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Connect 2 external monitors to Yoga 720 15'' using daisy chaining? (WITHOUT a Dock)

Q: Connect 2 external monitors to Yoga 720 15'' using daisy chaining? (WITHOUT a Dock)

Hello all, As the Yoga 720 15'' has only one Thunderbolt port, with no other ports for connecting more displays, I'm looking for a solution for connecting two monitors through this single port. The problem is that the Thunderbolt 3 to dual DisplayPort adapters do not seem to be working on this laptop for some reason according to threads on this forum. (although it has the appropriate hardware I suppose?)I saw a solution using the Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock, but it's quite expensive... I thought to myself: suppose I have two monitors that supported DisplayPort daisy chaining, could I use this ability and connect them to the laptop? Connecting one monitor directly to the laptop, and then connecting the other monitor to the first one using daisy chaining. Like so:Yoga -> Thunderbolt to DispalyPort adapter -> Monitor 1 -> DisplayPort -> Monitor 2. I couldn't find any info about this method (only that it is possible on the XPS 15 which also has Thunderbot with two lanes only...) Have someone already tried this method? Or could try it? (pretty please... )Or could at least tell me if it is possible? I'm really looking forward to buying this laptop and this is the main reason that stops me... Note: I am aware about the bandwith limitations. I plan to use only two 2K displays. Thank you!

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Can someone tell me if the Quadro M1200 supports MST? The NVIDIA site is sorely lacking on detail on this.  If the M1200 doesn't support MST, does the M2200? Or am I looking at having to purchase an MST hub as well? Thanks, ~rick

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Hi guys,
i have a dell 3008 wfp monitor connect via displayport to an asus z87 pro pc. I have just bought an additional displayport monitor,a Philips BDM4065UC.

My specific problem is that the mobo only has one displayport out socket, not two, so i am wondering if you can help me figure out how to connect both DP monitors to my pc.

thanks for looking

Andy

A:Daisy chaining multiple displayport monitors to a asus z87 pro mobo pc

Hi do you have a hdmi port on computer could use that. What other ports do you have on computer?

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I'm unable to get my X1 Yoga to detect external monitors when plugged into the OneLink+ dock. This started occuring when my computer upgraded to the creators update. I thought I found a thread of others with the same issue (linked below), but it turns out I was waiting for a fix that didn't apply to me. I'm super frustrated right now. Stuff I've tried so far.1. Updated all drivers using Lenovo Service Bridge (even optional drivers)2. Installed the Fall Creators update preview (after being told it would fix the issue)3. Completely reinstalled Windows4. A Single VGA monitor5. A Single Display Port Monitor6. 6 different cables At this point I'm convinced there's an issue with the dock. There's a firmware update available for it, but you can't install it unless it is actively connected to a monitor (go figure).  When attempting to install, I get the code 255 "Can't connect to Synaptics VMMxxxx DP hub IC" If anyone has any sugestions, I'd greatly appreciate it. It used to work perfectly, then about the time I installed the creators update it started getting flaky, now I can't get it to work at all. Previous thread I was following. Note that I'm linking to a post where they show the dock working (annoying).https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Windows-10-creator-update-breaks-Lenovo-...

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Hi, I just bought two U2717D monitors, connected one with DP to dock, and other with DP to the first one. Windows 10 pro detects them as one monitor, and the other one just mirrors the image of the first one. I turned MST on onscreen controls. How do i get them to work as two separate monitors?

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I am wondering is it possible to have two external monitors connect to my W540 without a dock? Thanks,

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Hi all, Does anyone know how many external monitors can X1 Carbon connect to without dock? I am looking to buy an X1 with the following specs:     CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.1GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform1 x 8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz onboard (Max 16GB) / 0 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)Intel HD Graphics 620 2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.11 x USB 3.1 / 1x USB 3.0 / 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (support data, video, and power delivery) / 1 x HDMI / 1 x Ethernet extension connector / HD Audio / Conexant? CX11871 codec / stereo speakers 2W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio /microphone jack / MicroSD card reader, supports UHS-II microSD card My apologies if this was answered somewhere. Many thanks   Kenny

