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Does the USB Type-C port on the Ideapad 720s (13-inch) support HDMI Alt Mode?

Q: Does the USB Type-C port on the Ideapad 720s (13-inch) support HDMI Alt Mode?

Hello, I recently ordered an Ideapad 720s (13-inch). Lenovo web site mentions "*Connecting to a display requires a USB-C to HDMI or DisplayPort cable, depending on display interface." I was wondering I should buy a USB-HDMI cable or an adapter to connect this laptop to an external display. Does anyone know whether the Ideapad 720s (13-inch) model supports native HDMI through a USB port, namely the HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C? (as specified in https://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/HDMIAltModeUSBTypeC.aspx) Regards,Franky

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HiI recently purchased ideapad 720s from online retailer, and as per lenovo page the display is of IPS type.However, the merchant page is showing LED type.How can I know the exact display type of my laptop?Here is the Manufacturer No: 80XC002YADRegards 

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Hi! Is there a support for Displayport alternate mode for USB-C built in the Ideapad 320 laptop?(Machine Type Model: 80XM0052SC)I am trying to connect external monitor via Adapter USB Type-C? male > DVI female (DP Alt Mode) 4K 30 Hz (http://www.delock.com/produkte/S_62728/merkmale.html), but USB device is not recognised by OS. Kind regards,JS 

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Hi, I have a question. Is it possible to charge 720s-14IKB via USB Type-C? If so, with what kind of charger. Could it be charger like for a phone? Best greetings

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Hello, I would like to know if the thunderbolt 3 lane in lenovo ideapad 720s 15,6" laptop is 2 or 4 lane? I am planning to use the computer with an eGPU in the future, so it would be nice to know. Thanks for the replies in advance. Greetings, Mikael

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I just got a new Ideapad 720S-13ARR, I bought two Anker adapters:USB 3.0 to EthernetUSB-C to HDMI adapterThe ethernet adapter works just fine. On the contrary, the USB-C to HDMI adapter does not works. I checked the adapter in another Dell laptop, and it works like a charm. But in the Lenovo, it is recognised by Windows as some "USB 2.0 BILLBOARD" device, it kind of gives the impression that Windows knows there is an external display since it lets you pick the projection mode, however it won't be able to read what monitor it is, and it won't display any image at all. I seem to have the latest BIOS and drivers, but I'm curious if I there is a particular Windows driver that I should force on this device as opposed to the default one that is getting (for that billboard thing). I saw other threads in this forum for Yoga noteboooks which were apparently resolved by a BIOS update, but I already have the latest. And I saw other threads in which a very significant amount of users are reporting all sort of problems with Lenovo's Type-C ports and these adapters. Has anyone been successful with this laptop and with any HDMI or VGA adapter? Does anyone knows if the Lenovo branded adapter works fine? Any particular driver I should force this device to use? Cheers! Nestor.

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 I recently puchased an Ideapad 720s and have been noticing problems with sound skipping when the laptop is connected to HDMI while power connector is connected. It could be in conservation mode and not charging, but problem still exists. I ran several tests to make sure it was not the HDMI cable or receivers problems. ( I used two different hdmi cable receiver setups). Funny enough, the hdmi audio skipping does not occur with the laptor is running on battery. The hdmi audio problem frequency is random but it's often enough to be very distracting. I output my display to external source all the time, so this is a big problem. I think the charger might be causing interference with hdmi signal internally.

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Hello, I recently bought the Lenovo 720s - 14" with i7 - 8th gen Intel processor. The laptop is great, but I experience a very noticable moving color banding (see the video)! Has anyone  seen such thing on your 720s or should I repalce mine?Thanks!

