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A21p ThinkPad - LCD monitor turns off after few secs, external monitor doesn't

Question: A21p ThinkPad - LCD monitor turns off after few secs, external monitor doesn't

The LCD monitor turns off after a few seconds, with the message, "Monitor is turning off." Pressing and holding Fn-F3 for a few seconds and releasing them sometimes makes it turn on again, but then it turns off again after a few more seconds. As a test, I plugged in an external monitor and hit Fn-F7 to make both monitors come on. The external monitor stays on, but the LCD turns off as before.Power settings are set for "never" on all functions, hiberbation is disabled.Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

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Answer: A21p ThinkPad - LCD monitor turns off after few secs, external monitor doesn't

Welcome to the forum! I suspect a motherboard problem here. The output to the LCD is digital, where VGA one is analog. I've seen machines with bad motherboards that were still able to project to an external monitor.Run a PC-Doctor on all components of the system, and see what results you get... Good luck and let us know.

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hi i need help i have a monitor and i reset factory settings it goes black screen after 2 seconds but it is still on pls help!

Answer:monitor turns black after 2 secs!!

pls i need help canot buy anew one it is hp pavilion f? 1703 pls i ts work fine but i reset factory setting and now its turns black in 2 seconds help plz

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Hello, can some one please help me , when i press the power on button it just lights up with no hdd thinking turns it self off after 5 seconds , now i am thinking it is the power suply because the fan is not spinning but every thing like the video card fan and cpu fan are spinning so i was also thinking that its over heating because of the thermal goo could be dried up ? ? my specs are gigabyte mobo 1.5Gb Ram 1Gb Gigabyte Graphics card and a standard 3.2 Mhz cpu nothing fancy but was working fine till i pulled the power out of the PSU one night to switch it off after it froze . . any advice would be much appreciated via here or e-mail [email protected]

Answer:computer turns off after 5 secs monitor not responding

Please read this first-(click me)List as much about your computer as possible....Don't post messages with any personal information such as personal e-mail address...

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I bought 4 of these from outlet.lenovo.com and this is the 3rd machine this has happened to. i already sent 1 in for warranty and it came back as having a bad mobo and they replaced that. it currently works (i'm going to leave it on tonight and see if it works when i come in in the morning though...) I sent the 2nd one in today...  i wish i could do something to check but i can't get it to display anything. i press the power button and there is a brief flicker (like the display getting power) but it just stays blank. no lenovo splash screen, no windows splash screen....nothing. connect via hdmi to tv...nothing, the tv just says no signal.  am i going to have to warranty this one too? i feel bad for having lenovo overnight me another box, but i suppose i shouldn't feel bad since they are providing me with shoddy products (or so it would seem anyway)  

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To anyone, I have a new Thinkpad Pro Dock and a T440S. Connected an external Viewsonic monitor with a DVI cable to to dockstation. When I close the lid to the laptop the external monitor would only give me the resolution 640x480, on the forum I found that there was a firmware. I upgraded the firmware. Shutdown the laptop unplug the AC adapter and plugged everything back in. Now when I boot up the external monitor says out of range and black and the laptop screen is black and can't see anything.  If I unplug the laptop from the dock the laptop monitor screen comes back. How do I fix this problem. I only have a DVI cable. I have Windows 7 64bit Pro. The firmware was gid638ww.exe













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Answer:Thinkpad Pro Docking station connected to external monitor out of Range on monitor

Hi Ipodtrip,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Check uninstalling the graphic driver from the system, and use thinkvantage system update utility to update the drivers. Because this utility will search for exact drivers for your system.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hey guys, I've built my computer and the motherboard (ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, 2.08 Athlon 2800+ chip) turns on and gives power to the hard drives, but the monitor doesn't turn on. The one problem that I can think of is that my motherboard doesn't recognize the video card I put in it and since the motherboard doesn't have an onboard VGA slot, I don't know how I can get the monitor to turn on. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Help: CPU turns on but monitor doesn't

doesn't have onboard VGA slot?? I'm not sure what was meant by that statement, so I'll just run throught some basic things to check and some additional info you need to provide.

What is the rating of the Powersupply you are using in the machine. Wattage as well as rail current ratings are important.
what are the full specs of the system?
Is the video card well seated in the AGP slot?
Is the monitor cable properly connected?

Without having that additional info, its difficult to go any further
 

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I'm using a Dell Latitude D430 laptop and port replicator with matching external 19" MulitSync LCD1970NX monitors. One is attached DVI and the other is attached serial. After toggling so that both monitors are up and usable, if I close the lid (After setting the power settings to "Do Nothing") the DVI attached monitor will turn off. But the serial will stay up. As soon as I lift the lid the DVI will come back and all the apps that were open are now over on the DVI monitor when it refreshes. Also, I have installed the newest driver for the adapter. I also can not stretch the task bar across or use dual screen wallpaper.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

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I have a Acer AL1716, recently the monitor has been turning off or refreshing when i'm on it, but now i go to turn the computer on, everything is fine but the screen doesn't switch on. but as soon as i turn the computer off, the screen will switch on and vice versa.
I've unplugged all thw wires from the monitro and back in but still nothing.

Help me please
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:My Computer Turns On But The Monitor Doesn't ?

This sounds like a computer problem and not a monitor problem. Try another monitor first, to rule that out
 

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I have two T440s that will turn off the external monitor(s) while you are using them. The 440 is docked and using a 22" external monitor, mopuse and keyboard. I installed Windows 7 ENT and used the lenovo TVSU to update all the drivers and the power management. You can be sitting there working alond and suddenly the external monitor goes black. If you move the mouse to laptop LCD and change the refresh rate, it will turn the external monitor back on. Nothing else seems to make it come back on. I have another T440 that works fine in the same dock. the only difference is that the one that works correctly, still has the original Lenovo image on it. No drivers are missing. Any ideas what I need to install or update to get this working correctly?

Answer:T440 external monitor turns off

Hi, I'm having the same issues with my Dell E207WFT on windows 7. Goes off for no reason and requires a change in display properties to bring it back. Works fine with my second docking station (same model) but newer LG monitors in work. Driving me crazy, I've turned all the settings for time outs up but without success. edit: I have the T440 too, Win7 Enterprise, 4GB, i5-4200 have installed the latest drivers directly from Lenovo's site.

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My computer turns on (fan lights turn on and keyboard/mouse turn on) however the monitor isn't powering up I've checked all the cords are connected and it's still not working its windows 7 Ive also tried with a different monitor to no prevail if you could help that would be awesome
 

Answer:Computers turns on but monitor doesn't boot up

OK, first of all no one [other than you] has any idea what we are attempting to fix/troubleshoot. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card [if used] exact pw supply, etc, etc. Note do not post 8gig of ram; post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.

If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.
 

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Dear all, would like to inquire if X220 will operate with two external monitor? I'm ok to close the lid of my X220.The 4337 docks support VGA and DVI, will both work together? What's working:- I have been using x220 screen with another external monitor through VGA connection.- Connecting Dell 2340L direct to VGA works with X220 screen, not with 2 external monitor. What's not working:- Recently got a Dell 2340L which contains only VGA and HDMI, which I thought HDMI would work with an adaptor (HDMI to DVI) port - no response although the Windows 7 detects external monitor display.   

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Precision 7710, E-Port II Replicator, 1 external monitor (Dell P2417H). All of these components are new. Windows 7.
Once the system shuts off the monitors after entering screen saver mode (screensaver set to "None"), the external monitor will not reconnect unless I undock and re-dock. 