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I'm trying (and failing) at driving four 1920x1080 monitors vai two DP 1.2 daisy chains. Three monitors show up as available. The fourth does not. Is this not possible? If I'm using both DP ports can I also use one of the HDMI or DVI ports to drive the fourth monitor instead of daisy chaining it? Setup: W550s (Model 20E2CTO1WW)ThinkPad 90W Ultra Dock One DP cable to a Dell U2414H-- then daisy changed to a Dell U2412M One DP cable to a another Dell U2414H-- also daisy chained to another Dell U2412M Both U2414H monitors have DP 1.2 enabled. Thanks,Sam 

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I have recently received an upgrade laptop at work. On my previous laptop (ThinkPad, unsure of model), I was able to connect one external display monitor directly to the VGA port on the laptop and an additional external diplay monitor to the ThinkPad Pro Dock station VGA port. I prefered to use these two screens with my laptop closed on the docking station, but could also open the laptop on the dock and have a third screen available. ISSUE: With my new ThinkPad (T440) there is no VGA port on the laptop. I have purchased a simple HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter - see link:https://www.amazon.ca/VicTsing-Gold-plated-Converter-Ultrabook-Devices-Black/dp/B016LVT51G/ref=sr_1_...   I am using the same ThinkPad Pro Dock station as with my previous laptop. With my new T440 I am able to work with my laptop open or closed on the docking station with one external display plugged into the docking station. I am also able to work with one external display plugged directly into my laptop using the VGA to HDMI converter adapter.  ISSUE 2: The laptop will not recognize when both screens are plugged in at the same time, but they each work when I have only one plugged in either to the dock or directly to the laptop. PLEASE HELP!! TIA

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I have the exact same equipment at home and at work and yet the resolution on my second monitor at work will not go to the 3840 x 2160 that I have at home. Both locations have:1. X1 Yoga (first gen, model number 20FQ002YUS) -- It's the same laptop that I take between home and work2. ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock (model number DU9047S1)3. Two (2) Asus monitors (model number PB287Q) that go to 3840 x 2160 max resolution, connected to the OneLink+ Dock via DiplayPort cables I've been running this configuation with NO PROBLEM at home for the past 9 months.  So I recently purchased a new OneLink+ Dock and two new monitors for my work office and while one monitor will go to 3840 x 2160, the other will not go above 1920 x 1080, UNLESS, I use a mini DisplayPort cable from the second monitor directly into the X1 Yoga (bypassing the OneLink+ Dock) HERE'S WHAT'S BAFFLING: I assumed it was the dock and so I brought the one from home to work and found I had the SAME problem, suggesting it was the second monitor.   But I exchanged the second monitor for a new one and still have the same problem.  The docks are running the most current firmware. I'll send a gift card to your favorite coffee house if you can solve this mystery.  Thanks!

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THE BOLD WORDS SAY IT ALL:
REFURBISHED (received this past Wednesday) LATITUDE E7450, I5 5300; WIN 10 8GB RAM 256 GB;
TWO U2415H MONITORS, NO DOCK STATION;
DAISY CHAIN PROBLEMS
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I thought I set things up correctly.
I can not adjust the first external u2415 monitor to DP1.2 'enabled'
When I try (with e7450 connected to first monitor and first monitor connected to second monitor), I get a pop up on the first monitor that I need to click on CONFIRM TO ALLOW THE CHANGE FROM DP 1.2 NOT ABLE TO "DP 1.2 ENABLED".
There is no way my cursor will allow that as the cursor is shadowed on the first monitor, and moves about,
SETUP: 
Latitude E7450 rear mDP OUT --> mDP to DP cable --> 
 
#1 U2415 DP IN (DP 1.2 Enabled) 
 
#1 U2415 DP OUT  -- > DP to mDP cable -->
 
 #2 U2415 mDP IN (DP 1.2 Disabled)
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Besides doing it again, are there any further (very specific) instructions suggested?

I thought I updated all drivers and bios.

The e7450 is connected to DELL driver auto update link.

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Trying to daisy chain my p50 to two U2717D Dell monitors which should support MST. I've got mDP out to DP in on one monitor with MST turned ON.And this monitor connects to the second via a mDP out to DP in on the 2nd monitor. But only monitor one shows anything. Do I need to download separate NVidia drivers or something? Thanks!

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I have two routers at my house. One is a standard 4 port Linksys router, the other is a 4 port Belkin 54g wireless router. I want to have my cabel modem plug into my Linksys router in my garage (my modem's there) and I have it 4 cables running to 4 different rooms. I want to chain my wireless off the connection that comes to my room.

