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T440s+Ultra Dock Dual Display issues

Q: T440s+Ultra Dock Dual Display issues

I've been having some issues with dual display with a T440s and a 40A2009US Ultra Dock. OS is Windows 7 64 Enterprise. I two identical Dell LCDs connected to the dock. One via VGA and the other DVI. Both displays are being mirrored and I can't seem to change it. There is only one monitor listed in Device manager.Both external monitors will only display an image if the PC is started closed from the docking station power button. Removing the laptop and replacing it on the docking station does not wake the monitors and there is no image until the laptop is manually shutdown and restarted. I have updated graphics drivers, as well as any driver related to the dock (USB3.0 etc). I have tried a displayport to DVI connector as well, no go. After some research I discovered the firmare may need to be updated. The synaptics package from the lenovo support downloads site gave me the message that my firmware was already up to date. The other fwdphb06.exe that is recommended elsewhere would not update. When I double-click the package there is no install prompt or process being run. There is an external monitor connected to the dock. I have swapped the dock for another, as well as the power supplies for each. I'm stumped. Any idea what my issue may be?

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Preferred Solution: T440s+Ultra Dock Dual Display issues

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

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

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

A: T440s+Ultra Dock Dual Display issues

I have the same problem and worse, when resuming from sleep it will often fail to bring up one or both of my monitors and I have to manually unplug their power cords to revive them. Worked fine with my old Thinkpad and dock. Trying the firmware update now... Lto 3 tapes

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Hello,  I've been having a hard time finding this exact issue. We use T480s with the ultra dock 40AJ0135US. 98% of the machines dock without issue but I have a small stack where the display on the T480s with go dark with a slight flicker as soon as its docked. No external connections are activated and I'm not able to do anything until I undock and the screen goes back to normal. Specs are below.  Intel i5-8350U CPU 1.70GHzIntel UHD Graphics 6201703 office build

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I am trying to connect two Sceptre U27 4k monitors via display port to the Thinkpad Ultra Dock 40A2 and i'm not having any luck. With a Thinkpad x470s) I can get 1 working but the other monitor just doesn't see a signal. The only setup i've gotten to work is one monitor at 4k @ 30hz on a Display Port and the other at 1920x1080 via DVI I have tried:both display port, 4k @ 30hz (<--- what i'd like to get working since both at 60hz isn't an option with this dock I don't believe)one display port, 4k @ 30hz, one hdmi 4k @ 30hz (via hdmi on the back of the dock)one display port, 4k @ 30hz, one hdmi via hdmi port on the side of the laptop Is anyone familiar with what magic combination of cables and ports would allow me to run both 4k monitors at 30hz, via the two display ports at the back of this dock? I would think updating the docks firmware may help ( https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/ThinkPad-Pro-Dock-ThinkPad-Ultra-Dock-or-Thin... ) but there inlies another issue.  Our corporate image on these laptops is RHEL 7.5 and I do not see an option to flash any firmware available from linux unfortunately. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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I am trying to connect two Sceptre U27 4k monitors via display port to the Thinkpad Ultra Dock 40A2 and i'm not having any luck. With a Thinkpad T470s) I can get 1 working but the other monitor just doesn't see a signal. The only setup i've gotten to work is one monitor at 4k @ 30hz on a Display Port and the other at 1920x1080 via DVI I have tried:both display port, 4k @ 30hz (<--- what i'd like to get working since both at 60hz isn't an option with this dock I don't believe)one display port, 4k @ 30hz, one hdmi 4k @ 30hz (via hdmi on the back of the dock)one display port, 4k @ 30hz, one hdmi via hdmi port on the side of the laptop Is anyone familiar with what magic combination of cables and ports would allow me to run both 4k monitors at 30hz, via the two display ports at the back of this dock? I would think updating the docks firmware may help ( https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/ThinkPad-Pro-Dock-ThinkPad-Ultra-Dock-or-Thin... ) but there inlies another issue.  Our corporate image on these laptops is RHEL 7.5 and I do not see an option to flash any firmware available from linux unfortunately. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

A:T470s and Ultra Dock 40a2 dual 4k display port monitors not functioning

I'm thinking my best bet may be to use a Display Port to USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 cable for one monitor and the docking stations display port for the other.

