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dell xps 15 monitor flickering after connecting external usb monitor

Question: dell xps 15 monitor flickering after connecting external usb monitor

Hi, all, I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop and recently bought a Asus MB169B external USB monitor. When I plug the monitor in, the laptop monitor (not the external monitor) flickers about every half second. If I unplug it, it stops. I upgraded my video driver to no avail.
Is it simply a power supply issue (the external monitor does not have a power cord)? Anything I can do? It does it even if I have the laptop plugged in and charging.
*something interesting - I just discovered if I duplicate the display and not extend the flickering goes away...but that kind of defeats the point of a dual monitor for me.
Thanks.

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I just recently purchased an adapter from Amazon HERE...

After going through the run around with customer support, my issue is still not solved.

I am trying to connect an external monitor through HDMI via the adapter linked above, but an unable to solve the issue.  My laptop recognizes the external monitor is plugged in, and is functioning as you would expect with an external monitor (i.e. two screens, dragging between two screens, etc...).  However, it seems as though the laptop is not sending any video output to the external monitor.  
I have updated all drivers and installers that were recommended to me by Dell customer support.  Additionally, I had changed a setting in the BIOS to disable some sort of USBC or Thunderbolt 3.0 security, as per recommendation in the comments of the linked (above) product.

Any suggestions?

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I bought a Dell XPS 13 9350 in December and I wanted to connect it to an external monitor via the thunderbolt port. I bought an type c to hdmi adapter off amazon and it connects. (Actually bought 2 and the problem persists). But occasionally both my screen and laptop will turn black then back on again. This causes my video that i'm playing to either freeze/crash (netflix/youtube) which is SUPER annoying. It goes from occasional to quite often. It's really random.

My drivers are up to date, cable is new and the monitor is new from boxing day. 

Any help is appreciated :)

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9350 Connecting external monitor via thunderbolt port

There are several posts on this forum about this issue.
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Hi I have lenovo ideapad y y500 with 650m sli, which originally had windows 8 but then I updated to windows 8.1 and used the fix for GPU bios provided by this forum.The issue is that both my external and laptop monitors go black when I connect external monitor to my laptop with vga cable.I have had this issue since I updated nvidia driver back in the middle of january. (befor the update it worked fine I had no issues). I only used external monitor occasionally so I decided to wait for nvidia to fix the problem (rolling back to previous nvidia driver version did not help). Well now after 3 new version the problem persists. I tried using  the hot key on my keyboard to change between 4 different monitor-laptop setups (only laptop, only monitor, resize..) and it did not help.  I tried recording my laptop screen when I pluged in the external monitor and the video is normal (it isn't black). I then opend nvidia control panel to see if it recognises external monitor and recorded the screen. My external monitor (samsung) was recognised.Click for video on youtubeIn between black flashes i pluged in/out the external monitor.Translation for "zaslon na prenosniku" : laptop's screen. So any idea how to resolve this problem ? Thanks in advance.

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My old dell laptop L502x is a bit quirky and caused me to buy a desktop, however, i think it is still saveable. when i have it display to an external monitor via hdmi, it works 100% with no problems. however, when i use the monitor that is physically attached to the laptop, i will get a " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" BSOD. from what i've gathered over numerous crashes, i believe its a problem with the integrated graphics in the processor, since they are not used when outputting via hdmi. i could be wrong tho, any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dell Laptop external monitor = OK, attached monitor = BSOD

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Hello,I need an advice.
Dell Vostro 1510 (version nVidia) does not function LCD - very little light.External monitor works OK.LCD - brightness up and down works. Closing cover notebook to sleep - works OK.
Test another inverter and LCD.It's the same :(
Please, give me an advice.Thank You.

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Hello,

I am using a new Lenovo y550P laptop and having problems with the external monitor. When I plug my external PIXO LCD monitor via the vga port, I get a constant flickering. I have tried installing and reinstalling all the graphics drivers for video card (geforce gt 240m), adjusting the refresh rates, tried 3 different vga cords, 2 seperate LCD monitors, and using different power surges with and without the laptop adapter, all to no avail. Please help!

Answer:External Monitor flickering!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bkrazy


Hello,

I am using a new Lenovo y550P laptop and having problems with the external monitor. When I plug my external PIXO LCD monitor via the vga port, I get a constant flickering. I have tried installing and reinstalling all the graphics drivers for video card (geforce gt 240m), adjusting the refresh rates, tried 3 different vga cords, 2 seperate LCD monitors, and using different power surges with and without the laptop adapter, all to no avail. Please help!


Hi and welcome
Have you tried changing the refresh rates.?

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Hello,

I have always used an external monitor when using windows vista and now that i have upgraded to windows 7 when i plug in my external monitor it flashes on and off. I have changed the refresh rate on the monitor and all it does is change how fast the external monitor flashes. Also, I had this problem when using windows vista and I changed a setting in windows task scheduler and it fixed it. Tried doing the same thing in 7 and the problem is still there. In addition, I tried using a different monitor cable and the problem is still there. If anyone has any solutions please please let me know.

Answer:External Monitor Flickering on and off

Starting with the model of your monitor and system specs will help

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Hi, I own a t520 and from day one, my external connected VGA monitor Samsung has some flickering. Its hardly noticeable but in dark colors like black you can notice it.Its only happening on the external monitor and I connected it to another laptop and the issue is not there. I only have this with my Thinkpad.Is this a hardware problem?

Answer:External VGA Monitor flickering

I would first try another VGA cable if you have one. What Hertz is the monitor running at?

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Kindly help! My unit is T60,and I'm using external LCD monitor.The problem occur sometime,sometimes 10minute interval then another.I try updating my BIOS version download from Lenovo site.I try replacing LCD monitor.But still it's flickering. note that my laptop doesn't flicker. any help would be appreciated.. thanksneo   

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Hi all,

I am currently experiencing flickering on my external monitor, connected via VGA from my laptop--flickering like a low refresh rate even though it is at 60 Hz. I have a Sony Vaio, model vpcsa490x. The laptop has switchable graphics cards and when I switch into the Intel 3000, there is no flickering. The flickering is only when I am using the Radeon 6630M leading me to believe its the graphics card's fault? I have the latest drivers installed so I don't know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help

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I just got my serviced yoga 910 back after the display out usbc mysteriously stopped working. Now whenever I plug into the external monitor, the screen flickers and turns off and on every 5 seconds or so and it's very annoying. I think this problem is exacerbated when I plug the other usb c in for power. I've already updated my display drivers, and was wondering if anyone else had this problem?

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I have this problem too now. (connecting to DELL U2715H) The weird thing is it didn't for the first six months I owned it.  And doesn't happen with built in screen. 
 
To make it even more annoying this started happening about the same day my premium support ended. 
 
I'm not impressed. 
 
UPDATE: A hard reset stops the black screen. Instead I now get this unhelpful messagebox popping up at random..
 

Answer:External Monitor Keeps Going Black (flickering on & off)

Hi there @cspr,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and see that you are having issues with an external monitor that keeps flickering on and off. You had mentioned that you already tried to use numerous HDMI cables. Have you tried a different screen/TV?Did you receive any error messages? How long has this been happening for?Have you done a BIOS reset? Here are two document that may help.  HP Notebook PCs - Green Screen and Other Video Playback Issues (Windows 10)HP Notebook PCs - Connecting a Monitor, Projector, or TV (Windows 10, 8) If the documents do not help you resolve the issue, try restoring the BIOS and then check for windows updates.Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant if you need it. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system that need updating. Did this reply resolve your issue or answer your question? If yes, then please share the good news! Let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. You can also show your appreciation by clicking the Thumbs Up. If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with the results of the troubleshooting. Thanks! 

