For some reason windows isn't recognizing my two monitors i have connected to my HP NZ223AA 230W Advanced Docking Station. I'm using Windows7 64bit on an HP EliteBook 8560w with an AMD FirePro m5950 graphics card. As near as i can tell the docking station allows both DVI ports to be used as well as the grahpics card is good for multiple monitors. Does anyone know if it's possible to connect a third monitor? In other words I would like to have my laptop connected to a docking station and then have two other monitors for a total of three. Thanks,
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Cannot be done. The video card is soldered to the motherboard.Read other 7 answers
I have a new Zbook 15 G2 with Nvidia K2100M and docking station with dual displays (Dell HD). I have the desktop manager configured to use one of the dual displays on the docking station as the default display when the computer is docked. When I boot the computer on the docking station, the desktop manager does not recognize the displays. It identifies them as "nvidia displays" with resolution 640x480. The docking station and displays are powered by a power bar. If I power cycle the power bar, the desktop manager recognizes the type and resolution of the displays. The computer is running the latest intel and nvidia drivers. The only thing I haven't updated so far is the BIOS because I'm waiting for the IT department to provide the bios administrator password. Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so, do you know of a fix?
use display with DisplayPort connector, and DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
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I have been using a T60 (1951-A31) with a full docking station (2505) with both video ports in use. It worked fine. I have since upgraded to a T400 (6474-U11). Physically it fits and powers up with no issue. Originally it contained two 1Gb So-Dimm sticks of ram (PC3-8500s). I have since tried to upgrade the ram to a stick of 2Gb and a stick of 4Gb (PC3-10600). If I leave a single stick in place I have no problems. when I try to include 2 sticks of the new ram, I get a horizontal "shredding" effect on the back ground, the icons, and any windows I open. I atempted to use one new and one original memory stick but ended up with the same problem. I have tried using a second identical docking station, but with the same results. I can confirm that the T60 has no issues with either docking station. The T400, by itself, with a monitor connected to the VGA port on the side has no video issues. I have done a remove/reinstall of the video drivers. I am one version back on the BIOS with no way of upgrading until I get a replacement battery. Would anyone have a suggestion on how to clean this up, other than sticking to a single stick of ram? Thanks, butterballRead other answers
I'm trying to use 3 seperate montiors, 2 of them are DVI and 1 is VGA off of my, HP 90W Docking Station Model VB041AA#ABA, my computer is a HP ProBook 6560b Notebook PC Model YQ302ECI purchased a HP Display Port to DVI SL Adapter Model 752660-001 to use the HP display port on the back of my docking station. Then I'm using the DVI and VGA ports for the two other monitors. The issue I am having is that I can only use one of the DVI outputs at a time. If I plug into the HP Display port and the DVI at the same time only one of the montiors will function.How do I get all 3 monitors to work??? Your help is appreciated in advance!
did you figure this out? Was it supported by hardware? Or was your issue just a software (driver) limitation? I want to run three monitors on HP 90w on my ProBook 640 G1!Read other 1 answers
I work from home and all the equipment I have was provided by my company. I have an HP ultra slim docking station which my HP laptop is connected to. Also connected to the docking station is a mouse, keyboard, and two HP EliteDisplay E190i monitors. Since hooking everything, I keep losing my screen. What I mean by that is they keep going black and when they come back on, the screen distored and there is an error message at the bottom of the screen. I can't recall the exact message because it disappears pretty quickly but it basically says that the graphics was lost. I assume this has something to do with running three screens on the docking station (the laptop, and two monitors). Is this right? If so, how do I fix it? I lose time everytime it happens becuase I usually have to reboot the system to get rid of the distortion. Please note: I have called my IT and they aren't too much help.Read other answers
Hi, I am looking to purchase an XPS 15, 16GB RAM and 4k touch model.
I want to use this laptop with one (maybe two at a later stage) external monitors. I am considering purchasing monitors that are 4K, although I may opt for FHD instead. Ideally I am looking for a docking station that connects to the thunderbolt USBC port, and that gives me USB ports, Ethernet, and display outputs.
However, I haven't been able to have any luck (in the UK) at finding this. Why? Because I can't find anything that will allow me to output to two 4k monitors at 60hz frequency.