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I just connected my new T440s to my new Ultra Dock. I an have external monitor connection and a live AC charging function. However, none of my USB ports are live. Nothing I plug into the Dock's USB ports works (everything plugged directly into the laptop works fine). After an hour with a Lenovo Tech, I was told, "send it back. We'll send you a new Dock". I am in the process of do that. But-has anyone experienced this; and know the cause of it (i.e.; is the laptop docking connection bad)? 

A:T440s and Ultra Dock (USB connections)

Hi Charnjohn,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that none of the USB ports in your docking station is working fine.
 
I would suggest you to Open Device Manager. Scroll down to the bottom of the Device Manager Window, and click on ?Universal Serial Bus Controllers? to expand it. Uninstall the devices listed there, and reboot the system. This will refresh the USB drivers. Now check if the USB ports in the docking station works. Try updating the BIOS and power management driver to the latest version.
 
If the above said didn?t help, it probably indicates some fault in the docking station and I would recommend you to get it replaced.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.



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I am running 2 monitors (Dell U2414H @ 1920 x 1080 60Hz) on my ThinkPad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock.  I also have my Yoga 900 monitor on and the desktop is extended to all monitors.  I have a regular issue where the Displayport monitor turns off for 1-3 seconds then comes back on for no apparent reason.  I have searched the internet and the only similar issue I have found suggestes the dock is under powered to run 2 monitors however that does not seem consistent with what other people are doing.  There is no particular application that causes the issue. Can anyone help?  It's very frustrating waiting for the monitors to come back on. 

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I have a new T560 (20FH002JUS) laptop which I am trying to use with a Ultra Dock and Dual 27" Dell Monitors both using Displayport connections. When I have the unit docked I cannot set both monitors to 2560x1440 resolution. One monitor will only max out at 1920x1080 while the other is able to scale all the way to 3840x2160. No matter what cominbation I use, the first will not go past 1920x1080. I've updated all drivers to most current, tried the windows and intel display tools with no luck. I have an older T460 laptop as well which I can dock to the exact same setup and it has no issue doing dual 2560x1440 so I know the dock and monitors are functioning properly.  Help

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I have a P40 Yoga attached to an Ultra Dock 3.0 USB.  I have/had an HDMI cable coming off the dock to a ViewSonic monitor.  I am getting a maximum resoltion of 1920 x 1080 and colors are not displaying correctly or in some cases not displaying at all.  I found mention on the ThinkPad site that 4K is only supported via the DP off the dock.  So I tried a DP to HDMI cable and that does the same thing.  If I plug the monitor directly into the HDMI port on the laptop everything works great. Why doesn't the dock work as advertised and expected?  Is there a different setup required?

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I'm considering to upgrade my workstation. It would be a T470p w/a 2560x1600 display, 940mx and 4G support. The screen is a Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q. Do anyone know if it supports HDR through the Ultra Dock?

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All driver and bios are fully updated.When I drop the x1c into the dock I can get the HDMI to work but the 2x DisplayPort are not detected. Even just one Displayport can't be detected.The monitors are2 60hz LG 34" ultrawides. The dock has worked flawlessly until 2 days ago.  Help, I am frustrated. 

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I have a T460 with Windows 10 Pro. It is normally docked in an Ultra Dock. I have an external 4K monitor connected to the Display Port on the Ultra Dock. A week or so ago the display suddenly changed to vertical lines in strange colors. I have determined that the problem is not the cable or the monitor. I changed the DP cable, and the problem remained. When I connect the monitor directly to the mini DP on the T460 it works correctly. This seems to exclude the monitor, the display drivers and the DP driver in the T460 When I connect the monitor to the HDMI connector on the T460 it works correctly. This seems to exclude the monitor, the display drivers and the HDMI driver in the T460. When I connect the monitor to the HDMI connector on the Ultra Dock it works correctly most of the time, but I see occasional flashed of the vertical lines. When I tried a replacement Ultra Dock with the DP connector, the problem remained, but the connection between the T460 and the Ultra Dock was not secure. I returned the second Ultra Dock. All this seems to point to something in the T460 after the DP hardware but before the connector to the Ultra Dock.  Has anyone else seen this problem?   