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I have recently purchased a HP external montitor and I am having difficulty in conneting the screen and using it. Once I have connected my MacBook Pro 13 with the VGA/HDMI lead to the HPLV2011 external montior, it connects for a split second then keeps flickering on and off.  I have played around to see if I can resolve the issue but I could not locate the problem. Can anyone help?

Answer:HP External Screen Monitor Flickering

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My dell monitor has been flickering or flashing when I turn it on, and will continue unless I hit it in the back. It is most likely a bad resistor, but the screen is still good. Where can I find parts for this, if I can't find a schematic to fix it, I will probably need to put in a new main board and/or psu.

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My Dell PC was on Vista, having had some trouble finally got rid of vista home and managed to get my good old XP Pro on.My problem is if i scroll in a combo box, maximize or minimize, or any similiar actions the picture shown is very slow. infact it takes forever to scroll in a combo box. I have an install CD with drivers on. On vista i never once needed this cd, maybe i do now? If i do how can i install them?PC is:Dell Dimension E520 - built for vista now on XP512Mb Ram256mb NVidia (dxdiag cant find it)3.06Ghz Intel C Duo17" monitorhope you can help my eyes are done in. I have also done monitor reset to factory settings, in Display properties theres no refresh rate, could it be my graphics card? Im now thinking my graphics card is it, dxdiag fails all for display.what drivers do i use i dont know my modelsorry for the confusion cheers

Answer:Dell 17" monitor flickering

Download and run click here you should then be able to find your graphics card, maybe under PCI in left-hand column.

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Hello,i have a T60 laptop with ati mobility radeon x1400. I bought and EIZO S2031W as external monitor for my laptop.When i connect T60 with the monitor the screen is flickering. I have changed the resolution from 1680x1050 to lower one but i have the same problem. I also have changed the refresh rate between 60,70,75 and the problem remains.I have Catalyst Control Center Version 2008.0103.1233.22319I also have ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 with Bios Information: BK-ATI VER009.012.001.020 and Driver Version 8.442.3.0 (1/3/2008).I used the same monitor for a desktop pc and the screen is clean without problems. I also connected the laptop (T60) with anothes simple monitor 17'' SONY and i also do not have any problem.If you have any suggestion it would be very helpfull.ThanksMessage Edited by momentos on 04-27-2008 11:58 AM

Answer:T60 flickering with external monitor EIZO S2031W

Hello again,the problem remains and even I have channged monitor with another 20.1'' Samsung monitor I can not find out what ir wrong.Another issue is that when I disable the ATI X1400 driver the monitor (EIZO) works fine in the default resolution 1400x1050.The problem is with the ATI driver. In the ATI website the support department informed me that for the mobility products only Lenovo can assist for their drivers and problems that may occur. So is there anyone who has similar problems or have something to propose me?thanks a lot.

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Hey guys,I've been a lurker on here for awhile now and finally decided to post. I have had my HP Pavilion laptop (Windows 7) for 3-4 years now and just recently decided to hook it up to an external monitor to help with home productivity (it's only a 13'' laptop so it was about time). I took my old desktop Dell monitor and plugged it to the laptop via the monitor's VGA cable. However, recently the external monitor (which I have designated as my main display) started flickering for no particular reason. I updated my driver and then googled this issue online. The only real answer I have found is a "grounding" issue that does not pertain to me since my laptop continues to flicker even when it is not plugged in to battery power.So, I went out to Best Buy and bought a new VGA cable thinking that perhaps the cable was old and needed to be replaced. Although the new cable initially seemed to fix the issue, the external monitor still flickers at times, sometimes every few minutes and at other times several times per minute.Now, I just purchased a new 23" HP external monitor and although the flickering is less frequent, it still continues. I tried using a power surge and separating the power outlets for each plug (i.e., the plug's of my laptop and the external monitor) but that didn't seem to do the trick. I also tried using an HDMI cable but to no avail. Also looked at the refresh rate and I can't go below 60 HZ for the external monitor, so I seem to be fine there. Both the laptop and... Read more

Answer:External Monitor Flickering When Connected to HP Laptop

What does no avail on the hdmi mean? It did not work or it still flickers? Do you have the laptop set to only put out to the external monitor or is the built-in display also being driven by the video card? In other words, how exactly do you have the display set up? I think you are saying you have both screen displaying an image? Are you extending to the external monitor or mirroring the built-in screen? I know the external is the primary monitor but how are you using the built-in display? I would think you would have the best luck setting it to display only to the external. The other constant in the equation is the electrical system. Have the monitors always been plugged into the same outlet? Monitors can be very sensitive to electrical anomalies. I see you use a "surge" (supressor) but the inexpensive ones do not really smooth out power; you have to use a ups/battery backup for that. Is the wall power outlet a 2-prong or a three prong? Have you tried moving the whole setup to another room or another location? Does the built-in screen ever flicker?

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Good Day technical dudes.

I have recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L500D

I'm using a HP L1910 external 19" LCD monitor.

The problem I am having is that I can see the monitor flickering. Particularily darker colours. I change the hertz settings and the resolution and still no change. How do i fix?

Note: With the 2 previous p'c the laptop worked fine. So I know its not the monitor

Answer:Satellite L500 - External monitor flickering

Hi

Does this also happen on battery mode or only with connected AC/DC adaptor? I have founded a similar thread here in forum that the problem was the AC/DC adaptor due a grounding issue.

Furthermore use a high quality cable. You can get it from your local computer dealer.

Check this!!

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Hi all,

I bought Satellite U400-157 laptop from week ago. When I connect the laptop to external moniter with charger plugged in the external monitor is flicker (display a horizontal line). When I unplugged the charger the flickering is disappear.

I tried the following possibilities with no solution:

1. connect the laptop to different monitors (BENQ 20", ViewSonic 17", and old VGA monitor)
2. using both 3 and 2 connectors power cable for both labtop and monitor.
3. using thicker VGA cable.
4. using another charger.
5. finally I went to the seller and ask him to try another laptop with same model and the shock was it has the same problem.

So can I consider this is a DEFECT in this model or there is a solution for this problem?

Please help

Haider
UAE

Answer:External monitor flickering on Satellite U400-157

Hi

Hmm? I doubt this issue could be related to the U400?
I use the U400 too and I?ve connected it to the external Samsung LCD monitor using the HDMI port and the screen does not flicker.

I have also found this thread about the similar issue with Tecra M5
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=146910

The guy means that this could be also a notebook problem but after several tastings, he founds out that power cable that came with the external monitor was dodgy.

However, maybe your ASP should check the notebook and the hardware?

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Any monitor is flickering on my laptop, and no, I have not got a HDMI output on this one.

Which means this: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=150197 does not apply.

Shall I just return it? Is there a fix, or should I get my money back?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite U400-15Q: external monitor flickering

Hi!

Did you really try all instructions posted by Haider?
I mean another VGA cable, AC/DC adaptor, monitors and so far.

Try to update the BIOS and the display driver. Both you can find on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

If it doesn?t work you should go an ASP. The technicians can help you to solve this problem.
I?m pretty sure that this issue can be solved because a friend of me has a Satellite U400 too and he doesn?t have any problems by using an external monitor. :)

Bye

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I have a Satellite Pro A200-CH7 and have the same problem with my external monitor.

It's a Viewsonic 22" VX2262WM and I see flickering in the display. I tried the monitor on another laptop and it worked well.
The issue is the graphics card my Toshiba laptop.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200-CH7 - flickering on external monitor

Hi

Maybe the flickering could be related to the bad earthing?
Sometimes this could affect the external display.