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I purchased a Crucial 16GB DDR4 2400 SODIMM 1.2V CL17 RAM chip to upgrade my Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-14IKB which had an 8GB RAM chip. I did check the Crucial website beforehand that the CT16G4SFD824A chip would work, and indeed it said that it should. However, it does not work very well. To get the laptop to boot beyond BIOS post (and actually boot Windows), I have to first power it on, then hold the power button for 4 seconds to force shut it down and the hit the exact time to start it again (around 1 second after the power light goes off) to get it to boot. If I do not use this procedure, the screen will not turn on and the Lenovo logo will never show.  I think this is related to the BIOS training the memory chip or something like this, and the process described above circumvents this process. This is the only "semi-reliable" way I have found to boot the machine with this RAM. I have ran tests on the memory while in Windows, and everything seems to work as normal. I believe the problem might be some incompatibility with Lenovo BIOS and this RAM chip but I am unsure of how to proceed from here.  Does anyone have any tips for me, while I know how to get the machine to boot, it is very cumbersome and sometimes results in the need for Windows to "repair" itself which is not exactly great.  

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hey, i have the ideapad 720s.its on balanced mode , with default setting , and set to "sleep" while iam not using it.but the laptop keep turning off while in sleep mode for no reason. 

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Dear Sir, After installation of drivers which I get from link given by Paul_Tikkanen, this laptop runs windows 7 64bit more or less satisfactorily. Many many thanks for his valuable support.But, one thing, all the ports (usb ports & sd card port) are functioning, excepting the HDMI port which was working properly when I had installed windows 10 on this laptop.I have installed-1)Driver-AMD Chipset-radeon-crimson-16.7.3-sb-sata-ahci.2)Driver-Audio-Realtek High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver sp71379.3)Driver-Graphics-AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver sp71253.4)Driver-Keyboard,Mouse & Input Device-sp72664.5)Driver-Network-    a)Broadcom 802 11bgn WLAN Driver for Windows 7 sp70888.    b)Broadcom Bluetooth Software sp71440.    c)Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver sp71268.6)Driver-Storage-Realtek Card Reader Driver sp71266.Please once again help me to solve this problem, so that I can connect my laptop with my LED TV. Thanking you. Yours,Debasish.

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Screen wont shut off when closing lid. Have updatet all drivers, and set to "go to restmode" when lid closed in advanced battery settings. Any tips? Thanks!
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue and moved post to its own thread.
 
 

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Does my USB type C port support HDMI? My monitor works when I plug direct into the HDMI plug on my laptop. But when I plug my multi-adapter JCA374 hub into the USB type 3 port, it seems to only support ethernet and USB. No HDMI signal comes out of the adaptor.Thanks,Ken

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I recently bought an IP 520 i7 7 gen 15.6" machine. It comes with a type c port. I want to know if I can plug in a type c to vga adapter and use another monitor on my laptop. I bought an adapter from Amazon and I tried plugging it into the c socket but that does not work. However, when I tried the same adapter on my sister's Mac , it works just fine. Now my question is, Is the c port just for charging and does not have I/o pins , or my USB c is damaged ?

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Hi,I bought new Ideapad 520s-14ikb. it has usb Type-C 3.1 port.I have a question: what can i do with this port? does it work like charger?thanks for answers

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Hi, I have a Lenovo U31-70 Type 80M5 with an Nvidia 920m GPU and I would like to connect my laptop to an external display with resolution of 1440p. I know that the GPU can handle that resolution but I need to know which version of the HDMI port does this computer have to see if it's fully compatible with the monitor. Thank you very much.

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The on page 7 of the user's guide that came with my new laptop it says that my Ideapad 320-15ABR, "supports USB 3.1 (Gen1, Output 5V ds, 0.9A DC)".  I purchased a SanDisk Ultra Type-C 3.1 flash drive.  However, when I tested the drive it did not perform any better than a Type-A 3.0.  The attached photo shows the results of benchmark tests on both drives.ATTO Disk Benchmark results I also did some crude tests by moving large files to both drives and clocking the time it took to transfer the file.  Transfer time to and from both drives was about equal. I called Lenovo Technial Support and spoke with John.  I gave him this information and, after a minute or so, he told me that my laptop did not have USB 3.1 and that the documentation was wrong. I find this hard to believe.  So my question is does the Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR support USB 3.1? Thanks in advance for any replies. 