The closest thing I found was this, and I don't know if it will work especially since the monitors I am looking at don't have displayport:
However with this I can't use it like the docking station as it only does the displayport and not the Ethernet and USB, so I would have to get separate adapaters and separately charge the laptop - very messy and time consuming every time I want to use the laptop away from home to unplug everything!
Please can someone advise me on a good docking station that supports two 4k monitors at 60hz in the UK?
I am currently working with an EliteBook 8570w on a 90w docking station. I have one external monitor and the laptop lid open for a second, smaller monitor. I would like to connect a second external monitor and continue using the laptop with the lid open for email. I can't find a definitive answer on whether or not this is possible and what is the best setup to achieve the desired end result. The external monitor right now is connected to the VGA port. The second monitor has both VGA and DVI ports so I could go either way with the cord or an adapter that would work the best. Is it best to connect the second monitor to the DVI or DisplayPort on the docking station? Which setup, if any, would allow me to keep the 2 external displays and the laptop monitor open? Thank you in advance.
Hi, Thanks for joining the Forums today! While using your 8570w monitor, when connected to a docking station (we tested this using an advanced docking station ) there are two valid setups to get three independent screens. You could connect two extra monitors through DVI or just one monitor through DVI and another through Display port. This is using the advanced docking station. If one of your monitors is VGA it still should work the same as above. Here is a link to a picture of an adaptor you can use to connect via Display port: http://img.misco.eu/resources/images/products//100/HWP/FH/FH973AT/FH973AT_6_1600x1600.jpg Let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you,Read other 4 answers
I have 3 monitors (Two HP EliteDisplay E241i LED and one Dell E228WFP ) + laptop (Dell Latitude E6540) monitor display. I have connected them to Dell E- Port II docking station.
Display Adapters: I have AMD Radeon HD 8790M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 installed.
When I try to use the 4th monitor it says "Disconnect this display". If i select extended display, some other monitor goes blank. Meaning, I can only see one laptop monitor and any other two monitor.
I guess it is not supporting 3 monitors. Can you point me on what am I missing?
Please let me know if you need any other information to understand the issue.
I have the 90W docking station with the Pro Book 6470B . I also would like to have 2 monitors and the laptop display. I have tried both the DVI & Displayport adaptor and VGA & Displayport adaptor setup to no avail. All three monitors show up in the control panel Display applet. I can select the extra monitor and extend the display to it, but when I click apply, i get a message "Unable to save settings". When I use VGA & a Displayport, the laptop and the VGA displays work as 3 & 1. When I use the DVI & Displayport configuration, the laptop is #3 and it doesn't dispay.Can I see three displays with this setup?
That could be because you are using Windows 7 but is more likely to be because of the video solution your notebook has. With AMD's Radeon Eyefinity there would not be an issue. See the following HP document Updated!http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02948215-6 I know that may not be what you want to hear, but you are likely to be doing the maximum in terms of video output with the notebook's video capabilities. Your notebook has only the Intel HD Graphics 4000. There are, however, more advanced options available, but they are pretty costly.Read other 1 answers
Hello I have a Probook 6570B with a dockingstation, hstnn-i11x.Im having problem using 3 monitors. I have all 3 monitors connected to the docking station using a DVI cable, a Displayport cable and a VGA Cable.But I am only being able to get two screens to work simultaneously, not all 3 monitors. Im using Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1, 64. Dose anyone else have this problem? Has anyone solved it?Or are you simply not able to use 3 monitors with this computer and dockingstation?