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I have a W540 and ultra dock, have been using it with a U2713HM and sometimes also a U2412 on the dock's displayport outs, no problem. I just bought a 2nd U2713H (2nd hand - I wanted them to match, thoughHM and H models are subtly different), and for the life of me I CANNOT get the new monitor to work with either DP output on the ultra dock...  (just by itself, using either port output and either of 2 cables I have... while the original 2713HM works either display port out with either cable) basically windows shows a 2nd monitor is attached, and at the right resulution... and the monotor shows that it knows it's plugged in, but claims it's not being sent any video. so it's just black... But I did get it to work via DVI cable out of the dock(though at limited resolution) And I did get it to work with the miniDP out on my actual W540 using an old mini DP to DP connector (while also using the dock's displayport out with my other U2713.Can someone let me know what on earth is going on?? While it's releiving to at least be able to see my new monitor running alongside the old one for 2 x 2560x1440, I need that port on my laptop free for other purposes (it's a DP/thunderbolt port and I use it for thunderbolt too!) so I need this fixed or I have wasted money buying a 2nd monitor..  

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Good day everyone: I'm experiencing an issue with my Lenovo E570 ThinkPad(Windows 10 Professional)/Ultra dock USB 3.0 combo when using either DraftSight or Sketch Up .  I have two ViewSonic monitors, one plugged into the Display Port and one into the HDMI port.  When I open DraftSigh or Sketch Up the drawing enviroment is displayed in gray colour only.  The tool bars surrounding the drawing enviroment are displayed correctly and are fully active.  When the cursor is moved over the drawing area it disappears from view however the program is still aware of the location of the cursor as the corordinate system tracks its movement in the drawing enviroment.  This issue persists when a known good drawing is opened.  If I unplug the Thinkpad from the dock and plug one of the external monitors into the Thinkpad directly both DraftSight and Sketch up funtion normally.  I believe that I have the driver updated to the most recent vesion as per the Lenovo support site and various fix posts, see screenshot below.  My Lenovo set up is only a few weeks old.  My previous laptop/docking station combo (non-Lenovo) drove the twin viewsonics and diplayed DraftSight and Sketch Up correctly.  Has  anyone had a similar issue that they have been able to correct or does anyone have any thoughts on what could be causing this issue?   

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Anyone finding stability with the X1C6 and the Ultra Dock to not be perfect?  I'm finding sometimes the laptop won't wake from sleep properly, requiring me to hit the power button on the dock (to put back into sleep) and then to hit the power button again (to wake it up, which usually resolves the issue).  Sometimes when it wakes from sleep, I lose my background (just a teal colour) and it goes to a black background (which I can revert back to teal right away in my desktop options).  Also, every time I wake up, I find all my open apps are now only on Monitor 1 instead of where I left them (some on Monitor 1, some on Monitor 2) requiring me to spend a few seconds reorganizing.  Finally, I find that each time I wake up, some (not all) of the icons in my taskbar next to the clock begin to get blurry, with each wake worse until I log out / log back in.   I do keep the laptop in clamshell mode when docked, with only my two external monitors in use and I have the laptop set up to not sleep when I close the laptop lid to ensure clamshell is as stable as possible.   All of my drivers are up to date, and I am on the Windows 10 April update that just came out (but the issues began before the update).  I never had issues like this on previous ThinkPad models with the previous Ultra Dock or OneLink Plus docks. 

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Hi, I installed the most recent firmware update (fwdphb07) and run into problems with my T450s: My displays (two attached via DP, the main display with DP 1.2) stay blank until the windows login screen shows up (no windows is starting screen). The problem is that I have a SSD password so the password dialog is not shown on the external screen. I downgraded the firmware to fwdphb06 (installed fwdphb03 before, because fwdphb06 does not allow for a direct downgrade) and everything works fine again. @Lenovo: can you please fix this issue - if you need more information please contact [email protected] users with the same issue: try to downgrade the FW Have a nice dayMichael  

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My company has issue me a Lenovo T470s and an Ultra Dock to replace my existing equipment. I have two external monitors connected to the docking station with display port cables. The problem that I am experiencing is that if the laptop is docked and the cover is open, I get video on the laptop display and one external monitor. The other external monitor gets no signal and goes to sleep. If I close the laptop cover, I get video on both external monitors. A co-worker told me that this was working as designed and that the solution for getting video on all three monitors was to connect one external monitor to one of the display ports and the other to the DVI port. (He hadn't tested this configuration and is using two display ports with the laptop cover closed.) I tried my coworker's suggestion and got the same result but prior to switching to DVI, I downloaded and installed the latest(?) driver for the HD Graphics 620 adapter from this website (lenovo.com) and that seemed to solve the problem (when using two display ports) but after shutting the laptop down, I had the same issue the next day. What I want, is to have the laptop cover open and still be able to use two external monitors and get optimal resolution on all three monitors. What's the best configuration for achieving this? (Don't guess, like my co-worker. Give me something you've tested and that you can confirm that it works.)