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I have my laptop connected to my tv screen. Everything was fine, I boot up the laptop, close its lid I still have the dektop on the external screen. Settings in power management still read "do nothing when I close the lid" and everything else for that matter. Now all of a sudden when I close the laptop lid I lose the desktop on external screen. Power options are still set as "Do Nothing". It's driving me crazy!! Any Ideas guys
 

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Hi Guys, I need some help here. My PC is screwed. After reading a bunch of loading screen problems I saw that all of them were problems that occurred after the XP loading screen happens. But, after around yesterday night I got up and used the computer, and when I was done I put the computer into standby mode and went back to bed. A few hours later I woke up, and still a bit sleepy I got up, turned my computer back on and held the Power Button until it shut down, all of which I did not turn on my monitor or move anything; I was sleepy. Then, today when I started my computer, the computer booted up as usual, and I saw my ASUS loading screen, and the the flashing _'s that happens when my computer loads when I start it up. But then, it just goes blank. I tried restarting the computer and try again, with the power button turn off, which just turns off when I press it, unlike when my computer is acting normally, which takes a few seconds. Can anyone help me? I just hope my hard drive isn't fried or anything. Thanks!
 

Answer:Monitor turns black and doesn't load before XP loading screen

Could you explain this again please"?
"turned my computer back on and held the Power Button until it shut down, all of which I did not turn on my monitor or move anything"

Do you mean you pressed the power once then held it for 4 seconds? Do you normally turn your system OFF this way instead of using Start /Shut Down?

Sounds like this is a desktop, recommended practice is to turn the monitor ON then the system, after use, turn the system OFF then the monitor.

Standby, Suspend to RAM and Hibernation where windows is concerned, do not always work and are highly hardware and setup dependant.
 

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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Hi There! I am owning a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and have been trying to connect it to different external monitors in the past, almost always experiencing issues with the screen fading black after some seconds. This time I am connecting a Samsung S22D300HY to my Yoga 2 Pro via a VGA wire + a VGA to Micro-HDMI wire. After connecting, the external screen works accordingly for a couple of seconds and then turns black after the word "Analog" pops up. My roommate also has a Yoga 2 Pro and when we were testing the same external monitor with his Yoga 2 Pro, everything worked accordingly. I have been trying to find a solution for this problem for months now and could not find anything that would help. I updated the BIOS, cut the wire so it can be plugged deeper, but still am facing the problem. If anyone of you knows a possible solution, I would be very happy to hear it. Working with an external monitor is crucial to me and I would be so relieved if I could fix this. All the best,sp4nki

Answer:External monitor turns black after seconds on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

No Solution?  I now bought an extra VGA to USB adapter. The external monitor now shows an image, but in 800x600 resolution, which is total crap. I'd be soooo happy if there would be a way to fix this..

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Hi

I have a Satellite P300, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 512MB, running Windows 7 ultimate x64.

Recently I bought an AOC v22 led screen and connect my conputer to it through HDMI. It all works correctly but sometimes my computer will just randomly turn off. I though this might have something to do with my computer overheating, so I clean the fan, but this did no good.

I think it has something to do with the LED Screen as my computer has never turned off on its own.

Answer:Satellite P300 - Randomly turns off when connected to external monitor

Hi

So does this also happen if you don?t connect the notebook to external monitor? So you can determine what is causing this problem.

If the notebook doesn?t shut down without external monitor you should try to update the BIOS and display driver. Both updates you can find on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Do you close the lid if you have connected the external monitor?
What OS are you using?

Furthermore it would be interesting to know how you cleaned the notebook. Therefore I use compressed air spray that can blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators and you must not disassemble the notebook.

Bye

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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I have spent hours trying to work this out to no avail. I have a T60P with a  ATI Mobility FIREGL V5250 video card External screen is Viewsonic VG2230WM What i am trying to do is make the viewsonic my MAIN screen and then the laptop screen as #2 the extended screen. I currently have it working in reverse however the options in the display settings are greyed out to enable me to make the viewsonic the main screen Any help would be much appreciated, I found quite a few posts about this but no solutions. Marc

Answer:T60P external monitor problem, setup external monitor as main and laptop screen as # 2 Vista 32bit

This isnt a complete solution but it helps... you can just drag your taskbar onto the external monitor screen. 

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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Hi, How do I connect a second monitor to Thinkpad T470s. At the moment my charger takes up the USB C port and I have one monitor connected to the HDMI port?? Thanks

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I have an IBM Thinkpad T40p. It has an ATI Mobility Fire GL 9000 and a built-in 1400x1050 display. I have it hooked up to an external monitor on a docking station. When the screen is set to 1400x1050, the image on the external monitor pans with the movement of the mouse. I know the monitor is capable of up to 1600x1200 and that is listed in one of the modes. I tried adding a 1400x1050 mode with an ini file and that didn't work. I might not have done it right or the hardware (or the driver) below the level of the ini file is actually reading the monitor and the monitor is reporting back it's modes. Those modes include 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 but not 1400x1050. So it decides to pan the 1400x1040 image on the monitor in 1280x1024 mode.

Is there a way to turn this panning off? Will the monitor actually display a 1400x1050 image?
 

Answer:How to turn off pan on external monitor on IBM Thinkpad?

Very few standard monitors will display anything between 1280 and 1600. Maybe one of the newer widescreen TFT's will do it.

Your best bet is probably to change your screensettings to something your external monitor can display when using it.
 

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Hi, I have a ThinkPad W520 and docking station. Id like to swap my old external screen (Acer AL2423W) with a new LG 29 inch Premium IPS Monitor EA93 Series or a similar monitor. Any of you know if my computer can handle it?

Answer:ThinkPad W520 with external 21:9 monitor possible?

Yes it works fine with my Dell U2913WM connected to the docking station.





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i bought a W510 to replace my husband's 6 year old satellite, and everything works great with the same old wireless keyboard and mouse and the samsung tv and  he uses as a monitor.  the only problem is that i cannot figure out how to keep the monitor/tv on while closing the lid to the laptop.  fn+f7 worked with the toshiba but not with this one; closing the lid turns everything off.  please help

Answer:external monitor w/ thinkpad W510

Welcome to the forum!
 
The setting for that is an option in your Power Options.  Right now, it's probably set to Sleep.

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I'm trying to connect an external Dell monitor to Yoga 14. The monitor is connected through an HDMI cable. However, I don't seem to be able to select resolutions higher than 1920x1080 in display settings. 1920x1080 is the highest available resolution. The monitor is 2560x1440. The user manual section dedicated to external monitors connected through HDMI explicitly states that this laptop is supposed to support way higher resolutions than 1920x1080 and even higher than 2560x1440. How can I change the resolution for external monitor in that case? In Windows Device Manager I see both Intel HD Graphic and NVidia GeForce 840M listed as display adapters. When I list devices by connection, Windows reports that my external Dell monitor is connected to the Intel adapter. What is the purpose of NVidia GeForce 840M then? Is there a way to switch to NVidia adapter or not? Thanks in advance for any information.