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Does the USB Type-C ports on the Thinkpad P70 support powering the computer? I have this Kensington SD4600P USB-C? Universal Dock with Power support but it doesn't power the computer or charge the battery.

A:Thinkpad P70 - Does the USB Type-C port support po...

The port supplies power to devices.  Not the other way.  USB has 5V.  You need 20V.

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Im new to USB C port and mini hdmi. I need to connect 2 monitors with extended wiew. Any ideas?Its an ideapad 720s.  

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Hello, I've just bought the ideapad FLEX 51570 (SN: MP1C6R66), Product Number: 81CA, Updated to BIOS version 4QCN39WWV2.04 I tried to connect to my 4K monitor "Samsung - UE590 U28E510D" (HDMI2 port supports [email protected])However I only get the [email protected] maximum. I also tried to create custom resolution with Intel Graphics Settings, but I got message as the attached: "The custom resolution exceeds the maximum bandwidth capacity." Please anyone have any suggestion in order to set my output resolution to [email protected] 

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The instruction manual says "Supports USB 3.1 Type-C, Gen 1 with transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s" but I can't find any information on whether this supports video or not.

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Full info: http://www.cablestogo.com/tech/usb-3-1Basic Answer: Most Likely.




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Hello, Is it possible to change the hdmi port? I think the current one is hdmi 1.4 and I want to be able to use 4k resolution at 60hz which requires hdmi 2.0.1.4 hdmi can support 4k at only 30hz which is pretty laggy. Thanks.

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I was trying to connect (through HDMI) my Ideapad Flex 15 to Onkyo Receiver to enjoy music on onkyo receiver using Dolby advanced audio. Noticed while playing the music on laptop and onkyo connected using HDMI, music is not passed through dolby.  So wondering if Dolby advanced  audio on laptop supports HDMI output? as it would be great to play movies with dolby on laptop and connect to onkyo receiver for dolby sound effects on external onkyo surround speakers.

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I recently bought an Ideapad 720s, it was working smoothly without any glitches but suddenly one day after a Windows 10 update, it started having issues. First, I could not login, it said my profile was not found and then later when I fixed that my fingerprint as a sign in option does not work anymore. I wasn't facing these issues before the update. NEED HELP!!!

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Hello. I just purchased the Ideapad 720s 15" base model (8gb RAM and 256gb).  Link here: https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-700-series/Ideapad-720S-15/p/88IP70S0895 I'd like to add another ssd drive for storage and I was wondering if this model is compatible with the SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series M.2 2280 1TB SATA III.  Link here:  https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147678 Thanks in advance.  

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Hi guys.So i bought an Lenovo ideapad 720s about a month ago, and since i got it i have been realy bothered by the fact that it is not leveled. It seems like the bottom left corner and the top right is higer then the two other corners. So everytime i lay my hand down to type i can clearly feel the bump caused by the lack of contact with the table. I have tried to bend the base of the laptop to fix it, but it dosent work. The problem might even be that the whole base is not flat, im not sure.Dont know what to do about this, and i really dont feel like sending my laptop to a service senter as it would take quite a while before i would get it back. But if that is the only option i guess i just have to. All sugestions apreciatedThanks in advance

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Hello,I'm thinking about buying this laptop and trying to verify that it supports USB-C DP Alt Mode so I can connect multiple (2) monitors using a USB-C dock. Thank you for you reply.

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Hello all, New to the forum. Just got my new IdeaPad and USB-C dock. Only issue I'm having is getting the power button on the dock to power up the closed laptop. Any ideas? Thanks, Scott

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Hi all. Recently purchased an Ideapad 720s. Very nice laptop but I have noticed that when it OFF charge the wifi is painfully slow. Works great when plugged in. Has anybody ever experinced this? A quick search doesnt bring up much info. Thanks in advance if anybody has a solution!