When I do this, I have many DHCP problems. For example, I can't forward ports, because when I want to forward ports on my Linksys, it gets confused because my Belkin's scope runs off of 192.168.2.x, and my Linksys can forward a port to my IP (b/c it uses 1.x). I'm getting VERY frustrated, because I can't seem to control BOTH routers when they are daisy chained (since I couldn't forward the port, I had to just plug my computer into my Linksys).

If you have any ideas, PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks !
 

A:Daisy Chaining

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Hello,

I just recently moved into a new apt. Where the landlady has set up a wireless daisy chain across all 5 floors using tplink's WA730RE's. The issue is, which is expected, slow and often unreliable WiFi connectivity. I sometimes have to power cycle the repeaters more than twice a day to get them working...

Now, since these repeaters can be set up as wireless bridges, what would be the best practice in order to get, as much as possible, a better overall performance on the network? I have a spare router that I could hook up into one of the repeaters, that can be used as a wap, in order to break up the packet load. But will connecting it through a cable from the repeater actually work?

P.s. The base router is on the 2nd floor and then there is a repeater in each hallway up to the 5th floor. So I was guessing connecting the wap on the 4th floor...

Any ideas on how to make it work best?
 

A:Daisy chaining Repeaters

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Greetings. I'm wondering if there are performance hits if you use several daisy-chained switches versus running cable from each work station to one switch. For example, you have 16 users with four users each in four offices. You could run 16 cables from each workstation to one switch, or you could put a 5-port switch in each of the four offices and run only four cables back to the main switch. Is there a performance difference between these two scenarios? Thanks.
 

A:Daisy-chaining switches

Under normal loading conditions, this will work fine.

It's not an ideal situation, since there are some potential bottlenecks. If you have a lot of traffic between workstations in different offices, the connections to the small switches may have excessive traffic. If you have a gigabit connection from the server to the switch, the same situation applies to the path between an individual workstation and the server.
 

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i'm building a compy for a friend with a pretty powerfull PSU (antec neopower 480). i was wondering if it's okay to hook the hard drive and optical drive on the same cable, or will it overload it?

the person who can sufficiently answer this first gets a priiiiize. =P
 

A:Question about daisy chaining

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I have a Cooler Master CM 690 Case with 3 fans stock and Cooler Master 600W silent pro PSU, ASUS M4A77TD MOBO (one fan plug other than cpu fan)....

I planned on running 7 case fans total 6x120mm and 1x80mm (stock exhaust)

Stock fans all came with 3 pin to Molex adapters but aftermarket are just 3 pin

Would I be better served to get more 3 pin to Molex adapters and daisy chain fans off a couple psu molex plugs, let's say 4 fans on 1, 3 on another, or just spring for a fan controller?

I'm saavy about basic electrical but not sure how many amps these fans use, I know it can't be much, and the PSU is a 40A single rail.

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Daisy chaining fans

The fans are going to be pretty low amp (less than one, likely something like .3), you can daisy chain them and it will be fine. But I think the best solution would be a fan controller. I guess it comes down to how 'nicely' you want to do it. Personally I'd just wire them all off of a molex or 2 and be done with it, but I think a lot of people are going to want to tell you to do it the 'proper' way and use a controller.

Either way will work fine.
 

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I have a question about daisy chaining power backup (UPS). Let?s assume I have 2 new identical UPS. If I hook up one the wall, the second one into the first one, and the entire computer the second one (so wall socket > 1st UPS > 2nd UPS > computer) will I be facing any issues? Such as oscillation between UPS?s when power kicks out?

I know that I will have a problem if 2nd UPS draws more power what 1st UPS can provide when power fails.

Thanks
 

A:Daisy chaining power backup (UPS)

I wouldn't think there would be an issue. I think the first UPS should output a cleaner signal than the wall does (sine wave vs blocky), which the 2nd UPS should be fine with.
 

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Hi - I have two U2414H monitors and want to connect them in daisy chain. My GPU (GT 730 GPU) has hdmi and dvi output ports (i.e. No Display Port).
Is it still possible to daisy chain? I was thinking of the below possible connection methods. But wanted to get clarification before I proceed.
CPU-Monitor1 using HDMI-HDMI cable. And Monitor1-Monitor2 using DP (1.2, out vs in)
If the above wont work, please suggest an alternative if possible.
Thanks for your help
Regards
tj

A:GeForce GT 730, U2414H, daisy chaining?

