen but then the monitors turn off. When i take the laptop off the dock the internal screen does not work and i have to do a hard reset. Any suggestions? I want to be able to power on the laptop on the the dock with the lid closed and have both external displays work.

Answer:W510 + Mini Dock Plus Series 3 + Dual Monitors

i have same problem on 3 diff w510s..been looking for an answer





this should be easy...?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo T500 model 2055CTO running Windows XP SP3.  I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 display, with Driver version 8.563.2.1000 dated 04/01/2009.  My BIOS version/date is 3.01 - 5/15/2009.  My BIOS display settings have the Boot Display Device as Thinkpad LCD with Graphics Device = Discreet. I have two Planar PE191M displays connected to a 2504 Mini Dock, one in the VGA port and one in the DVI port.  The displays can be connected either digitally or analog.  When I run the ATI Catalyst Control Center, the available display devices shows the Notebook Panel (DDC display), the Analog monitor (PE191M) and the Digital Flat Panel (PE191M).  Even though the Digital Device is listed as available, when I select it, it never works.  It's as if no signal is sent to the display.  I know both the dock and display work, as they work fine when I connect my old T60p to the dock. I've treied changing the BIOS Graphic Device to Switchable mode which invokes the Intel display device, but this does not work.  I wonder if anyone else has a similar experience, if this is related to the driver or BIOS, and if anyone has any ideas on how to get the digital output to work. Thanks!

Answer:T500 DVI digital display problems with mini dock

try using the Omega Catalyst driver (download it off the net). 

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T420, no docking station, with external monitor connected to VGA port. Windows 8.1 64-bit. Display driver up-to-date, Windows 8.1 up-to-date. Lenovo Syetm Update run and everything is up-to-date. So occasionally it switches back to single display (laptop screen) then immediately switches back to dual display. Seems to do this randonly without warning. I don't see any obvious issues, event log does not show any problems when the issue occurs. I did reinstall the display driver but that did not help. This is more of an annoyance then anything else. I just stop what I am doing and wait for it to switch back to dual display, as I use the external monitor as my primary desktop.

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I would like to use my T430s with two external displays, for a total of 3 displays. My configuration:T430s with NVS 5200 (Win 7 professional)Mini Dock Series 3 (4337)external monitor 1 connected to DVI on the dockexternal monitor 2 connected to VGA on the dock The system detects both monitors fine, but will only allow me to extend desktop to one of them at a time. Can you guys help me? My understanding is that it should work just fine with my configuration.


























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Hi, I am trying to connect my T61p to 2 external monitors through the DVI and VGA ports on the advanced mini dock.  Even with the lid shut, the dock only shows an image on one monitor.  Is there something that I need to do to enable the other monitor.  In the nvidia control panel, it can see the 2 external monitors however it just doesn't show the image on the other. The OS is Windows XP Pro and the Graphics are FX570M. Any help appreciated.

Answer:T61p With Dual External Monitors and Advanced Mini Dock

is the DVI or the VGA ports that is displaying the image?

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Hi,I need to purchase a new Lenovo laptop in urgent.But we need to make sure it support dual display to two external monitors. (VGA) My question is:(1) we plan to purchase with mini dock plus, it have two HDMI port.can it support two external monitors for Intel HD Graphics 3000?( we will close the Lids when use in dual external monitors) (2) Can i use DVI to VGA convertor convert to VGA for supporting two external monitors (3) what is the weight difference for X220 SATA HDD and SSD HDD? Please kindly help in urgent! Rgds,Sun   













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Answer:New X220 support dual external monitors with mini dock plus?

1) Lenovo Mini Dock Plus doesn't have HDMI port. 2) The DVI port on the Mini Dock Plus is DVI-D only, so it doesn't support analogue signal. You would have to use Displayport to VGA converter instead. 3) minimal, <50 g.

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Hi All I have a T530 with Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a Mini Dock Series 3. I've done lots of googling, but I can't seem to find out: 1. If this hardware supports dual monitors.2. How to setup dual monitors with Windows.3. How to setup dual monitors with Linux. Can someone help me at least with 1, please? I've tried connecting 2 monitors to the docking station. One VGA and one via a VGA convertor to the DVI-D port. Windows seems to half detect the monitor on the DVI port, but I can get nothing out of it. Fn + F7 isn't helping me much either. ThanksPaul T520 (love it) & Mini Dock Series 3













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Answer:T530, Mini Dock Series 3, Intel Graphics & Dual Monitors

1. Yes, that is without the internal LCD on. But you can get more screen support (> 2 screens), if you use displaylink usb video adapters (i.e. ThinkPad USB 3.0 docks), or use a displayport to dvi, vga, displayport splitter (i.e. Lenovo displaylink splitter). 2. DVI-D is a digital video only video output port, so it won't support a simple DVI to VGA adapter, only a DVI-I port does. If you need another VGA port, you would need a Displayport to VGA converter. 3. Same issue as above, it is basically you got the converter wrong. Once you have the displayport to vga converter you should be fine.

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I have a T420 that I'm using with a Mini Dock Series 3 - 90W 433710U docking station.  I'm trying to connect to two external monitors (both HP 1965's) using the DVI and VGA outputs on the docking station.  From the VGA output, I'm running a VGA (M) to DVI (M) into my monitor.  I can only get either the DVI or VGA outputted monitors to work by themselves, but not together.  When I connect both external displays, it will switch off one of the external monitors (the first one connected).     Both are verified working as external monitors with the T420, just not at the same time.  When using the DVI output, I can get dual monitors to work using the ThinkPad display as one monitor and the DVI-connected external monitor as the second.  Is there a way to connect to two external monitors from a T420 with a Mini Dock Series 3 - 90W 433710U docking station?  Or do you a multi-monitor adapater, such as an Cirago HDX3DV01 to do that?













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Answer:Dual External Monitors Not Working on T420 w/ Mini Dock Series 3 - 90W 433710U

Did you ever get this to work? I have the same issue. 

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I have T500 with windows XP and Intel Graphics card / Intel Graphics Media Accelerator driver.I connected it to Panasonic HDTV using DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. It works in the "Extended Display across notebook and monitor" mode with certain resolutions (1200x800 on primary - notebook and 1200x720 on secondary - TV).  However, it does not work in the "Same display on notebook and monitor" mode.  Has anybody seen this? Thank you.

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Hi, I have a problem with dual display when docking the t440s. Im using displayport and dvi on my HP LA2405wg monitors. Heres the scenario: 1. If Im connecting only the displayport - the display is ok on the laptop and the monitor2. If Im connecting only dvi - the display is ok on the laptop and the monitor3. If Im using both displayport and dvi - both monitors are going to sleep mode and are turned off. Ive tried to upgrade both bios and drivers with no result. The cables has also been replaced. (these cables works fine on other laptops (t410s)













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Answer:T440s with pro dock 65w - dual display problems

turns out that we need a ultra dock

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I have the T400 w/ATI discrete graphics and the advanced dock.  I have a monitor connected to the DVI on the dock.  I have the graphics forced to "Discrete" in the BIOS. When docked, I prefer the monitor to be the "main" monitor, with the notebook display as a secondary monitor with the desktop extended onto it.  When undocked, the notebook is (obviously) the only display. When I undock, everything works as expected - the display is moved / resized to fit on the notebook display. When I re-dock, however, the video doesn't recover correctly.  Instead of having the display extended onto it, the display is duplicated on both monitors.  I have to go into the display settings every time to switch it back to the way I prefer. How can I retain my preferred settings when I redock?





______________________________________________________________________________T400 | 2.8GHz / 9600 | 8GB RAM | 128 GB SSD | 320 GB 7200 RPM | 256 MB ATI Discrete Graphics









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Answer:T400 w/ATI & dock: dual display question

setup the display setting in your presentation director Fn +F7 and it would save your preferred setting, so next time it is just a job of pressing a few key to regain your preferred setting. 

