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Which T480 docking station best for dual monitor 1920x1200 + 1920x1080?

Q: Which T480 docking station best for dual monitor 1920x1200 + 1920x1080?

I'm considering buying a docking station to go with my T480 but I'm not certain what solution is best for me.I want to connect two monitors, one runs [email protected] (VGA or DVI) and the other [email protected] (VGA or HDMI). Initially I was considering the 'ThinkPad USB-C-dockingstation (40A90090EU)' and use the VGA plus one of the DP ports with an adapter. However, when I was reading the display configuration options for this dock I came to the conclusion that this does not seem to be possible. (https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/pd029622#USB-C%20dock) Browsing through the forum the second best option appears to be the 'ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC, 40AC0135XX)'. The advantage is that it supports higher resolutions and direct HDMI connectivity. What I read from the display configuration options my configuration should not be an issue. (https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/pd029622#thunderbolt)However, I cannot confirm that this dock is compatible with a T480. I think it should be as the T480 manual lists one of the USB-C connectors on the left as Thunderbolt-3 compatible. Does anyone have experience with this combination of hardware or otherwise can someone confirm this solution is going to work?The docks are just to expensive for just giving it a try in my opinion.

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I have a HP8440 Elitebook laptop with a VB041UT docking station.  With the laptop lid closed, I can display 2 screens (via DisplayPort and VGA connections).  When I pop open my laptop and its screen becomes active, the display connected to the VGA port disappears.  Bottom line: only can have 2 screen active at once.  It does not support 3 screens.
 
I am running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

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this laptop has usbc so which is the best docking station to get with this laptop that will support dual external monitor setups? i have the dell s2718d

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Hi,is it possible to get a Dual Monitor setup running without a Docking Station via miniDP and HDMI (Thinkpad Display closed)? If not, are there different docking stations to buy? Which one would I need? Or does anyone have other suggestions to get a dual monitor setup running without a docking station and 2 external monitors?

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Has anyone had success connecting a docking station (P\N) VB041AA:  to two different external monitors?  The dock connectors include: * VGA* Displayport* DVI If you have had success, please post details regarding: * setup / configuration (which connectors, monitor resolutions, OS)* Laptop Model (EliteBook 2170P 8440P 8460P )* any obstacles that had to be overcome* lessons learned I look forward to hearing how elite users have successfully setup dual external displays.   Using the laptop display panel is not of interest for this discussion. Thank you UPDATE: youTube video for desktop dual display: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB-vRaWwaNs&feature=youtu.be

A:DUAL External Monitor connections to Docking Station: VB041A...

Hi, Looks like the 2170P and 8440P are out of the picture, only the 8460P as shown:     http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02948215 Regards.

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Hi Can anyone tell me whether the Elitebook 2540p notebook or 2740p tablet can support dual monitors simultaneosly when used with a docking station I would assume that one monitor would be driven from the VGA socket, the other from DisplayPort If so, what range of screen resolutions are supported? I am looking to buying one of these models, but I need to know if this functionality is supported. ThanksJohn

A:Dual external monitor support with docking station on EliteB...

From HP: The key with supporting dual-monitors at the same time is that it requires that the notebook have dedicated graphics in there - which is not an option in the 2540p.  The first and smallest notebook to support this in the EliteBook line is the 14.0" 8440p - or we could look to the ProBook 6450b as another option too now. In a nutshell HP is being cheap or complacent.  I don?t get why they are sticking with Intel?s castrated graphics solution and why on the docking stations that do have deticated video like the fore mentioned 8440p they don?t enable 2 DVI-I (that?s Analog + DualLink Digital) instead of a single DVI-D and VGA. And the thing that really annoys me is that the intel intregated chip is capable of doing according to Intel own docs. AMD?s fusion can not come soon enough IMO.