Please check if the problem go away if you disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook

Greets

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Hi, I have a Lenovo T520 with Nvidia NVS 4200M with the latest driver installed. I pluged both a VGA external monitor, then removed it and pluged a newer Displayport monitor and both monitors flicker. Thank youFrançois













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Answer:External monitor flickering issues on T520

Try going to the device manager (windows key + X then Device Manager), under Monitors right click the monitor listed and select update driver software, then select to search automatically online for the update. Do this for all displays listed there. It should automatically update the actual monitor drivers. If this doesn't work, go into your graphic settings and change the refresh rate of your monitors to 60hz (or 59hz).Hope this helps.

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Hi,  I have a Lenovo Z50-70 laptop(GeForce 840m(4gb) and i7).  When I plug in my external monitor using VGA cable, it starts flickering and looks like its trying to auto adjust every 3-4 seconds. I have latest Intel HD and Nvidia display drivers installed. I tried to attach the same monitor to my old laptop and everything works fine, so its not cable or monitor problem. Also tried to remove laptop charger, changing display settings etc., and the problem still remains. No idea what else can I do to prevent this permanently.Interesting part: When I launch any game then flickering goes away. When I exit the game, flickering comes back. Its so weird. Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 external monitor flickering issue.

Check the output frequencies the monitor/display is getting. Either they're exceeding the display capability and/or the refresh freq is off, 60HZ is the norm for flat panel displays while some will handle higher up to 75HZ but only lower will be visible to the eye. The resolution may also be wrong as it may not be detected to set the correct resolution for that display as well.





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So here is my problem, I have a Dell laptop that is about 3 and a half years old. it seems to have developed a sort of flickering distortion. At first I was thinking that it might have something to do with the connection between the the computer and the visual display, but it seems to do it consistently every 4 seconds or so, thus I am thinking it might be some sort of problem with the operating system. Is it possible that it is a virus of some sort, I know that I must have some sort of redirecting bug in my comp right now which I have still been unable to find and delete these past few days. Though I don't think this is the issue because I have been having this problem for quite some time. When the problem first started about 3 and a half months ago, it would stop happening after a while of being on, or I would just restart my computer and the problem would cease. The screen seems to have some coloring distortion, but it also seems to be a very jumbled version of what is already on the screen and seems to be separated into horizontal lines, when it is not flickering, the screen is completely fine, and has no evidence of anything being wrong with it. I did drop my computer on accident about 6 months ago, and my HD crashed, so I am working with a decently new hard drive, is it possible that somehow the dropping of the computer caused some damage in another part of the computer that didn't start manifesting until a few months later? I would normally just take it to my computer ... Read more

Answer:Flickering/distortion on Dell Pc Monitor

"I did drop my computer on accident about 6 months ago...is it possible that somehow the dropping of the computer caused some damage in another part of the computer that didn't start manifesting until a few months later?"Very possible. Connections could have weakened during the fall and continued use (heating/cooling) may have taken a while to get to the point you're at now. It's unlikely a software issue (but you do need to get the suspected virus/malware removed). If you're not comfortable working on the inside the machine (or taking it apart), take it to a technician who is experienced in such..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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Me and 2 co-workers got new computers, E7250.
Together with the E-Port Plus II docking station. (PR02X)
Problem is that one of the external monitors keeps flickering to black, as if loss of signal after a while.
Docking out and in again solves it, or removing the DVI-cable and putting it in again.I run 3 external monitors + internal.
Co-workers runs 3 external only.Same on all, one of the external monitors flickers.I have the latest BIOS, latest driver for GPU and Chipset.This does not help.Any suggestions?

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Hi support!

I own a Portege R600 13Z and a ASUS VW224 VGA monitor. Native Resolution is 1680x1050 and connection directly over VGA cable (don't know whether there's a docking station). GPU driver date is 31.03.2010 version 8.15.10.2104 (the newest I believe).

The problem is that the monitor is flickering. The darker the displayed area the stronger the flickering is perceived. It is a "horizontal flickering", as if horizontal lines are chasing each other up and down the screen. It's very annoying.

Since neither the notebook monitor itself nor the ASUS Monitor with another computer show any flickers I believe the problem is rooted in the interaction of the described setup. On the monitor itself I can set different settings. Linked to the problem might be Clock 50 and Phase 54.

Windows tells me in the monitor config that refresh rate is 60. However, Clock and refresh rate can be set to the same without any change.

The meaning of phase I don't know.
Any ideas to solve the issue?

Cheers!
illuminon

Answer:Portege R600-13Z - Flickering image on external monitor

> Since neither the notebook monitor itself nor the ASUS Monitor with another computer show any flickers I believe the problem is rooted in the interaction of the described setup. On the monitor itself I can set different settings. Linked to the problem might be Clock 50 and Phase 54.

I think it?s grounding issue.
Please check if the flickering would be available using only battery power.

I read a lot about such symptoms on external monitors.
In most cases the usage of 3 cord power cable would solve this problem.

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Hello! I'm a new member of the Lenovo community having trouble in connecting an external monitor to my notebook.The computer I'm using is a T40p: Product: ThinkPad T40p 2373-G1G Operating system: Windows XPOriginal description: P M 1.6GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB 5400rpm HDD, 14.1 SXGA+(1400x1050) TFT LCD, 64MB ATI Fire GL 9000, 16x10x24x/8x CD-RW/DVD(slim), Bluetooth/Modem(CDC), 1Gb Ethernet(LOM), 802.11a/b Wireless(MPCI), Secure Chip(TCPA), UltraNav, 9 cell battery, WinXP Pro Just recently I bought a new external monitor (specifications below). The problem is that the display's continuously flickering no matter which resolution I pick no matter which Hertz-number I use. I would be grateful if anyone could help me out. Many thanks in advance! LG Flatron M228WA22"  Resolution1680 x 1050 Response Time (Typ)5msFrequence   H-Frequence (Analog)30 ~ 83 kHz  H-Frequence (Digital)30 ~ 83 kHz  V-Frequence (Analog)56 ~ 75 Hz  V-Frequence (Digital)56 ~ 75 Hz

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My XPS13 9350 was one of the first with USB-C port (Thunderbolt 3) only and no DisplayPort, supplied in early 2016. It has caused a lot of headaches. As I tried to connect my external Dell monitor using  a USB-C to HDMI adapter from Dell (part no: 47KD7) there was no external display at all. Dell Support advised me to update BIOS. But it led to a complete freeze of my laptop and Dell replaced the motherboard. (It was a real nuisance as I use my laptop for work!!)
With the new motherboard,  the laptop/USB-C adapter/external monitor worked fine for 15 months. Until one day, out of the blue, the external screen started flickering with an image that was all distorted (cut in the middle). The laptop screen was fine. After a few weeks of flickering, there is no signal at all to the external screen. Moreover, as I connect the adapter in USB-C port the resolution on my laptop screen changes.
I know there have been a lot of issues with USB-C connector on XPS 13 and 15.  I have reduced wifi-power to 50%  but it has had no positive effect (several persons have said on this forum that it helped the video output). 
I am grateful to learn if anybody with similar problems found a solution. Cheers
 

Answer:XPS 13 9350 Flickering external monitor using USB-C to HDMI adapter

I have the same problem with the DA200 USB C to HDMI adapter

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Hi Everybody, i've got a Problem with my Thinkpad x201.When put my Thinkpad in the Dockingstation while it is in the Standby mode (after normal using without the Dockingstation) and start it via the Button at the Front of the Dockinstation, the External Monitor is flickering every 10-20 Sekonds.The Monitor becomes black for short before it gets normal again.All Drivers are up to Date.Is there any other way of turning this problem off, then starting the Thinkpad before i put it into the Dockingstation? Cheers, lastmoment

Answer:X201: External Monitor is flickering when using Dockingstation after Standby

You may try updating the BIOS and check if the issue gets resolve.
 