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Hi! I purchased a P50 laptop with a workstation dock in May. Since then I've had great difficulty with external displays through the dock. I have now managed to get my Eizo CGX271 to work properly at 2560x1440 resolution, 60Hz, via displayport. However, I also have an Apple Cinema display 30'', with a native 2560x1600 resolution. This I can't get to work through the dock. I have tried the DVI connection, but it seems not to be dual link as required. So, I have tried an active DVI to DP-adapter:http://www.accellcables.com/products/ultraav-displayport-to-dvi-d-dual-link-adapterNo result.I have also used Apples Mini DP to Dual link DVI adapter, but this obviously cannot connect to the dock. As the Apple screen works fine when the P50 is not docked, it doesn't work while docked. Now, this page boasts 5 simultaneous displays with the dock: https://support.lenovo.com/no/en/documents/pd029622But I cannot even get two to work. And what does "selecatble while docked" mean for the Mini DP? I have updated my BIOS, and the dock firmware to version 2.30. Still no luck.I have paid a lot of hard earned cash for this equipment, and must say I'm pretty disappointed. Is there anyone who can help?

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I have a P51 on a docking station with two Acer 28" monitors connected with Display port. This user has two monitors on a stand with monitor 1 on the bottom and 2 on the top. No matter what I do the main display appears on the top monitor. I go to display settings and change the monitors to 1 on top and 2 on the bottom, the desktop stays the same (top screen). I select the other monitor (#2 now on the bottom) and select to make this the main display and the desktop stays the same (top monitor). I tried swapping DP cables with the same result. If I open the laptop and boot the system I cannot change the main display. But after doing this, (I close the lid on the laptop) the top monitor now had the resolution of the laptop screen, requiring me to change the resolution to 4k rather the 1024x768 (I think this was the resolution it detected). I thought this was just a one time thing, so I tried it again and the resolution on the top monitor went back to 1024x768. I updated all the drivers with no help. I even tried the latest drivers from nvidia for the quadro m2200 with no resolution.

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I'm not able to use an external display during the boot process + Bitlocker Screen. T480s on a USB-C 40AF Dock. This functionality exists with T470s and the 40A2 Ultra Dock. There is the proper Display On Dock BIOS setting avaible. This funcitionality exists with the P52s and the USB-C 40AC Dock. It seems like the T480s is missing this functionality, and I want to know if there is a planned BIOS update to fix this issue. I've tried every other possible BIOS configuration, and both USB-C ports on the T480s, there is no way to get an external montior to display during boot when that external display is plugged into a USB-C dock. Please let me know. Thanks!

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From my laptop xps 15 9550, i couldn't figure out how to extent properly 4k resolution on each monitor.
If I refer the dell website, I am supposed to be able to dual display 4k resolution on each monitor:http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN301105
Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB15

Resolutions
Number of Displays
Refresh Rate
1920 x 1080
3
60 Hz
1920 x 1200
3
60 Hz
2048 x 1356
3
60 Hz
2560 x 1080
3
60 Hz
2560 x 1440
3
60 Hz
2560 x 1600
3
60 Hz
3440 x 1440
2
60 Hz
3840 x 2160
2
60 Hz


Whatever I tried several as combinaisons in extended desktop, i cannot get the 4K (but only the 2K max) at 59/60hz, i cannot even get the 4k in 30hz available in the HD graphics control panel:Primary display : dell 1 u2717d
Secondary display : dell 2 u2717d
Built-in display : laptop xps 15 9550 in on or none

Do you guys have the same issue ? or anyone already solved it ?