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I have read some of the other posts etc on here but a bit puzzled/confused by the issues I am seeing here. I two monitors - one HDMI and one DVI - trying to connect to my Pro Dock with 65w PSU. I have applied the firmware update but still get screen flickering when I try to connect any single monitor to the Dock's Displayport -either via HDMI to DP cable or via DVI to DP adaptor. The only combination that seems to work is DVI to DVI on the Dock and HDMI to laptop MiniDP via an adaptor. Why can I not use the main DP port on the dock?  Also, I am really annoyed about the weird wording use on the Pro Dock support page:1x DisplayPort 1.2 (Exclusive use with DVI-D)1x DVI-D (Exclusive use with DisplayPort)Surely the above should have said Mutually exclusive - Exclusive use with something suggests it only works with that thing. Reading the above I understood that they can only be used WITH each other - i.e. not with the VGA.Why oh why have such a dumb restriction on a 150 dock!! I cannot even return the dock - without paying shipping and restocking fees etc. And I am now going to have to keep unplugging the miniDP connector all the time!!  Agghhh! Lenovo are really messing things up - bad enough all the weird things they have done with the T440p.The T440p is my 8th Thinkpad and probably the only one I have serious regrets about.

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Hi! I purchased a P50 laptop with a workstation dock in May. Since then I've had great difficulty with external displays through the dock. I have now managed to get my Eizo CGX271 to work properly at 2560x1440 resolution, 60Hz, via displayport. However, I also have an Apple Cinema display 30'', with a native 2560x1600 resolution. This I can't get to work through the dock. I have tried the DVI connection, but it seems not to be dual link as required. So, I have tried an active DVI to DP-adapter:http://www.accellcables.com/products/ultraav-displayport-to-dvi-d-dual-link-adapterNo result.I have also used Apples Mini DP to Dual link DVI adapter, but this obviously cannot connect to the dock. As the Apple screen works fine when the P50 is not docked, it doesn't work while docked. Now, this page boasts 5 simultaneous displays with the dock: https://support.lenovo.com/no/en/documents/pd029622But I cannot even get two to work. And what does "selecatble while docked" mean for the Mini DP? I have updated my BIOS, and the dock firmware to version 2.30. Still no luck.I have paid a lot of hard earned cash for this equipment, and must say I'm pretty disappointed. Is there anyone who can help?

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I hooked the one Acer monitor directly to the monitor port, and it works perfectly.  I then hooked the other through a Triton SS2 Extreme UV200 External DVI/VGA Video Card as was recommended for me to do so.  The Triton has a USB plug which I then connected to one of the USB ports on the back of the docking station, and loaded the software.  Everything worked great but the 2nd monitor screen enlarges everything.  So I though I could just go into the control panel and adjust that monitors settings.  However, the system is only recognizing the monitor in the monitor port of the docking station.  In the connection directions, it says the 2nd monitor has to be connected to the other USB port that is not standard and is on the far left of the back of the dock with an emblem the has 2 "+" signs stacked on each other followed by a bold "D" (I think).  I have tried to see if there is an adapter to convert the standard USB to fit this other port, and no one has been able to help me.  Does anyone have any recommendations, idea's or knowledge of how to work through this?  Thanks.

Answer:Help with connecting dual monitors to the THinkPad Mini Dock 3 for my ThinkPad T 510

that is the Displayport, which can be converted to a DVI or VGA port using an appropriate adapter. But there is no USB adapter for the Displayport, as they use a different technology.

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Hello all.

As of right now, i'm currently buying a new computer, but I want to try something new, which is having dual display monitors.
How exactly does this work?
Is this some type of guide I can look up and see how it works?

Appreciate any help
 

Answer:Dual Display monitors

By the way, it's gonna be running on Nvidia 7800 GT SLi's and an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
 

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Hi,

I am trying to use an extra monitor with my notebook with a separate monitor attached to it in order to have 2 displays. I am also setting the display settings as Extended Display.

I wish to run a game on the attached monitor and on the other hand browse the internet and chat on the notebook's display. For some reason I cant succeed in doing it.

Can someone give me some advise on how to do it please?

Thanks.

Answer:Dual display monitors

you can not do this. I have tried and found out it is not possible. You can try alt tabbing while in game but in the end it does not work well.

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Hello everyone, My client purchased a new ProDesk 400 G3 to replace a defected one that they got. Everything was going fine with the replacement until I noticed that everytime you reboot the PC. The 2nd monitor turns off and when you login as a domain user. You have to manually detect the monitor in the Intel management concole. For somereason either Windows or the driver forgets when you reboot but I'm thinking it's drivers. I installed 7 other same model ProDesk's and right out of the box with the drivers and image already installed. When you plugin a scond monitor Windows won't recognize the 2nd display. I figured it out though, you have reinstalling the intel display driver and then both displays will work. But this isn't working for the PC that I'm talking about because it resets after you reboot. I tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it a bunch of times. I'm almost certain that it's a driver issue because the other PC's had issues with their displays as well. Intel doesn't seem to have a updated driver out yet either so I hope that this PC isn't not deffected like the last because it's going to look bad on me when it's HP's fault. If anyone has any intelligant ideas and not repeating steps that I have already tried. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,Scott K

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I've been having some issues with dual display with a T440s and a 40A2009US Ultra Dock. OS is Windows 7 64 Enterprise. I two identical Dell LCDs connected to the dock. One via VGA and the other DVI. Both displays are being mirrored and I can't seem to change it. There is only one monitor listed in Device manager.Both external monitors will only display an image if the PC is started closed from the docking station power button. Removing the laptop and replacing it on the docking station does not wake the monitors and there is no image until the laptop is manually shutdown and restarted. I have updated graphics drivers, as well as any driver related to the dock (USB3.0 etc). I have tried a displayport to DVI connector as well, no go. After some research I discovered the firmare may need to be updated. The synaptics package from the lenovo support downloads site gave me the message that my firmware was already up to date. The other fwdphb06.exe that is recommended elsewhere would not update. When I double-click the package there is no install prompt or process being run. There is an external monitor connected to the dock. I have swapped the dock for another, as well as the power supplies for each. I'm stumped. Any idea what my issue may be?

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Hi All,I have been running a laptop as my primary display and a 17" CRT as my secondary display.They duplicated each other exactly until I went into Display Properties the Settings,on this screen,(I run Win XP Home)it offers a facility to represent the physical way in which my screens are arranged which I did,ie 1 above 2 below.Now I have lost the desktop icons task,bar etc from monitor 2.However it is still possible to move the mouse pointer to the position of the secondary screen as shown in Settings and it appears as if on the primary screen but with no Desktop icons.I have tried to overlay the two screens but it does not allow that.Any ideas as what I have done?Cheers Me

Answer:Dual Monitors & display settings

Hi All,Panic over,I have found the answer.Cheers Me.

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I have two monitors connected. They both display the same thing. How do I make it so they display different things? I right clicked and chose screen resolution. It doesn't give me the option for two monitors. They both show that they are the 1 monitor.
Help!

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I just plugged in an S-Video cable from my nVIDIA Geforce4 MX 440 video card, and ran it to my tv. I can't get anything to show up on the TV!! I looked in the display properties, and i really can't find anything about multiple displays, but i know i've done it in the past with other drivers. Can someone help me or tell me what driver to download??

Answer:Dual Monitors- No TV Display nVIDIA

Hello,

If you're second display is not detected in the Windows XP Display Properties Settings, even after a system restart, then try going into the Nvidia Display Settings.

There should be a tab which says something like Displays, on the left in the menu tree. You should then be able to activate your second monitor from there.

If you're still having problems, then try checking the My connected TV is not being detected in the Troubleshooting tab. If you have the newest Nvidia Display Drivers installed, then the similar checkbox will be located in a different tab.

If you still can't find success...post back! .

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I have a computer with vista basic and have dual monitors with a generic video card and it has works fine. I recently upgraded to Vista ultimate and now when I go into display,it is showing only one monitor. Both monitors on on but with the same screen. Since it is a generic video card I cannot find where to set up the monitor to view seperate utilities/programs. Any suggestions?

Answer:dual monitors not showing up in display

exactly what video card? sounds like you need to install vista drivers for it. If t came with the system, you should be able to go to the computer manufacturers and get the proper drivers. If you purchased it separately, go to the video cards manufacturers website and get the driver there.

Normally for dual monitors all you have to do is to right click desktop, click on properties, and click on settings.

