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Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon support HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor?

Q: Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon support HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor?

I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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A:Thinkpad Carbon X1 Display BLANK after Update - External Monitor Works

I spent a day working on an issue and want to share to save folks time.  Bottom line, Intel Graphics Drivers WDDM 1.0, 1.1., 1.2, 1.3 automatically updated with Windows and broke the system. BIOS and Lenovo splash screen showed and safe mode worked fine showing this was not a hardware issue.  Windows began to load and the screen went black.  I connected an external monitor via HDMI, pressed power for 2 seconds to put the machine to sleep, pressed power again for 2 seconds and it woke up on the 2nd monitor. In Device Manager, the 2nd (HP w2007) monitor showed up and there was no mention of the laptop physically connected display. I reinstalled Windows 10 and all was well until the auto-update occurred and I had the same issue.I installed Windows 7 and all was well until I installed all updates, same issue. I didn't think this was a display adapter problem because the 2nd monitor worked just fine and it was the monitor that didn't show in Device Manager.  Alas, my assumption was incorrect. After HOURS of selecting which Windows 7 updates to install, nearly 180, I finally narrowed it down.  I thought it was a Windows problem, turns out this was an Intel Graphics driver issue. SOLUTION: I used Revo Uninstaller to remove the Intel Graphics driver program and the system recovers.  Sadly, in both Windows 10 and WIndows 7, the auto updates would put the drivers back and the same problem recurred.  I was finall... Read more

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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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I have connected a Thinkpad X1 carbon (model:20BS0057AD) to ThinkPad OneLink Dock which further connects to a ThinkVision Pro2820 28-inch LCD monitor using DisplayPort. In order for the display to work through the dock I have to power down and power up the Dock and Monitor for the monitor to receive display signal. Once its working and I disconnect the dock from the laptop and reconnect it back, the monitor will not come on and remain in low power mode with amber light. I then have to go through the power down and power up cycle for the monitor to display laptop output signal or else it will remain in low power mode. Previously was using a Thinkvision L2251p monitor and never faced any such issue. Is there a fix for this issue

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2 Gen that I want to set up 3 external monitors. I have 2 docks, Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock and Thinkpad OneLink Pro Dock. Is it possible to run 3 external monitors?

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Hey everyone.I've got new X1 carbon and encountered some display problems. When connected to the external display via dock (external monitor resolution is 1920x1080, laptop 2560 x 1440) it looks awful like this - http://i.imgur.com/qeW6y6g.png  I've tried different resolutions, played with Clear Type settings - didn't help much.The laptop monitor by the way is also far from crisp & clear. Any suggestions how to fix this and have same clear view on both displays?  Thnx

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I have plugged in a microphone and a guitar amplifer into my laptop, both work on my Lenovo desktop Cube PC. The amplifer was plugged into the blue line in input on the desktop, and I followed some steps to "convert" the input on the laptop to line in. Anyway, the amp and microphone do not show up at all on my Windows 10 laptop. The laptop just "ignores" them and just uses its built-in microphone. I have clicked on "Show disconnected/disabled devices" which doesn't help. The issue might be that the laptop doesn't have combo audio/mic jack, but I do not know. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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There is something off with how the external monitor displayes some of the applications. Opening powerpoint or R-studio windows in the external monitor, the display is inflated. I think that the problem is that the system identifies external displayes as much smaller than they actually are: 

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Brand new Thinkpad X1 Carbon, with the 1920x1080 display. I have an external 2560x1440 monitor, but when I plug it in I can only get 1920x1080 resolution. The problem exists in both Windows and Linux. Before I waste any more time on this, can someone tell me if this hardware is even capable of driving a 2560x1440 display? Thanks in advance.

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Symptom - No video on external monitor after docking system while lid is open. When connecting dock connector to laptop while laptop lid is open, the laptop monitor flickers, like its trying to adjust the resolution set in the display properties and i don't get any video to external monitor. This behavior will continue until I disconnect the dock connector cable. My Windows display settings is set to extend montior. My work around. Close the laptop lid (while laptop is powered on), connect the Dock connector and open the laptop lid. Video to external montior and laptop function as design using this sequence but I can't get video on laptop or external monitor while connecting the dock connector when the laptop lid is open.  This behavior started yesterday aftering returing from meeting.  Hardware  - IBM X1 Carbon with Onelink DockOS - WIndows 8 

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I've done a lot of googling on this but there never seems to be a definitive answer. Currently I have a W530 with a standard dock, and two external screens (I keep the laptop shut): 1: 2560 x 1440 (DisplayPort)2: 1920 x 1080 (DVI) I want to switch to an X1 Carbon Gen 4. The OneLink dock specs say that if two monitors are connected the maximum resolution supported is 1920x1080, so I can't have both of them connected to that. Can I have one connected to the dock and one connected to the internal DisplayPort and still have the main one running at 2560x1440? Or has anyone had two monitors of2560x1440 running at the same time on this laptop (wishful thinking of an upgrade)? I can do it with an X220 I have on loan which is a lot older but has a standard desktop docking port.

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HiI have a 'new' Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3 (i7-5600U/8GB/touch) upgraded to Windows 10 Ent.It's installed with latest drivers, firmware, etc.The laptop display is fantastic.The quality of any external monitor is rubbish. i.e. the fonts are not crisp, sharp or smooth and very hard on the eyes.I have tried several quality monitors that all look great connected to other PCs/laptops.I have tried connecting via HDMI and OneLink (DVI and Display Port).Any suggestions?ThanksKerry. 

A:X1 Carbon Gen3 Windows 10 external monitor

Was this ever resolved?  I have the exact same issue. 

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I have a new X1 Carbon Gen 6 with a Lenovo Thinkpad USB-C docking station. The dock is connected to an external monitor via DisplayPort cable and displays at the same quad HD resolution as the laptop display.  The problem I'm having is that when I plug the laptop into the dock and the external monitor goes on, the display is occasionally jittery for a while. Every few seconds it will jitter. Then it settles down after a while, maybe half an hour to an hour. Any ideas as to what's wrong? Is this a problem with the display adapter in the laptop? Thanks, - bill. 

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I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 1st Gen, Running Windows 10 Pro, 64Bit OS, 8GB RAM, fully up to date(Both Lenovo updates and Windows updates).  Was plugged into a Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock until it randomly stopped displaying on the external monitor. I switched monitor/cables...nothing. I switched to a new dock Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock and nothing. Uninstalled Display drivers, uninstalled monitor drivers... and reinstall but still nothing.  Even switched USB ports and nothing.  Was wondering if anyone has had this problem and has a fix.

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Hello Everyone, I am new here so please go easy on me.I just bought and X1 Carbon 5th Gen laptop c/w Thunderbolt 3.0 docking station.The problem that I have is that the docking station won't recognise any of the external screens that are connected.I am using two Acer screens (one is connected using HDMI port on the dock and the other one uisng Display port).I have tried by connecting just one screen but nothing.I can see that Thunderbolt software is installed and its connected to my laptop.The laptop will charge through the docking station and also the wireless mouse and keyboard will work fine through the dock.Lenovo recommended that i should update my drivers.So I installed Lenovo Companion from Windows store. But it won't update my system. After clicking on System Update, I will get an error message saying "There is a problem in reteriving new updates for your system.Please try again later".Hence I downloaded all the drivers from support website and installed them manually but my docking station is still not working with the external monitors.The monitors works fine when connected directly to the laptop using the HDMI cable. Thanks in advance for your help.

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After having worked for more than 1 year in double screen, I started to have flickering problem on the external monitor, connected from mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort on an external ThinkVision Monitor.I do not know how to troubleshoot. Below is a video of the issue.As a hint that the card might have some problem, sometimes the PC takes about 30 seconds to decide the graphic mode when the screen is turned on.I would like to understand how to troubleshoot the issue, determine if it can be- hardware failure (pin, chip damaged)- driver failure (but I have driver at level 10.18.14.4432 which seems the latest)and understand what should be repaired.any suggestion is very welcome, thanks for your attention,xgiannak

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I have the new X1 Carbon 6th Gen with the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station (40AJ0135US) and have noticed any time I lock my computer and my screens turn off or my screens just turn off from the computer being idle for the set amount of time that when it comes back up that all my windows have moved to the main laptop screen. I have two monitors plugged in with DisplayPort to the dock and I use the laptop screen as the main screen. Has anyone else noticed this same issue? Any fixes?

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I have an X1, fairly new, and it is connected to a OneLink docking station.  The docking station has two monitors attached via display port. When I lock the computer to leave my area and come back to unlock the computer (after as little as a minute), the external monitors have turned off to standby and it takes5-10 seconds to turn on from standby mode.  I would prefer that my external monitors stay on, while the computer is locked. I have attached a picture of the computer display/power settings.

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Hello, I have Thinkpad T440 (i5-4300U, Intel HD Graphics 4400). I am considering buying a LCD display with WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) and I am wondering wheather it will work with T440. Important thing is that it will work with 60 Hz refresh ratio. According to the specification [1] it should work: "[email protected] (DisplayPort via Mini DisplayPort cable on integrated models)", but the refresh ratio is pretty low - 30Hz. The specification [2] for i5-4300U, Intel HD Graphics 4400 says something different: "Max Resolution (DP)? [email protected]". So the refresh ration is higher than in T440 specification - 60Hz. Also quick reference quide to Intel processors [3] confirms the resolution and refresh ratio: "U-Processors: 3200 x 2000 @ 60 Hz, 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz". Is 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz supported on T440? I hope that ThinkPad T440 specification is not accurate enough and that limit to 30 Hz refresh ratio only applies for 4k resolution (3840 x 2160). [1] http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T440/ThinkPad_T440_Platform_Specificatio...[2] https://ark.intel.com/products/76308/Intel-Core-i5-4300U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_90-GHz[3] https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/quick-reference-guide-to-intel-processor-graphics

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

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Hello,I would like to connect a Thinkpad L450 to a 4K external monitor over Displayport and get 4K resolution @ 60 Hz.According to the specs, it is possible: both DisplayPort and the integrated Intel HD 5500 GPU support it.Has anyone any experience on this? Thanks,Federico

A:Thinkpad L450 + 4K external monitor @ 60 hz

Hi - did you ever get this to work?I have a L560 and want to achieve the same.br lars

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

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

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

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

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

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After the Thunderbolt firmware update, I'm now getting terrible white level clipping on my external monitor. I'm a photographer using a 100% Adobe RGB monitor calibrated with DisplayCal and a Spyder 4. Until updating the firmware, I had 0 problems. Now, compared to before - and compared to other computer attached to the same monitor - the contrast is completely wrong. All RGB values including and above 244 are clipped to 255. This is obviously a huge problem. I've uninstalled all of my calibration software, and removed all my color profiles from Windows Color Management, so Windows should revert to the default profile. Still, the same problem! What is going on? I never had this problem, until the update!

A:X1 Carbon 6th - Harsh white level clipping on external USB-C monitor after Thunderbolt update

Hi benjaminbusch, Can you be precise about WHICH update you are referring to please (e.g. provide a link). Thanks!

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The P50 has the NVIDIA Quadro graphics system. Does that mean it supports G-Sync? Am looking for an external monitor and this will drive my decision. TIA - R. 

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

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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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Hi all, I work IT for a US HQ company and we have a user in our smaller London office who has a T470 and he is trying to connect 2 external displays to it.  Both displays are Dell P2210 https://noteboox.de/mediafiles/Sonstiges/Dell-Professional-P2210-Users-Guide.pdf which have 1 VGA, 1 DVI-D and one DIsplayPort. We don't have any T470's here in US that I can test to replicate his issue on. The T470 has an HDMI port and a USB-C port. He currently has one of the monitors successfully connected via a HDMI(male) to VGA(F) adapter. When he tries to connect his 2nd monitor via the USB-C the PC will not detect it. He is using a USB-C to DIsplayPort cable  USB Type C(Thunderbolt 3) to DisplayPort [email protected] UHD 6 Feet CableFrom all I have read on this machine, it should be able to use the USB-C and HDMI port at the same time for video. I don't want to just tell him to go get a different cable, as I'm not sure if there's something I'm missing here.The T470 does support video over USB-C am I correct? All the specs sheet says on the 470 is "Lenovo USB-C to VGA adapter, optional." This is not very helpful and does not specify if it will support video over other means, nor if this "Lenovo adapter" is a converter or simply an adapter.  Can someone please help me pinpoint where my issue might be? Thanks.

A:Cannot use external monitor on USB-C port (ThinkPad T470)

I'm having the same problem with that dock on x1 Carbons. What's odd is that the computer thinks the second monitor is working fine. If I Remte Desktop into the computer I can use the second monitor fine. The Monitor even wakes up when the computer boots but then displays 'no signal detected' after searching it's available ports.

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

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

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

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

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Hi,I recently bought a ThinkPad T570. However if I connect it to a second external screen with HDMI to HDMI I experienced a serious flickering.The screen goes black for 3-4 seconds and then ON for 15-20 seconds and so on. What I experienced is that if I start a game the problem is solved. I believe that is related to the fact that the Intel HD640 is beging deactived and the GeForce start to work. Magically, when I return to Windows the flickering restart. I also use the laptop in the office with the docking station but I did not experienced this issue, even if when I use Windows. I already tried to unistall and reinstall the latest driver, change the HDMI cable, tried the monitor with another laptop (the monitor is working perfectly) but nothing has changed.I am very disappointed because I can't use my second screen to work. Any solutions?Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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I've read some stuff that make me question if this will be able to run a QHD monitor via HDMI. Looking at options QNIX QHD2410R DP 24" 2560x1440 would be a pretty good deal if it worked.

Thanks,
Karl

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Hello,I've been racking my brain and losing years off my life trying to figure this out! I bought a BenQ 24" monitor (BL2420PT) that can support 2560x1440 resolution for my Pavilion 17 laptop.  Unfortunately, I can't get the monitor above 1980 x 1080.  Apparently, the GPU (Radon HD 8610G) should support higher resolution, but I can't figure it out.   I am using an HDMI cable (the only monitor input available), which could be the issue?  Maybe it doesn't support higher resolution (e.g.: HDMI 1.3)? I've unplugged the monitor cable, reinstalled drivers, etc.  There is no option above 1980 x 1080.  If this is the case, I'll buy a new computer because I need the resolution for work.  But a simple yes or no would save lots of time a frustration! Thank you very much, - Joey

A:Pavilion 17 support external monitor at 2560x1440?

Hi, What is your HP Pavilion 17 ? Normally you can ONLY give you 1920 x 1080 using HDMI ports on Pavilion 15 and 17 machines. Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2549 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 52348 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAKAA
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I can no longer see my external monitor. I have hooked it up because my laptop monitor no longer has a functioning backlite/

In the past when this happens I used system restore, but now when I try that it says there is no restore point.

HELP!!
 

A:Solved: External monitor black in normal mode but visible in safe mode

The external monitor toggle was somehow unset. fn f5 fixed it.
 

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













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

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

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Hallo, ich habe seit einiger Zeit das Problem, dass der externe Monitor, der per DP an den Pro Dock und zum T460s angeschlossen ist, sporadische Aussetzer hat. Der Monitor meldet dann "Kein Signal", der Monitor des Notebooks "bleibt da".Ich habe nach Recherche gelesen, dass solch ein Problem bekannt ist und an der Firmware der Docking-Station liegt.Die FW ist aber mit V 2.33.000 anscheinend am aktuellsten Stand.Das Aussetzen ist nicht reproduzierbar und tritt unterschiedlich oft auf. Auch die Dauer, wie lange der Monitor schwarz bleibt ist unterschiedlich.Win10 Pro, i7-6600U, 4k Monitor über DisplayPort (am Dock), Netzteil (auch schon gelesen): 90W, 20V (Rev: D, Rev: 400).Gibt es dazu Lösungen? Ziemlich nervig, wenn währen der Arbeit plötzlich der Monitor öfter "verschwindet".  I´m sorry! I don´t know why but language was automatically changed to English! T460s on ThinkPad Pro Dock, external monitor (4k) connected via display port to dock.Sometimes the external monitor got black and reports "no signal". This happens sporadically, I am not able to reconstruct this. I´ve red, that an old firmware of the Pro Dock can cause this error, but the Verison 2.33.000 seems to be the newest. I also checked the AC-supply (I´ve red, that a wrong supply can cause this "blackout", this is the 90W / 20V supply which should be okay).Win10 Pro, i7-6600U, 4k monitor via DisplayPort (connected to ProDock), AC-supply: 90W, 20V (Rev: D, Rev: 400)Any suggestions?Thank yo... Read more

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The external monitor connected via HDMI is constantly blinking (screen going on and off for a second) with my relatively new ThinkPad P51s. Tried changing HDMI cables and tried another monitor and got the same issue... I might have noticed a blink/flicker a two before (as in very infrequently which I attributed to improper HDMI connection) but I see this much more frequently after the new NVIDIA Optimus driver update (23.21.13.8875) so I'm wondering if that's related.  Anyone else experiencing a similar issue?

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I can't seem to get the resolution set up properly. I have a ThinkPad P51S that I bought a few weeks ago, running Win 10 64-bit, with NVIDIA Quadro M520, and I'm connected to the monitor via HDMI. The highest resolution Windows will allow me to use is 2560x1600, which is the "recommended" setting. This, however, is a different aspect ratio than the monitor's resolution (3840x2160). In the Windows display properties, I can choose 2560x1440, which is the same 1.7778 ratio as the monitor, but I really want to use its full resolution.  Any ideas? 

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











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

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Hallo, ich habe seit einiger Zeit das Problem, dass der externe Monitor, der per DP an den Pro Dock und zum T460s angeschlossen ist, sporadische Aussetzer hat. Der Monitor meldet dann "Kein Signal", der Monitor des Notebooks "bleibt da".Ich habe nach Recherche gelesen, dass solch ein Problem bekannt ist und an der Firmware der Docking-Station liegt.Die FW ist aber mit V 2.33.000 anscheinend am aktuellsten Stand.Das Aussetzen ist nicht reproduzierbar und tritt unterschiedlich oft auf. Auch die Dauer, wie lange der Monitor schwarz bleibt ist unterschiedlich.Win10 Pro, i7-6600U, 4k Monitor über DisplayPort (am Dock), Netzteil (auch schon gelesen): 90W, 20V (Rev: D, Rev: 400).Gibt es dazu Lösungen? Ziemlich nervig, wenn währen der Arbeit plötzlich der Monitor öfter "verschwindet".  I´m sorry! I don´t know why but language was automatically changed to English! T460s on ThinkPad Pro Dock, external monitor (4k) connected via display port to dock.Sometimes the external monitor got black and reports "no signal". This happens sporadically, I am not able to reconstruct this. I´ve red, that an old firmware of the Pro Dock can cause this error, but the Verison 2.33.000 seems to be the newest. I also checked the AC-supply (I´ve red, that a wrong supply can cause this "blackout", this is the 90W / 20V supply which should be okay).Win10 Pro, i7-6600U, 4k monitor via DisplayPort (connected to ProDock), AC-supply: 90W, 20V (Rev: D, Rev: 400)Any suggestions?Thank yo... Read more

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Dear all,

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

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

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

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

Thanks a lot in advance!

Nathan
 

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

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

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

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

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