Daisy chaining can only be done if the source video card has either a DP (DisplayPort) out port or a mDP (MiniDisplayPort) out port. You need to remove that video card and install one that has DP out or mDP out.

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Hello...
I have a 4-port wired ethernet Linksys Router and I plan on buying a Linksys WRT54G Wired/Wireless router. My current router dosen't have an "Uplink" port and I'm not sure about the WRT54G. If neither have an "Uplink" port, can they be daisy chained from, for example, port 1 to the WAN port? If so, is there any loss of speed? I pretty good with computers but I am just tapping into networking.

Thanks,
skwaker2142
 

A:Solved: Daisy Chaining Routers

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I have a lenovo x230t computer with Windows 7. I contacted dell asking them if their u2414h monitor support displayport daisy chaining and told me if would. I bought 3 of these monitors. I have connected my laptop (which has displayport) to the first monitor which has mini dp in. Then, connected dp out on the first monitor to mini dp in on the second monitor. Lastly, I connected dp out on the second monitor to mini dp in on the 3rd monitor.

The problem is I cannot get the external monitors to show different things. The computer treats them as one and duplicates their displays. I have tried with another laptop and a mac and get the same results. I tried contacting dell and got a lot of transfers and then to a guy that knew nothing at all. On top of that, he wanted to charge me $130 when I just got these monitors and I should receive free help to get their products working the way they are supposed to.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Displayport Daisy Chaining

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Can I daisy chain a belkin 4 port router to a linksys 4 port router? Are there any special tricks? What if one computer is running XP Pro and the other is running 2000 Pro? Thanks for the help.

Bob
 

A:Solved: Daisy Chaining Routers?

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Hi,I am trying to hook 2 Dell U2417H monitors via the W541 Thunderbolt/mDP port. I am chaining the 2nd monitor from the 1st using its DP output port. The MST is only enabled on the first monitor as instructed. My laptop has integrated NVIDIA K1100M video card which is capable of daisy chaining.https://www.nvidia.com/content/PDF/line_card/6660-nv-prographicssolutions-linecard-july13-final-lr.p... I cannot extend to the 2nd monitor as it does not detect any signal. I know that my 2nd monitor do work. There seem to be no option to turn on/off MST from my laptop. I don't see where the problem can be. Can someone help? Thanks

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I want to hookup an older scanner to my computer. An adapter or card is cost prohibitive and I was advised that the best way to do it is to daisy chain the scanner off of my printer.

I have an HP Laser Jet II Printer and an Envisions 24 Pro Scanner (U-Max Engine). I was told that the scanner should be at the end of the chain. The HP Printer has a serial port next to the printer port connection. Also, there is an unassigned space next to the serial port. The unassigned space has a metal plate fastened with two screws and the words written accross that say "other devices".

My question is -- "Does the serial port on the HP support data out or only data in"? The Envisions 24 Pro Scanner has a 50-pin scuzzy connection on the scanner side and the other end of the cable fits the serial port on the printer perfectly. I haven't tried plugging it in because the printer cable has a 90 degree style connector that is blocking the serial port. I figured it wouldn't be worth the trouble of finding another printer cable unless I knew for sure that the serial port on the printer supported data in?

Thanks,
RANDAL
[email protected]
 

A:Daisy chaining a scanner to HP Laser Jet II Printer

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Hello all,I'm planning to buy ThinkPad Edge E560 which has only HDMI output.I would like to connect two Dell 2415 monitors on it (1920x1200). Is it posible to do it with HDMI to Display port cable which goes from laptop to first monitor or do I use HDMI to HDMI for connecting first monitor.Is daisy chaining possible when computer have only HDMI output? thanks

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Hello all,
I'm planning to buy DELL INSPIRON 5759 which has only HDMI output.
I would like to connect two Dell 2415 monitors on it (1920x1200). Is it posible to do it with HDMI to Display port cable which goes from laptop to first monitor or do I use HDMI to HDMI for connecting first monitor.
Is daisy chaining possible when computer have only HDMI output?
thanks
greets

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I have a Thinkpad T430 type 23474W4 and a Thinkpad mini dock series 3 type 4338-15U. I already have a Lenovo LEN LS2223wC monitor hooked up to it through one of the DVI ports. I have a a Lenovo LT1952p Monitor that I would like to use as a second external monitor. Both monitors work individually through either DVI or VGA. However, I can't get them to both work at the same time no matter what configuration I use. I was told they didn't have to be identical monitors to work together. What am I doing wrong? 