(The TechCenter asked me to use mDP and DP instead of using mDP and HDMI, the issue remains the same fyi whatever the combo between mDP, DP and HDMI)

Thanks

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Issue 1I purchased the ZBook Studio G3 + 2 months wait on the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to primarily connect 2 4K Samsung monitors.  When connected via the display port one will display at 4k while the other will only display @ 2560X1440.  I had bought a a couple of CableMatters thunderbolt 3 X display port adapters while waiting on the dock.  If I plug one of the monitors in using the adapter and the other into the display port both will display 4K.Anybody else having this issue? Issue 2After the computer goes to sleep only one monitor will wake up.  The NVDIA control panel still shows both connected.  Only way to get the second monitor awake is to shutdown and reboot. Issue 3I have the displays configured to go blank after 1 hour.  Once this occurs and I enter my password all of my open programs are displayed on one screen rather than on both.  This would be normal if you have undocked and re-docked a laptop. Issue 4If the laptop is opened while docked. One display goes blank and one is duplicated with the laptop screen.  This is not typical docked behavior.  I moved from an  Elitebook 8540W with dock.  I'm really questioning my whether this was an upgrade.

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Hi, Everyone. Got me a nice little x270 to replace my old x201.  Happy enough with the machine, but getting it connected to my accessories (monitor, keyb, mouse, ethernet) is a bit of a chore. This machine appears to have a "proper" dock port on the bottom.  Is there a compatible ultradock available for the model 20HN x270?  By proper - I mean, Not USB.  A nice dock I can simply drop the machine into when I'm at the home office.. Thanks!

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 Has a solution ever been provided for this.  Several models are doing this.  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Bitlocker-PIN-USB-C-Thunderbolt-dock/m-p...

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I have read a lot and tried updating the firmware - nothing works.When I put the laptop in the docking station - it does not recognize the monitar and also says AC power is not connected when it is. Help appreciated!

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I am using this setup and getting blurry text on my Dell 2008WFP, but not on the other monitor which is a Dell U2412M.  Both are connected through he 2 separate DisplayPorts. I have been using this same setup with no issues for 5 years through my Lenovo T440p, older compatible Lenovo Pro Dock station and a DisplayPort connection to the 2008WFP and VGA to the U2412M (the older pro docks could only do dual monitors if one of the two connections was VGA). I have tried:Swapping cablesSwapping cordsToggling Windows 10 display settings:On/Off ?Fix scaling for apps?Different numbers for ?Enter a custom scaling size between 100%-500%.Updating the pro dock firmware.Updating the Dell monitor driver.Updating all Lenovo and Windows updatesI have also called into Lenovo support, but to no avail. Thanks in advance

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I recently hooked up a secondary monitor to my ati 9800 XT, and its crap!

It's a Goldstar Stuidoworks 76i monitor. I have a dvi-vga adaptor and a regular vga-m/m cable. the problem isnt with the dvi cause if i plug my good monitor into the dvi adaptor, it works well and the 76i is still blurry.

the problem is if i change the resolution to anything greater than 800x600, the picture gets very fuzzy, and unusable. i've tried lots of different freq. combinations, and tried changing the colour as well. i looked all over for drivers for the monitor but i didnt find any for XP, i found something that was basically colour profiles, i loaded them, but they didnt change anything.

am i forgetting something? or is the monitor just CRAPOLA?

thank you so much for your help!!

-:evil: satan.
 

A:Fuzzy Secondary Display? 9800XT dual display issues.

Well since you checked to DVI adapter with another monitor I say your monitor is going bad. How old is it? There might be a label with the year on it the back. I have seen this happen to monitors only old 3 years old but usually it monitors older than that.

Other signs indicating its near death is a high pitch whine at higher resolutions or max brightness and contrast.

Tell us what you find.

Good Hunting
-chris
 

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So I have a 6th Gen X1, I also bought a Ultra Dock 3.0 to go with it. I read through the instructions. Downloaded the newest driver for the ultra dock and deleted the old driver. My problem is that the display on the X1 just blinks over and over again like a strobe light. It won?t fully connect, the monitor goes black like it is about to connect but still nothing just a constant flash from the X1. Any ideas? I?ve been waiting for a while to chat with support about it. 