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Hi,we have multiple M93p tiny computers causing problems in dual monitor setup (VGA / Displayport->DVI). Our users (already >5)  keep telling us, they leave their workplace, return, then DVI attached monitor if off and they do not find a way to turn it on. This is true; the only workaround that has been found by our users is to bring Win7/32bit into standby mode and awaking it again.Needless to say, we turned all windows energy saving options off (computer standby/hibernate, monitor turn off). Still the problem appears.Maybe there is something wrong with DVI power/DVI signal?- Monitor independent, as far as I can see- Independent from Windows energy saving modes- BIOS updates did not help[todo]: Try Intel/(AMD?) drivers, let users test. I haven't seen exactly when the monitor turns off because it is reported by users. I had a testing machine, but was not able to reproduce. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/Dual-monitors-problem-VGA-and-Displaypor... is related. Anyone? Thx 

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Hi I have an Thinkpad E430 laptop which has a HD4000 graphics card and comes with an VGA and HDMI output. I'm trying to set up 2 external displays with my built in display as in 1 vga, 1 hdmi, 1 built in display so that I can view my work over 3 screens. Unfortunately I'm can only choose 2 of the options for example Monitor + Built in displayMonitor + Digital displayBuilt in display + Digital display etc. So no option to choose all three. Is there a way to get all three options or is this a limitation of the laptop? Thanks

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My P70 is displaying some very odd behavior when I plug in multiple external monitors. When I have the laptop LCD open and running, it seems happy, but as soon as I close the laptop lid it goes haywire and 2 of the 3 external monitors keep flickering and dropping in and out every 5-10 seconds. monitor 1: built-in laptop LCDmonitor 2: external monitor connected to mini-DPmonitor 3: external monitor connected to Thunderbolt 3-to-DP-adaptermonitor 4: external monitor connected to HDMI System is happy if all 4 monitors are up and running. As soon as I close the laptop lid monitor 3 and 4 start flickering every few seconds. At that point Windows 10 is constantly trying to switch and re-scale the desktop for 1, 2, or 3 monitors. I have the latest NVidia and Intel P530 graphics drivers provided by Lenovo (updated yesterday) installed for my M3000M and Xeon 1505M processor. It sure smacks of a graphics driver issue to me. Or a driver hand-shake issue between the discrete and internal GPUs. Anyone else seeing a similar problem. Not sure that very many people are running 3 or 4 monitor setups out there so I might have discovered a corner case. I would like to close my laptop lid at work so it's not turned on all day degrading its life. 

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Is it possible to connect a Thinkpad laptop to two external monitors? Does the computer allow for that within "display settings"? So in "customize display", when you have your laptop + 1 external monitor, it identifies primary and secondary as 1 and 2. Would it incorporate a third? Would it work with "extend display"? Also, would it work from perspective of connecting the monitor? I'm currently deciding which Thinkpad to purchase, but say I have an X1 carbon, there is only HDMI cable. Are there alternate means of connecting the second external monitor? Any input would be much appreciated!!

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Any suggestions? Display is mirrored, but monitor not recognized in Windows display settings. This is a fresh out of the box unit.

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Can you share your experiance or expertise regarding attaching an external monitor to your E550? I'd like to attach a monitor to my E550 to increase readability of the text and so I can adjust the height to improve my posture. My machine specs are:Intel Core i7-5500U Processor (2.40GHz), 8.0GB RAM, 1x500GB SATA III, Windows 7 Professional 64, 15.6in 1920x1080, 2GB AMD Radeon R7 M265 Graphic, What kind of external monitor should I buy?   * Am I limited to 1080p out of the HDMI?  are higher resolutions supprted? * Is it possible to attach more than one monitor?   

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Dear, I am considering purchasing thinkpad x61 tablet soon. I may use the tablet notebook as my main office computer with external keyboard and things like that. Here is my urgent question. If I have a ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase, can I possibly connect the tablet notebook to two external monitors (not one external monitor, what i mean is two monitors)? I have absolutely no idea about it, and waiting for some guru's tips.  Happy Holidays~~!!!Message Edited by daeyk4 on 12-27-2007 01:13 AM

Answer:external dual monitor with thinkpad x61 tablet?

To use 2 external monitors on your X61, you will need to install an extra graphics card. Neither the X61 nor its dock will let you do that. A rather expensive solution (and probably the only one), would be to install a PC Cardbus adapter with a housing for such a card. Prices here and more info here. 

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Greetings, I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10 Pro 64bit, Machine Type 20FD) on October 18th 2016.When I connect it to my external monitor Dell U2713H, the screen periodically turns black respectively off and then back on after 1-2 seconds. The display works fine with my other Yoga 260 with the very same specifications. The problem occurs when connected via DisplayPort, but also via HDMI. I tried everything, installed BIOS update, all new drivers, reset the Yoga to Factory Settings and tried it all again.  Do you have any idea what to try next to fix this problem? thank you in advance

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I have a ThinkPad P50 with resolution 1920x1080 (recommended) and scaling 125% (recommended). Everything looks perfect on the laptop. When I connect the laptop via docking station to an external monitor DELL with resolution 1920x1080 (recommended) and scaling 100% (recommended) the text on the external monitor looks a little blurry. If I change the external monitor scaling to 125%, the text becomes crystal clear but because of the bigger scaling everything looks bigger. Is there a way to make the external monitor has 100% scaling and crystal clear text? I use Windows 10 with latest OS updates, the video card is NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with the latest video drivers. Thanks in advance.

Answer:ThinkPad P50 with blurry text on external monitor

Hello,
 
How is the Dell external monitor connected to the docking station?  Also, is this Lenovo's Workstation Dock for the P50, or a third-party dock (USB, Thunderbolt, etc.), of some sort?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi All, I recently got my E570.  It has 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA and one USB-C port.  I have external displays already hooked up to the first two, and I would like to connect a third one to the USB-C port.  I've tried a few different ways, most recently with a USB-C to DVI adapter, but I can't get it to work.  Someone suggested that, for the USB-C to work as a display port, it needs to operate in 'Alt mode', but I can't find any mention of this in the user guide.  I was kind of expecting the port to be capable of outputting video signal, seeing as Lenovo sells a USB-C to HDMI and USB-C to VGA adapter (the ones I've tried were generic ie. not Lenovo brand). Does anyone knowa) if the USB-C port on this machine operates in this 'Alt mode'?b) and/or whether it is otherwise capable of being used to drive an external monitor?c) and if there's anything I need to do to enable that function / get that to work? Another thing which occurred to me was, perhaps the graphics card can't cope with more than two external monitors (plus the laptop monitor) at the same time?  So am I completely on a hiding to nothing here...? Any help appreciated, TIA. RobAa

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Hello folks,  I have a few questions regarding using an external monitor and keyboard with my thinkpad R50e  1a   I have a THinkpad R50e Machine and I want to use it has my main PC and as a standard laptop. I want to connect a 21" dell external monitor to it and type on it using a PC sized keyboard. Can I do this? I connect my Dell monitor to the Thinkpad - but no image appeared on the dell monitor. I tried add hardware in windows XP to add the monitor, but this did not work either - still no image. How do I fix this? 1b. I do not have a driver for the dell monitor and can seem to track one down on either the Dell website or the internet - Do I need one to get the monitor to work with my Laptop? The monitor is as follows: 21 inch CRT Dell Ultrascan 1600HS Series, Model D1626HT monitor. - Any help advice would be appreciated.    2. If I connect a USB external keyboard to my Thinkpad - will it be picked up and be usable automatically - will the laptop know that I want to use the external keyboard instead of the laptop keyboard - or do I need to do anything else for it to work.    Regards and Thanks,  Looking forward to hearing from you all. Gordon    

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Hi Folks, The ThinkPad X121e laptop I have owned for a number of years has served me very well.  It is running Windows 7 64 Bit with 8GB RAM and an Intel i3.  I would like to get a new external monitor but it is not clear to me what the maximum external resolution the PC can support. The X121e has a VGA and HDMI port and according to the specification this is HDMI 1.4 which is supposed to support 4K.  However, the detailed specification from Lenovo states: Display 11.6 inch " HD LED backlight, Anti-glare16:9 Aspect RatioResolution: 1366 x 768 pixel (WXGA)LED-backlit LCD HD TFT-typeNotes:Support for a external monitor is through VGA DB-15 connectorSupport for digital monitor via DisplayPort (supports single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915)Maximum external resolution: 2560x1600 (DisplayPort)@60Hz; 2048x1536 (VGA)@75Hz; [email protected](single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915All displays are measured diagonally. Questions 1, So if I am reading this right then I can get up to 2048x1536 via VGA?2. I do not understand what it is saying about DisplayPort though as the X121e does not have one?3. What is the maximum resolution vioa HDMI?  Thank you for your help and I hope someone can demistify this for me. Kind regards PaddyUK 

Answer:Max resolution for a ThinkPad X121e on an external monitor...