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How can I hook up 3 monitors using a dell docking station? My dell docking station has 1 DVI and 1 AGP port. I currently am using both ports 1 using a DVI 19" monitor and 1 19" AGP monitor. I would like to hook up 1 more 19" monitor? How can I do this?Read other answers
Windows settings to extend screen to both monitors works fine until I undock then redock. Then the Intel Graphics settings seem to override the WIndows display settings and only one monitor works until reset using the windows 7 screen resolution to detect and extend again. When the Intel display app is opened from the system tray, the multiple monitors tool is only showing one of the 2 monitors connected.Read other answers
Our company is currently running triple monitors off of the 90w docking station. We have several instances of the screens blacking out and resetting everything to the main monitor. They work fine most of the time. A restart does nothing. we are running two on the DVI, one on. I am wondering if the display ports need to be active adapters? Some systems are ok but some are not. I have updated all display drivers and links to current. Any help would get me brownie pointsRead other answers
Morning All, I've got an Elitebook 2740 which I use mostly on a WA994AV docking station. My primary monitor is the 12" screen on the laptop and I have a second monitor connected to the docking station which is monitor 2. What I'd like to know (before I purchase a second screen), is if I can buy a VGA splitter, connect that to my docking station and run two external monitors from the docking station. I find the 12" screen fine when travelling, but when working from home and need to use two screens I constatnly find myself dragging items onto the external monitor to work on due to it's larger size. If the docking station will support two external monitors (or even 3 with the laptop lid openned) it would make my life a lot easier. If anyone can tell me if this is posible it'd be great thanks. ALso, if there's a way top permanently set it so that the external monitor(s) are set to Extend desktop when I start the laptop it would be great. Currently Windows 10 (64 bit) will start with extended desktop, then after about 30-60 seconds it will flip over to duplicating the laptop display onto the external monitor and I have to change the display outputs everytime.Read other answers
This clients T440 laptop is on a docking station, connected to dual monitors. The first display connection is straight VGA. The second is DVI from the monitor connected to DP adapter to the docking station. The user can't logon without raising the laptop lid and logging on with the laptop open. If closed during boot up, the displays will not come on. I've updated all systems. Updated firmware on docking station. Updated the graphics adapter. Yet, if the user anticipates the boot up process and logs on without seeing what's even on the laptop screen, the monitors will eventually come on after windows loads. Any ideas out there to fix?Read other answers
Hello, I have a lenovo T560 with a basic docking station. I would like to use two external monitors (without the in-build laptop monitor). The docking station has a VGA output and the laptop a build in HDMI output. It works fine with laptop monitor + HDMI and laptop monitor + VGA through docking station but can't figure out how to disable the laptop monitor and use the two external ones simulatiously. Any ideas would be very welcomed. Thank you, AlexRead other answers
Hi all - I could use some help. I have my Elitebook 1040 in the 2013 Ultraslim docking station with two LG monitors connected through the Display ports. It's worked great for the past 2 months. All of the sudden, my screen was going black and then after 3 seconds would turn back on (this happened on both LG monitors). After reading other threads, I went an installed the latest version of software for the docking station as that seemed to be the issue. Well now neither monitor works when I re-dock the computer. Out of the dock, if I connect one, no problem. Any recommendations on how I fix the doc?Read other answers
I have the same problem. Running a Precision m6500 with docking station and two Monitors. One connected with the display port and the other digital cable.
Randomly the monitors will go blank but the computer remains on.
What is the docking station model? What digital cable are you using? And the monitor models? What is the OS installed on the system?
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1Mzks6r and reinstall the chipset drivers from the same site.
Download and reinstall the display link drivers for your OS - http://bit.ly/1T8FdoX
If the issue is not resolved, then provide us the event log in your response, for us to review.
If there is a specific docking station, we can provide few other drivers for them.
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This is really strange, but when laptop is docked and headphones are unplugged from docking station I'll get a message from DTS Audio application that says "you just unplugged an audio device" and then both of my HP Compaq LA2206x monitors will go to sleep. The way to recover is remove laptop from docking station, open up to get display, then close and re-dock. My display adapters are AMD Radeon R7 M260X and Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500. My sound device is Realtek HD Audio. Is this an audio driver or display driver issue, or both? thanks.cRead other answers
Can I hook up two monitors using a 2013 ultraslim docking station and if so what type of cables do I need?Read other answers
I just received my Latitude 7370 along with a D3100 docking station.
According this article: I should be able to get 2560x1440 on HDMI, I'm stuck at 2560x1080
Running 2 external monitors ( LG-34UC87C-B)
Display port @ 3440x1440 (this works fine for me)
HDMI 1 @ 2560x1440 ( I cannot reach this, I can only get 2560x1080..?)
HDM 2 is not used
Running the HDMI @ 2560x1080 just looks horrible, how can I achive the 2560x1440 that this device states it can handle?