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I have 3 T440's at my company that all have flickering dual external monitors-T440-dual lenovo lcd monitors (59 Hertz, 1920x1080, landscape extended display)-display port and vga (we have also tried display port+hdmi to mini display port)-thinpad pro dock type 40A1 20v-90w power supply We have tried swapping out monitors (same model lenovo lcd), power cords to monitors, docking staition+ power supply (90W), and swapped out the power strip. http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/options/fwdphb01.exe I am unable to install this driver it doesn not seem to run even as local admin it will not work. I have run windows updates, updated intel graphics driver..I'm out of ideas. Any help or solution if you have had this issue is greatly appreaciated! 

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I have a few thousand Ultra Dock scattered across NA. We are in the process of replacing all laptops attached to existing docking stations. Before we can send someone to replace the laptops,we need to know exactly how the monitors are connected to each existing computers/docking stations. The monitor connections maybe VGA, DVI, HDMI or DP, I need to determine how each monitor is connected to the computer/docking station. This is so that I can ensure that the correct cables and monitors are sent to each location. We are using a 3rd party software to determine how monitors are connected to computers/docking stations. They use details collected from Windows to detect the monitor connection type and it works perfectly on all computers and docking stations. However, what we have noticed is that on the Ultra Dock no matter what monitor connection type (VGA, DVI, HDMI, or DP) is used, the Ultra dock always shows that they are connected via DisplayPort (DP). My questions are:Is this a known issue with Ultra docks?Is there a way to have the Ultra dock show the true monitor connection type? If so how can this be done?

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Will the USB 3.0 ports on a Ultra Dock 40A2 run an external monitor?

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I have a few thousand Ultra Dock scattered across NA. We are in the process of replacing all monitors attached to these docking stations. Before we can send someone to replace the monitors, which maybe VGA, DVI, HDMI or DP, I need to determine how each monitor is connected to the computer. This is so that I can ensure that the correct cables and monitors are sent to each location. This last piece I already have done using a 3rd party software, they use details collected from Windows to detect the monitor connection type and it works perfectly on all computers and docking stations.  However, what we have noticed is that on the Ultra Dock no matter what monitor connection type (VGA, DVI, HDMI, or DP) is used, the Ultra Dock always shows that they are connected via DP. My questions are:Is this a known issue with Ultra Dock's?Is there a way to have the Ultra Dock show the true monitor connection type? If so how can this be done?

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Hi all

I have spent a long time investigating this with no luck yet. I have a 4k display and a second 1080p display. Using the Skylake onboard Intel HD 530 graphics. Either display alone works fine at native res, however in dual monitor config, the smaller display appears fuzzy/aliased. This is not just the text but the entire content and seems to happen for all apps including Edge. I have messed around with the display scaling with no luck. Even when both are set at 100% (making the 4k content super small) the problem persists. I have verified that both are at native res and have the latest drivers. Doe anyone have any more suggestions?

Thanks!

A:Issues with dual display 4k + HD

I could be wrong, because my only dual-monitor setup uses identical monitors, but I always though you would need a third-party app, like Display Fusion, to handle multiple monitors with different resolutions. Maybe this is still the case?

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Hi all

I have spent a long time investigating this with no luck yet. I have a 4k display and a second 1080p display. Using the Skylake onboard Intel HD 530 graphics. Either display alone works fine at native res, however in dual monitor config, the smaller display appears fuzzy/aliased. This is not just the text but the entire content and seems to happen for all apps including Edge. I have messed around with the display scaling with no luck. Even when both are set at 100% (making the 4k content super small) the problem persists. I have verified that both are at native res and have the latest drivers. Doe anyone have any more suggestions?

Thanks!

A:Issues with dual display 4k + HD

I could be wrong, because my only dual-monitor setup uses identical monitors, but I always though you would need a third-party app, like Display Fusion, to handle multiple monitors with different resolutions. Maybe this is still the case?

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OK so i just got two 17" lcd monitors for my computer and want to hook them both up for a dual display, with the desktop extended onto the second monitor. So far i've tried using the onboard graphics + PCI, as well as PCI+PCI, but niether works adequately. PCI + Onboard lets both screens be used, but only 1 displays correctly. The onboard graphics is fine, but for some odd reason the PCI card will only give me the options for a 800x600 resolution with 4 bit colors. As for PCI + PCI, it will only allow one PCI card to work at a time. Is there anything I can do about this without going out and spending money? I'm broke, so really any money spent is impossible. lol.