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hi,

I just got a 17" monitor from my friend, and i wish to set up dual monitor . but i dont know how to do it ./

The video card i using is Asus V9520 magic - which has only VGA, S-Video out and TV out , so i ask u guy is it possible to get a adapter or cable that will convert TV out or S-Video out ->VGA out ?


thanks - sorry if got someone ask this before

Answer:2 Monitors output - DUal display

buy another video card. You will need a PCI card since i am sure that your taking up your AGP slot. Then plug the other monitor into that card and bam.

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I have 2 27" Samsung Syncmaster s27b550 monitors which are connected to my Nvidia Geforce GTX650 TI via HDMI and VGA. both screens have speakers. i also have an inbuilt sound card on my Motherboard.

Sound comes out of my Graphics accelerator through the HDMI Cable to the monitor on my left and if i plug a 3.5mm stereo cable from my on board sound card to the audio in jack on my 2nd monitor i don't get anything.

what i am trying to achieve is to setup up the monitor on my left as the left channel and the monitor on my right as the right channel so it balances the sound between the two monitors. Can i blend the two sound outputs like they are 1 and use each output as a single channel.

Answer:i have a dual monitor display and want sound from both monitors

I don't think you can do what you want, with the setup you have. First, Windows only allows one "default" audio playback device and with HDMI it defaults to the HDMI audio. Thus the PC audio (speakers) do not work.

I don't know if an external device would split the HDMI audio so you could do what you want. That looks like the option if something like that is available.

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I just bought a Samsung 4K monitor and would like to up scale the display so I can see it. I also have an HP 1920x1200 monitor. The problem is that when I scale the dpi it affects both monitors, which is not at all satisfactory on the HP. So far the best solution I've found is to set the 4K to 2560x1440, but that seems like a waste to me. Is there anyway to set different dpi for each monitor.

Another solution I thought of was to use the HP as my primary monitor. The problem with this is that the steam games I play don't seem to allow running on monitor 2.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Answer:Scaling monitor display with dual monitors

You get use to it. Scaling the DPI can also effect some applications that use Windows DPI settings so be careful. When you push it beyond 120% some application menus will be offset. (The actual menu will remain in the same place but the area in which you click would of shifted). This will also happen in some games that use Windows DPI settings and not their own. The game itself looks fine until you attempt to use the menu system. I know of two games that are affected by Windows DPI, EVE Online and Mass Effect.

Firefox has a scale feature that you can use by pressing and holding Ctrl + MouseScroll.

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Hey everyone, I've been having a recent issue with my monitors and it's really been stumping me lately. I recently acquired a 2nd Yamakasi 2560x1440 monitor from South Korea (I love these things!) and while the monitors themselves are working quite well, I've been having an issue since I connected the 2nd one.

Occasionally (maybe 25-50% of the time) when the PC has been idle for long enough that the monitors have turned off, when I come back to the PC and move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard, the monitors turn back on and I am promptly greeted with a black screen on both, however it appears that there IS a signal as the monitors turn on and remain on, however that signal is just a blank black screen. I've got both monitors beside each other, and the one on the left side is plugged directly into the dual link DVI port on the back of my master 7950 in my crossfire configuration. The right-side monitor is plugged into an active displayport to dual link DVI adapter, which also requires a USB port for power.

When I notice this black screen effect, I also notice a small, thin blueish bar spanning the height of the right monitor, at the far right side of the screen; this bar looks about the same thickness as the side edge of an open window in Windows 8, but I've never been able to tell if that's what it is or not.
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Answer:Dual monitors occasionally won't display anything after PC is idle

Update: I've discovered that usually the problem can be solved by unplugging and replugging the displayport adapter while the PC is on, but only if the aforementioned "blue line" is present on the right-hand screen when I move the mouse. Yesterday, I had a similar issue except that instead of turning back on and detecting the PC's video signal which is just a black screen for both of them (with blue bar on the right one), the monitors (both of them) refused to even acknowledge that there was a signal coming to them at all and wouldn't even turn their backlights on or wake from sleep mode. Even when I hooked up 2 different monitors using standard DVI-D single link or dual link cables, I still could not get any video signal to output at all, to ANY monitor.

Turning my speakers on, I found that I could hear the Windows 8 "device connect" and "device disconnect" sounds when I unplugged or replugged either of my 27" monitors, but nothing at all was heard when attempting to switch to other monitors. This tells me that Windows IS detecting and seeing the monitors, but somehow the video signal is just not reinitializing properly after the computer turns the monitors off after idle time.

The only solutions I've got at the moment are to set Windows to NEVER turn my monitors off, or to shut down the PC every single time I'm done with it; neither of these solutions are particularly pleasing to me. Please let me know if anyon... Read more

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I have two LCD monitors on my old 6600GT.

Is vista capable of displaying two different backgrounds- one for each monitor?
 

Answer:Vista Display Question for Dual Monitors

No.
UltraMon can, don't know if it works with Vista yet though.
 

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Hello, I recently purchased a Think Centre m91P seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883266694.
 
I have purchased a display port to VGA adaptor and have two external monitors up and running, that is one hooked to the display port and the other to the VGA input. 
 
Unfortunatley they are both running duplicate screens and when I go to display settings I don't have the option to ID or detect the 2nd monitor. I also don't have the option to extend the display and when I click on the drop down box for the display it only shows one input. 
 
Can anyone assist how I can get this up and running so I can function wit two monitors?
 
Thanks in advance for any help. 
 
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Answer:Setting up dual monitors for extended display - ne...

That's not really how you run two monitors in "extended desktop" mode.  You are using a setup that is intended to provide identical output onto two monitors out of a single video card port.  This is actually equivalent to running "clone mode" from a video card that contains two ports to feed two monitors individually.
 
What you really want is simply a multi-port graphics card installed in your M91p, which provides connectivity to two monitors simultaneously from its two ports.  Then you can use the video card's drivers and/or Windows to configure your two connected monitors to run either in (a) clone mode, with identical output to both monitors, or (b) extended desktop mode, which spreads the Windows desktop "double-wide" to use the full horizontal expanse of both monitors so that you can drag windows back and forth across both.
 
I would suggest a very modesly priced ASUS Silence (fanless) HD6450 card, which includes both full-size and low-profile brackets in the retail box. So you can use it in either a tower or small-form-factor case.  Note that the VGA connector is available on the full-size bracket, so if you use the low-profile bracket in a SFF case you will only have the remaining two DVI and HDMI connectors.  If you have to connect to a monitor that only supports VGA, you'll have to use an adapter.  But if you have the option of a digital connection on both your monitors, then both the low-profile and full-size brackets will al... Read more

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Ideacentre B540, Intel graphic card.  I recently updated to Windows 8.1.  have gone to the charm bar and selected devices, then project,  and selected "extend".   From the contriol panel it appears that it recognizes the second monitor, but displays nothing.  All I get on the 2nd monitor is that a cable is disconnected.  I am conencting from ther HDMY out on the B540 to the HDMI on the monitor.  I checked the cable and monitor by connecting a lenovo yoga into the monitor and it works just fine.  I downloaded a bunch of driver updates hoping one would fix it but I am not having any luck. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Dual Monitors will not display on Ideacentre B540

Hi Totem,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums
 
I?m sorry to hear that the External display is not getting connected through HDMI connection in your B540 All-In-One computer after upgrading to Windows 8.1, I suggest you to install the latest graphics driver and check the issue. Below is the link to automatically scan the computer and download the latest display drivers for the computer:
 

Intel display driver auto detect

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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My current setup:

Thinkpad x230
Ultrabase Series 3 docking station
EVGA UV Plus +39 vga box to enable dual monitor setup

I have the following issue, I'm not sure if they are related:
 
First Issue:

When I close the lid on my laptop, it shuts down. I would expect it would display desktop on my dual monitors.

Second issue:
 
 
If i step away from my computer, my screen will turn blank.

I tried pressing keys on my keyboard to wake up my system [did not work]
I tried opening up the lid: laptop screen is blank
I then have to shut down my computer, open lid to display screen, then close the lid and they press the on button on my docking station to display desktops to my dual monitors?

Do you know what is causing these problem?
 