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Hi, We have the Elitebook 1040 G3 and UltraSlim Dock using Windows 7. I am using 2 HP Compaq LA2205wg monitors that one monitor is connected to VGA and the other Monitor is connected to DVI that is connected to a StarTech display port. Display Adapters: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520.The firmware of the Docking station: 2.30 which is most current firmware. After imaging the laptop and we dock the laptop on UltaSlim Docking station you only get the one monitor which is the monitor that is connected by VGA. The DVI/Display port acts like it is not connected to a monitor or anything. When you go to Control Panel > Display > Change Display setting > you see that the laptop is set to mirror what the 1st Monitor has, then on the second monitor if you look at "Multiple displays" you see that it says "Disconnect the display".  When I change it to  "Extend desktop to this display" Then hit Apply and yes, I get all 2 Monitors working which is good, I can restart/shutdown the laptop and I will get 2 monitors. This is not something we want to do every time I dock my laptop. The next problem that relates to the problem above is when we undock the laptop and it falls asleep for 20 minutes or more we come back to the first problem which is when we dock the laptop to turn it on the lid open or close it still only displays one monitor which is the VGA. We have tried numerous number of things and everything that we have tried doesnt seem to be working so i... Read more

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I have a Dell laptop on a docking station running Windows 7. Everyday I place it on the docking station and use my 20 inch monitor. Is it possible to activate the dual monitor feature and use the 20 inch as the primary and use the open laptop as the secondary monitor? If so, what should my settings be?
 

A:How do I configure dual monitors with laptop on docking station and external monitor?

The value of 'Multiple displays' (see attachment) should be 'Extend these displays.' You may have to switch the positions of the two monitors (at the top of that window).
 

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Hi *, I'm looking for a docking station, that supports most to all features of both T420 *and* T480.Does a docking station like this exist? And if there is more than one, which one would fit best? TIA.Bye.Michael.

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I recently purchased a T480 and ThinkPad Pro Docking Station (40AH).  While the laptop is docked it does not recognize the USB ports that are on the docking station but other ports (Dual DisplayPort and ethernet) work fine.  I am able to plug a device into the always on charging USB port and it will receive power, however, the laptop does not see it.  I have tried updating all drivers on the T480 and Pro Docking support pages including the firmware updates for the dock itself but nothing will get them to be recognized.  Running the USB firmware for the docking station repeatedly says no devices found and goes no further than that. Already have tried replacing the docking station through Lenovo Support and the same issue was seen with the replacement.  Both the laptop and docking station were new out of the box when this started.  Unsure what else to try to get the USB hub inside the dock to be recognized.

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Hi, all USB ports on docking station seems to be not working (Mouse/Keyboard... etc). I have 2 same docking station, both have same issue, so problem may be more propably in laptop (or drivers). But i updated everything...  LaptopModel: ThinkPad T480Product Key: 20L50002MCS/N: PF1827RMWindows 10 64bit, Version 1803BIOS: N24ET43W 1.18 DockModel: ThinkPad Pro Docking StationsType: 40AHS/N: M3F070GM Any ideas?

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We have two laptops T470 & T480 with docking stations. Both run Ubuntu 18.Everything is working ok if the laptop starts while already in the docking station. But, if I'm trying to dock it while running or while sleeping it never recovers for that the screen freezes.Only restart will be make it run again. BTW, many times I see two strange things:1. Undocking releases it, but only as long as it's not docked.2. When the screen freezes the only thing the sill work is the mouse which I can move around but I can't really use for anything else.

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Hey, I have a T480 with all driver up to date. I'm bougth a Lenovo USB-C docking station, but it doesn't work properly.The sound-, the ethernet-, and usb ports, don't work.  only the VGA port works. Well then connected vga switch also loses the connection from time to time. in the device manager I get unreconized USB device,  the hardware ID of the docking station is USB\DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILUREThe firmewire update tool for the dockingstation can't find the docking station. and also my laptop freezen when I want to shut it down with the docking station connected. The driver package  thinkPadthunderbolt-3dock_and_usb-cdock_driver_v10013  is installed. Does anyone have the same problem ? Kind regards

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Hi, I'm using a T480 with Lenovo Basic Docking station and it doesn't work I can't find the driver anywhere.windows 10 sees it as USB BRIDGEWhere can I get the proper driver for itThanks

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Hey there,I tried to update my Lenovo ThinkPad Basic Dock with the FW Utility, but it gives me the following: ThinkPad Basic Docking Station FW Utility v3.0
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Date:05.03.2019
Time:17:29

Checking current Dock FW version.
USB Audio: 0012
USB Hub: 02C3
PD Control: N/A

PD Control can't be detected.