PCI 1= nVidia Geforce 6200 (Primary GPU)
PCI 2= nVidia GeForce FX 5200
Onboard=Intel chipset something or other....i had to uninstall the drivers to get my primary PCI card to work right again

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3......Any and all help is appreciated Thnks

A:dual display issues

wow ok im an idiot. problem fixed wit a DVI adapter.

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I've had a two monitor setup for some time. I'm using an Acer monitor and a flat screen TV. Everything has been going fine until the latest Windows update last week.

My Acer was always the main display and it turned into monitor #2 after the update. I've tried all the ways to get the Acer back to #1 to no avail. On top of that, the TV has scaling problems and icons bleed off the bottom of the screen.

I've tried all the ways to switch them back but... nothing.

When I highlight #2 in Display Settings the "make this main display" is grayed out. Now I read that this means that monitor *is* my main display, but it's not. When I click on "identify" it always says #2. I've even unplugged the TV from the computer and rebooted without the TV attached. When I re-attach, back to the same thing. I don't even have to physically redo the setup. How can this be resolved?
 

A:Dual display issues

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I recently purchased two LG L203WT LCD monitors. I have an ASUS NVIDIA GEFORCE 6600 GT with a DVI and a VGA port. When I plug in both monitors, one will work fine a the native resolution of 1680 by 1050, but the other will only go to 1600 by 1024. I have updated all drivers. I'm pretty sure it's not a problem with the monitor bacuase the problem switches monitors when i switch the cables. through a complex process of switching between the dvi cable and a vga to dvi adapter, I can get them both to the correct resolution, but it reverts upon computer restart. The problem is not just with the monitor plugged into the DVI port, sometimes the one on the VGA port has the problem. could the problem be related to the fact that my graphics card only has one dvi port? Tigerdirect is selling a setup very similar to mine but the graphics card has two dvi ports. (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3106998&CatId=2776) Should I buy a graphics card with two dvi ports? Or do I need a second graphics card? I'm completely out of ideas.

Thanks in advance for the help!
 

A:Dual display issues

What's the max res for the video card?
What's the max for each monitor?
Try lowering the res for both so the max up correctly..
If both monitors have DVI you can get a DVI Y monitor split..

connects to the video card --female with two male ends (for each monitor to connect)

Don't mix VGA and DVI together is has to be one or the other. It might work for some but I don't recommend it. Unless you use a VGA Y cable to split the two monitors.

Again don't max the res until you can get the both of the monitors to work correctly.
 

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Is there any way to connect the T480' Ultra Dock with my T470?

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Hi, I have Lenovo L470 and i would love to add extra monitors. Idea: Two DELL S2719DM (max resolution 2560x1440) monitors and connect this monitors using Ultra Dock. Cabels DisplayPort to HDMI (monitos support only HDMI input). Laptop: Lenovo L470i7-7500UIntel HD Graphixs 62024 GB RAMUbuntu 16.04LTS (latest updates) My questions: 1) Is this possible?3) Maybe i'm wrong with choosing correct Dock and maybe i need different one?2) Does enyone knows if Ubuntu supports Lenovo Dock?

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I just purchased an X1 Carbon (5th gen) and a USB 3.0 Ultra Dock for my daughter to use when she is away at school.  It looks like everything (keyboard, mouse, monitor, network, etc.) EXCEPT power is routed from the dock to the X1 Carbon through the USB 3.0 cable.  The one thing that doesn't seem to be being routed is power.  I assumed that there would be one cable to connect between the dock and the X1 Carbon but that doesn't seem to be the case.  It looks like I need to connect both the USB 3.0 cable and the power cord.  Is that correct?  Power is not routed to the X1 Carbon from the dock through the USB 3.0 cable? If I have to plug in two cable, a power cable and the USB 3.0 for everything else, can I simply run a cable from one of the UBB-C ports on the dock to the charging port on the X1 Carbon and at least draw power from the dock instead of the power supply that came with the laptop? I really wish I could just plug in one cable. Mart

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Hi, I have a T470 Thinkpad running Windows 10 in a brand new Ultra Dock with two monitors plugged in by display port: a Asus PG278Q and an AOC i2352Vh.The AOC works fine, but the Asus monitors mostly sits at "no signal" with intermittent flashes of the display working.I found some old threads detailing a similar issue, but the fix seems to be to update the dock firmware, but mine already appears to be up to date (2.33.000). The Asus monitor works fine using the same cable in my desktop PC, and I've tried swopping the monitors around in the display port ports on the dock itself. Could anyone please assist me in getting my second monitor working?