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Answer:X230: How to display on dual monitors with lid closed?

1. disable shut down option for "lid closed" settings within Lenovo Power Manager app (Events settings group).2. could you be more clearly. please? Does your laptop go to sleep several minuts later (5? 15? always the same?) you leave it? And you can't wake it up normally?

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I recently installed a second monitor for my PC. I have an AMD 7850 and one display is a DVI output (my primary and previously used display) and the new one uses an hdmi output. When I first tried this, it worked completely fine but now, when I boot to windows the computer doesn't output a display when both are connected.

The computer is booting to windows succesfully, though, as the num lock key works and I can shut down the computer with out hard killing the power. If I boot with only the DVI monitor everything is fine and, after I have booted to windows, I can then connect the hdmi and both displays work.

Any ideas as to why this might be happening? Is there some way to choose a primary display port on the video card? Thanks for the help.
 

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I am running Windows 7 RC Build 7100 in VMWare 6.5. The host OS is Vista x64 Home Premium running on a Dell Studio 1535. I have a Dell monitor attached as a secondary monitor, and I am attempting to share the desktop across both monitors. While I can do that, Windows 7 insists on using the external monitor as the primary monitor, and if I attempt to change the main display to the laptop monitor I am greeted with 'Unable to save display settings.' when I attempt to save. This dialog is shown twice. Has anyone else experienced this or know of a workaround?

Answer:Unable to change primary display when using dual monitors

Same here! Any solution? Works fine, btw my monitor is the secundary and my tv is the primary. Microsoft can't make a feature to change the ID's of the monitors? so simple!

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Hello... I have a T400 I bought in August 2009 running Windows XP. When I am home, I use my T400 in conjunction with a second dual display that acts as an extended desktop. I also like to take the laptop with me. The problem is that every time I return home to connect my external screen, I have to go through this whole process in Catalyst Control Center to configure the extended display, along with its respective resolution, which monitor is primary and secondary, etc. On another laptop, this process happens automatically, detecting the monitor correctly. If this can't be done automatically, could someone please walk me through how to set this up so it can be seamless? It seems like this should be very easy but I can't figure it out for the life of me! Thanks for any help.Best wishes,Mavec

Answer:T400 dual monitors to standard display switch?

As far as completely automatic, you may or may not be able to have a reliable experience. BUT the good news is that the Thinkpad Presentation Director utility can make this a "one click" choice rather than completely reconfiguring your displays every time you reconnect.  The utility should already be installed on your machine, most likely in the Thinkvantage section. If it is not, just go to the Lenovo site and in the support section for your machine you can download it. Once installed just run through its wizard to set your displays for the way you want them (resolution, primary, extended etc) and it will have you give that a name- from then on when you connect at home you just click on the icon in the taskbar, select that named profile and you are done. Really works quite well and is pretty painless. 

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So I recently got a second monitor so I can work with two screens at once. As I kind of expected, I had to calibrate the monitors so their colors, brightness and all everything else match each other. But how much I may try, I can't manage to calibrate them properly. Worse, both monitors seem to be calibrated from tests, yet they still don't match.

It's hard to explain what the differences are, so I included pictures of them in the attachments. Take in mind that they're photo's from my phone, since screenshots obviously wouldn't work.

The first one, monitorDifference_blackgrayOnSteam.jpg, is made by placing the steam client over the two screens. The left side is from the new monitor, which seems to be more dark green, and the right side is the old monitor, which seems to be more light grey.

The second one are monitorDifference_foxOld.jpg (old screen) and monitorDifference_foxNew.jpg (new screen), which are from with a wallpaper. The old one seems to be more dull and brighter while the new one seems to be more colorful/warmer (?) and darker.

Just for the sake of having enough information, the old monitor is an Asus VH222H which I have for almost two years, and the new one is a LG Flatron IPS224, which is just a few days old.

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Answer:Dual monitors aren't showing the same colors/display

Are you using the sRGB colour profiles on both monitors?

It could be simply down to the age of the monitors - you probably didn't notice the changes with your old one until you hooked up your new one along side it. You might need to set the colour/brightness/contrast/temperature settings individually on one or both monitors to compensate for this.

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Hi, my explorer.exe crash when I change my display to dual monitors, both screens appears well, but my mouse cursor changes to the loading one (blue circle turns in row) and when I click anywhere in my desktop (both on screen one and two), explorer says a problem occured and I must close it...

Is this a well known problem ?

I installed my latest graphic card drivers for my Radeon HD5850, don't know what to do...

Thanks !

-edit- when this problem happens, I can view the details, the event problem is named "AppHangB1" and the problematic application is explorer.exe of course

Answer:explorer.exe crash when I switch to dual monitors display

  
Quote: Originally Posted by solventAbuse


Hi, my explorer.exe crash when I change my display to dual monitors, both screens appears well, but my mouse cursor changes to the loading one (blue circle turns in row) and when I click anywhere in my desktop (both on screen one and two), explorer says a problem occured and I must close it...

Is this a well known problem ?

I installed my latest graphic card drivers for my Radeon HD5850, don't know what to do...

Thanks !

-edit- when this problem happens, I can view the details, the event problem is named "AppHangB1" and the problematic application is explorer.exe of course


Can you take a look in event viewer for errors that apply?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

Ken

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I need to convert to dual monitors on a HP 6200 Pro MT PC with Display Port and VGA ports.  The computer displays propertly with a single monitor connected to the VGA port.  Both monitors go black when I plug in a second monitor via the Display Port. In reading Internet documentation it is not clear if dual monitors will function from the system Display Port and VGA ports.  Forum articles address dual monitors with addition of a discrete video card (Big_Dave 2/4/2012). Will dual monitors work from the system Display Port and VGA ports?  If yes, what procedures are required to make such configuration work?  Any ideas on why the monitors go black?  Is a discrete video card required? Any assistance would be much apprecited as I ususally prepare income taxes and do not deal with bytes and bits.

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Both of my monitors are working fine, but it is just the same picture being duplicated. The point of this setup is obviously to get an extended picture rather than having two monitors showing the same thing. The problem is, when I go to display settings, only one monitor is detected (which is not even technically true since both are lit up). The computer is an HP Pavilion 550-152I, and the monitors are running off of HDMI cables (the computer has two HDMI outputs).I have checked the display settings both by right clicking on the desktop and by going through the Control Panel, but neither is detecting a second monitor.I have tried updating display adapter drivers via the device manager, but it made no difference.Any suggestions?

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My old monitor has problems turning on, I can leave it on for 30hrs before it decides to display a picture, or I can manipulate it by unplugging the DVI cable from the back, but sometimes even that takes a few tries. It's off warranty and for reference it's a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW.

So I bought a new monitor and I have it plugged in using HDMI, but a problem I get is that when both monitors are plugged in the HDMI has no display until it gets to Windows, so I cannot see the boot process of my PC, because my old monitor as explained above has problems turning on.

Was a hindrance today when I was tinkering with my SSD and had to go to BIOS, and frankly I'd like to be able to see in case anything goes wrong, like a BSOD or Windows update etc.

So how do I get my HDMI monitor to give me a picture when the other monitor is plugged in. My new monitor is another Samsung, SyncMaster SA350.

Answer:Dual Monitors, HDMI monitor doesn't display BIOS

Short of something like this,

Newegg.com - BYTECC DVI-HM DVI Male to HDMI Female Cable Adaptor

not much as that is a function of the video card and nothing to do with Windows. The only way would be to try and edit the video card's bios so that the HDMI port is made to be the primary port when powering on.

Failing that if the old monitor is that bad, why use it? If the new is the only thing connected then it should display the bios screen when booting up.