Hi Folks, In the interests of information sharing I came across the following after my post: Attaching an external monitor Your computer can support a maximum video resolution of up to 2048x1536 (with an external monitorattached to the CRT connector) or up to 2560x1600 (with an external monitor attached to the HDMI portconnector), provided that the external monitor also supports that resolution. For more details, refer tothe manuals provided with your monitor. This can be found here: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/493614/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X121e.html?page=59 Not sure where the DisplayPort comes in - may be this is a feature on USA x121e models. Anyway, hope this helps. PaddyUK 

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I attached an additional monitor to my IBM ThinkPad g40 laptop using the external monitor port. The first time it worked fine. After disconnecting the additional monitor, subsequent attempts to connect resulted in the monitor "shorting out." If I forcefully push the cable connector into the port, it works, but if I release the "extreme" pressure, the monitor goes blank, or the screen has a yellow or green "film" over it. The monitor works on my desktop computer with no problem. The pins in the cable are not bent. Could the external monitor port be faulty? Can it be replaced? Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Unable to get external monitor to work with IBM ThinkPad G40

Yes the laptops external monitor port may be damaged. The external VGA port is part of the motherboard. Excessive pressure might have broken some solder joints attaching the video connector to the motherboard. These connections may be able to be repaired. Finding a tech to do this may be a task
 

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Hello,we got shipment of X250s and Pro Docks 40A10090EU to company but we have problem with connection via DVI to external display. When laptop is docked, lid closed and it is started by power button on dock, external display is blank. Then I open lid, both - external and system are still blank. Only option is power off the laptop. There is no problem if we power on in dock with open lid. With VGA or DP cable it is OK also.Important thing is we have own image with Windows 8.1 64bit. Factory image with Windows 7 is working fine.- its not only one machine. i tried more laptops, docs, monitors, cables with different set up- by default we took SCCM driver package from Lenovo site for image- after finding problem I install every possible driver for GPU, dock, bios - firstly by System Update then manually- i have tried change setting in bios (config->boot display) with no result Any advice? 

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Hi I have just upgraded my R32 from Windows XP Professional to Windos 7 Ultimate.  I now am unable to use my external monitor, a Samsung P2270HD.  I installed the Samsung Analog driver and it shows up in Devices & Printers but as ID 1 (ie only one monitor) with the display only on the LCD of the R32. Fn +F7 makes LCD go blank and then redisplays on the LCD.Anyone know how to use an external monitor under Windows 7?  There is zero support for R32 under Windows 7 on the Lenovo support site.  - I hope I hanve not just answered my question! Many thanksCeilidh

Answer:Thinkpad R32 & Windows 7 Ultimate - no external monitor

I noticed this today on my T22 that I had recently updated to W7ultimate.  I haven't tried on my R32 that I just updated. Quick question on the R32, were you able to find w7 drivers for sound and wireless? I will keep you poste don what I find about the second monitor. Thanks! Mike

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Everything turns on, fans and everything. It's a completely new build. No input detected from a Samsung monitor.

I've swapped ram sticks to see if one of them is dead
I've reseated the video card

Don't know what to do.

Gonna pop my 4870 X2 into the computer to see if the video card is DOA. If not, the motherboard?
 

Answer:New Computer Build: Monitor doesn't turn on / Monitor doesn't initalize

your vga could be causing the issue, but that's only if you dont have onboard video as well.

Next time you post with a problem, make sure you give us detailed specs of your rig, when you dont its like saying "Hey, I have a red car, and it wont start."
 

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Hi everyone,

I rebuilt a laptop running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and made sure all the drivers are installed by checking Device Manager. But for some reason, the external monitor doesn't work when I use a VGA cable from laptop to the external monitor. I'm 100% sure that the cable, the VGA ports of laptop and monitor work fine.

As some more additional info, I realised that Sleep mode is greyed out as default on the START menu. I tried to install the laptop's original video driver rather than using the default one but i got a pop-up message saying "Your computer does not support the minimum requirements for installing this software."

I provided all these details since I thought they might be related to each other.

What could your suggestion be for this problem?

Is there any Group Policy rule(s) on Computer Configuration that blocks/disable Sleep mode, using External Monitor and the installation of Video Driver?

If there is, could you please let me know where I could find those rules? The only suspect I have is some pre-configuration made on group policy rule(s).

Please let me know what you think about this issue.

Thanks for your help from now on.

Regards
 

Answer:External monitor doesn't work!!!

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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Answer:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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Answer:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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So, I've bought one of these 27" beasts (Crossover QHD) and currently I am trying to get the monitor running with a Thinkpad x220 (i7) seated in a docking station (according to its specs, it can drive two display ports up to 2560x1600).I connected the monitor by using a Display-Port DVI Dual cable. I read the instructions by Linus Torvalds (yes, personally written by him!) and followed the steps below but to no avail. Here are the commands I've tried; for finding out the exact modeline: gtf 2560 1440 60 xrandr --newmode "2560x1440_666.00" 311.83 2560 2744 3024 3488 1440 1441 1444 1490 -HSync +Vsyncxrandr --addmode HDMI1 "2560x1440_666.00"xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode "2560x1440_666.00" The monitor is turning on and it appears to be the right solution but the rendered image looks totally pixelated as you can see here: http://pbrd.co/18xd0lN What's wrong here? Do I have to tweak my Video cards driver? Seems like the refresh rate is totally out of sync?! I tried the same machine with windows8 but to no avail, either! Thanks for any hints!













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Answer:Thinkpad x220 and 27" external monitor with 2560x1440 resolution

I think I found the root of the problem and it might be the cable. After doing some research I saw that there are active DP->HDMI cables like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Accell-UltraAV-B087B-002B-DisplayPort-Dual-Link/dp/B002ISVI3U/ref=sr_1_4?s=ele... Does anyone has experience with these adapters?

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I only bought the one link pro to connect my Thinkpad Yoga 2 to my Samsung monitor with WQHD-Display with 2.560 x 1.440 Pixel. Lenovo told me that this is possible. With DVI I only get the maximum 1920 x 1200 which makes round circles look like eggs... I need the full resolution. I there any configuration, cable, display port instead of DVI cable?(I have the newest, best, DVI cable (forgot the specification for high resolution DVI cable, ports)). Thx













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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 2 one link pro: no wqhd on external monitor

WQHD resolution is only available on the Displayport, the DVI-I on the OneLink Pro dock is a single link DVI port.

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad W520 with NVIDIA Quadro 2000M and an Onboard graphic card. When I use displaywitch to clone the display from my thinkpad to an external monitor, the external monitor remains black. The system always uses the internal graphic cardby default which is obviously not able to handle the HD resoution. I have to go to NVIDIA Control panel and change the Analog display from Internal graphic card to my Quadro 2000M.This behaviour is annoying. Any idea how to prevent from always switching to internal graphics when cloning???I have installed the latest driver of Quadro 2000M, but the problem still exists.BTW, the problem did not exist in the beginning. I have Win 7, 64 Bit

Answer:Problems when cloning display from thinkpad and external monitor

Please can you list what type of connector and port you are using (VGA/DVI, Dual link DVI, displayport, displayport to DVI) etc.Try putting the machine to sleep (start->shutdown->sleep) then waking again.Try using the Windows & P keys to select the duplicate option.What is displaywitch?

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When I'm charging my Thinkpad E550 and I connect it to any external monitor with a VGA cable, the external monitor flickers constantly such that the external monitor cannot be used for any meaningful work. However, when I remove the charger, the constant flickering stops and the external monitor could be used though the screen still flickers/blinks for only about 4 seconds every 50 minutes or so. Disappointingly, using the laptop on battery all the time is not healthy for the laptop's battery but that's the choice I have if I need to use an external monitor. I have tried to use a 2-pronged adapter to plug the monitors into the mains but I still experience the flickering until I remove the charger. Does anyone have a solution? Thank you.  











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Answer:Thinkpad E550: External monitor flickers constantl...

My external display does the same thing, but if I unplug the charger and the flashing constantly, momentarily displays the desktop and then 3 seconds off. I tried to reinstall Intel HD driver, but the same result, ATI driver i have latest.Any idea?

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Hi,
i need help. I have external monitor connect to HDMI of my notebook. Notebook display is closed. External monitor in different time turn off. When i move with mouse, monitor turn on and windows need password.
Sleep, Hibernate, Lock, Screen saver- all set to never. Power profil Balance
I testet three monitors, connectet HDMI or VGA.
Without external monitor have notebook display always on.
LENOVO ThinkPad E560
model 20EV000SMC
Win 10 Home 64bit
Reinstall Win no effect
 
Im sorry of my English
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity and moved post to the correct forum.
 

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Good afternoon,I have a new Thinkpad 11e and have connected it to an external monitor - Smasung Syncmaster T220. The screen is displaying as a box in the centre of the external monitor, with a 4" gap all around the edge. I have tried the recommended solution of going into Screen Resolution, advanced settings, intel graphics... But when I select Built In Display, there is no "display full screen" option. This is the solution presented by lenovo - http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht072309 so I'm not sure what else I can do. Any help is much appreciated.  

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Hi, My ThinkPad R61 was a perfect companion until it started throwing some problems recently.Below is the description of the problem: It started with "Fan Error" message on boot-up. After googling I found this is known problem with thinkpads and i could bypass it by pressing the ESC key. More over this was not persistent. I feared the fan error could do more damage and looks so. Now my Display(LCD) shows only a Grey-white screen. I cannot see the boot-up screen(think vantage screen), but if I connect my thinkpad to a External monitor i can see the display on the external monitor well. Few things I tried are:Toggled with fn+F7 keys during boot-upre-installed OS Nothing above worked for me. Currently its off warranty. Before I give it to thinkpad service center I wanted to know if anyone could help me with any suggestions or advices.  - Hafsal

Answer:ThinkPad R61 LCD Display not working but works on External Monitor

what is the full model number of your R61? xxxx-xxx?So there is no screen artifact on external LCD? fan error could be triggered by a dirty fan, a faulty motherboard or a fan that internal electric fault. What GPU do you have?

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New 440s on 8.1.  Migrated from a T400 running XP Pro SP3.  I have an Acer AL1914 display for use while in my office.  The old Thinkpad with ATI graphics would drive this monitor at almost any resolution.  The new 440s with Intel graphics will only allow up to the native resolution 1280 x 1024.  This is way too low for this 19 inch panel.  I thought this might be something in Windows 8.1, but believe it has to be something with the 440s or a combo problem.  Does anyone have any similar experiences?  I saw some posts about the same problem, but they were related to the dock.  Thanks.      

Answer:Thinkpad 440s - external monitor has limited resolution

1280x1024 is the native and maximum resolution of this display, any other resolution would have to be scaled. With higher resolutions, they have to be scaled by the graphics card or the monitor... not all graphics cards support that. I dont think your monitor is able to scale higher resolutions, and i'm unsure whether the HD4400 drivers allow you to do that. FYI: Scaling brings quality loss, a 19 inch full HD is less then 100dollars these days -> connected via the displayport to HDMI, gives a way nicer (digital) picture, then analog vga upscaled...

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Hi All, I've got a W530 with the nVidia K1000 2GB card.My thinkpad is docked and there is a Dell 2715H connected via the display port (DP -> mDP on monitor).The problem I am experiencing is that the monitor will enter and exit power save mode periodically on its own.I'm running Ubuntu Linux (14.04LTS).I've got Discrete Graphics configured in the BIOS (which I just upgraded to 2.63 to see if it would help, but it did not).I've also got nvidia drivers installed (version 352) and everything looks stunning...except for the external monitor cutting out periodically. Can someone suggest a solution to this problem? ThanksP

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I want to use my M92z ThinkCentre as an external monitor for my Thinkpad T430. I found this cable found here in this link and I'm wondering if this is gonna work before buying it? so if anyone could please advise.

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Hi,I'm going to buy the ThinkPad Yoga 14 with 940M grapic.Sadly I got the information, that the maximal external resolution is limited on 1920x1080.I own a 21:9 monitor with a resolution of 2560x1080.Can I use this monitor with full resolution with the Yoga 14? I think it works even though the specifications say something else, but before I buy such an expensive device, I would like to get sure.So, is there somebody who can confirm my guess? Somebody who already tried an higher resolution than the specified? Sorry for the bad englisch and thanks for your replies!

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga 14 max resolution for external monitor just 1920x1080?

if anybody will ever has the same question, it works without any problems with this resolution!

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Dear all,

I am encountering the following problem and would very much appreciate your help with it: I am using an somewhat dated IBM ThinkPad (R50e), which I'd like to run with an external monitor.

Now, I have connected the monitor (Fujitsu Siemens Scenicview A19-3A) to the external monitor connector using a DVI - VGA/SVGA/XVGA monitor adapter. I have then switched the display output location to "LCD & external (CRT) monitor" using the Fn+F7 key combination, but the external monitor seems not to receive a signal (at least none that he'd be willing to transform into some type of display) -- it remains all black.

I also installed the monitor device drivers from Fujitsu on my laptop, but to no avail.

Any suggestions on what the problem might be and how I might be able to get the external monitor to work with my laptop?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Nathan
 

Answer:How to connect external LCD monitor to laptop (IBM ThinkPad R50e)?

You just need to push the plug in securely (even tighten the thumb screws, if it has any)
Then turn on

It should default to the external, straight away
If not use the Fn+F7 keys as you said (note: I haven't downloaded your manual to confirm this)

By the way, the monitor works normally, and all, doesn't it ?
 

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Hi all!My E545 has 2 GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7640G + 8570M Dual Graphics.  7640g  - integrated one with cpu and 8750m - an additional one.7640g doesn't support full hd resolution, but 8750m does (http://graphics-cards.specout.com/l/2411/AMD-Radeon-HD-8750M)So, the question is -  if i connect an external monitor (22 inch for ex.) to my laptop, will it (monitor) show picture on Full HD resolution, or not? Just dont want to buy one and then work with 1380x768 as now on native laptop screen)))Can anyone gimme any approved information?Tnx!