BIOS can be download from the mentioned below web link.
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8muj12us.exe
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I bought a X230t recently and a Samsung SA450 Monitor. I use the X230t in a docking station and attach the monitor to the station. The problem I have now is that on the external monitor, there is flickering and lines appearing (usually slightly darker and brighter lines going from bottom left to top right at angles between 1° and 45°), similar to when an old CRT monitor was not tuned well or the frequency was slightly off. It gets worse if I attach the monitor to the X230t directly. The only way I found up to now to workaround this is a rather cumbersome procedure:Start up the x230t in the Docking station (I normally use hibernation). Watch how it flickers. Then hibernate. Undock the x230t from the station. Detach power cable from the docking station (that may not be needed, I have to test that). Start up X230t again. Once Windows 7 login screen appears, put it back in the docking station (and attach power cord).It will not work however to skip the first part - so I have to start up the x230t twice from hibernation - once in the dock and then again away from the dock - to get rid of this effect. This is extremely annoying. I already tried to attach the Monitor in a different power outlet than the docking station or to keep the docking station detached from power, I tried different VGA cables, rebooting the x230t while in the dock - all without success. I could try to find a way to connect the monitor via the display port with a DVI-adapter instead of VGA (costs about 40-50 ... Read more

Answer:External monitor flickering with X230t and docking station

Hi, wunderlich
 
Do you know if the monitor has this behavior when connected to other devices? Also, what is the model number of your X230T? I'd like to do more research on your issue.
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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In the last few months I have purchased the ProBook 655, UltraSlim Docking Station, and two monitors all from HP.com.  I am trying to connect the monitors from the Docking station's DisplayPort to the Monitors VGA port.  The screen flicker, shake, and go black then come back on again.  I have updated the graphics card. Updated the firmware for the Docking Station with several different updates (SP69276.exe, SP74203.exe, and SP75855.exe). All this resulted in absolutely no change. Also, tried 4 different cables.  If I undock the computer and use the displayport on the side of the computer the monitors work perfectly.  So I don't think that it has to do with the graphics card.  The VGA to VGA cable between the docking station and monitor works great too.  But I really desire to run to full size monitors and there is only one VGA port on the docking station. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try next?  I am finding it impossible to even find a phone number to call HP to see if they can help.

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When my laptop, a Zbook 14 G2 (second generaation) is on a 2013 HP Slim docking station, my laptop is fine but my external monitor flickers and snows. I tried downloading the SP66799, but it only made it worse after installation. 

Answer:External Monitor Flickering while on Slim Docking Station

tmailen  Update the HP 2013 Ultraslim Docking Station DisplayPort (DP) Hub Firmware ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72953.exe

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Problem started 6.1.2017 Windows 10 Would include screen print if I could see how. Also unsure what further info would be of use.

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HELP PLEASE SOMEONE!-
My son has just a 6 month old Dell 24" Gaming Monitor that is my main display monitor, connected to my Alienware 15 R2 Laptop. For only the past week, every single time I either restart or reboot my computer, my gaming monitor flickers gray to black continuously, and my sign on screen disappears completely from my laptop screen.
I actually have to unplug my HDMI monitor cable from my laptop, that allows the sign-on screen to return back to my laptop, and then once I sign in, I have to plug my HDMI cable back into the laptop, and functionality resumes on my gaming monitor! How ridiculous is this?!!
WHY?!! I have been speaking with manufacturer for 3 days straight, and they cannot seem to find a fix.
PLEASE HELP, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT ON BEHALF OF MY SON :)
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HELP PLEASE SOMEONE!-My son has just a 6 month old Dell 24" Gaming Monitor that is my main display monitor, connected to my Alienware 15 R2 Laptop. For only the past week, every single time I either restart or reboot my computer, my gaming monitor flickers gray to black continuously, and my sign on screen disappears completely from my laptop screen. I actually have to unplug my HDMI monitor cable from my laptop, that allows the sign-on screen to return back to my laptop, and then once I sign in, I have to plug my HDMI cable back into the laptop, and functionality resumes on my gaming monitor! How ridiculous is this?!!WHY?!! I have been speaking with manufacturer for 3 days straight, and they cannot seem to find a fix.PLEASE HELP, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT ON BEHALF OF MY SON Brian

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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, i connected the S2316H (1920x1080) to my desktop via VGA (only connection option) yesterday and there's bad flickering with horizontal streaks flashing intermittently...........this is especially so on web-pages with white background......
the previous night, my old Samsung monitor worked just fine.........i connected the Dell to my tv set-up box via HDMI and it worked just fine..........what could be the problem ?

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Hello experts,
I have connected 3 external monitors to my 9560 laptop via TB16 dock. 2 Dell 24" 4K monitors: 1) DP to DP and 2) miniDP to DP & 1 Dell 24" 1920-1080 via VGA-VGA connection. The 4K monitor with miniDP to DP constantly disconnects. What am i doing wrong here?
Thanks in advance,
Dilip

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I have an HP laptop that has a shattered screen. I have hooked it up to my Element TV, the screen comes on but the graphics are to big for the screen... is there a way to shrink it to fit?

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I'm trying to connect a smart board to my Lenovo Thinkpad T420 and my F keys don't seem to work. What's the procedure? FYI I re-installed the Windows 7 operating system.

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hi,
i have a sony fs920 notebook which came with windows xp. when i had xp it would automatically output when a display was plugged into the vga out port. now that i have windows vista ultimate the laptop will not detect my lcd tv, even though my friends mac book pro does. my laptop has intel gma graphics. is there any way that i can solve the problem without reverting back to xp? any and all help is appreciated

thanks,
Query

Answer:connecting an external monitor

That should be in your video settings. It's probably under something labled "Additional Monitors." A lot of settings like that are pretty dependent on your graphics card software. What type of graphics do you have?

Also, are you trying to display on the TV and the Laptop simultanously? For the interim, you might be able to just click Fn-F8 (I think that's the right one for most laptops), which will switch displays to the TV. If it isn't F8, you should still be able to determine which of those keys. This will at least let us know that the computer is seeing the TV.

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i am trying to extend my sony vaio fw21m laptop to my samsung 40` lcd tv but when i go to display settings and choose monitor 2 and click apply all i get is my wallpaper and nothing else can anybody help

Answer:connecting external monitor

Have you tried 800x600 setting. Works for me.G

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I am running Windows 7 on a T61 and would like to use an existing Viewsonic VX2035wm LCD Display.  I cannot get the T61 to recognize the monitor.  I have tried new drivers on computer and for monitor.  The monitor works on my desktop running Windows 7. Any suggestions?  Thanks.

Answer:T61 and Connecting an External Monitor

What OS are you running on the T61? I assume you have the Quadro NVS 140M version? How do you connect the LCD via D-Sub (VGA) or docking station and DVI? What are the driver versions you have used? First thing I would try would be uninstalling the nVidia drivers and installing official drivers from Lenovo. Does the external monitor even show up in the nVidia Control Panel?





_____________ThinkPad T61p | 15,4 WSXGA+ | Intel Core2Duo T9300 2.5GHz | 4GB CL4 DDR2 RAM | nVidia Quadro FX 570M | Win7 Ultimate x64

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Connecting an external monitor DEll U2412M to the HP notebook Pavilion. Notebook does not have VGA, DVI or displayport, monitor does not have HDMI. I have connected cable with displayport in one end to the monitor and with HDMI in the other to the notebook. Messege I get is "Entering power save mode "What shall I do ??? //Thorsten J

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Can the XPS 13 be connected to an external monitor (an Eizo) using the XPS Thunderbolt out to the monitor's display port in? 