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I have a new Thinkpad T480 docked to a new ultra docking station.  I have a new Logitech M500 (corded) mouse plugged into a USB port on the docking station.  As I am using the mouse, the cursor will sporadically "freeze" on screen for a couple seconds and then go back to normal.  This will happen frequently as I am using the computer.  Very frustrating.  Substituting this mouse for a Logitech MX400 yields the same results.  If I instead plug (either) mouse into the laptop directly (instead of the dock), the issue is does not occur.  Any ideas as to why this is occuring and what I can do to fix it?  I have already installed the latest updates from Lenovo Updater and for Logitech Setpoint as well. Thank you,CJ

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I have a t480s coupled with basic docking station type 40AG. everything was working perfectly fine until yesterday I updated the Thinkpad docking station utility unsuccessully. this generated an error message any attempt to load the docking station driver (see enclosed file description) proved unsuccessful. Any possibility to restore the situation ex ante or to overwrite these errors> thanksenclosed file description and error message

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Hallo, Ive been thinking about upgrading the lcd panel on a laptop. Do you think it's possible to change the lcd on a sager 7378 to one that has a resolution of 1920x1200? Thanks! =)

Other Information/Specifications:

FHD Matte 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Sager Screen

Intel? i7-4700MQ

NVIDIA? GTX 860M [2GB]

Up to 24GB RAM

750GB Hard Drive

2+ Hours / 7.06 lbs

3D Score: 19,428 [Vantage]

Screen to upgrade with:
CCFL WUXGA Glossy LCD Screen (1920x1200)

~Red. ^_^

A:Upgrade laptop lcd 1920x1080 to 1920x1200?

only if they did a higher res panel for a different model of the same generation as your laptop.
any size discrepancies will hinder putting it back together.

also remember with a higher number of vertical pixels normally comes a taller screen and a different screen ratio.

all things to consider before buying a cheap generic oem panel on ebay lol

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I have been using a T60 (1951-A31) with a full docking station (2505) with both video ports in use.  It worked fine. I have since upgraded to a T400 (6474-U11).  Physically it fits and powers up with no issue.  Originally it contained two 1Gb So-Dimm sticks of ram (PC3-8500s).  I have since tried to upgrade the ram to a stick of 2Gb and a stick of 4Gb (PC3-10600).  If I leave a single stick in place I have no problems.  when I try to include 2 sticks of the new ram, I get a horizontal "shredding" effect on the back ground, the icons, and any windows I open.  I atempted to use one new and one original memory stick but ended up with the same problem. I have tried using a second identical docking station, but with the same results.  I can confirm that the T60 has no issues with either docking station.  The T400, by itself, with a monitor connected to the VGA port on the side has no video issues.  I have done a remove/reinstall of the video drivers.  I am one version back on the BIOS with no way of upgrading until I get a replacement battery. Would anyone have a suggestion on how to clean this up, other than sticking to a single stick of ram? Thanks, butterball

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Okay I am about to clone a '250GB Samsung 840 Evo' SSD (with OS on (Win. 8.1)) to another identical '250GB Samsung 840 Evo' using a dual docking station that has a clone feature. The docking station is the 'Coltech CE-606CU3'.

The reason I am doing this is because I have just built a new system which powers off randomly as trying to boot (approx. 1/10 times). I have tested RAM, changed PSU, made sure drive has latest firmware, updated BIOS and checked through the BIOS settings (amongst other things). I have also checked the health of the drive with 'Samsung Magician' (software that comes with the drive) and 'CrystalDiskInfo' which both say it is fine. When I disconnect the drive though the problem ceases. In both cases (connected/disconnected) the mobo successfully posts. For these reasons I have determined that it is probably the drive so have sent off for a replacement (from Amazon). As I don't want have to re-install and re-build the OS again (as this would be the third time) I was just going to clone it (using the docking station) to the new drive before I sent it back.