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Win 7 x64, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti I seem to have gotten myself into a 'pickle'. To start with, several years ago I had set up the desktop with two monitors and had it so that the desktop stretched across both monitors. That way the mouse could traverse both, back and forth. I was looking at the settings this morning and realized that the 32" LG monitor on the right now indicated a resolution of 1920x1080 which was all wrong. That was the resolution of the left 32" Samsung. But in fact the resolutions were both at the maximum for their ability. The left samsung was, in fact, displaying at 1920x1080 and the right LG was at 1360x768, it's maximum. (why the disparity between the the two? I was given the LG; what can I say?) So here is the problem: Now, not only are the monitors correct in possible resolution but are indicating incorrectly; and, I can no longer run the mouse from the left to right. It is stuck on the left. The display adapter is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. I have two possible ways of manipulating this. One with the Nvidia control in the tray and the other in Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution. First I tried selecting "Extend desktop to this display" but the mouse is still stuck on the left. So how do I correct the wrong info on each display and how to get it to allow the mouse access to the other display? Maybe the way is to somehow go back to basics then redo but I am not sure how. http://www.sevenfo... Read more

Answer:dual monitors, display reversed resolution information and mouse probs

What happens when you move the mouse over the left edge of the left display? Does it appear from the right of the right display? If yes, please read this post, it could explain your situation: Dual monitor set up help.

Kari

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My Dell Optiplex 990 SFF has an Intel 2000 which I'm learning is no good.  I hate that my screened looks super stretched vertically and no matter how much I play with the resolution I can't fix it.  It's hurting my eyes. 
In addition I wanted to set up dual monitors with extended display.  While it's detected, identified, and showing the desktop on both monitors it's in duplicate and I can't get  the extended display to work. 
I'm no good at computers and have spent HOURS trying to understand all of this.  My guess is that I need to upgrade the graphics card?  I feel like I can do this from a youtube video.  I'm just not sure what I need.  I don't think I need anything fancy. Just something basic that will let me do the dual monitors with extended display and address the stretchy screen problem.  Recommendations?  

Answer:Dell Optiplex 990 SFF Graphics Card & Dual Monitors with Extended Display

Maximum power consumption for SFF is 25 Watts the best card the machine could operate with is:
VisionTek Radeon HD 6350 SFF Low Profile Graphics Card - 1 GB DDR3
From what I understand that card is not very powerful but might be enough to operate multiple monitors in low resolution

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Hello,

I couldn't find this posted earlier. I have a PC with dual monitors. My main monitor is connected via HDMI and Monitor 2 is connected with DVI off same graphics card. I have set to extend display, which works just fine.

However, sometimes I like to connect my work laptop via a VGA output to Monitor 1's VGA input. For the longest time, when I would change the input on Monitor 1 to VGA, my PC's desktop would migrate over to Monitor 2 (acting as the main monitor) and I could listen to music, surf the web etc. while my work laptop would display on Monitor 1 as intended.

Sometime in the past 3-6 months or so, when I change the input on Monitor 1 to the VGA input, Monitor 2 very briefly shows the migrated desktop (like it used to) but very, very quickly turn black as if the Monitor is searching for a single before going to sleep. The same thing occurs when I turn Monitor 1 off. Previously, whenever I turned Monitor 1 off or switched the input, my PC would just switch Monitor 2 as the main display and I could use Monitor 1 for my work laptop display and Monitor 2 as my PC's display.

I'm not sure why this is happening now.

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Hi  I have a problem with dispplay settings on my T530 with nvidia 5400m. If i Boot the computer in the docking with lid closed I get two displays (fine!). If I boot the computer with lid open in dock i get all black screens (three) but i can move the mouse in between the screens. (all three are acting as thre individuals, no clones) If i boot without dock it also appears as a black screen. However here I can go into bios and change to intel graphics card and then it displays and works on the integreated display.  So I probably need a way to change the settings for undocked devise using nvidia so that I dont need to access BIOS in order to make it work.

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Although not listed [1] as compatible with PCIe graphics inside the Advanced Dock (2803) yet, it seems to be possible to run a T500 (20827SG) in that config with Dual DVI, too.My first attempts with a Sapphire Radeon HD3450 512 MByte had no success. When docked, the T500 did not even display BIOS splash screen, but restarted permanently. Maybe not PCIe x1 compatible, maybe too much power consumption. Hot-docked Windows XP could not gain enough resources for the card, even with a rather tidy hardware profile.After reading some good opinions about Matrox cards, I installed a G550 32 MByte (G55-MDDE32F) with PCIe x1 [2]. Docked boot was possible now, but XP did not notice new hardware. After changing BIOS display settings to boot on PCI-Express device, it was ready to install drivers [3]. With settings to boot on internal graphic, XP recognizes both cards (Intel and Matrox) and can use 4 screens including T500-LCD.(Update) I created another partition and installed Vista 64bit, using the graphics driver from TVSU, but still only Intel GMA activated in BIOS and not switchable. Booted on dock PCI-Express and installed MAtrox card successfully. Unlike XP, Vista deactivates the external graphics adapter when booting on internal graphics.Tradeoffs:The integrated graphics adapter is not recognized by Vista in that mode when docked, only the two DVI ports of the PCIe card are usable. XP can use both at the same time.Hot-undock is not possible.The G550 supports only 2x 1280x1024 on DVI, ... Read more

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I have a brand new T500 with an intel GMA x4500MHD, and I can NOT seem to get the DVI port to work! Everything I have read or been told says that I should be able to get it to work in XP Pro, which I am running. I have updated the power drivers, the bios, the video drivers, the mobo drivers, and presentation director, but no matter what I do I can never get presentation director to use the DVI port, even if I tell it to disable the LCD on the T500. Is there a specific path or process I need to go through to get this to work? ANY help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:T500 + Advanced Dock = no dual screen?

Hi Sorikan, Welcome to the Lenovo forums. Could you please describe your system in a bit more detail?:Your T500's machine type (7 digits XXXX-XXX on label on bottom); don't include the serial numberAre you running 32-bit "regular" or 64-bit XP?Any details you can give about the monitor you are trying to get to work.I and at least one other member have reported some problems with one particular monitor. Lenovo knows about this and will hopefully issue a BIOS update to fix it. If you press F1 at the ThinkPad boot screen to get to BIOS setup and set your T500 to show the boot screen on DVI, does it show the boot screen on your external monitor on next boot, or does it revert to its built-in screen?





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I undestand the T500 does have a displayport, as well as a VGA output. So I could easily connect two monitors for a dual monitor setup. But what would I do in order to connect two monitors digitally? I currently have a 22" WSXGA screen and using the laptop as a second screen. But I figure another large monitor might increase productivity. Thanks

Answer:Connecting Dual Monitors T500

you may need a usb2dvi box.

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We have a few T500's that are setup to use the laptop screen and a separate monitor as an extended desktop. For some reason when the laptop goes into lock screen or sleep mode there are a couple of units that when they are logged back into, the monitor on the laptop itself is very dim and the only way to get it to brighten back up is to reboot.  Does anyone have any ideas of what may cause this? I did upgrade one to Windows 7 and have not seen the issue since. Thanks. 

Answer:T500 dim screen with dual monitors

Could it be that the Intel graphics control applet is applying some funky color calibration profile on resume? On my T400, it used to be that a resume would have the Intel applet overwrite Windows' calibration. Preventing some of the igfx___.exe's from starting at boot was a simple workaround.

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I have recently purchased a W540 and connected to my Dell u3011 30" monitor. I used the Dual Link DVI-D cable that came with the monitor and plugged it into my Ultra Dock. The maximum resolution i can get is 1920x1080? When i change over to a Display port cable i can achieve the full 2560 x 1600 resolution? Is there something i need to do in addition to achieve the full 2560x1600 resolution with the DVI-D dual link cable? I want to be able to connect 2 laptops to the one monitor and only have 1 display port input so i need to be able to use the DVI cable on the 2nd machine while still achieving 2560x1600 resolution.













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Answer:W540 - Dual Monitor Display Resolution with DVI-D Dual Link Cable

DVI-D port on the Ultradock is single link only. If you need DVI-D at dual link resolution (i.e. 2560x1600), you need an active displayport to dual link converter. Startech makes them, they should be around 80 USD or something of that region.

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looking to do dual monitors (laptop lcd not included) with my t420s and was wondering if the dock will give me the ability to do that? thanks!













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Answer:t420s dock - dual monitors?

Hi, kaitanium
 
I browsed the Lenovo website and found these docking stations compatible with your system. The Mini Dock and the Mini Dock plus should both allow two video ports to be used simultaneously to create seperate displays. The Mini Dock plus has the capability to show three displays if the hardware in the computer meets the specs. So, yes, two seperate displays is possible with the correct dock.
 
