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Thinkpad 201X Laptop Shuts Down with 2 External Monitors

Q: Thinkpad 201X Laptop Shuts Down with 2 External Monitors

I've set up the laptop to work with 2 external ThinkVision L171 monitors, using Windows 7 Professional. One is connected via the VGA monitor port on the laptop; the other is connected via VGA to a Lenovo/DisplayLink USB 2.0 Port Replicator (model VDK8736 -- with drivers updated).

Both monitors are working well and available when the laptop lid is closed. The issue is that after the screen saver period completes, the laptop powers down completely. I'd like it to just shut off the screen and resume on mouse movement.

The laptop is used with external monitors when it's plugged in -- and the power settings are:
Balanced profile
Display turns off after 2 hours
Screensaver starts after 10 minutes
Computer goes to sleep - Never
Hard disk off - never
Internet Explorer: Javascript Timer Frequency - Maximum
Desktop background settings : available
Wireless Adapter Settings: Max Performance
Sleep - Never. Hybrid Sleep: Off Hibernate After: Never Allow Wake Timers: Disable
USB Selective Suspend: Disabled
Intel Graphics Power Plan: Balanced
Power Buttons & Lid: Lid closed - Do nothing; Power Button - Sleep; Sleep Button - Sleep
PCI Express - Moderate Power
Multimedia - When sharing media - prevent idling to sleep; When playing video - Optimize video quality

Does anyone know why this is happening and a way to prevent it?
Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad 201X Laptop Shuts Down with 2 External Monitors

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Thinkpad 201X Laptop Shuts Down with 2 External Monitors

This is a tough one. Have you made any progress on this issue?

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I have lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga.I have one connect +VGA and RJ45 adapter. i am trying to connect the 2 external display  apart from laptop screen here is my input:one external display is connected to onelink via VGA and another display connect via HDMI.but this dosen't work whenever i plug either onelink or hdmi one of the external monitor will be switched off. isn't it possible to use onelink and HDMI together.??I am stuck here. 

A:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga 1st gen connect 2 external monitors apart from laptop display via onelink VG

Hi,
 
The way I read the X1YG1 base specs it supports two independent monitors.  Apologies, but I can't quite parse your post.  Does "apart from laptop screen" mean that you want 3 monitors total, or two and the laptops's display is off?
 
supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort;supports dual independent displays;
 
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A:ThinkPad with 2 external monitors

Is there any update on this?  Thank you.

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A:Thinkpad P70 + dock and 2 * 4K external monitors @...

Did p600 wrote:Is there any official and correct information about supported multi-monitor configurations with new Thinkpads? I'm trying to get Thinkpad P70 with M3000M + Workstation Dock (with 230W) to display different images on two external 4K monitors (Dell P2715Q), and so far without any success. Using DisplayPort 1.2 cables, no MST. Windows 10. All works fine if I'm only connecting one monitor. Laptop screen and the monitor happily get to 4K resolution @ 60Hz. However, as soon as I connect the other monitor, one of the monitors switches to 1920x1080, and 4K resolution isn't available to choose for that monitor. If resolution is set [email protected] both monitors work, but I want 60.  Tried everything. Switching between Discrete & Hybrid in BIOS, clean Windows 10 install (on a separate drive), different cables etc. Same result.  Looking for explanations, went to nVidia Control Panel,  and it reports that BOTH monitors are hooked up to the same DisplayPort (attached)?! Can P70 drive two external 4K monitors @ 60Hz at all?    Did you get any feedback regarding this?

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A:Thinkpad P52S Ultra Dock and 3 External Monitors

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Hi,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop that is connected to 2 Dell monitors via a Targus docking station and VGA cables. However, when I close my laptop to sit under the monitors, it shuts down the computer and the screens go blank. Is there a setting that allows me to close the laptop while still working off the two monitors?
Thanks,
Heather

A:Closing Dell Inspiron 15 laptop when connected to monitors shuts down computer

Check your Power Settings for what happens when you close the lid. Usually the laptop sleeps, hibernates or shuts down when the lid is closed. No signal is sent to monitors when that happens.