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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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My new Ideapad 500-15ISK has the flickering monitor during the boot, sometimes black monitor and sometimes it restarts randomly. This problems come up after the last Windows10 update. I tried to install the drivers of the graphics card but the problems remain. Thank you Matteo

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Hi,

I wonder if someone can tell me how to connect an external Viewsonic monitor to a Equium L10-300 laptop?

I disconnected the monitor and when I came to reconnect it again I got a 'No input signal' message on the monitor. I emailed the screen manufacturers who said I needed to turn the laptop on, wait for Windows to load and then hold down the function key whilst pressing F10. This did nothing! Before this they said I needed to press the function key followed by the F-key with the monitor symbol on it, this did not work either!

Can anyone help me out here?

thanks

Jodie

Answer:Connecting an external monitor to a Equium L10-300

Hi

The notebook supports an external monitor port (RGB port/VGA port).
You need an VGA cable in order to connect the external monitor to this notebook?s port.

After that use the key combination FN +F5 in order to switch to the external video output?
That?s all?

If FN buttons don?t work then you have to install the Hotkey Utility from the Toshiba European driver page?

PS: I assume you are using Win XP?
You can also do this:
Click right on desktop
Chose properties
Chose last tab ?Settings?
Choose monitor 2 and mark the option ?Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor?

Greets

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I have just bought a satellite L50-B-1P1. When I tried to connect the RGB (VGA) port to an external monitor, the laptop screen freezes, the mouse freezes and the monitor does not display the image. I have followed the instruction on how to connect the 2 together and selected all option including extended. I have tested the monitor with another laptop and the monitor is working perfectly.

Not something I would expect from a new laptop.

Can anyone please help me?
Thanks

Robin

Answer:Satellite L50-B-1P1 connecting to an external monitor

Hi

Do you use original preinstalled OS that you got with your machine?
I?m really wondering that something like this happen. Try to switch off your machine. Connect RGB cable and switch it on again.
Do you use F4 button to switch between internal and external display?

Have you made some tests using HDMI port? If yes, post please the results. It will be interesting to know if the same problem occurs again.

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Hi, I hope someone here can help.

I want to watch films on my CRT television in my apartment, so I bought a VGA>Component cable so that I connect my laptop to it via VGA.

I purchased my laptop in the UK, and have since moved to South Korea. It is a Sony Vaio with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

So far the closest I have managed to get is heavily distorted (positionally and colour wise) screen.. I have attached a picture of this. I get this only if I extend the desktop area.

However, when I move the mouse over to the CRT screen and right click, as soon as I touch a flyout menu (such as 'view' or 'sort by') the screen goes black and then refreshes.

I have a feeling this is a PAL / NTSC issue (in that the UK is PAL, and Korea is NTSC), yet there is nowhere in my ATI CCC software to change the region modes.

I have changed Windows 7 system locale to Korea, but it didn't make a difference.

Also CCC cannot detect the settings such as maximum resolution etc.. for the television, and Windows detects it in Device Manager as a 'Generic Non-Pnp Monitor'

Any ideas on how to get it working? Please help

Many thanks

Answer:Connecting to an external monitor issue via VGA

hello and welcome to the forum
have you checked for updates for the driver?
Graphics Drivers & Software
you will have to put your details in
http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/NOTEB...650-specs.aspx
above is a link to your specs

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When we connect an older ADI 19" monitor to a Vista laptop, it shows no images even though the monitor power light is green, indicating a video signal.

I played with all the display settings (refresh rate, resolution), the function-F5 key to select the display, etc., did not help.

When I connect a different monitor to the laptop it runs instantly, so the VGA port and laptop work fine.

When I connect the ADI monitor to a different laptop, an older WinME laptop, it works fine instantly. So the monitor works fine.

In display properties it shows the monitor as a non-pnp generic monitor. It says the driver is installed and the device is working correctly.

I decided to try a different driver, so I looked online to find a monitor driver, but when I tried to install it, Vista said it already had the most up to date driver installed. And monitors usually run anyway even without the driver, so I am not sure if looking for a driver is the way to go.

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

Answer:Connecting external monitor to a laptop

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When we connect an older ADI 19" monitor to a Vista laptop, it shows no images even though the monitor power light is green, indicating a video signal.

I played with all the display settings (refresh rate, resolution), the function-F5 key to select the display, etc. In display properties it shows the monitor as a non-pnp generic monitor.

When I connect a different monitor to the laptop it runs instantly.

When I connect the ADI monitor to a different laptop, an older WinME laptop, it works fine instantly.

I looked online to find a monitor driver, but when I tried to install it, Vista said it already had the most up to date driver installed. And monitors usually run anyway even without the driver, so I am not sure if looking for a driver is the way to go.

Any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Connecting external monitor to a laptop

Originally Posted by YoVincenzo


When we connect an older ADI 19" monitor to a Vista laptop, it shows no images even though the monitor power light is green, indicating a video signal.

I played with all the display settings (refresh rate, resolution), the function-F5 key to select the display, etc. In display properties it shows the monitor as a non-pnp generic monitor.

When I connect a different monitor to the laptop it runs instantly.

When I connect the ADI monitor to a different laptop, an older WinME laptop, it works fine instantly.

I looked online to find a monitor driver, but when I tried to install it, Vista said it already had the most up to date driver installed. And monitors usually run anyway even without the driver, so I am not sure if looking for a driver is the way to go.

Any ideas?
Thanks




Might be of more use if we knew your system specs (lower left corner) so we know what video card, memory, etc

Ken

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1) Excuse the ignorant question but how would you connect the T410s to an external monitor?  The T410s has a DisplayPort port, but what if the monitor does not have a DisplayPort port but an HDMI port? 2) Which leads into my second question.  How would I connect the T410s to two external monitors?  I guess whatever the answer is to the above question, but connect some kind of a splitter coming out of the T410s DisplayPort port?3) And lastly, take a look at this link...http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=19C791A03AF24034A0011B825513BCED&tabname=GalleryOnce you get there, click on T400s below the thumbnails.  If that long link I pasted does not work right, it is the T-series gallery on Lenovo's site.  In one of the pictures, it shows the T400s connected to two external monitors, but does not say how.  They brag at how you can export 2560x1600 to two monitors without the use of a dock.  Is this possible even though the T410s video card tops out at 1440x900?Thank you.





- Paul









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Answer:Connecting the T410s to an external monitor

1)Displayport to HDMI adapter should do the trick.
 
2) use both the vga and the displayport connection you could get two external LCD. If you need the internal LCD working also, then you should consider a Lenovo usb2dvi connector, which outputs in DVI using one of the free usb ports.
 
3) The internal LCD tops at 1440x900 resolution, but the external resolution on the displayport is up to 2560 x 1600, if you need to output to this resolution, then you would need the dock to do so.
 

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I have just recently bought a Yoga 13 and tried to connect it to my existing LG external monitor using VGA-HDMI.  All i get on extenal screen is "check signal cable".  I have tried going into devices and activating 2nd screen but still nothing.   Can someone please offer advice?  thanks

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I would like to connect two HP E202 monitors to the USB-C docking station for use with an Elite X2 computer. I see on HDMI connections and am not certain how to connect the second monitor. Can it be done, and if so what type of cable is needed?













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Answer:Connecting external monitor to USB-C Dock

Hi, I think it has DisplayLink sticker or DisplayLink Certified that means you can connect 2 monitors at the same time. It has DP port (6) and HDMI port (5) and you can use both             Side note: From your image, the dock price is US$149.00 + tax (says 7.5%) = around AU$210 but HP in Australia sells for AU$329              Amazing ! AU$100 more for HP Australia for a same product. May be HP has to ship the product from China to the US first then send first class air to Australia. Regards. 