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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 would like to connect my ThinkPad X1 Yoga 1st Gen, running Windows 10 to 2 external AOC E2752VH monitors to extend my desktop over the 2 monitors.  Is it possible to use a 1 HDMI to 2 HDMI splitter to connect them?  Or is it better/possible to use a 1 mini DisplayPort to 2 HDMI splitter?

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Hi all

I have read so many posts on different forums concerning daisy chaining routers and there seem to be so many opinions out there that my head is spinning, so my apologies if this has been asked before, but I could really use some help!

Okay, my normal setup is Internet --> Cable Modem --> Wired Router (SMC 7004 ABR) (Router A, say) WAN port --> PC1, PC2, PC3 & PC4 on Router A LAN ports.

Router A default settings are:

IP Address: 192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (not changeable)
DHCP Server: Enabled
Start IP: 192.168.2.2
End IP: 192.168.2.40

I got a good deal on Boxing Day on a Wireless Router ($9.88) (TRENDnet TEW-432BRP) (Router B, say) and thought I'd use it to add wireless capabilities to my (already "full" (4 ports)) home network so I could use additional laptops around the house without having to be hard-wired to the network.

Router B default settings are:

IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (changeable)
DHCP Server: Enabled
Start IP: 192.168.1.100
End IP: 192.168.1.199
All ports WAN/LAN are Auto-MDIX

What I did was disconnect the cable from PC 4 on Router A and plug it into Router B WAN port, and reconnect PC 4 to one of the LAN ports on the back of Router B.

PC4 and any wirelessly connected laptop can access the Internet through Router B --> Router A --> Cable Modem --> Internet without any problem, as can any of the PCs 1, 2 or 3 still connected to Router A. ... Read more

A:Daisy chaining routers & Windows printer sharing

Hi

Seems a bit long winded, for a few pounds/bucks/kroner/yen buy a hub to extend the ports on a router.

Also consider buying a jetdirect printer box, it allows you to share a printer with any PC.

The problem you have with the routers is that you have a different range of IP's on router B to router A, the only other way round it is to see if the routers will act as a bridge, this means that router B will get its IP address via router A and stay in the same IP range.

Regards
 

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I have my VoIP router (regular linksys router with one less port) the 4th
port is replaced by the VoIP connetions....anyhow, I have it hooked up
after the Cable modem, then I have the new G router chained off the back
of it. It's all working.....but I can't get to the config gui on the G router anymore. (once set up)
The viop router addy = 192.168.15.1
the G router addy = 192.168.1.1 (normal)
I turned off DHCP Server on the G router and filled out the routing info pointing at :
destination ip = 192.168.1.0
subnetm = 225.225.225.0
default gateway = 192.168.15.1

PC's hooked to both routers get to WAN and LAN just fine as does this laptop (wireless)
but I can no longer get to the G router to check / change settings - HELP


I guess I dont realy need to anymore - it's all set up ..... but I should be able to, no??
 

A:Daisy chaining two routers - I lose the ability to access the GUI on the second one.

192.168.1.0 is NOT a valid IP address. You cannot have an IP ending in 0. Since your gateway is 192.168.1.1, change your IP to 192.168.1.2 0r anything through 254.
 

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I have lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga.I have one connect +VGA and RJ45 adapter. i am trying to connect the 2 external display  apart from laptop screen here is my input:one external display is connected to onelink via VGA and another display connect via HDMI.but this dosen't work whenever i plug either onelink or hdmi one of the external monitor will be switched off. isn't it possible to use onelink and HDMI together.??I am stuck here. 

A:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga 1st gen connect 2 external monitors apart from laptop display via onelink VG

Hi,
 
The way I read the X1YG1 base specs it supports two independent monitors.  Apologies, but I can't quite parse your post.  Does "apart from laptop screen" mean that you want 3 monitors total, or two and the laptops's display is off?
 
supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort;supports dual independent displays;
 
Z.