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I currently have a laptop running with an external monitor attached and extended desktop. It works wonders. I've been itching to add my tv to the collection as a monitor for when I use the laptop for gaming. Considering, I already have a wireless keyboard/mouse, all I would need to do is add the tv as a monitor and I'll be set.
I've been looking at some usb to vga cables/adapters but not sure how they work. I really only need this monitor to be used half the time, so extending to it full time is kind of worthless.
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A:Laptop and external monitors

I am not sure that your laptop would have the processing power to run 3 screens (including it's own). You could manually swap the output between your second screen and your tv when you needed it without much trouble.

I would not recommend a USB to VGA adapter for gaming purposes.

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I have a Samsung series 5 laptop (specs below) with an nVidia 630m card and I was wondering if it is possible to run two monitors in addition to the built in one simultaneously? I have one monitor hooked into the VGA port, and one into the HDMI port. Both are detected, but only one (plus built-in monitor) will work at a one time. Is this a limitation of the laptop/video card?

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A:Possible to use two external monitors with this laptop?

Most likely not. Most video chipsets don't support 3 monitors.
 

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Hello,

At the moment my laptop monitor is broken so I'm using an external LCD monitor. I want to add a 2nd external monitor for convenience.. nothing like extreme gaming or anything.. but there is only 1 vga port, no dvi port or anything fancy.

I am assuming I need the Y-Shaped cable like this??: http://www.meritline.com/vga-to-dua...onitor-cable---p-33499.aspx?source=nextaghdac If so does it matter by brand? Or is it pretty standard?

And I've been reading around that I need to know if my video card can handle 2 monitors... how do I find out?
The laptop I'm using is a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6147 with 3 megs ram, I'm thinking my video card is the Intel GMA 950 video, Windows Vista Home Premium.

Thanks for your help!
 

A:Trying to Add 2 External Monitors to a Laptop

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For a total of three including the laptop screen. My laptop is a Dell E5420 with a VGA out on one side, and a HDMI on the other. I can also put it in a docking station and have a DVI connection there. I believe I have the hardware, but do not know what to do.
Pleaase help.
Bill

A:How do i put two external monitors on my laptop?

You may have the connections, but I think you are limited to what the onboard video chip can process & output simultaneously.

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I want to get a new laptop that I can have 2 external monitors

Can you get laptops with 2 monitor outputs?

Failing that... What laptops are good for USB3 monitor adapters?

I have a hp laptop. 8gb ram. 2.8ghz speed. Really good and hasn't failed.

Problem: I've tried MANY adapters. I started with cheap but well reviewed ones. Failed. Then I went for really expensive ones. For both... Started off ok. But quickly just stopped working

If I get a new laptop... How will I know ahead of time if its good for USB3 monitor adapters? (Assuming laptops with 2 monitor outputs don't exist or are scarce)

Thanks
 

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Hi,

is it possible to project my laptop screen to two external monitors, each with different displays? I know it's possible to output to ONE external monitor (ie, the 2nd screen), but is 2 possible? (Without buying an additional VGA card.)

Thanks.

A:Two external monitors from laptop?

Based on my previous readings, it was possible with the help of an extra hardware. The Matrox DualHead2Go splitter can take one video input and split it to two monitors. you could look for similar devices or try to buy one. Its not another VGA card but it works like a router, connect your laptop to the DualHead2Go then connect the two monitors.

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I have a new Lenovo Ultrabook Thinkpad Yoga 14 for the last two months. Since last 2 weeks, this laptop just shuts off instantly even it is moved just a bit. However this happens only when it is not connected to power outlet. Please help.
 
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A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 laptop just shuts off instantly

Hi Sanjay Phirke,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I think there might be some loose contact between internal battery and the system board.
 
Try with resetting the system from Emergency reset hole, which will be at the bottom of the laptop.
Emergency-reset hole
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi!I just got a new "X1 Carbon 5th Gen - Kabylake (Type 20HR, 20HQ)" and a "X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock". I have an external screen connected to the dock and it works fine (VGA connection). I also have an other monitor with display (DP) connection that I want to use. But my computer can't find the other monitor, only the one with VGA connection. Is there any easy ways to fix this problem?Best regards

A:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen can't connect 2 external monitors in X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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What options are there to use two exterior monitors and how to do each?  laptop has HDMI and three USB ports only.  External video card?  One HDMI and one USB-DVI  cable?