If the D3100 cannot handle what I require does Dell make a Docking station for the 7370 that will handle idealy 3440x1440 x2? either HDMI or DisplayPort.
Hi All, I have a brand new Elitebook 850g3 (T9X36EA), a HP Slimline dock (D9Y32ET) and two Dell P2415Qb 24" monitors. My aim is to extend my desktop to the two external Dell monitors whiclst still viewing the display on the EliteBook. The monitors are DP monitors with MST technology so am able to set one as a primary and one as a secondary. I can achieve my goal simply when the laptop is off the dock (See image)But on the dock I get nowhere with it. I noticed the dock had a firmware update on the drivers page which specifically talks about the DP functionality, but on running the update it tells me I am already running at the latest FW version on the dock. At best, I can extend my desktop to one Dell monitor which duplicates to the other. I know my cabling is setup correctly and that the equipment is ok as it works off the dock, I have been banging my head for a while now, so any help would be really appreciated. ThanksPaul
Quick update..... I have a Displayport to MiniDisplayport cable going from EliteBook to Monitor 1 which is set to MST Primary, and then a Displayort from the out channel on monitor 1 to minidisplayport to monitor 2 which is set to MST Secondary. Cheers!Read other 1 answers
I have a user with a Thinkpad T460 (20FN003FUS) and a LenovoThinkpad Ultra Dock. We are using two external monitors: one going out from the VGA port of the docking station and one going out from the DisplayPort port and going through a DisplayPort - VGA adapter. The system worked fine at first. I had three displays: 1 being the laptop display and 2 and 3 being the dual monitors.The problem we're having is that when she undocks and redocks the laptop, both external monitors show in ScreenResolution as "Disconnected." If I change the multiple displays setting to "extend" I get an error message.If I undock the laptop, reboot it and then redock it, I can extend the displays, but it will stop working after the nextundock-redock cycle.I noticed the Lenovo has it's own multiple dispay management application. Should I be using that instead of Windows own native application?Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.Read other answers
I just bought two LG E2340 Monitors that I want to hook up to my docking station. I have 1 VGA connector and 1 DVI connector. My laptop is a Dell Latitude D630. I have been reading other forums and they say in Display under Settings I can see which monitor is which but it doesnt say VGA or DVI.....
1 says Plug and Play Monitor on Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
2 says (Default Monitor) on Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
But they both slaved to one another, (they are showing a mirror image of each other)
what am i doing wrong?
I dont quite understand your setup sorry, you have a laptop (with a screen) that you want to connect 2 more screens to, thus ending up with 3 screens total? if so, Its unusual for a laptop to be able to do that.
Anyway, have you check the box which says "Extend my desktop onto this monitor"? in display properties? if that isnt selected they will just display mirror images like you say.
Hello, so I purchased the TB15 docking station thinking it would support up to 3 external monitors for the XPS 13, since it has a VGA, HDMI port and Display port mini. I can get 2 external monitors to work, but I can't get 3 to work. I wanted to keep the lid closed and use a 3 external monitor setup. I already purchased the monitors and my desk mount stand for 3 monitors... If the docking station won't work, does anyone know of any alternatives?
The integrated GPU can drive 3 monitors, but that includes the laptop screen. If you disable laptop screen you should be able to get 3 external monitors to work.Read other 1 answers
I have a T430s and a Docking station. I attached 2 monitors to the docks DP and DVI ports. Windows only allows me to use 2 of the three total monitors (2 external + Thinkpad LCD) at the same time. I have already read that the HD 4000 Card only supports two monitors. However, using Ubuntu allows me to have all three monitors active at the same time. How is this possible?Read other answers
I have a Dell laptop on a docking station running Windows 7. Everyday I place it on the docking station and use my 20 inch monitor. Is it possible to activate the dual monitor feature and use the 20 inch as the primary and use the open laptop as the secondary monitor? If so, what should my settings be?
The value of 'Multiple displays' (see attachment) should be 'Extend these displays.' You may have to switch the positions of the two monitors (at the top of that window).
I'm in IT security. I have 3 monitors -- it could be 6.
I just want to know if Windows 7 Enterprise has a setting that will allow the docked laptop with 3 monitors to keep the desktop window settings and icons and everything about the layout when in 'multiple monitor mode', and then have a different desktop settings
and layout for the undocked laptop using it's own screen.