Best,
Adam





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Can you use the side video out and the video out of the small docking station at the same time? and close the laptop? this is concerning the Lenovo t510 thinkpad.

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All, I'd like some advice on what I may be missing. I've got a T500 (20825XU) running Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) docked in the Advanced Mini-dock (2504). This system has the AMD/ATI Mobility HD 3650 and supports switchable graphics. In the BIOS I've got the graphics settings forced to DISCRETE. I am attempting to set this up with two Acer V223W displays (1680x1050). After reading through this Lenovo support article on dual displays and DVI pass-through, I purchased Lenovo's DisplayPort to DVI adapter. When I connect everything up, the Windows display management program shows me both displays. The primary display is connected to the DVI-D port on the docking station. The second display is connect to the DisplayPort on the laptop with the DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter. If I click on the primary display (DVI-D), I am able to change all of the available options (Display, Resolution, Orientation, Multiple Displays). If I click on the secondary display (DisplayPort), the Resolution and Orientation options are greyed out. If I try to extend or duplicate my desktop to the 2nd display, I get an error message saying "unable to save settings" or similar. I have searched on these forums and through Google looking for a solution and haven't found one yet. I feel as though I am so close to getting this working and feel like I'm missing something but I do not know what. If anyone has gotten this exact same configuration working, I would really appreciate your suggestio... Read more

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I have a T500 (w/ ATI Radeon Mobility HD 3650) and a ThinkPad Advanced Mini-Dock.  I currently use two external monitors, one out of each of the dock's ports (DVI and VGA).  Is it possible to also utilize the laptop screen for a total of three screens?  If so, how do I set that up.  I can't get more than two to come on at a time. Thanks













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Answer:T500 Dual Monitors w/ Laptop Screen

You would have to get the Lenovo usb2dvi converter to connect the additional external monitor. You can only use one of the dock output either vga or dvi, inorder to make the internal LCD work.
 
Additionally, you could consider a DIY Vidock and get a ATI 5770 (which can connect 3 external LCD), if you feel that is not enough then get the ATI 5870 Eyefinity edition for 6 external monitors (probably an overkill for general application).

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I need to find a dual-A-to-single-mini-B USB cable like this one except I need a supplier in the US that takes credit cards. I don't care for PayPal--too much trouble.
 

Answer:Need to find dual A to single mini-B USB cable

http://www.xpcgear.com/usbtype2atob.html
 

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hi gurus: i have a t60p and a mini dock station. the docking station seems to be working fine execept the problems with dual-monitor function. 1) for some reasons, the laptop lcd always shows up as screen 2 instead of default screen 12) tried to monkey around the settings and got messages claimed that i don't have administrative rights to change... blah, blah (i am the sole person using this laptop and i am the administrator). any idea? any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks _dave

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Hello, I purchased a T440s soon after they were released, its running the I7 processor and a 10-point multitouch display. Upon startup the built in display is perfectly normal, it looks great. However, when I dock it on my ultra dock, both of the external displays just don't look right. The desktop icons are huge and the taskbar buttons become quite small. These displays are using the VGA and DVI ports. Here's the twist: when I boot while connected to the dock, both of the external displays look great, the icons go back to normal size and the taskbar buttons become more square shaped like they typically are. Then when I put the machine to sleep and undock it, the built in display's resolution is now off. The taskbar becomes incredibly small and several other things are distorted. My question is this; Would there be any way for me to set up my machine so that the display settings change depending on whether I'm using the dock or the built in display without having to re-boot the machine. Thanks, -Mark H.

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Hi,Is it possible to use two external monitors with my T440p (20AW-A08500) with Intel HD Graphics withou having to buy a dock? I normally use my laptop at home with the lid shut and two monitors attached. I used to have X1 (still do - now up for sale) and that was happily connected to two monitors via HDMI and via a MiniDP to DVI adaptor.I wrongly assume when I bought the T440p that I would be able to somehow power my existing two monitors from the single MiniDP port. I have seen their is a Lenovo DisplayPort to DualDisplayPort adaptor - but this talks about ThinkCentre usage - no mention of Thinkpads. Plus the price of this adaptor is pretty steep. Any tips / advice appreciated. Thanks!













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Answer:T440p + Dual external monitors without a dock?

Can you chain the two monitors over DisplayPort?

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 Hi,I have a W540 dock previously driving 2xDell U3011 monitors. It worked okay (there were problems with the U3011 going into a sleep-freeze-hell mode but from what I could gather it was more a problem with the U3011 firmware).I've just upgraded (or tried to) to 2xSamsung U28D590 UHD monitors. This does not appear to work well at all. I've experienced the following symptoms in the following conditions: (excuse bullet point formatting - cannot figure out how to nest bullet points) One monitor plugged in - either monitor, on either display port - works fine. Monitor goes to native, laptop lcd goes to native.Both monitors plugged in, Laptop open - I can drive ONE of the D590's to the native (3840x2160) resolution. The other monitor connects at 1024x768. Any attempt to change resolution on this one gives the ambiguous "Unable to save display settings" error.   Any attempt to disconnect the laptop screen in the screen configuration also gives the "Unable to save display settings" error.Both monitors plugged in, laptop closed   Ths initial state here is glitchy. The screen config thinks both screens are on, but only one is actually showing anything. It is also periodically flickering (the screen goes dark, for maybe a tenth of a second) as if it is in a lower-power configuration, and as far as I can tell this is happening consistently at 1hz. I haven't run this for long because I am afraid it is doing damage to the monitor.   After some... Read more

Answer:W540 + Dock + Dual U28D590 (UHD) monitors

Have you tried setting the graphics option to Advanced mode in BIOS?

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I have the Lenovo P50 workstation dock with 2 Dell P2715q monitors. The P50 is the i7-6820, 16gb, m2000m, 4k, 512gb samsung m.2. (I would have gotten the xeon, but after waiting 2+ months of my lenovo rep telling me every 2 weeks it would be available in 2 more weeks I gave up hope).When I have both monitors plugged into the Dock, only one will run at 4k and the other at 1080p. The dock says both displayports are 1.2, am I doing something wrong? It will run the laptop display and 1 monitor at 4k but not both monitors.











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Answer:Lenovo P50 Workstation Dock Dual 4k Monitors

I use the dock connect to my DELL UP2715K which has 5k reslotion, it only support 2440*1560.

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Hello,I have a teacher that would like to show a video, and work on grades at the same time using a single monitor. I thought I could just go in, and extend the screen, and all would be good. I don't see an option for extending the screen. The machine we are using is an HP5800 desktop, running Windows 7, and I have an Nvidia 8 bit add on graphics card. I tried to plug the monitor into the add on video card, and plug the projector into the onboard video card, however that didn't work. So I took the graphics card back out, and plugged the monitor in with a splitter, and then hooked the projector up. That didn't work out either. Any suggestions to make this work would be awesome!! The machine is only a 1gb ram, and 40gb hard drive. I think we are asking it to do the impossible!!Thank you in advance.

Answer:Would like a single monitor, to behave like dual monitors us...

fivelitregirl Sorry, but you misunderstand how the video in your PC is designed to work. Your PC has something known as Switchable Graphics, and that requires two video chipsets.When doing routine desktop stuff, the PC uses one of the graphics chips, but when more demanding work is done, like watching videos or playing video-intensive games, the PC automatically switches over to the other video chip. So, it only uses ONE video chip at a time, and switches between them. So basically, there is no way to utilize both video chips at the same time.

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Dear all, I have a e440 model and it have VGA and HDMI port on it side, is it possible to connect two external monitors via these two VGA and HDMI port without adding a docking?













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Answer:E440 + Dual external monitors via VGA and HDMI without a dock?

Hi Hwong,Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding dual monitors support for E440 without dock
Yes, you can use the VGA & HDMI ports to get dual monitors output. 
 
I hope the above information helped you. 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"

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Hey guys I have a new Lenovo t400 with the Intel graphics and I have the advanced dock with 2 24" monitors connected to the DVI and VGA ports. Problem is I cannot get them to both operate independently. Anyone know what I need to do to accomplish this?