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Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place

I have a HP 4730s probook (pretty highly spec'd)
along with 2 x external monitors, one is connected via the single HDMI port which works in EXTEND DISPLAY mode

The other I have tried to connect via the VGA connection but I can't get both to come up at the same time

I believe it is a Win 7 issue

What I would like to do is have the HP laptop with its screen closed (in sleep mode, maybe that is part of my problem ??) with the VGA connected external monitor on my LHS in DUPLICATE mode so it mirrors the laptop display even when the laptop screen is closed and the second HDMI monitor on my RHS in EXTEND DISPLAY mode so I can drag and drop various displays (which is pretty nifty anyway)

I believe I need a VGA to USB adaptor to connect the LHS VGA monitor to a USB port
but do I need a USB 3.0 port or will 2.0 be OK of which I have 4

Or should I upgrade to Win 8.1 ???

Any advice on the above scenario much appreciated

A:Multiple external monitors via an HP laptop

What's an LHS and RHS? I've not run across any specific name that goes with those letters. Or in other words, give the full name before using an acronym for that name.





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What I would like to do is have the HP laptop with its screen closed (in sleep mode, maybe that is part of my problem ??)


When the lid is closed and/or Sleep is active there is not any computing action going on so Yes, that is a problem. Some Notebooks have a BIOS setting to disable the lid close part or maybe there's a setting in Win7. The Sleep can be turned off as well as Hibernation. You may also have to adjust Power Options to make it more like a Desktop, nothing shuts down. If there's a setting choice of Never, use it. And you'll have to keep the AC power adapter plugged in. Also expect more heat when running continuously.

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I have looked and tried a number of solutions but have not found one yet. I want to attach two external monitors. They vary in resolution, my laptop has 1 HDMI connection and two USB III and 1 USB II connection. I have two DVI connected monitors. My HTMI connected monitor works fine. but I want two monitors running. The laptop has a NVIDIA GeForce 920M graphics card. I'd like to try to do this without buying a fancy external device which says it can drive multiple monitors. I think this card will drive two monitors. 

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Got my Dell Precision 5510 and this dock(below) . The dock is connected via a USB(from dock) to a thunderbolt on the laptop side. I have three external monitors hooked up( 1 HDMI, 1 DP and 1 mini DP). I would love to be able to open the laptop and have it work while the other 3 stay on but the laptop turns on and only two of the monitors stay on when I open the lid. Seems I can only run (3). I've tried all different configuration with no luck. Though maybe if I disconnect the HDMI from the dock and plug in directly to the laptop that would work but no. Any ideas? Thanks.http://accessories.dell.com/sna/pro...7&acd=12309152537461010&ven1=syrmr2NJ3&ven2=e

A:Trying to get the laptop to work with the (3) external monitors

Hi MSTRLUCKY74,
The Precision 5510 supports a maximum of 3 displays.

The TB16 dock also supports a maximum of 3 displays connected. Kindly review the article here http://dell.to/2czKdEM- See #8 under the 1st Troubleshooting Common Issues listed.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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So i have a HP HDX16t with a 512MB Geforce 9600M GT video card running Win7 64bit Home Premium. The laptop has a VGA and an HDMI output. I currently have an external monitor (19" ViewSonic VX900) hooked up to the VGA output. Does anyone know if i can hook my second external monitor (also ViewSonic VX900) up as well through the HDMI port? The VX900 has VGA and DVI-D inputs, so i would definitely need an HDMI to DVI adapter (which i don't have currently). I have searched around on this, but havn't been able to find anything conclusive. Nvidia's 9600m GT page is sorely lacking in details.

I know i could set this up by buying a Matrox DualHead2Go adapter as well, but i was hoping to avoid spending an extra $200 that i would rather put into upgrading my aging monitors. Also the apparent downside to the DualHead2Go adapter is that i would need to place both monitors on one side of my laptop vs one on either side (as i had hoped to do).
 

A:Dual External Monitors on Laptop?

Anyone try this before?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381196 MB, Free - 316371 MB; D: Total - 550702 MB, Free - 550541 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., N550JV
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I am trying to add 2 external HDMI monitors to my Asus N550JV laptop computer. I connected one monitor to the HDMI port. It works fine. The other monitor is connected to the Mini Display Port using a small by mini port cable with an HDMI connector on the other end to connect to the 2nd monitor. Monitor 2 works in the HDMI port by does not work with the mini port. When I connect both monitors at the same time, both go black. Is there a manual set up to make these work. I am a stock trader and want to have 3 separate monitors, including my laptop monitor, with each showing a different page to work from. Is it possible with my existing equipment?
 

A:2 External Monitors connected to my Laptop

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