Docked with multiple monitors? Detect it and revert to saved layout/settings for this desktop.Undocked with just the simple laptop screen? Detect it and revert to saved layout/settings for this desktop.
Does that make sense?
P.S. Does Windows 10 do this?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer...
Noel Stanford Oveson
MCITP, MCTS, CCNA, CCNA Security
I have a Latitude E7740 that runs Ubuntu Xenial (16.04). I dock it to a "Dell EURO2 Advanced E-port II" docking station.
If I boot it in the docking station, everything works fine, and I find all my two DVI-connected monitors.
However, if I undock, then put it into the dock again while running, it fails to enable the screens. I'm using a script called autorandr for switching between display modes - it uses xrandr. It tries to run:
xrandr --output DP1-1 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 0x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal --output DP1-2 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 1920x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal
But the X server responds with:
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR) Minor opcode of failed request: 21 (RRSetCrtcConfig) Serial number of failed request: 48 Current serial number in output stream: 48
Running this exact command after booting in the dock is doing the right thing, but after undocking then docking, it doesn't work.
Any ideas here? I have updated to the latest BIOS version.
Problem also reported in launchpad with lot's of debug info, here:
Autorandr script is here: github.com/.../
Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking system itself being plugged in?
Hi, What is your laptop ? Does it have docking port and use a PROPER docking station ? If YES for both then yes, docking station will changer the battery on laptop, Normal USB port replicators (vendors also call them as docking startions) won't charge battery on laptop. Regards.Read other 1 answers
I have Z60m lenovo laptop,and need a docking station to be able to use external monitorDid not find a docking station for this model, just a Port ReplicatorCan I use external monitor via Port Replicator?Thanks!
or just get a lenovo usb port replicator, which is going to do the same thing.Read other 1 answers
File Transfer - Help Wanted
It will be from the old computer running Windows XP to a new computer running Windows 7.
The old computer has files which I have accumulated over a number of years, it is a mixture of those used rarely, used frequently and junk.
The chances are some of the files will never be used again, but they just might be wanted at some future date. I am therefore reluctant to scrap anything. Neither do I want to put a lot of possibly unnecessary files on the new computer.
I need to be able to search the old hard drive and recover a file if it is wanted.
The old computer is about 9 years old and is slow and may not be worth upgrading.
I now have two computers and one monitor and I am not sure what would be the best route.
I have not used a Docking Station before but thought this could be a possibility, on Amazon I found:
DUAL 2.5"/3.5" IDE SATA HDD HARD DRIVE DOCK DOCKING STATION IDE SATA eSATA USB ALL IN 1
Any ideas would be a big help. Thanks.
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Hi, Any one can please advise the suitable model of Docking station for HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation.And I have docking station with sl no- CNU302Z0V6 , PRODUCT ID- A7E32UT#ABA . Can I use the same docking station for the HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation ? if not please clarify the reason for that . Urgent reply shall be highly appreciated. regardsSankarRead other answers
Using a T430 and trying to get 2 monitors to work. I can get them to mirror but not able to extend my desktop to both.Was wondering if a docking station woud do the trick . Plus im running Redhat open client so not sure if there are any copatibilty dependancies. Please suggestRead other answers
HI there - I currently use a HP 840G1 model laptop at my workpace, with a Hp 2013 Ultraslim docking station. I have a docking station at home and work, and would like to find a laptop for personal use that can also be docked on this docking station - can anyone tell me what laptops I should be looking at? Thanks AnnaRead other answers
Is there a docking station compatible with the 450 G2 that anyone is aware of?
Hi, It does not have docking port therfore any USB port replicator will do. There are many USB 3.0 port replicators around, depending on how do you want to use the dock, the following one would be more suitable for your machine: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5278439 Regards.Read other 1 answers
I'm looking for a CD player / docking station - all in one. Tired of having all these gadgets. Does anyone make such a thing?
Hi and welcome to TSG?
Are you talking about a docking station for an iPhone/iPod or some other brand and model of device?
FWiW, here is a link to an Clock Radio/CD Player Dock for iPod/iPhone: