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Lenovo ideapad S540 14IWL - HDMI port does not work

Q: Lenovo ideapad S540 14IWL - HDMI port does not work

So I bought a new s540 without an os. Installed Windows 10, ran automatic updates, installed other drivers manually etc...When I connect the laptop to an external monitor nothing happens - trying on different monitors and cables.I thought I had a damaged product so went back to the store for a replacement. A few days later I got the replacement - same exact problem. The sales representative said it is probbly a problem with the whole line. Is that so? I just returned it to get my money back. Is it a known problem? I see that I'm not the only one having this problem. I've been a Lenovo user for most of my life and would like to remain one. Can you please suggest a fix? I'm not going to buy another s540 / ideapad model until I can find a solution. Thanks, Samuel

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo ideapad S540 14IWL - HDMI port does not work

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

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I purchased a new Ideapad S540-14IWL recently but couldn't find a way how to connect a secondary display via HDMI. I use Windows 10 Pro. So far I've tried the following:- using different monitors;- using different HDMI cables;- installing newer and older Intel VGA drivers;- going through the Windows 10 video troubleshooter;- switching off the laptop and/or the monitor and powering them in various sequences (as suggested in a few articles I found on the Internet);- tried to switch to the second display using Win+P, of course. No matter what, Windows is not able to detect a connected display (even after I manually push the 'Detect' button). The display itself finds no signal. Surprisingly, the Lenovo diagnostics utility couldn?t identify a problem after running both the Display and the Display Interface tests. The laptop is flashed with the latest BIOS. I read other Lenovo models have similar issued when AHCI mode is selected in the BIOS rather than RST. However, switching to RST comes with a warning that the controller change will result in all the data being erased, which I can't afford.  Any help on that issue will be appreciated. 

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Hi! I bought  Ideapad s540 14IWL with Nvidia mx250 without OS. I've installed Windows 10 from official msdn site and then I've been starting to install drivers from Lenovo site in order: Chipset -> Intel VGA - Nvidia. And when I had installed Nvidia driver the system failed in BSOD with error "driver_verifier_dma_violation". And the after any restarts system fails again. If I remove Nvidia drivers - system works fine (but ofcouse wihout mx250  ). Does anybody know how I can solve this problem?

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Hello,I used my laptop for a couple of days and I couldn't get to make Lenovo performance mode (pressing Fn + Q to change fan speed) to work. I've seen this thread, but I don't want to risk installing wrong software. Anyone knows how to solve it without manually going to BIOS every time, and if that software is compatible with my laptop? Edit: I forgot to mention, whole software/drivers are up-to-date, both via Lenovo Vantage and via Windows Update (System version: Windows 10 Pro 1909 18363.476)

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So I got a new laptop, a Lenovo s540-14IWL. Everything is great about it, other than the fact that the bezel is not glued properly to the screen at the right and left edges.I had this problem on the original one I got and also on two replacements. I decided to keep it because the price was very good and I really like it. The other options were not nearly as good and as a programmer I need to have a computer all the time. I was wondering if someone could offer some help?I got 2 options:- Live with it.- Send it to the lab under warranty as it's only about a week old (Problem is I saw their work on my cousin's laptop and it wasn't good). Can it cause any further damage to the computer if I leave it like that. To the eye it's not as bad as it looks in the picture. One important note: If I hold it with my hands it will glue back and look perfect for a few minutes (When it was new it stayed for longer) until it goes back to its' original state. Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my post!Here are some pictures:When staring in front of the laptop:[img]https://i.imgur.com/Hz068OT.jpg[/img]Right Side:[img]https://i.imgur.com/fsJTxwC.jpg[/img]Left Side:[img]https://i.imgur.com/JEo27F5.jpg[/img]After touching it with my fingers for a few seconds:[img]https://i.imgur.com/luAVBPN.jpg[/img] 

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my hdmi port doesnt work since i bought the laptop. i tried multiple cables and screens i updated, uninstalled and reinstalled my graphics card. anyone know how i can fix this?

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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`ve got 4gb standard, and have read something about that the 4gb version can`t be removed, is this true? 4gb is a little bit to low and would like to either change to 8gb or 16gb.. 

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Hi, My new ideapad s540 GTX are lagging when i play video on my tv via HDMI. I think the problem is that It's using the GTX 1650 graphic card when it is plugged in to the TV and at the same time the cpu are using more power and the fans are spinning up. When i'm watching videos directly on the PC i uses the internal graphic card, and everything work perfectly. All the drivers are up to date and everything else for that matter. It's both regarding Youtube videos and various streaming services. The only thing that's working is when im gaming, strangely enough. My tv and hdmi cable works perfectly with my old computer . It´s really annoying, so it would be fanatastic if someone could help. Than you.

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Hello,I purchased Lenovo 100 15IBD 80QQ - 15.6" - core i3 Laptop.unfortunately, the HDMI port when connecting to the TV does not work.Need help to solve .Thanksnavaneeth

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Hi guys, Looking to purchase the latest Lenovo Ideapad s540 (81NE003GIN). The standard config is an 15 8th gen and comes with 8gb of RAM and a 1TB SSD. I'd like to know what if any parts of this laptop are upgradeable, without possibly affecting the warranty. Can I upgrade my RAM to 16gb? Also, I've been told the laptop screen has a max brightness of 250 nits. Is that sufficient enough for viewing videos in HD? Also if any of you current s540 owners have any issues with baclight bleeding of keypad issues, please let me know - looking to purchase this asap. Much thanks!

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Hi guys, Looking to purchase the latest Lenovo Ideapad s540 (81NE003GIN). The standard config is an 15 8th gen and comes with 8gb of RAM and a 1TB SSD. I'd like to know what if any parts of this laptop are upgradeable, without possibly affecting the warranty. Can I upgrade my RAM to 16gb? Also, I've been told the laptop screen has a max brightness of 250 nits. Is that sufficient enough for viewing videos in HD? Also if any of you current s540 owners have any issues with baclight bleeding of keypad issues, please let me know - looking to purchase this asap. Much thanks!

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I upgraded from windows 8,1 to windows 10, and after this, i can't use my adapter hdmi to vga. I updated the chipset drivers, but it did not work. However hdmi cable works fine. Could you help me with this issue?  Thanks in advance

A:s540 - hdmi to vga adapter does not work after windows 10 upgrade

with it plugged in and monitor turned on press and hold the windows key the select duplicate and see if you get a display, other than that not sure what to try as the cable works (good job testing people sometime forget) did you upgrade the graphics card drivers?

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Just purchased a couple of days ago a Lenovo Ideapad S540 ( Type 81NE ) but getting problem with touchpad which is not responding. Drivers available through Lenovo Vantage updated but seems that touchpad driver is missing even from Lenovo support site.

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Hi, I as far as I know the ideapad s540 has 2 kind of panels, one with 250nit and 45% gamut, and the other is 300nit 75% gamut. I was looking for the model (81nh0031hv or 81nh0030hv) in the psref page but I can not find it. Do you know how can i find out the display type before purchasing this model?  Thanks

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I am so confused. Is my Lenovo 3000 N500 4233 63U HDMI compatible? Why it has the port, why the BIOS recommened/installed is NON-HDMI (version 1.10 BIOS 6GET19WW) and why it doesn't work when connected to any Tv with HDMI capability?  Should i downgrade to 1.09. I m running Windows 10 since July 2015 and ...this is another issue which probably will force mesoon to go back to Windows 7, the last update installed successful for windows 10 was Sep 2015; ever since, all the updates don't install, don't download sometimes, whatever adivse i followed, no windows update can be installed. Thank you so much Vera

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After the last windows update my HDMI port is not working anymore. I changed the cable but the TV brings the error "no connection". I'm not able to find a way, to activate the HDMI port again. It was working properly bevor the update, without doing anything, just plug in to the TV and I had the screen of my laptop on the tv. Does sombody knows what to do?

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Hello there community.Ive got a little problem which is bugging me for some time. Hdmi port stopped working for me ( think it got some water damage, since upon a closer inspection i do see some oxidation spots)  Is there a way to replace the hdmi port? Or is there any other way to get external display working. Thanks A G

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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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My HDMI port is bad on my ,Ideapad 100-15IBD Laptop it looks like the corner is cracked. Is it possible to use a USB port so I can continue to use an external monitor? Thanks

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I have a lenovo ideapad 320S which i have paired with a lenovo usb-c hub (C106 model), I have searched online for a possible driver but found nothing, I have also tried a generic usb to hdmi adapter which also didn't work. Starting to think the laptop doesn't support more than one monitor. Anyone have any solutions for this? I need to be able to connect to two monitors for work.  ~raus

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I have a lenovo ideapad 320S which i have paired with a lenovo usb-c hub (C106 model), I have searched online for a possible driver but found nothing, I have also tried a generic usb to hdmi adapter which also didn't work. Starting to think the laptop doesn't support more than one monitor. Anyone have any solutions for this? I need to be able to connect to two monitors for work.  ~raus

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I recently got a Lenovo ideapad c340 for school and I absolutely love it, but for some reason after it didn't recognize my finger print a single time it just decided to not work anymore (yes I reinstalled the driver and thanks to Lenovo Vantage I'm on what I think is the latest BIOS)Is there anything I can do about this or should I just wait a bit and see if there's some update I can do somewhere in the future?

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Ideapad C340-14IWL is possible to install android,i tried many android firmware but they have stability problems,i used android live usb, its started, i saw screen of android, but stability was too bad, is there a stable andriod firmware you know

A:Ideapad C340-14IWL is possible to install android?

Why do you want to do that in the first place...

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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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Hi, I have just bought a lenovo USB C to HDMI adaptor however when i plug it into my laptop it says "This device is not recognized and the display device is limited. please help as it works on my hp laptop but not on my lenovo laptop. Regards 

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I just updated all the drivers on Lenovo C340, but after the driver update is complete the touchpad cannot be used.is there a solution to overcome this problem?I tried reinstalling the touchpad driver but it didn't work

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This issue started when I was setting up my laptop. I just installed DirectX which is required for a software I use when this shadow appeared at the bottom right side of the screen. I thought it was quite odd so I uninstalled DirectX, but the shadow is still there. I tried reinstalling DirectX and it was still there. Sometimes the shadow disappears, for example, I switched my laptop to tablet mode and it was fixed! I felt so relieved when I made it come out of tablet mode and the shadow was no longer there, a few seconds later, the shadow returned.Does anyone have a solution? Even when the laptop is booting up the shadow is still there, I've been very careful with my laptop so I struggle to think of it as a hardware issue. https://imgur.com/gallery/luzN7hK

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Hello all, I have a H50-50 and i have 2 monitors both HDMI capable. I have tried hooking both up HDMI and only the one that is hooked up to the video card works. How can i use the computer HDMI port and how can i get it to work? do I have to use VGA? I would rather have both HDMI ports working since it is there, not sure what the purpose of having 2 if I can only use one.... Thanks in advance

A:HDMI Port - Lenovo H50-50

they are both the same exact screen too if that makes a difference. not sure if having two fo the same type means anything

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Buenos días, la entrada hdmi de mi lenovo 100S no funciona hace unos días, He probado otro cable, otra tv... y no detecta la señal. He utilizado windows+P para detectar la pantalla y nada..El pc sigue en garantía, ya he consultado también a soporte técnico.Gracias. Un saludo, 

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I have an ideacentre 700-25ISH with two HDMI ports, and i have two HD monitors.  the first monitor is connected to the "primary" HDMI port and works perfectly.  i tried connecting the second monitor to the other HDMI port, and it's not recognized.  the only way i get it to work is connecting thru the VGA port, and of course that doesn't give me HD.  i now have the second monitor connected by VGA and HDMI, but the HDMI isn't recognized.  any ideas?

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Hello, I'm essentially re-posting here, as my original post was marked as solved by another poster, when indeed the problem persists.  I've got a Dell external monitor hooked up to my brand new P1 laptop, using the HDMI port on the left side of the laptop.  I'm using an HDMI to DisplayPort cable to connect to the monitor.  I know the monitor (and the port on the monitor) work, because I can plug it into my old laptop and everything works fine.  I've searched around the internet and posted to this forum, and tried the following: -I've got the most up-to-date BIOS/drivers/firmware available from Lenovo.-I've tried multiple cables to take that out of the equation.-As stated previously, confirmed the monitor/port itself works with another laptop.-Tried to manually ask Windows to detect the display.-Turned on screen extension.-Used a paper clip to hit the reset button at the bottom of the case.-Instructed the BIOS to wait 2 seconds before enabling external displays. Just FYI, so that there's no confusion and I'm as clear as possible: it doesn't matter when I plug in the monitor (i.e., it's plugged in during boot or I plug it in after boot), the monitor is not detected by the laptop, and the monitor doesn't see any signal from the laptop. Is there something really simple I'm missing?  Like the P1 doesn't support HDMI-to-DisplayPort?  It seems unlikely, but I feel like I've tried everything I know of to this point and just can't get ... Read more

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Hello, Brand new P1 laptop and I cannot get the HDMI port to work when connected to an external monitor (HDMI-to-DisplayPort).  I've scoured the interwebs, from AskJeeves to HotBot, and cannot find an answer that works.  Stuff tried so far: -Making sure all drivers/BIOS were up to date (they are).-Multiple cables.-Making sure that screen extend is on.-Monitor works.-Checked the BIOS settings for any clue of port disabling.-Pressed the reset button on the bottom of the case.-Used four-letter words.-Sprayed incense on Jobu. Now I'm just using one 4K 15.6" laptop screen like some kind of peasant.  Please help!

A:New P1 - Can't get HDMI port to work

Can you try it from Linux? When I had problems with my V510 with HDMI Audio, I downloaded Ubuntu and booted it from USB. It worked perfect there so I know it was an issue with Windows 10 and Lenovo compatibility. You can even try it without installing it completely, just use it in test mode. This way you can see if it's a hardware problem or something wrong with BIOS or software compatibility. In my case it was solved by a BIOS update after 9 months.

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Hello, I'm in IT where I work and we have a few Lenovo P50 laptops. They are all on the same image that I've created but one in particular has the HDMI port that will just not work. I've tried the Thunderbolt firmware upgrade but in order for that to work it says that you must connect it to an external monitor through HDMI and have it displaying which it will not do. Since we've had this one it used to display just fine on HDMI but now it does not. Any ideas for getting the firmware upgraded to see if it helps?

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Hello! I am opening this thread here because I haven't found any specifics about the HDMI version on this model despite searching a lot, which is quite baffling to be honest. This model (320-14IKB) has an HDMI port but it's version is not specified. Notice that I am not asking for FPS for gaming since I know the HD Graphics 620 is not really suited for that. I just want to know how high of a raw refresh rate I can achieve through the HDMI port.

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Hi all, After a Windwos update I made my hdmi port stopped working. I tried everything from uninstaling the new video drivers, downloading new drivers from the manufacturer website. Tired different cables and it still doesn't work.When connected the TV says: The signal isn't supported, please check the device port. I have no issues with my other laptop which connects with the TV. Please help with any other suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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I have an ideacentre 700-25ISH with two HDMI ports, and i have two HD monitors.  the first monitor is connected to the "primary" HDMI port and works perfectly.  i tried connecting the second monitor to the other HDMI port, and it's not recognized.  the only way i get it to work is connecting thru the VGA port, and of course that doesn't give me HD.  i now have the second monitor connected by VGA and HDMI, but the HDMI isn't recognized.  any ideas?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I've got a gateway DX4680 desktop, and a dell s2409w monitor.

What went wrong –
hdmi connection between computer and monitor stopped working about 35 days after getting the computer. 
Had no problems with the hdmi connection between computer and monitor prior to that. 
Worked completely fine. 
 
What I’ve tried to fix it:
1)     
Replaced the hdmi cable – didn’t work
2)     
Got some adapters to test out the hdmi ports on both the computer and the monitor – ran from the hdmi port on the computer with a hdmi-to-dvi adapter into the dvi port on the monitor – that worked. 
Used another computer that has a dvi output and with a dvi-to-hdmi adapter into the hdmi port on the monitor, that worked. 
So it seems that the hdmi port works on the computer, and the hdmi port also works on the monitor, just can’t get it to work hdmi to hdmi again (it worked fine for about a month, so something has changed, apparently).
3)     
Also tried setting the computer to an earlier restore point (date prior to the problem starting) – didn’t work.  The problem started after a window's critical update, as best I can tell.  Thought if the update caused
the issue, then going back to an earlier restore point would resolve it, which it didn't
4)     
Also ran windows updates and installed all ... Read more

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HI,I am using Lenovo G580 laptop. Its HDMI port is not working suddenly. Last night we watched a movie through HDMI on our TV through HDMI. It was working fine. But in the morning suddenly it's not working. Please help. Thanks a lot.. Shweta.

A:Lenovo G580 HDMI port is not working

Hi Shweta,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the HDMI feature is not working as expected in your G580 Laptop, please check by performing the Flee-Power in the computer then re-install then connect the HDMI and check by pressing Winkey+P select ?Projector Only? option. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hello! I'd like to upgrade to a 120-144hz monitor and my question is what HDMI version does IdeaPad 700-15ISK has?Is it supporting up to 120hz? I have been researching but has not found a good source of information yet. Thank you for your help! Thomas

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Hello everyone, I purchased a Lenovo Ideapd 110-15ISK laptop about a week back. I am trying to connect it to my Samsung TV for external display using HDMI cable without success. Hot keys are not at all working after connecting the cable and I am therefore not able to give the command. Win+P command is also not helping. I have even tried lowering the screen resolution to 1024x768 but no relief.Please help!

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