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Hi,
I've been trying for hours to get my Lenovo Thinkpad notebook to connect to the monitor I use for my home computer. I have unplugged the cable in the computer and connected it to my notebook as I usually do to duplicate the screen across two monitors... Only this time it hasn't worked.
The main reason why I want to do this is because my notebook display looks stretched on the notebook screen but when I connect it to the external monitor it always goes normal. This is something that also doesn't want to change no matter what resolution the screen is or however many Google suggestions I read. Any help?
My notebook isn't registering that I have connected the monitor. I have tried changing it from PC to AV and back again, pressing Fn+F7 simultaneously which usually does the trick, and I also tried pressing the windows button on the keypad and 'P' simultaneously but the mouse only briefly shows an hourglass next to it then nothing happens!!
In the setting 'connect to an external display' it doesn't detect that there is an external monitor plugged in. If anyone knows any miracle tricks I would really love for their advice!
Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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W520 laptop display stopped working - acting like the backlight has died. I replaced the display and the connecting cable. No change. Replaced the motherboard, the display still won't work. I can hook up a 50" TV using the display port cable and see the desktop and use the computer, but the integrated display refuses to work. I'm stumped. Any similar experiences or ideas to explore or check out? Thanks.Scott

Answer:LCD display doesn't work, external monitor does

The most common cause for no backlight is a blown backlight fuse on the motherboard. The fuse is VERY fast burning and easy to blow. It is important to wear a grounding wrist strap when doing repairs that involve the screen or LCD cables.

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I have the following configuration:     - T530     - Windows 10 (64 bit)     - Display Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5400M     - Docking Station: Mini doc 3 (4338)     - External monitor using DVI interface     - Everything is updated I cannot get my laptop to display to an external monitor consistently. If I direct the display to use the external monitor, either by extending the display or by setting the laptop to only use the 2nd monitor, one of 3 things will happen.     1) Uses the external monitor just fine (about 10% of the time)     2) No signal to the external monitor (about 20% of the time)     3) Display shows on the external monitor for 2 seconds and then it goes black (about 70% of the time) This occurs regardless of using the mini-doc or when plugging the monitor into the VGA plug on the laptop directly. I did not have this problem in Windows 7 or after upgrading to Windows 10. It started happening about 4 weeks ago, which may correspond with a BIOS upgrade, but I cannot remember the exact timing of my last BIOS upgrade. I tried switching the Display setting in the BIOS to "Integrated Graphics" and use OS Detect, based on another post, but I have the same behavior as described above. Any suggestions for a permanent fix?

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I recently bought Satellite L50-B-1VP and I have some problems to connect it to my TV.
I have tried using an HDMI cable and also a VGA cable but nothing happens.

The cables and the TV are ok because i have used them before.
When i try with the HDMI it says ;no signal detected, but using the VGA cable the TV kind of restarts and the screen is black. I am using Windows 7 32-bit and i tried Fn+F4 and also Windows + P.

The problem is that the external TV is not recognized and does not appear in display settings.
What can i do?

If anyone could help me i would appreciate it very much!

Answer:Satellite L50-B-1VP doesn't recognize external monitor

The notebook was sold without preinstalled Windows system. It seems that you installed and configured Win 7 at your own hand.

Well, I guess the problems with the video output may be related to missing drivers or to system misconfiguration.
From my point of few you should check some essential points.

First of all I would recommend you to check if the essential graphic card driver was installed.
The notebook does not support dedicated graphic card but the CPU (Intel N3540) provides internal GPU Intel HD Graphics.

So I recommend you to reinstall the Intel Display Driver as well as the Intel Chip Set Utility


Feedback would be appreciated

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When launching Photoshop CS3 Extended, I get a warning:The monitor profile "Lenovo ThinkPad LCD Monitor" appears to be defective. Please rerun your monitor calibration software.[Ignore Profile] [Use Anyway]If this can be confirmed, could it please be the target of a minor update/patch?This recent T61p 15.4" WSXGA+ notbook's monitor is honestly pretty bad in terms of color accuracy. The overall sense is very blue; yellows show up orange. Is this normal? But that's really a side issue. I do most of my work on an external monitor anyway.













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Answer:Photoshop CS3 doesn't like "Lenovo ThinkPad LCD Monitor" color management profile

this thread should help:http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_General&thread.id=343

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Hello Community,I have attached an external 19 "TFT monitor to my ThinkPad W500 (4062-4MG). I have the main image on the notebook (1920x1200 resolution) and the external monitor as the extended. But unfortunately I can set on the external monitor only a maximum resolution from 1280x1024. But i think the monitor can have a higher resolution. Why is that? Did anyone ever have this problem? The latest graphics card drivers I have actually installed. I hope you can help me.Thank you ever

Answer:ThinkPad W500 (4062-4MG) External monitor wrong resolution

Hi, which external monitor do you have?





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Hi I have a Thinkpad Twist s230u and am having problems with connection of an external monitor/tv with an hdmi cable. The cable is brand new, as is the adaptor from hdm - hdmi-mini for the computer. I have turned on the tv and selected the correct hdmi input, then connected the hdmi-mini. when i right click on the desktop > screen resolution > detect; no displays are detected and i am left with only two options "Try to connect anyway on:VGA" and "Try to connect anyway on: Mobile PC display" neither of which do anything. It feels like this has got to do with an issue regarding the actual HDMI driver itself, but I'm not really sure what I'm looking for in this department. My graphics card is however updated and working correctly - Intel HD Graphics 4000. Can anyone offer any solutions? Thanks in advance.Chris













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Answer:Thinkpad Twist s230u - problem with hdmi/external monitor

I'm having a similar problem. When I plug the HDMI cable into the laptop, the screen does a quick flash to black like normal, but there's no signal to the external monitor. After a few seconds, the monitor goes into "HDMI power saving mode." I've tried multiple cables, multiple adapters, and even tried hooking it up to an HDMI projection system at my office. Same result with everything--laptop acts like an external display has been connected, but there' s no picture at the destination. This used to work without a problem, so I don't know what's changed. I tried updating the display driver and even went back to Windows 8 and up to 8.1 again. Nothing. It's a huge problem because I travel and present for a living and some of the venues only have HDMI. I bought a minidisplay to HDMI adapter, but it would be nice to use the native port.

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The LCD panel is dark. One can see that the display is still working - only no backlight. When pushing the lid switch (which turns of the LCD when closing the lid) the dark screen turns to black. I.e. this switch is working properly. External monitor is working.When changing with "Fn/F7" between LCD panel and external monitor the backlight turns on for a few seconds but quickly turns dark again. In the moments when the backlight turns on one can see that the display colours and everything are quite fine... (so no redish which would indicate a lcd problem).  Moving the lid mechanically cannot bring the light back. I was sure it would be a problem of the LCD flex cable and replaced it - but unfortunately with no result. Would be glad about hints what could solve the problem!!!Maybe changing the inverter?Or might it just be a bad soldering joint or loose cable connection? But where? In the lid or on the main board...?Changing the panel itself is of course a quite costly affair.. Thank you for your help!!! (Model No.: 1858-3BG)  

Answer:Thinkpad R52: No Backlight - comes back only for some seconds when switching to external monitor

Chances are that the backlight itself has gone bad.Has your screen been reddish/pinkish on cold boot prior to this last episode?

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 Dear forum,  yesterday I bought my new ThinkPad t470. While everything else is working fine, the notebook seems not to be able to detect my external monitor (ThinkVision t2424p), when connecting it via a VGA to HDMI adapter. This setup flawlessly worked with my last notebook. Regardless whether I try to connect the monitor when Windows is already running or when I boot into Windows with the monitor already connected, the monitor doesn't show up in the screen resolutions settings nor does there appear an additional device in the device manager.  Do you know what the problem might be? The apater works fine when used with a different Notebook. Thank you very much, EBM

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Hi all, Does anyone know how to awake an external monitor from power saving mode?? Once my p50 goes into sleep mode, my external monitor (Dell U2711) cannot detect HDMI connection to the thinkpad p50. However, when I hibernate or reset to default in Bios set up, the monitor detects the HDMI connection again. I think the video card (Quadro m2000m) forces to disconnect the HDMI connection when sleep mode is activated but I dont know how to fix this. Should I call for service to Lenovo or could it be fixed by changing settings in video card driver? Thanks in advance. 

Answer:Thinkpad P50 / External Monitor does not awake from power saving mode.

What BIOS version is currently on your P50? 
 
If you haven't done so already, try flashing up to the latest BIOS version from the Lenovo Support Website (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1euj06w.exe)
 
Moderator note: link fixed.

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My X1 Yoga 1st Gen runs Windows 10, i wanted to connect 3 external monitors through OneLink+ dock( It has 2 DP and 1 VGA output ports) but for some reason only 2 monitors get connected and working but not the 3rd one, i tried connecting the 3rd monitor directly to the laptop through HDMI it didnt work either, do i need to do something to make all 3 monitors to work?

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Connecting my new Lenovo Thinkpad yoga to an external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD) with the mini-HDMI port to the HDMI port in the monitor, results in very bad display quality: text is fuzzy, edges, lines and text seems with white halo, as if this is not the native resolution of the screen (the screen native resolution is 1920x1080 and this is indeed the resolution I use). When connecting my old X220 to the same screen, but with a VGA to VGA cable, I get excellent display. What's going on?

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I tryed taking out cmos , cards and back in , different plug ins , even 2 different monitor
The monitors tell me Entering Power sleep mode , No siginal ect
please help
 

Answer:Monitor and PC turns on , but my monitor wont start up

Check the cable?
 

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Brand new out of the box tablets that doesn't recognize the external monitor. Running win7 32bit and when I called for support they told me it'z the system board...I have six of these paper-weights and I'm having a hard time believing it's the system board, any suggestions??

Answer:x220 A24 tablet doesn't recognize external monitor

which external monitor are you using, and how you are connecting to the external LCD? Displayport or VGA? any dongles involved. Does the screen work with other devices that use the same connection.

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Just got a new laptop and have the same issue in 8.1 that I had in Windows 8 on my M6600. I'm a mobile IT person and work in many different offices.

In Windows XP / Windows 7, the OS remembered my external monitor configurations when I went between locations. (I'd plug in my external monitor for that location and all display settings would be working normally just as they were the last time I was there).

In Windows 8 and now 8.1, any time I go to a different location or even just boot up my laptop after leaving a location with external monitors, the display on my notebook is at a non-optimal resolution and I have to reset it.

Interestingly enough, the OS **sort of** remembers the monitors because when I go to one of my other locations and plug in those monitors, they show up as 'disconnect this display'. Once I select 'extend' for each of them and apply the setting, the OS remembers the positions that I last had the monitors at.

Anyone know of a way to make this just work plug and play? Third party app to manage the monitors?

Specs:
Precision M6700
Intel HD 4000 Graphics / NVIDIA Quadro K3000M

Thanks!

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My external LCD monitor connected with analog cable doesn't work on my Tecra M7 with Win Vista and latest display driver downloaded today from this website. Windows Mobility center show display is connected, desktop is extended to second display and Windows Display settings dialog shows the right resolution of external LCD. But there is no image on external monitor (with 'no signal' message right after switching monitor on).

Any changes in display settings (resolution, display type (mirror, second display, primary/secondary)) don't work.
Monitor works well with my old notebook and WindowsXP.
If I restart my M7 laptop with external monitor plugged in I see loading messages and windows logo on external monitor and after that I see only desktop wallpaper while internal lcd of my notebook is black and I can not switch internal lcd at all in this case (only restart with external display unplugged works in this case).

Answer:External monitor doesn't work on Tecra M7 Vista

Hi

Did you assign the external monitor as a primary display in the graphic properties?
I think you did it due to the fact that the Toshiba boot display appears on the external monitor.

But just moment please. The Tecra M7 was delivered with the Win XP Pro tablet edition and not with Vista.
Did you install it at you own hand?

I presume everything has worked running Win XP?
Maybe you should try remove the graphic driver from the Vista system and use one from the 3rd site like www.laptopvideo2go.com

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Hi. First, I want to say, that I tried to resolve this problem alone, but I think I done everything, and, it's still doesn't work. What I want to say. I have Lenovo Y530 and i want to connect external monitor Samsung BX2231. Now I work at Windows 7.Last time, when I connect it, everything works ok. But this is my job laptop, so I need to change OS to Linux. I work with Ubuntu and Slackware, and at both of them monitor didn't work at HDMI. Everything work ok, when I change cabel to D-SUB. Now, I'm back on my Windows 7, and... monitor doesn't work at HDMI. But it worked last time I turn on my Windows!What I remember, I make combination FN + F3, tu turn off external monitor. But now, I am tryin to do same, and... nothind happened.  I'm confused. I have no idea, why it doesn't work now.  What I done:download latest NVIDIA driversdownload latest chipset driverstry to scan for new monitors ( nothing detected! )I think, there is a problem with configuration, or maybe I am connecting everything in wrong sequence, caues it work last time. Please, help me. My eyes suffer becaues of image quality through D-SUB cable...

Answer:Y530 - external monitor on HDMI doesn't work.

make sure you connect the cable before switching on your computer and turning on your monitor.also, try to re-install power management. if the fn keys don't work, try to press windows + p

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Hi all, Just got the brand new replacement unit a week ago, no random shutoffs so far, but I ran into another strange problem today! When I arrived the office this morning, I attached a normal 15 inch external monitor to the VGA port (a HP LP1965, 15 inch, 1280 x 1024) in order to have a second monitor to work with, every thing worked perfectly fine, however, after I disconnected the monitor this afternoon, the GPU acticity all of sudden goes crazy, the GPU indicator in the system notification blinks about every second and my GPU activity monitor (a windows desktop gadget) shows periodic peaks and the systems temperature stays about 55C which is 10C higher than normal idle temperature, although there isn't any program that is using the GPU. I rebooted the computer both warm and cold, reinstalled the Nvidia (clean re-install) and optimus drivers, but nothing helps, unless I go into the BIOS and deactvate the Nvidia GPU completely. But If I change the BIOS setting to optimus again, the same situation happens again. Also, if I re-attached monitor back to the VGA port again, the strange GPU activity will disappear and the system temperature will go down to the normal idle temperature around 45C. But no matter how I disconnect the display, i.e. straightly pull the cable or first deactivate the monitor on the Nvidia control tool or windows display setting and then disconnect the monitor, the GPU will go... Read more

Answer:strange GPU problem - GPU doesn't go off after disconnection from an external monitor

The problem was the Windows 7 NVIDIA GPU widget that didn't support optimus. Shutting down the widget stopped all of the erroneous activity.

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I got a call from a user, describing a problem that he was just experiencing. He has a Dell Inspiron laptop computer--sorry, I don't know model--that has an external monitor.

He's just upgraded from W98 to W2K. After the upgrade, his computer won't boot unless the external monitor is connected. After the computer boots, he can disconnect the external monitor, and the internal display works fine. However, when the external is disconnected, the computer stalls while booting.

Any suggestions???
 

Answer:Inspiron LCD screen doesn't show when no external monitor

I remember from somewhere that Dell has a fix for this. We had similar problems using their docking stations. You'll need to talk to their tech support personnel.