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Hey guys! I have an HP Pavilion laptop, and I decided to try to hook up my Acer AE1946w monitor to it. It seems to work fine except for the screen is doing some rapid line flickering. Changing the screen refresh rate doesn't do anything, and I've already updated my drivers but to no avail. I believe my graphics card is some cheap Intel that came with the laptop... am I going to have to buy a new graphics card, or do you guys have any suggestions that would save me that cash?

Thank you!!!

Answer:Trouble with connecting external monitor...

make sure the connections are secure and are not moving. Does your laptop monitor do it as well when it happens? or just the secondary screen?

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I have a Vista laptop, and last november i dropped something on the screen, and it cracked. Now its all blurry, white lines everywhere and impossible to view anything. Anyway, after a few hours of wondering what the **** to do with a laptop that techically works, but with no screen, I realised I could connect it to an external monitor. I got an old one, connected it, and it worked fine. And it worked like this until February this year. Until one day, I plugged to cable from the monitor into my laptop, and nothing. Nothing came on the monitor.

So I gave up, and used an old XP laptop since. But recently this XP laptop is on its way out, and I've got my old laptop out with the broken screen. Heres some new observations I made when connecting it to my monitor:

The orange light on the monitor is on. My laptop screen is on. When I plug the VGA cable in to the VGA socket on my laptop, the monitor "acknowledges" that its there, the monitor makes a noise like when you turn a tv on. But still the orange standby light.

I've always used to fn+f4 key (that has a picture of a monitor on it) and when I press it now, the laptop screen (what I can see of it) goes black, and the monitor makes the noise again, it connects, but then nothing.

I've tried 3 monitors, all the same result!

Any ideas, something to do with the video card?

Answer:laptop not connecting to external monitor

Sound like the video card died on that laptop. Which means you would probably have to replace the MB since most laptops have an integrated video card in the motherboard. Something that is not cheap to replace.

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I own a Yoga Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 installed and I would like to use it with a external monitor.  I bought a cable with a HDMI mini port on one end and a standard HDMI port on the other.  When I connected the HDMI mini to my Yoga Pro 3 and connected the other end to my monitor, it did not see my desktop on the external monitor.  Does anyone know how I can use a external monitor with my Yoga Pro 3?

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Hey guys, I have bought my Yoga 2 Pro (i7, 8GB, 256GB SSD) today and am a little stuck at the moment.I have been using an Apple 27" Cinema Display with my MacBook that I am now replacing with the Yoga 2.] The Yoga 2 has a mini-HDMI output as the only way to connect to external monitors and my monitor has a mini displayport cable coming out of it (no other inputs available). How can I connect a mini-HDMI to mini display port? I searched everywhere and could not find an adapter or any option to do it.I really want to keep my monitor and would have to return the Yoga 2 if I can't figure it out. Thank you in advance!

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro - Connecting to an external monitor - NEED HELP

Yoga 2 Pro has Micro HDMI.As for adapters - I wouldn't know, but there must be some.If not then try joining 2 different adapters together. Let's say one micro HDMI to female HDMI, and other HDMI to mini display port.Or any other combination you can find...

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I just bought myself a very nice 22inch Dell E2209WF monitor. I connected it with a VGA cable to my USB3 connector and nothing. So I went down to PC World and tried the same with several monitors and nothing. So I tried a micro HDMI to several monitors and still nothing. I'm running Windows 10. Am I missing something very basic ? I've always assumed the Yoga 2 11 could be connected to an external monitor. 

Answer:Connecting a Yoga 2 11 to an external monitor

Hi, welcome.
 
It shouldn't be hard to connect an external monitor to a laptop. What kind of port does it has? mini DP? HDMI?
 
What I had see on other cases is that some cables and adapters may produce some problems. So trying different ones that you may have arround, or connecting the laptop to a near by TV just to be sure it is not also the monitor.
 
My only ideas are:
1) Try Win+P key combination to be sure that you ar extending or duplicating the screen with the secondary monitor.
 
2) From the Yoga 2 11 support site, try update the video driver and see if something improves.
 
Give it a try to see if something works.
 
Regards

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Hi,

I am using a Epson Powerlite projector to project karaoke from an external hard drive. It all is working fine, but now I am trying to connect another computer monitor to the mix. Anyone have any ideas??????
 

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Hi,

I cant successfully connect my external Samsung monitor to my xps13 on windows 10.   am connecting to the USB-C connector with a HDMI adaptor and the monitor remains al black (not even a no signal message) 

I have updated all recommended drivers from the support page.

thanks,
Alan

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I am wanting to view a monitor hooked to another computer that is recieving data.What would be the best way to accomplish this?The distance is going to be 250' +-.

Answer:Connecting external monitor to another computer

tcoilfield, This a tremendously great distance. I don't see how you can accomplish it without some hardwire connection such as a CAT cable to ethernet cards. Going to cost you a bit of money for a cable that long(if it will even work). Maybe someone else can suggest something else. It is even to far for any through the air transmission signals i would think. truenorth

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My external monitor ASUS PB278Q stopped working. I switched out the DP cable which is newly purchased. I have my GPU driver updated and I'm pretty sure I've updated most other drivers on my laptop as well. I'm connecting the DP through the 433835U TP MiniDock Plus Series 3 (https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-433835U-MiniDock-Docking-Station/dp/B0085MQLMQ). For some  reason the laptop doesn't seem to detect the monitor or vice versa. The monitor says DP cable no signal. Other inputs like the power adapter and the wireless mouse I attach to the docking station do work however. I'm not sure what else I'm looking at. I haven't tried using the other inputs like the hdmi (id have to buy an adapter) or the VGA and the one other one it has since I dont have cable for those... I'm not sure how to resolve this. Please provide support, thanks.

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Hi

I have been trying to connect my TV to my Satellite Pro laptop using a HDMI cable and also a VGA to HDMI cable. I?ve done the function key and 5 but the TV always shows no signal , I have checked the HDMI plugs on the TV ( 3 of them ) with my virgin media TV box and they all function as should , any help would be appreciated , this is doing my nut in regards.

Updated drivers and tried ATI tool to no effect , actually when I plug the HDMI into the laptop it doesn?t recognise it, but it will show in ATI software but still no signal.

Any info appreciated
Win 7 32 bit. Satellite Pro connecting to Bush 32" TV. .

Answer:Re: Connecting external monitor to Satellite Pro

Hello

If yo9ur notebook is preinstalled with original operating system that you got from Toshiba and if you use high quality HDMI cable t should work.

I don?t know how it works on your TV but if you use HDMI port number 1 please enable this port on TV and when this port is enabled use FN+F5 key combination to witch from notebook to the TV.
When you use FN+F5 can you see several options there? Something like ?LCD?, ?LCD+HDMI? or ?HDMI only?.

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Hi, I have a new Dell Laptop and I am trying to extend screens to a dell monitor I have, I don?t know the model as I can?t get it to work, it has the Self Test Feature Check floating around the screen? I have connected the monitor using a VGA/HDMI cable and on my laptop it has found the monitor but the monitor still has that floating message, is there anyway to fix this? I?m working from home and need 2 screens to work.

Thank you.
 

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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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I just purchased the Yoga 900s a couple of weeks ago and need to connect to an external monitor as the screen is too small for daily use.  But I have no idea where to begin.  What kind of cable do I need?  Do I have to use a docking station?  If so, which one is compatible?  Very confused and would appreciate your help.  Thank you!











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Answer:Connecting Yoga 900s to an external monitor?

There is an adapter made for the machine that connects the usb-type-c with video port to HDMI
 
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/GX90K37871/460/78AF634E19DF412F9004DD26E93A0054#GX90K37871
 
Then an HDMI cable can connect to a TV or monitor.