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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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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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Hey everyone, I've been searching high and low for some info.  I have looked to see if I can find some info but I am unable to find a solution.  I currently have a Lenovo 370 with a Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock( https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/home-office/Thinkpad-USB-C-Dock/p/40A90090US )  Currently I am running into an issue where I can run two monitors (any combo DP and VGA) and they will run at full resolution.  As soon as the third monitor is connected; doesn't matter the combo or how the third is plugged in, it runs at 640x480 resolution and will not adjust to proper resolution. I have run TVSU and all are updated, and even within windows 10 updates are complete.  Intel support shows that the card can be running at three monitors.  I have a T460s as well that can run the three monitors with the Ultra Dock at full resolution so I know it is not a monitor issue. I am wondering is this a limitation of the Yoga itself or is this a problem with the ThinkPad USB-C dock? Any ideas would be greatly appriciated. Thanks!

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Hey everyone, I've been searching high and low for some info.  I have looked to see if I can find some info but I am unable to find a solution.  I currently have a Lenovo 370 with a Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock( https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/home-office/Thinkpad-USB-C-Dock/p/40A90090US )  Currently I am running into an issue where I can run two monitors (any combo DP and VGA) and they will run at full resolution.  As soon as the third monitor is connected; doesn't matter the combo or how the third is plugged in, it runs at 640x480 resolution and will not adjust to proper resolution. I have run TVSU and all are updated, and even within windows 10 updates are complete.  Intel support shows that the card can be running at three monitors.  I have a T460s as well that can run the three monitors with the Ultra Dock at full resolution so I know it is not a monitor issue. I am wondering is this a limitation of the Yoga itself or is this a problem with the ThinkPad USB-C dock? Any ideas would be greatly appriciated. Thanks!

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OOTB when I connected the Thunderbolt 3 dock to my X1 Yoga (3rd Gen), the monitors behaved correctly. I installed all available updates for the machine as per the Lenovo Companion App, this included some firmware upgrades the dock. When I came into the office this morning, the laptop would not switch from single monitor mode, and the screens connected to the dock are not detected. Steps I've taken:Checked for updates via the Lenovo siteInstalled a Thunderbolt 3 Firmware upgradeReinstalled the Intel Display DriverAttempted to install drivers directly from intel (failed. referred by error message to lenovo website)De-authorized & Re-authorized the dock via Thunderbolt SoftwareI feel like I've made a simple settings change that is preventing the dock from showing me the devices available. Anyone have any ideas?

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OOTB when I connected the Thunderbolt 3 dock to my X1 Yoga (3rd Gen), the monitors behaved correctly. I installed all available updates for the machine as per the Lenovo Companion App, this included some firmware upgrades the dock. When I came into the office this morning, the laptop would not switch from single monitor mode, and the screens connected to the dock are not detected. Steps I've taken:Checked for updates via the Lenovo siteInstalled a Thunderbolt 3 Firmware upgradeReinstalled the Intel Display DriverAttempted to install drivers directly from intel (failed. referred by error message to lenovo website)De-authorized & Re-authorized the dock via Thunderbolt SoftwareI feel like I've made a simple settings change that is preventing the dock from showing me the devices available. Anyone have any ideas?

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I recently got a Thinklpad P1 from my company for work, together with a Thunderbolt 3 dock. The installed OS is Ubuntu Linux 18.10 (standard flavour, with Gnome). When I set the graphics to "Hybrid" in the Bios, the 2 external displays plugged in the dock are not detected. Network and USB work fine. When I switch to "Discrete", both monitor are detected and work fine. It's annoying, because the laptop heats up more, the fan runs almost all the time and if I use the laptop unplugged the battery is drained much faster, unless I switch temporarily back to Hybrid. I'm grateful for any help!

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Is it possible to run 2 external monitors with the t460p without a dock? If I need a dock, which one will be needed to drive 2 monitors. Preferably digital. I cannot seem to find any documentation about this.

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Is there any official and correct information about supported multi-monitor configurations with new Thinkpads? I'm trying to get Thinkpad P70 with M3000M + Workstation Dock (with 230W) to display different images on two external 4K monitors (Dell P2715Q), and so far without any success. Using DisplayPort 1.2 cables, no MST. Windows 10. All works fine if I'm only connecting one monitor. Laptop screen and the monitor happily get to 4K resolution @ 60Hz. However, as soon as I connect the other monitor, one of the monitors switches to 1920x1080, and 4K resolution isn't available to choose for that monitor. If resolution is set [email protected] both monitors work, but I want 60.  Tried everything. Switching between Discrete & Hybrid in BIOS, clean Windows 10 install (on a separate drive), different cables etc. Same result.  Looking for explanations, went to nVidia Control Panel,  and it reports that BOTH monitors are hooked up to the same DisplayPort (attached)?! Can P70 drive two external 4K monitors @ 60Hz at all?    
