FJ
 

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When I'm charging my Thinkpad E550 and I connect it to any external monitor with a VGA cable, the external monitor flickers constantly such that the external monitor cannot be used for any meaningful work. However, when I remove the charger, the constant flickering stops and the external monitor could be used though the screen still flickers/blinks for only about 4 seconds every 50 minutes or so. Disappointingly, using the laptop on battery all the time is not healthy for the laptop's battery but that's the choice I have if I need to use an external monitor. I have tried to use a 2-pronged adapter to plug the monitors into the mains but I still experience the flickering until I remove the charger. Does anyone have a solution? Thank you.  













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Answer:Thinkpad E550: External monitor flickers constantly while charging laptop

My external display does the same thing, but if I unplug the charger and the flashing constantly, momentarily displays the desktop and then 3 seconds off. I tried to reinstall Intel HD driver, but the same result, ATI driver i have latest.Any idea?

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Hi all! A friend of mine has ThinkPad T520 and would like to have 2 external monitors while ALSO using his laptop screen, for 3 monitors total.  However, when I attempted to setup the second external monitor I discovered that it appears that, although his laptop has both VGA and Displayport, that only one or the other can be utilized while also using the laptop screen. Is there ANY workaround for this?  Would a dock enable him to have more than 2 active monitors, or perhaps a USB to DVI adapter?  Or is it a matter of the video card adapter (intel in this case)? Thanks!

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Hi, I have a ThinkPad T60P, and a couple of weeks ago, I lost color on my external monitor (connected by VGA cable)I have done a lot of testing, and found a couple of strange things around this: *  when using docking station with two monitors, only monitor nr "1" inCatalyst Control Center shows colors, but not "2".* When using external monitor (or projector) I don't get color* When showing video on the external monitor, color works(!) This is only on some type of videos, I think. Flash videos (ie. YouTube does not show colors)* When getting a bluescreen, the external monitor displays bluescreen with colors. When rebooting after bluescreen, colors were working while booting (windows logo with colors), but as soon as XP was up, colors were gone(!)* I have tried updating to the latest graphics driver (79d533ww.exe), and all the settings in Catalyst Control Center /  Control Panel As a result of these findings, I beleive it must be a software problem, but since upgrading the drivers didn't work, I don't know what to try next. I see also that there are other people experiencing the same problems, but I can't find any solution to this problem.Re:http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?p=3597258 Hope someone can help me here! Best regards,pmlovold

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Preparing boss' new x301. He does not want an external keyboard, but he does want an external monitor. X301 came only with an enhanced USB Port Replicator (he's used to a docking station but Lenovo does not offer one for the X301). So far I cannot find any way to turn the x301 display off while keeping the laptop open for keyboard use while using an external monitor.  He's going to raise bloody hell if I cannot find a way to do this. The "Lenovo Display Adaptor" in the system tray doesn't have such an option, and it seems neither does the Power Management. FN F7 makes the screen flicker for one second, but does nothing further. Thank you so much. for any help.Message Edited by studiopeg on 05-19-2009 09:42 AM

Answer:How to turn off Thinkpad x301 display when using external monitor with USB Port Replicator

Looking for the same resolution, please let me know if you find anything. I'd love to find an actual docking station for the X301 but haven't come across one yet. thanks!

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I have a huge problem with my Thinkpad Yoga. Ever since i installed Adobe Photoshop CC, this issue occurs when I use an external monitor (I use the HDMI-mini port): When my Yoga have been idle for some time in Windows 8.1 and should have gone into either "turn off pc screen mode" or "sleep mode", it just freezes up and the Yoga becomes unresponsive! The only solution is to kill the pc holding the power button, then start the Yoga over again. I believe this problem is related to the graphics driver. I have tried the latest graphics drivers available from lenovo support site, I have tried the latest drivers from Intel and I have the latest update of Adobe Photoshop CC. I still have not managed to resolve this issue. Need help!

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I have a T400 running Presentation director 4.03 and the latest ATI graphics package 8.563.2.1-090401a-079920C.  When it is docked and has an external monitor connected to the dock via a DVI cable, Presentation director claims no external monitor is currently attached. The T400 will display to the monitor when docked by switching to "Captured display settings", but it (Presentation director) doesn't recognized anything is attached.  When I try to test new modes-Presentation director reports no external display attached even though it is displaying to the monitor. Any ideas?

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Hello, I am having problems with my Lenovo SL400, I have downgraded it to Windows XP with the recovery kit; when I connect an external monitor I can not access to my LAN or Internet, is like the cable was disconnected; but when I disconnect the external monitor the ethernet works fine; someone knows why is that?. Thanks to all and best regards.

Answer:SL400, Win XP, ethernet connection doesn`t work with an external monitor.

It sounds like an IRQ conflict, but it might be solved by reinstalling the drivers. I guess for starters, go to Start > Programs > Accessories >System Tools > System Information, then exspand the Hardware Resources and click IRQs and c/p (copy & paste) that infomation here, maybe paste the Conflicts/Sharing one too. The offical drivers are localed here.  





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Hello, I've had this problem with my laptop display for about half a year. When the laptop starts, the backlight turns on, but there is no display of Windows. When connected to an external monitor or projector, this displays the image with no problem. Thus, my question is: if my GPU and backlight are working, what component is causing the problem and how can I fix it? It is worth mentoning that sometimes on start up the display came back to life, and then if no shutdown or battery depletion occured, it would function normally. However, if the battery ran out, the problem came back (since I very often just put the laptop on sleep, this system functioned for a while...) Then, a couple of weeks ago this happened again, and the display hasn't worked since. I am now working with an external monitor.  Looking forward to your answers. Many thanks, Stefania

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I cannot seem to get my 22" Acer X221w monitor to work through the w540 thunderbold port. I've tried two different mini display port to DVI-D Active dongles.  On one of the dongles, I got a video signal through however, even though the display driver was set to 1680 x 1050, the monitor said it was actually receiving 1932 x 1050 which meant that the picture was warped and cut off the left side of the screen.  The other dongle won't show anything at all. Both dongles worked with DVI monitors at the store whose native resolutions were 1920 x 1080. I could even get 1024 x 768 to display on those monitors.  Is there a different kind of dongle I need to get? I also have a w520 with a full size display port++ connector. These 1680 x 1050 monitors work just fine with a full size display port to DVI-D active dongle. However, my mini display port to DVI-D active dongles came with a mini display port to full size display port adapter too.  I can't get either of the two new dongles to work even with the full size display port... so it's got to be the dongles right?

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Hey Guys, I've just bought a G505s IDEAPAD with the follwing spec's: AMD A8-4500M, 4 x 1,9 - 2,8 GHz, 4096 KB L2-Cache AMD Radeon  HD 7640G4GB DDR3I'm running Windows 7 x64 on it, all the drivers are up to date from the original Lenovo driver page. I have hooked up an external monitor via HDMI, a Dell U2414H, and it's running in 1920x1080 resolution. My problem: The picture is not stretched all the way to the corners, there is about a 2inch black bar on the corner all around the picture, the same as if you'd watch a 16:9 film on a 16:10 screen or so, just it's all around here. What can I do, any help?Thanks a million!!

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Hallo, My Lenovo R400 (R400 7439 A85) and my Philips Monitor are not working together so well.The recommended resolution of the monitor is 1600 x 1050.If I set the notebook to this resolution I only get some shades of grey, sometimes with bright horizontal lines but no other clear shapes.With other resolutions like 1440 x 900 or lower I get a more or less brilliant view of my desktop. I tried the monitor with another notebook and it worked very well with the resolution of 1600 x 1050. In my opinion all drivers have the latest version. Is there anyone out there who can help me? greetingshelplessathome

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