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Hi, I am looking for some help, I have a T450 that has been working away on a Thinkpad Ultra Dock with no issues, then all of a sudden it will not charge while docked!! Take it out of the dock and charge directly and it works fine, I tried replacing with a new docking station the exact model but again it does not charge the laptop while in the dock, I have switched out the battery and it is still the same. I have fully updated the BIOS etc and still have the same issue, I tried updating the Ultra Dock firmware but run into issues as the firmware update will only run while docked and also has power, but as the laptop is not detecting power I cannot proceed , I tried updating out of the dock but it does not proceed either as it cannot detect the docking station. Everything else works via the docking station HDMI, USB, DVI, Ethernet  all working perfect, has anyone came accross this issue?

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Hi, I have an T540P connected to a Ultra DOck 40A2 station which in turn connects to two monitors via ViewPort cables. My problem is that when I press the sleep button the monitors turn off but the workstation does not go to sleep mode. Once I press the enter key on the keyboard the login screen comes right away, then I have to click "change user" and then, without logging in, I press the sleep once again, only then will the workstation go tot he sleep mode! This is driving me nuts as I have tried updating the Viewport hum firmware, have set all possibel power settings, have downloaded the Lonovo Power Manager, but to no avail. My workstation is just stubborn and will only sleep after the second attempt, as described above. Any help would be appreciated! Cheers, Nermin

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so - I tried saving money on a 2nd ultra dock for my W540 (I have 2 offices I travel between with desks setup..) And I bought something off ebay for an OK price.. Despite the dock and power supply being described in the auction body as the 170W version, when it showed up it's actually the 90W version... Now the dock and power supply came halfway across the world from Israel, so I'm preferring not to have to waste my time and money sending it back. The vendor has offered me $20 refund to keep it and use it as-is, which I think is pretty unfair seeing it's their mistake, and it'll cost more than that to make it good I think.... On the flipside, if I send this back at my cost it'll be $30-$40 to send.... and what if it goes missing on the way back? I was hoping that even though the part numbers on the actual docks are slightly different (my old one = SD20A06041, this new one = SD20A06046) they look pretty much identical, and  I can still at least use this new dock at 2nd office , and continue to lug my power supply between offices. Am I right here? Would prefer to ask rather than try as trying involves opening the plastic on the dock, which is factory sealed right now... also would hate to damage it..Then, Ideally I need to sort out a 2nd PSU as one of the main points of having 2 docks was going to be I didnt have to keep disconnecting and reconnecting and lugging that huge brick from office to office!  I'm wondering wh... Read more

A:W540 with 90W ultra dock (and the 540's 170W PSU)

hmmm... looks like buying the cheap 170W adapter and frankensteining the 90W rectangular cable onto it could be problematic?? these square connectors have ID resistors in them and I'd have to hack open the overmould to fix this? Looks like there's a nice cheap 3rd party adapter on ebay for connecting an old round power supply into a new rectangular laptop, but these adapters also need hacking open to change an ID resistor?   

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I would like my screen on the T440 to be visible on an external screen (Philips TV) using the HDMI connection from the dock. I have read the other contributions containing the upgrad to firmware 2.30, but the solution is not stable.Occasionally, using this sequence would give a result, but seldom:1. Apply power to TV set, but do not turn it on2. Apply power to the Ultra dock3. Place the T440 in the dock and turn it on (usually from sleep)4. Turn on the TVBut on most occasions, both screens turn black, and it is not possible to get any picture on either PC or TV (which just states "no signal")When it works, both picture and sound comes over fine (in control panel, the TV sound function has to be set active)Connecting the TV directly from the T440 using a dvi-hdmi converter cable works flawlessly. What do I do wrong?  




Hans-HenrikT440 20B7-S0HN00 replacing T60 2007-VPX CoreDuo T2400 1,83GHz, ATI x1300 SXGA+, Win8.1 Pro, 4Gb RAM (=3), Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB, MS Office 2007, OpenOffice. 3 more T60 in family - all now running Windows 10

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