The instructions for the docking station are also less than helpful. They are a little fold out leaflet that say 'press clone button to clone' and 'make sure the target drive is the same or larger than source drive' with little else. I have not been able to find any online manuals for it either.

Which leads me on to my question, ... Read more

A:SSD To SSD Clone Using Dual Docking Station

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I am currently working with an EliteBook 8570w on a 90w docking station.  I have one external monitor and the laptop lid open for a second, smaller monitor.  I would like to connect a second external monitor and continue using the laptop with the lid open for email.  I can't find a definitive answer on whether or not this is possible and what is the best setup to achieve the desired end result.  The external monitor right now is connected to the VGA port.  The second monitor has both VGA and DVI ports so I could go either way with the cord or an adapter that would work the best.  Is it best to connect the second monitor to the DVI or DisplayPort on the docking station?  Which setup, if any, would allow me to keep the 2 external displays and the laptop monitor open? Thank you in advance.













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A:HP 90w docking station supporting dual monitors

Hi, Thanks for joining the Forums today! While using your 8570w monitor, when connected to a docking station (we tested this using an advanced docking station ) there are two valid setups to get three independent screens. You could connect two extra monitors through DVI or just one monitor through DVI and another through Display port. This is using the advanced docking station. If one of your monitors is VGA it still should work the same as above. Here is a link to a picture of an adaptor you can use to connect via Display port: http://img.misco.eu/resources/images/products//100/HWP/FH/FH973AT/FH973AT_6_1600x1600.jpg Let us know if you need further assistance.  Thank you,

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Hello, 

I have dual Dell U2417H monitors connected to a Dell docking station (E-Port Plus II) using Dell Precision Port Laptop.  The problem I am having is that I am unable to get all three displays working simultaneously.  If I place the computer into projector mode then I can get both external monitors working, but only in that conifguration.
I am looking to get both external and Laptops displays working simultaneously, can you help?  I am currently using the supplied Dell mDP (mini Display Port -  HDMI to mDP interface) cables.

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Does anyone know if the Advanced E-port docking station for the Latitude E6400/E6500 supports dual DVI 22" widescreen monitors being used in extended mode ?
Apologies if there is already a thread on this but I find the new forum format impossible to search.  Any tips on how to narrow down searches would be gratefully received.

A:Docking station compatibility with dual DVI monitors

I have multiple users using dual DVI monitors and the docking station. At this time, I have only been able to get them up and running using one as a DVI monitor and the other as VGA.
Another post says to connect both to the DVI output, then manually configure the monitors to the DVI input using the monitors menu system. (Not the "Auto Detect" ), then with both monitors powered up, dock the laptop. I am trying this tomorrow.
Once the dual monitors are up and running, open the windows Display properties, select the NVIDIA tab, go to the NVIDIA console and setup your configuration as desired. Exit the console, then the Windows Display properties, and it should hold the configuration.
 

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Hi, I don't necessesarily need a docking station, but if it only costs a little more than other solutions to drive 2 monitors then I might as well get a docking station. What should I look for?  I see there is a Lenovo part I can get (0A33970) used for $60-$70.Whatever I get I'd want it to be generic enough to use with other laptops I use. The other laptop I'd want to use it with also has a Thundrebolt port if that makes a difference.  But I think I'd rather have a USB3.0 solution since Thunderbolt is Intel only and I can foresee some AMD Ryzen in my future. So that Lenovo 0A33970 is a USB3.0 docking station.  Does anyone know if this would work with other devices than Lenovo?  I'm especially curious about the gigabit ethernet port... is this a real network adapter itself over USB or does it somehow do passthrough to the existing network interface on the laptop? I'm open to non-lenovo solutions as well.

A:Driving Dual Monitors / Docking Station - X1 Yoga

Doing some searching. This one looks nice.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6PF4YP0455

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I am thinking about getting a docking station. But I am a little confused on what the advantages or disadvantages or using either. Or should I just stick with using my software?
 

A:Dual vs Single SATA Docking Station, for Clonging

I have a copy station which takes two hard drives and have found it easy to use and reliable. The only drawback I've noticed concerns the relative sizes of the two drives. There's no problem copying from a small hard drive to a larger or equal sized SSD drive. You can then use software to rearrange and resize partitions. However, if you have a large hard drive and want to copy to a smaller SSD drive it's not possible. Mind you it is a few years since I bought my copy station so that may have changed.
 