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i am new member......as my problem is that : "which button need to press for connecting  to the  External monitor  without using Fn key" NOTE bcoz my laptop screen broken and laptop Fn key is not working how to coonect to laplop to external monotorPlz reply me asap[email protected]email addy removed to prevent SPAM.

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Hello, when I connect my AOC F22 external monitor via HDMI to my Spectre, the computer nearly freezes and the monitor doesn't come on. Thoughts?  P.S. the monitor works fine on my other computers. Thanks.  

Answer:Freezing after connecting external monitor via HDMI

anyone anyone???

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Hey, whenever I plug either my Samsung Syncmaster P2270HD or my Samsung Syncmaster 2333sw into my laptop, both screens go black. Nothing shows on the external monitor and the laptop monitor goes black. I've tried Windows button + p, but that didn't work. I've updated my graphics drivers, but that didn't work either. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Screen goes black when connecting to an external monitor

For my laptops/netbooks to toggle display between laptop, monitor or neither I need to press the Function and the F5 key.
The Function + F6 key turns the backlight off.

Check what the functions keys do on your laptop. Since you never mentioned the brand and model of laptop nor the version of Windows you are running, I could not be more specific.
 

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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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I'm trying to connect my rather old ASUS laptop to an external monitor that a friend has given me. The only video port I have is VGA. More specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 16210 MB; D: Total - 208930 MB, Free - 96054 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K50IJ
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I've connected to my TV before with no problem, but this monitor, a Samsung syncmaster 226BW, is not working. I downloaded the driver from Samsung's website and installed it. I've tried various combinations of dual-monitor settings, using the Fn + F5 hotkey, Windows' "Screen Resolution" dialog, and my Intel Graphics & Media Control Panel.

My laptop's native resolution is 1366 x 768, and the Samsung's is 1680 x 1050. When I plug the monitor in, my laptop screen goes black and then changes to a 16:10 format. Windows and the Graphics Control Panel both recognize that there is a second display connected. However, nothing shows up on the external monitor using any settings. I have also pushed the "source" button on the bottom of the monitor many times with no luck. It either says "Digital - check connecting cable" ... Read more

Answer:Trouble connecting external monitor to laptop via VGA

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I want to connect a Dell 2311 monitor to an Inspiron E1505.  Ports on laptop include HDMI, network, and (4) USB.  Ports on monitor are DisplayPort, DVI, VGA.  
Does laptop support external monitor?  What is best way to connect?  Is there an HDMI to DisplayPort  cable or HDMI to DVI cable, or is there some kind of USB adapter?

Answer:Connecting External Monitor to Inspiron E1505

The E1505 has a VGA connector - just use a VGA cable.

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Does HDMI needed to be unplugged and plug back in for it to broadcast a signal from Laptop to an external monitor? Because this seems to be my case at times.
 

Answer:Laptop connecting to an external Monitor via HDMI

It shouldn't. Does the problem occur during bootup, or while in use?

Also, if it occurs after letting the PC sleep or hibernation, it could be a hardware or OS/software issue.
 

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Hi,

I tried to connect my NB200-10Z to my LCD TV using a VGA-DVI plug. Now I connected my DVI cable to the plug and then the TV.

For some reason the TV is not recognized by the netbook. I tried the FN+F5 button and it only shows the lcd - related to the netbook display.

I thought perhaps I need a display driver update, but it seems I have the latest version (6.14.10.4926)

Rebooted the system as well, no effect.

I used to have my other laptop connected to this TV before, so the problem must be with this netbook.

Any idea's??

Appreciate your thoughts...

Cheers,


Richard

Answer:NB200-10Z trouble connecting external monitor

Are you running XP or Windows 7 starter edition? With Windows XP right click on a blank spot on the desktop and click properties and click on the resolution tab and there you can set the second monitor, sometime you'll have to use the icon next to the clock which is the intel video properties to extend the monitor....

If you are unning Windows 7 Starter it does not support Extended Monitors only mirroring...


HTH,

Jeff

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Hi! I have a brand new HP Pavilion dv6-6137so which I want to connect to an also brand new HP 2311x monitor. This works just fine if I use  VGA . But when I try to connect the notebook to the monitor with a hdmi cable, the monitor stays black (with the message "check your cable" or something similar). Is there something I could do to make the hdmi connection work - and in that case what? Or do I have to be content with the VGA connection to the external monitor? Thanks in advance to anyone nice enough to try and help!

Answer:Connecting notebook to external monitor with hdmi

See this document http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02013758 Your particular model of monitor should auto detect the input source, so you can skip that step in the guide. More information about your monitor can be found in the "getting started" section on this page.http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=4296902&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&task=&lang=en&cc=us 

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I've been fiddling with this issue, on and off, for a few months, but haven't found the solution. I have a T61 with Nvidia graphics, and I'm trying to connect it to a 42" Sharp Aquos LCD television.  I have been unsuccessful, as I have never gotten a picture to show up on the screen. The T61 only has a VGA output, and the Aquos has HDMI and S-Video inputs.  What I have tried is a VGA-DVI adapter connected to the computer, and then a DVI-HDMI cable into the television.  I then tinker with the graphics driver options looking for the magic solution, but haven't been able to get a picture.  I know the DVI-HDMI cable is good, because when plugged into my cable box it works fine.  The problem is either the VGA-DVI adapter or my settings on either TV or computer. I don't have a docking port for the computer. Can someone help me or give me some guidance as to how I can connect the Sharp Aquos to the T61 as an external monitor?  I can't be the only person to have tried this..... Thanks in advance. --- D 

Answer:Connecting T61 to a Sharp Aquos as external monitor - help!

Try here  http://forum.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=7114&query.id=35718...

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Pixel becomes bigger and text can?t be identified on T61.  http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx266/CharlesWang1009/DSC00104.jpghttp://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx266/CharlesWang1009/02-onT61.jpg This problem first occurs when I do some task on external monitor and play a movie on T61?s screen. The pixels on T61 suddenly become vague and bigger. The default and optimized resolution are 1440* 900, but I have to reduce the resolution to 800*600 or 1024*768 in order to see what?s going on clearly.  In regard to identify this issue is a system or hardware problem, I had tried several way, disconnecting external monitor;  Updating the video driver to the newest one; replacing my operating system from Vista to Window 7.  I got the same result. The worst situation is sometime the pixels turn back; anything looks alright either under Vista or Windows 7, but most time the pixels are still out of whack. My T61 will be out of warranty after 2 month. Does anyone know what I should do? I worry about even though I send it to warranty service but this problem is going to happen again since it doesn?t seem like a hardware problem.

Answer:T61 resolution problems when connecting to an external monitor

Does anyone know it?