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A:Lenovo ideapad 720S-15IKB

Hi acejjeon,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Product specification:
Storage: M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 4
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I am not sure if I'm posting this question in the right section. After signing up, I found it very difficult to work out where to post! Anyway, I am thinking of buying either an Ideapad 720s (13", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD) or a Thinkpad x280 (12", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 512 GB SSD), and I believe they both have Thunderbolt 3. So I was wondering if there are significant differences between them. Where I am, the Ideapad is around the $1,000 mark, while the Thinkpad is about $400 more expensive. Is the Thinkpad really that much better, and if so, how? Thank you. 

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I just got this model yesterday. Please look at the image and notice the gap between key3 and key4, also keyB and keyN. Should I make a replacement for this issue? 

A:Ideapad 720S(15'') keyboard gap is bumped

Hi J8Cutter3olo,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Try to check if there is any issue with the functionality of those keys.
See if it is loosely in place.
 
It is best advise to have technical support check it for an appropriate recommendation so that you can decide how to proceed.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I'm looking at buying the Ideapad 720s with 8th gen i5, but I'm confused by the screen description on the Lenovo site. It lists the screen as "14" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare with integrated camera". Anti-Glare sounds great, but I've seen a 720s in a reseller store and it had a glass faced screen, most definitely not anti-glare. Model listed at that store is 81BD000TUS. The latest model listing on the lenovo site with the is 81BD001NUS.What does anti-glare mean on this model? 

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I have a brand new 720s that is awesome in every way...except the audio. It is fine when on battery but I get a background static or faint electronic buzzing sound when connected to power. I don't get this at all when running on battery, though the Realtek audio could be better. But the instant I connect it to the power I get the static. It is not terribly noticable when listening to something at high levels but it is annoying if charging while going to sleep to something (or if you just need a charge while listening to something). I have tried new and old drivers, disabling the Nvidia card, changing power schemes, every sound setting, different wall sockets (both grounded and not) and nothing stops the static when I charge.  Any idea from anyone, or Lenovo, if this is something known to occur, or something I just have to live with or is this a defect and something I should return the laptop for? 

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Hello community, I recently bought an IdeaPad 720S-13ARR and noticed that the hinge is asymmetrical. I do not know if it is on purpose or if I have a defective unit. When the display is folded up, the gap on the left side of the hinge is noticeably larger than the gap on the right side. Also, when it is closed, the part of the hinge that is connected to the display sticks out more on the left.Otherwise it is working really nice.Has anyone else noticed this?Hinge leftHinge rightGreetings, Domi(Sorry if I made mistakes. English is not my mother tongue)


























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Hello, So I am experiencing an isue with my Ideapad 720s. After starting my computer, I am able to plug in headphones to the 3.5mm jack and hear audio just fine. When I unplug the heapphones the sound will com through just fin but if I try to plug in headphones again no sound will come through them. The sound stops coming out of the speakers when headphones are plugged in and resumes when I unplug the headphones but no sound comes out of the headphones. The only way I have found to resolve this is restarting my computer which allows headphones to work the first time plugged in after a restart. As you can imagine this gets very annoying having to restart my computer every time I want to plug in headphones. I have clean installed the mst recent audio driver from lenovo but the issue persists. Any ideas? Thanks so much,Ken

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Hi All, I have just purchased the Ideapad 720S and have been having a problem with the WiFi. I noticed that it would slow down and the network would become unresponsive while getting content from my NAS box. If I ping my router, I also noticed that there is a high latency which varies loads, never really going below 3ms, but sometime dropping a ping and often going up to 20 - 40ms +! I have tested the laptop on 2.4 and 5 GHz bands and the situation is the same. I have also tried a different Access Point, but the problem persists. My old 7 year old Dell XPS15 does not exibity this problem. I have updated the WiFI Driver (Atheros QCA9377) to the latest on the Lenovo Website, it shows as 12.0.0.295. I have also set the Power plan to max performance on the WiFi apapter. Any help with this problem would be appreciated, Thanks -Ben 

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