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Morning All,  I've got an Elitebook 2740 which I use mostly on a WA994AV docking station.  My primary monitor is the 12" screen on the laptop and I have a second monitor connected to the docking station which is monitor 2. What I'd like to know (before I purchase a second screen), is if I can buy a VGA splitter, connect that to my docking station and run two external monitors from the docking station.  I find the 12" screen fine when travelling, but when working from home and need to use two screens I constatnly find myself dragging items onto the external monitor to work on due to it's larger size.  If the docking station will support two external monitors (or even 3 with the laptop lid openned) it would make my life a lot easier.  If anyone can tell me if this is posible it'd be great thanks.  ALso, if there's a way top permanently set it so that the external monitor(s) are set to Extend desktop when I start the laptop it would be great. Currently Windows 10 (64 bit) will start with extended desktop, then after about 30-60 seconds it will flip over to duplicating the laptop display onto the external monitor and I have to change the display outputs everytime. 

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I have a user with a Thinkpad T460 (20FN003FUS) and a LenovoThinkpad Ultra Dock. We are using two external monitors: one going out from the VGA port of the docking station and one going out from the DisplayPort port and going through a DisplayPort - VGA adapter. The system worked fine at first. I had three displays: 1 being the laptop display and 2 and 3 being the dual monitors.The problem we're having is that when she undocks and redocks the laptop, both external monitors show in ScreenResolution as "Disconnected." If I change the multiple displays setting to "extend" I get an error message.If I undock the laptop, reboot it and then redock it, I can extend the displays, but it will stop working after the nextundock-redock cycle.I noticed the Lenovo has it's own multiple dispay management application. Should I be using that instead of Windows own native application?Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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This clients T440 laptop is on a docking station, connected to dual monitors. The first display connection is straight VGA. The second is DVI from the monitor connected to DP adapter to the docking station. The user can't logon without raising the laptop lid and logging on with the laptop open. If closed during boot up, the displays will not come on. I've updated all systems. Updated firmware on docking station. Updated the graphics adapter. Yet, if the user anticipates the boot up process and logs on without seeing what's even on the laptop screen, the monitors will eventually come on after windows loads. Any ideas out there to fix?

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I have Toshiba Tecra in a docking station but can't get the BenQ monitor attached to the docking station to display. The plug in monitor displays OK at boot-up but as soon as the PC is booted up the plug in monitor drops out (No signal mesage) and the Tochiba screen kicks in.

Any help out there on fixing this problem ?

PMGINT

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Hello,

The situation: I recently purchased a Samsung Syncmaster T260 monitor, which has an optimal, and native, resolution of 1920x1200 (16:10). The thing is amazing, and I only have one issue with it: When viewing inputs at a 1920x1080 resolution (such as my Xbox 360 hooked up through an HDMI cable), the picture is sligtly stretched vertically, as it displays the 1920x1080 on the full monitor screen. This creates a fair amount of "jaggedness," which makes sense kinda, if you figure every individual pixel from my Xbox is being elongated vertically, so everything wouldn't match up quite as intended.

My problem: I would like to find a way to have my monitor display 1920x1080 without it being stretched, i.e. I would have black bars running along the top and bottom.

My troubleshooting thus far: I can't directly alter the vertical and/or horizontal picture size through the monitor menu, as the HDMI input is digital, and my monitor won't let me re-size the picture when it is a digital input (not even sure if its possible in general), the re-sizing options are for analog inputs and are "canceled out" when I'm using a digital input. All it seems that I can do is alter the resolution, but that is already read from the Xbox input as 1920x1080, which is what I want it to be.

Without being able to re-size the picture through the monitor I am not sure how I could do this, or even if it could be done. What I basically need is to find a way for ... Read more

A:Samsung Syncmaster T260 display help (1920x1080 w/o stretched to 1920x1200)

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Hello, my new docking station only has one VGA port....what is the best way to connect a 2nd monitor to the docking station?