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Hi, perhaps someone can help me. I am trying to connect a W540 (no external dock) to a Dell external monitor. I have tried this with two monitors, but neither work.  Connected via VGA to the port on the side of the W540 1) Connected monitor and stuffed up screen resolution on laptop (tiny icons, black lines on either side of screen). External monitor works ok. When unplugged, it reverted to the previous screen resolution.  2) Saved laptop screen resolution and icon size as a profile. 3) Connected external monitor and right clicked Intel graphics options, ensured was on Extend display, main display plus external monitor, then had to go in an re-click the name of the saved profile.  4) This worked ok until the next day, when turned on laptop and got a blue screen. Managed to get it back by hard rebooting and going through the process in no. 3 5) Cannot get Nvidia control panel to display anything other than 3D options, even if make this the default (instead of the Intel graphics) Can anyone offer any way that I can connect an external monitor without having to go through all this hassle each time? And why this affects the laptop so badly (and also, it is running really slowly after this) Running Windows 8 (but with the Win 7 interface) Thanks so much













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Answer:Problems with connecting external monitor to W540

make sure the latest drivers are installed from both intel and nvidia sites. bluescreen with video output is usually caused by a driver issue.
 
nvidia.com
 
downloadcenter.intel.com

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I currently have a Lenovo Yoga 910 (no 4k version) and I've been having problems connecting to an external monitor for some time now. The monitor works well with other devices so I'm positive it's a problem with the laptop/adapters. My external monitor is the following: Acer LCD. It does not have an HDMI port, but it has a DVI port. As far as I know, all of my drivers are up to date. I have two methods for connecting: 1. CableCreation USB-C male to HDMI female + BlueRigger HDMI male to DVI male 2. Choetech USB-C male to DVI male I used option (1) for a while with success, until suddenly it only provided low resolutions for the monitor. Now, when I try option (1), it won't even extend the display. I'll select "Extend these displays" and apply, only for it to go back to "Show only on 1". So this has somehow gone from working perfectly to not at all. I thought the CableCreation adapter might be faulty, but then: I recieved the cord for option (2) today, and the outcome is exactly the same. "Extend these displays" automatically reverts back to "Show only on 1". Thanks for any and all help!

Answer:Problems with Connecting Yoga 910 to External Monitor

Hello CC0607Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to download the Video and Chipset drivers for the unit from the support page.
 
Make sure to reboot after an update on the unit.Also, try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)1. Turn the unit off2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter5. Turn the unit on as normal
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W520, Windows 7 (64 bit), NVIDIA Quadro 1000M 2GB DDR3, purchased November 2011.  External monitor: HP 2511x. Haven't been able to find this issue in a previous thread. In Optimus (preferred) mode, when I plug an external monitor VGA, HDMI or DVI (via displayport) cable into the laptop or mini dock, the laptop LCD goes completely dark (black).  This happens whether the external monitor is turned on or off, for the VGA and HDMI plugs.  If the external monitor is turned off when the displayport plug is inserted, nothing happens:  the laptop screen stays on, but when the external monitor is turned on, with the displayport plug in use, the laptop LCD goes dark.When the plugs are removed, the laptop LCD comes back on, except when the displayport plug is removed (then, the laptop screen stays dark). In all cases, the external monitor is not recognized by the laptop, and if turned on at the time (the external monitor), shows a message which reads that it is going to sleep. Device Manager shows the Intel and NVIVIA display adapters and does not show the external monitor (because I cannot hook it up without darkening the laptop screen). A few months ago I had the Optimus arrangement working, using the NVIDIA control panel to set up a clone mode.  The external monitor worked beautifully.  Then I disconnected from the external monitor for several weeks, and now it will not work. The external monitor was used until very recently... Read more

Answer:W520 external monitor not connecting properly

Any reason you require Optimus mode? If you're plugged into power and not operating portable on battery, why not just use the K1000M all the time, setting the BIOS to "discrete graphics" instead of "Optimus".
 
That's how I run my own W530 with K1000M, which has those two optional choices in the BIOS setup.  I use an external monitor 100% working at home, connected from miniDP on the W530 to DP on the monitor via a miniDP->DP cable.  The laptop screen comes and is in use on at boot time (as I've specified in the BIOS to use the laptop screen at boot time), but goes dark and the external monitor screen lights up at 1920x1200 once Windows starts and the graphics drivers load as long as the monitor is powered on when the W530 boots to Windows.  If the monitor is powered off at that moment, then the laptop screen remains on and active at 1920x1080 for the Windows desktop on the laptop screen.  I've got nVidia Control Center configured to only use the external monitor if it's available, as I have no interest in using the laptop screen normally unless I have no other choice.
 
If the external monitor is powered off in the middle of a Windows session, the laptop screen comes back on and operates at 1920x1080 again.  Turning the external monitor back on once again turns the laptop screen off and the external monitor comes back at 1920x1200.
 
Note that if I close the laptop cover (to put the machine to sleep), when I open the cover back up B... Read more

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I managed to smash the screen of my Acer Aspire laptop and decided to remove it and connect the rest to an external monitor. Everything went fine and I have used the laptop as a desktop PC for about 3 months with no problems at all.Last week I've decided to reinstall Windows XP Home and after installation, when you have to go and answer those Microsoft boring setup questions, the monitor went into stand by.You can still hear the background sound that tells you windows was just been installed and even use the monitor by pressing F2 and entering setup, but nothing else.Can somebody please help me with this?

Answer:Connecting laptop to an external desktop monitor

Is the smashed panel viewable ? ? If so you might have to finish the installation using that and when it's done power down and then hook up the external monitor...patio.  8-)

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Please helpI am trying to connect my new Yoga 900 to an external Full HD monitor Samsung syncmaster b2430hd using the following adapter which I connected to the USB type c of the Yoga and to the HDMI port of the monitor: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00X4S5C7G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 However, the picture on the external monitor look fuzzy and the taskbar is hardly visible.I?ve tried reducing the resolution to the native for the external monitor i.e., 1920 x 1080 but still did not help.Are there any adjustments to the display settings that I can make to improve the picture on the monitor? 

Answer:Connecting Yoga 900 to an external monitor issues.

Welcome to the forums!
 
I have a suspicion it has to do with the video scaling setting on the SyncMaster. If you go to Picture > Advanced Settings > Picture Settings, look for Size. Change it to Screen Fit. There may also be a button on your remote to change the Video Mode / Aspect Ratio or something similar.

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Fairly new X220, all drivers uptodate. When I try connecting an external HDTV monitor via the display port I get a BSOD if I try to run the external monitor either as a single display or an extended desktop. Can do whatever i want in terms of resolution and refresh rate when cloned to the laptop display however. Have recently reinstalled OS etc due to harddrive failure.  Had similar problem when machine was new, but somehow solved it back then but can't seem to get around things now. Any offers of help?? Pete 













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Answer:X220 BSOD when connecting external monitor

Solved my own problem with driver update. According to Lenovo update utility everything was good, but going direct to Lenovo X220 driver site i found an update for the Intel HD graphics adapter.  Now using version 8.15.10.2538. Which means.....- External monitor now works.- On screen display now works.- Aero graphics windows index increase from 4.7 to 5.4 Very pleased Pete 

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Hi I'm hoping someone can help me. The keyboard on my laptop doesn't work and now I have a blank screen and I can't afford to replace it. I bought an external keyboard but it doesn't have an fn key for me to try to connect to my TV. Is there a solution to my problem? I'd really appreciate some help. Thank you in advance. The keyboard is 'Trust' brand.
 

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hi whenever i try connecting av external monitor and hit FN+F7 i get a bluescreen ive tried installing the newest drivers from lenovo.com.intel GFX drivers  aswell as BIOS update and presentation director.but i does not help. i do get these error messages when logging on. "the application or dll c:\winnt\system32\igfxres.dll  is not a valid windows image"   i googled the error message and it seems the file is used by my intel gfx. i tried debugging some of the minidumps using windbg but the dumpfiles seem to be corrupt ;( any suggestions? verry thankfull for help. ps. there is no difference using a docking station or connectiong the external monitor directly into my computer.    













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Answer:Bluescreen when connecting an external monitor (X60s)

update, i fetched a igfxres.dll from another computer and now the  erro message is gone. the pc still gets bluescreen when connecting an external monitor. read in another thread here that old version of presentation director could couse problems so i unsinstalled it. but problem presists.

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Hello, I have a Yoga 2 and I'm trying to connect from the mini HDMI to a VGA monitor (through HDMI to VGA adapter). The computer seems to recognize the monitor. But the external monitor just shows a black screen. I've tried extending and duplicating the monitor, doesn't help. I've tried turning off the monitor and the Yoga, but nothing. Do I need any updated drivers or similar?

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