Answer:T400 dual monitors on dock with Intel graphics

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi All OK, so I have a W530 with the mini dock 170W: great machine.  Originally I just had one external LCD, and no issues. I now have another LED, and I get screen flicker on both external monitors (laptop screen is fine). Details:-Windows 8BIOS 2.51Graphics: Quadro K2000M with driver 310.90 (updated to latest in hope it would fix issue)Of extra note: I have a dock at home and work, and both have dual monitors.  At home connection is DVI for both. At work, one is DisplayPort and the other DVI. 3 displays are Samsung, and 1 a Dell...all around 23/24" size. The setup at work did work without flicker at one point with two displays...it was flickering, and I played around with cables, and rebooted, etc. and after lots of time/frustration the flicker stopped...but since docking again, has started :-( I have read lots of google about ground loop issue: bit concerned about ditching grounds on monitors, and would have thought that if this is such a common issue, there would be a better solution supported/provided by the laptop manufacturers...so have not followed this suggestion... If anyone else is running a similar system without flicker it would be interesting to get your exact system spec to help determine which aspect of the system causes this... RegardsPaul.

Answer:W530 with Dock and dual external monitors flicker

I would make sure the notebook is firmly pushed down and into the connector on the dock.  I usually dock my machine fairly carefully, then push it down firmly after I know it is lined up properly.

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 I got a W510(4389-AN4) last month.  I then purchased a 4338 dock for mobile workstations.  Unfortunately, I cannot get the dock to work with multiple monitors.  According to the support site, I should be able to use any 2 of the video outputs from the dock, but the only thing I can get to work is VGA.  The dvi ports do not work at all.  I'd be happy to use dual VGA , but the dock has only one.  If I plug the monitors into the dock dvi ports I get no video to those monitors.  I know the cables and monitors are fine.I called support and they sent me a new dock, but exactly the same issue is happening.  I think it must be a software issue, because windows doesn't recognize the dock-there is no eject entry in the shutdown menu in W7.  What is weird is audio, USB and network all work through the dock, but video will only output through the VGA on the dock.  Additionally, the nvidia console only sees the one monitor connected through VGA.  I am running W7 Ultimate X64, and nvidia driver version 8.17.12.5738 provided by Lenovo It's loaded from a stock windows CD.  I can reimage to see if that makes a difference, but I would prefer not to if I can avoid it.  Any thoughts before I call support again?

Answer:Problem with W510 and dual monitors on 4338 dock

I have the same isue but with XP and we have 111 to deploy. On the website it states that if you have the W510 and 4338-20u you can use all three ports. I've talked to 3 different techs on this issue and all keep trying drivers and none work. The Lenovo update needs work to. My systems have never been able to use it. It just keeps saying files were not able to download even though I can go to the site and download them. Do they even test these devices before they ship them. It's simple video for crying out loud.

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Hi all,
Currently running a Latitude 5480 through a WD15 Dock. I have two monitors but can't get both to display. The dock itself has a number of connection options however it doesn't have two VGA ports. If I connect one of the monitors to the VGA port that works ok. If I use an adapter on the other VGA monitor to plug into the HDMI port on the dock it doesn't detect it on the Latitude.
Anybody successfully managed to get two VGA monitors to connect using the WD15, and if so how did you manage it?

Answer:Latitude 5480, WD15 dock, Dual monitors

Let's backup. What are the two specific monitor models? Link to the specific adapter you are using to try to connect the second monitor to the WD15. Read through the WD15 article, "How to Use and Troubleshoot the Dell Dock WD15".

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THINKPAD MINI DOCK SERIES 3About to get the 4338 Dock, and would like to have my pc that sits next to my deck, but configured to allow a switch whereby one of themonitors i could see my PC when i wanted to ... Using a wireless kb/mouse currently that works good... Trying to keep it all minimal...thanks 

Answer:T430 Dock Project: Dual monitors PLUS : need PC to be able to view on one...?

so you want to connect your T430 to 2 external LCD, with one of the LCD shared with a desktop computer?You can get a KVM switch for that. or alternatively just switch it on your LCD if it supports multiple input source (i.e. Displayport, HDMI, DVI, VGA, etc).

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HP Zbook Studio G3 connected to two ASUS 24" HDMI screens (VE248H with different firmware) via the HP Tunderbolt Dock 3.  Screens are connected via Displayport to HDMI adapters. Upon boot up, one of the screens does not sync- which one is random. If it is the primary screen, the symptom is a loop of the screen blacking out ever 3 seconds or so for 2 seconds then lighting up again. Sometimes this is accompanied with an audible click. If it is the secondary screen the loop is the image wobbles every 5 seconds or so, blacks out briefly then comes back on.  I have updated the firmware on the dock, the BIOS, and all the drivers.  The daily steps to resolve the problem involve the Multiple displays option in Window's Screen Resolution. By changing it back and forth between the individual displays and the "Extend these displays" option I eventually get the screens to stabilize. Any help would be nice. Wasting 5 - 10 minutes each morning on this is frustrating.

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Hi, sorry if this has already been answered elsewhere. I have a work provided thinkpad x240 with a thinkpad prodock 40a1 and dual external monitors I need to hook up the dual monitors to use as an extended screen. The IT department say it can't be done! I have windows 7 and it looks like the pc and dock are compatible with dual monitors. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd029622 One monitor is hooked up by VGA and the other by DVI. The pc will only see a single monitor so i only get a mirrored image and cant extend the desktop. Can anyone help establish whether an extended screen with dual external monitors is possible and if so what is the best way to hook it up? do i need a dual dvi splitter cable for example? Any help is much appreciated in my quest to beat the IT bods who are trying to fob me off. I've had my monitors on the desk for 6 months now and its driving me mad. this must be doable! regards, Chris  

Answer:Help me beat the IT team - dual monitors for an x240 and dock

http://www.startech.com/eu/AV/Splitters/DisplayPort/DisplayPort-to-Dual-HDMI-Multi-Monitor-Adapter-M...Use the displayport to drive multiple monitors. A mini displayport to displayport adapter plus the splitter i linked = awesomeness. This should work just fine. Please note i didn't test this, and the splitter makes 2 monitors work like one.

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I recently hooked up a secondary monitor to my ati 9800 XT, and its crap!

It's a Goldstar Stuidoworks 76i monitor. I have a dvi-vga adaptor and a regular vga-m/m cable. the problem isnt with the dvi cause if i plug my good monitor into the dvi adaptor, it works well and the 76i is still blurry.

the problem is if i change the resolution to anything greater than 800x600, the picture gets very fuzzy, and unusable. i've tried lots of different freq. combinations, and tried changing the colour as well. i looked all over for drivers for the monitor but i didnt find any for XP, i found something that was basically colour profiles, i loaded them, but they didnt change anything.

am i forgetting something? or is the monitor just CRAPOLA?

thank you so much for your help!!

-:evil: satan.
 

Answer:Fuzzy Secondary Display? 9800XT dual display issues.

Well since you checked to DVI adapter with another monitor I say your monitor is going bad. How old is it? There might be a label with the year on it the back. I have seen this happen to monitors only old 3 years old but usually it monitors older than that.

Other signs indicating its near death is a high pitch whine at higher resolutions or max brightness and contrast.

Tell us what you find.

Good Hunting
-chris
 

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hi i m a graphic deisgn student and so running dual monitors allows me to have multiple adobe programs running whilst i m working.
my presario sr1000 has an on board integrated ati radeon x200,
i recently tried to install a dual monitor pci card that i couldnt find the manufacturor for ( it came from an old dell so assume if it was anything good it would firstly work and secondly have a brand somewhere on it or at the very least have some of driver s somewhere on the web) to cut a long story short, the card didnt work and just ****ed up my system.

however when i got back to returning the system to the normal integrated graphics set up i found that the radeon x 200 supports dual monitors itself. i only have a single video output from the integrated card, but can i use a signal splitter or does the x200 only support dual monitors when its fitted as a non integrated pci card?
would like to know as i m wasting a lot of time fiddling around and if its a simple as a splitter cable i ll be over the moon.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
thanks
 

Answer:dual monitors on a single output through an ati radeon x200?