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Did p600 wrote:Is there any official and correct information about supported multi-monitor configurations with new Thinkpads? I'm trying to get Thinkpad P70 with M3000M + Workstation Dock (with 230W) to display different images on two external 4K monitors (Dell P2715Q), and so far without any success. Using DisplayPort 1.2 cables, no MST. Windows 10. All works fine if I'm only connecting one monitor. Laptop screen and the monitor happily get to 4K resolution @ 60Hz. However, as soon as I connect the other monitor, one of the monitors switches to 1920x1080, and 4K resolution isn't available to choose for that monitor. If resolution is set [email protected] both monitors work, but I want 60.  Tried everything. Switching between Discrete & Hybrid in BIOS, clean Windows 10 install (on a separate drive), different cables etc. Same result.  Looking for explanations, went to nVidia Control Panel,  and it reports that BOTH monitors are hooked up to the same DisplayPort (attached)?! Can P70 drive two external 4K monitors @ 60Hz at all?    Did you get any feedback regarding this?

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Hi all!! I'm trying to determine if I can utilize 3 external monitors in addition to the laptop screen. I have a T480s with a thinkpad USB - C Dock and my current setup is: - DP to DVI adapter from docking station (for one external monitor)- VGA from docking station (for one external monitor)- Built in laptop screen This works perfect but I'm trying to get a 3rd monitor to work as well. I have a HDMI to VGA adapter that I have tried from the laptop to the 3rd external monitor. It doesn't work. If I unhook the VGA from the dock (one of other monitors), the 3rd monitor will work as expected. It seems trying a 2nd VGA is causing the issue. The 3 monitors I have only have VGA and DVI. I'm thinking about buying either a USB C to DVI/VGA adapter OR a HDMI to DVI adapter but before I do that, I wanted to see if anyone knows if this will work. Sorry for the long message and thanks in advance to anyone that can help! Thanks,

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Hi all, would really appreciate some help from you all!  I want to connect P50 to two external monitors and have all three displays (p50, monitor 1 and monitor 2) on.  Is that possible without a dock?Monitor 1 is a 21.5 inch Asus monitor with HDMI, VGA and DVI portsMonitor 2 is slight ancient 22 inch HP monitor with only VGA and DVI ports My P50 laptop has HDMI, Thunderbolt, and a Mini displayport connector. Can I connect the P50 to the two monitors and have the displays on all of them (including the laptop) be on?   If yes, what do you recommend is the best way to connect them?

A:P50 display ON plus two external monitors without a dock possible?

First, you haven't mentioned if you have a "discrete graphics" nVidia GPU in your P50. I will assume you do, and I will recommend that you set your BIOS to have Config -> Display -> graphics device set to "discrete graphics".  This will effectively disappear the built-in Intel HD Graphics hardware (from the CPU) which would normally control the laptop screen.  It will instead assign the nVidia GPU to control the laptop screen as well as all externally connected monitors.  You should then download and install the normal latest retail nVidia graphic driver for your Quadro GPU from the nVidia driver download site.
 
Next, you should use both the miniDisplayPort and HDMI connectors on your P50, to connect to the external monitors. You can connect the HDMI port on the laptop to the monitor which has an HDMI source connector, using a regular HDMI-HDMI cable.
 
The second external monitor can be connected to the miniDP connector on the P50, but you will need a proper modestly priced miniDP->DVI cable like this one.
 
That's it. You can use the nVidia Control Panel (installed as part of the normal nVidia driver) to activate all three screens and also to set the desired resolutions on all three screens.

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Hello.
Hoping you can help me here...
I have an X380 Yoga with the USB-C dock.  I bought 2 ACER monitors, each with 2 HDMI ports.  Using HDMI-to-DisplayPort adapters, I have both plugged in to the dock, yet I can only get one of the monitors to actually display anything.  This is all being with my laptop display in use, so I'm not sure if that is coming into play.
 
Any assistancce/insight you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks,
Barry
Daphne, AL
 
Moderator note: post moved to X forum.  Subject edtited to reflect model.  Was:  Re: Yoga 370 & Type C Dock with 3 monitors

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