You need a video card with two outputs .. or maybe two video cards.
A splitter won't do you any good.
Better have a strong computer for several Adobe's running.

And Welcome to the TSG forum
 

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I have a ThinkPad T520 Quad Core laptop and a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3. I found the following document http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/options_iso/tp_multiple_monitor_config_nvidiaoptimus_... and based on the rear view of the mini dock it appears I have a 4338. On the back of my mini dock is the following numbers 4338 M2N7LRZ. I noticed the folowing note in this document. Note: ThinkPad T520 Quad Core requires the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 ? 170W (4338-30U) When I have the ThinkPad in the Mini Dock when I connect a monitor to the DVI-D #1 or DVI-D #2 port, the monitor is detected as Display. I have another monitor attached to the VGA connection, but it is not detected. If I remove the monitor cable I hear a tone similar to the one when you attach or detach a thunb drive so it appears that the device is connected. The VGA monitor is an older monitor and appears to be a Gateway FPD1810 18-Inch TFT LCD White Flat Panel Monitor. I don't see a Windows 7 driver available on their site. http://support.gateway.com/s/MONITOR/7004018/7004018nv.shtml Do I have the correct Mini Dock for my laptop? Is the monitor too old to be compatible with Windows 7? 

Answer:Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (4338) dual monitor not recognized

Problem resolved using digital monitor.

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Both of my monitors are working fine, but it is just the same picture being duplicated. The point of this setup is obviously to get an extended picture rather than having two monitors showing the same thing. The problem is, when I go to display settings, only one monitor is detected (which is not even technically true since both are lit up).

The computer is an HP Pavilion 550-152I, and the monitors are running off of HDMI cables (the computer has two HDMI outputs).

I have checked the display settings both by right clicking on the desktop and by going through the Control Panel, but neither is detecting a second monitor.
I have tried updating display adapter drivers via the device manager, but it made no difference.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Dual monitors error message "Didn't detect another display"

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

Have you tried the Windows Key + P to access the dual monitor setup? You might be setup as duplicate rather than extend.

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Both of my monitors are working fine, but it is just the same picture being duplicated. The point of this setup is obviously to get an extended picture rather than having two monitors showing the same thing. The problem is, when I go to display settings, only one monitor is detected (which is not even technically true since both are lit up).

The computer is an HP Pavilion 550-152I, and the monitors are running off of HDMI cables (the computer has two HDMI outputs).

I have checked the display settings both by right clicking on the desktop and by going through the Control Panel, but neither is detecting a second monitor.
I have tried updating display adapter drivers via the device manager, but it made no difference.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Dual monitors error message "Didn't detect another display"

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

Have you tried the Windows Key + P to access the dual monitor setup? You might be setup as duplicate rather than extend.

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Is it possible to use the vga and display port simultaneously on the T500 for two 1920x1080 monitors?  In this situation the internal monitor would be powered off, with the laptop potentially in an advanced mini dock. I've searched the forums but I haven't found a definitive answer to this question other than using a usb2dvi converter or the advanced dock with an ATI x1300.  This would all be in Windows XP. Alternatively, is it also possible to use both the dvi and display port outputs in the dock so that I can connect both monitors with a digital signal? Thanks













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Answer:Dual WUXGA (1920x1080) Monitors T500 with Discrete Graphics

1) When you are in the advanced mini dock, the displayport is active, so is your VGA and DVI. I am using the displayport on the laptop driving a Dell U2410 at WUXGA resolution, and the DVI port on the dock is driving another Dell U2410 LCD.However, if you have a switchable graphics card and you switch to intel gpu, then the dvi port on the dock is disabled, only the the vga would work.2) To your question of your the laptop's vga and displayport driving these monitors the answer is yes. The VGA on the T500 should be able to drive a WQXGA (not recommended as the picture quality is heavily degraded) and the displayport can also drive WQXGA.

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I am in the process of building out a showroom for customer interface.  I do a lot of intense graphic renderings that I want to display in a larger format on the wall.  I am going to go with LCD technology but I need help figuring out how to push the signal from my lenovo mini-dock to the LCD.  I am talking issues like DVI-D to HDMI and what kind of obstacles I need to look out for. Any advise

Answer:T61 with a mini dock to large LCD display

I have never tried to use HDMI on my setup but I can say with certainty that the Quadro card on the laptop can easily output 1920x1600 through the pass-thru DVI on the advanced mini-dock.  If u want to go further with a 30" display, I am not sure.  However, u can get the advanced full dock, which supports an add-on for low profile PCI express cards, which should come in dual link flavor for 30"+ LCD's (unless your LCD does not require dual link, at which point, I'm not sure of the max output via DVI).  However, the advanced full dock only takes half height/low profile cards, which are exceedingly difficult to find if u are looking for a high end and high quality card.





T61_Wide | Model No. 7662 - CTOCore 2 Duo T7250 | 2GB OCZ DDR2-80082566MM Gigabit | 4965AGN Centrino Pro

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Hi, I use my T61 with XP in a Mini dock.when I dock it with either the notebook running or in suspend mode, and it connects to the docking station, then since a few days the display gets blank. There is an external Monitor which attached to the dock which ran fine at the docking station and wich also works fine when I power-up the notebook in the docking station. When disconnecting from the dock the display switches back to normal mode with the proper resolution even when it was dark before.

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After running my B570 (1068) with an extended display, the unit went into hibernation. On wake-up the laptop screen is indecipherable garbage. The second display will run to show BIOS startup but then reverts to the built-in screen - which is illegible. Toggling the F3 key does not get a good screen. I read another post suggesting this is a hardware failure. What parts have failed?













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Answer:B570 display fails after dual monitor display

Hi RogerR,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear about the situation, please let me know if the issue persists even after re-installing the display driver in your B570 Laptop.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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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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Windows 7 64 turns off the monitor 1 signal after startup. At login, it powers off monitor 1 and powers on monitor 2. Windows 7 behaves as though dual display is working even though monitor 1 does not display. It's the same for single display, the monitor will not work on cable 1 except at startup.

Both 'Extend these displays' in Windows Screen Resolution and 'Extend' in the Nvidia Control Panel is selected. And changing which one is primary does not turn on monitor 1. Nor does switching the position of display 1 in either (ex. left/right/top/bottom).

GeForce 8400 GS; Dual Monitor Solution 59 pin (DMS-59) to 2 VGA adapter -tried two of these adapter cables.
Latest Driver: 306.23 - installed a clean reset install of the latest Nvidia driver released last week.
Same Resolution: 2 of the 4 monitors I have tried have the exact same 'recommended' resolution (1280X 1024), both 60Hz, and even chose 16 bit color for both instead of 32 to reduce resources.

Linux worked: Dual display worked immediately when I tried it in Ubuntu 10. So, it's not the hardware. It works in Ubuntu 12 too but not properly -it won't transfer windows across displays.
My Windows 7 64 is an upgrade from Vista 64. One person in another forum with the same problem resolved theirs by reinstalling Windows 7. But another got the same problem only after a fresh clean install of Windows 7 64 with the same GeForce 8400 GS and DMS-59 when it had previously worked in Vista. Dual Monitors - On... Read more

Answer:Dual display 1 not displaying except on startup; both display in Linux

are you Cloning these displays or extending, Don't Use Windows Setup use Nvidia's. It seems Nvidia like too take control. Go into there Display setup and change it there.

Good luck. I can if your happy too show you how Via Remote Assistance. Msg me for Details.

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I've just installed a new GeForce 8400GS PCI-e video card that has one DVI and one VGA output, but no matter what drivers I install for it, only one output will work at a time. The system only shows a single display device. I'm needing to run 2 monitors at the same time. Any ideas as to why it would be doing this?

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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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So I have a dual monitor setup and it was all working fine then when I accidentally opened steam into big picture mode my monitors resolution went all wacky. Now ordinarily the two monitors resolution is 1920x1080 (main monitor via HDMI) and 1440x900 (secondary monitor via DVI), but when I plug both in either my main monitor goes black and the screen only shows on the second monitor or it gives me a resolution of 3300x2100.

I don't know how I caused this issue and hve no clue how to fix it.
 

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