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I detached my screen from the docking station a week ago. Now, I can't get the hdmi drive to detect  my external monitor. it's as if the hdmi drive isn't active

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So I am to receive a precision 5510 in the next couple days. I've already bought monitors and a wd15 dell dock. I am a bit confused as to how to hook up dual monitors given that there aren't two of the same port on the WD15 like there was on the E-dock I am currently using for my precision m4700.

At any rate my monitors have HDMI (2), and VGA (1) inputs. The WD 15 has one HDMI, One mini display port, and one VGA.

To run dual monitors I  am assuming I need to run one from the dock's HDMI port to one monitor's HDMI and one either from the dock's Mini display port (with an adapter to HDMI) tot he HDMI port on the other monitor? I supposed I could go VGA to VGA as well, but prefer HDMI.
IS this correct?

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Hello Community, appologies in advanced if this appears a little off, it is my first post here. Here is the following set up I want. My Laptop only came with ONE HDMI out, no VGA out and no DVI or any additional Video port.For my set up in my home office I need at least a second output to run my two monitors .My basement setup controlls a little mor and I need dual monitors and a port to duplicate the last screen to my projector.I could run my laptop as one screen and the other one duplicates the projector, but that would be inconvenient.I spotted two universal HP docking station to plug in the USB 3.0 port, but the first seems to be to weak for my purposes. Option 1:https://www.amazon.com/HP-3005PR-USB-Port-Replicator/dp/B008KMDVPQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474938242... Option 2 :http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/business-solutions/hp-zbook-200w-thunderbolt-3-dock-p5q61ut-aba But Option 2 seems very buggy, but has enough ports. If not something from HP, I might have to go with a competitor :https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Display-UltraHD-Universal-D3100/dp/B00O0M46KO/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=147... Please help with advices. Thank youB     

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Hey folks. I've read similiar postings, but this is slightly different. I've got a HP Compaz NX9010 laptop running Windows XP on a docking station with an HP external monitor hooked up. The external monitor works fine with or without the laptop closed, but the external will not run video streams or saved video files. Video will only run on the laptop screen. The only way I can get video to run is to use the <function> toggle keys and disable the laptop screen which has to be done each time the laptop is booted. Is there any way to fix the settings so that this does not have to be done each time I'm docked? Thanks for any assistance or ideas you might have.
 

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I am trying to connect a third monitor to my docking station/laptop and am getting nowhere.  My current dual monitor setup uses a VGA to one monitor and then a DP adapter to VGA for the other monitor. I have a free DVI port but when I connect the third monitor nothing happens even after trying to dink around with the settings. Please help. Thank you!

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Strangest thing happened suddenly.  I have a co-worker with two matching HP 24" monitors connected to her HP 2012 90W Docking station.  Once with VGA, the other with DVI.  Both monitors were working fine, but suddenly only ONE will display an image.  The other monitor keeps flashing that it is going into power saving mode.  MON1 = VGAMON2 = DVI If I unhook the VGA cable from MON1, MON2 displays fine. If I unhook the DVI cable from MON2, MON1 displays fine. If I swap the cables around (make MON1 connect via DVI, MON2 via VGA) the issue is the exact same.  I have 3 of these docking stations laying around and I've tried all of them and they all do the same thing.  I've tried differnet VGA and DVI cables and the issue persists.  I installed HP Support Advisor to download and install drivers and still nothing.  How here's the real kicker: If I remove one of the monitors and connect an old 19" HP monitor up, BOTH WORK FINE!!!!!!!!!!!  All of the troubleshooting I've done only confuses me more... I'm completely stumped.  Anyone give me any instruction or advise?

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I have an x260. I was looking to use it with a docking station with a 34" monitor and 24" monitor. From looking at x260 specs it appears that the maximum resolution for an external monitor is 3840x2160. The resolutions for the 34" and 24" monitors are 3440x1440 and 1920x1080 respectively. My questions are: 1. Each monitor is below the max x260 resolution, but the combined monitor setup is above the max resolution. I had seen indications that the max resolution was "per monitor" - is this true? Wanted to confirm that I would be able to run both monitors before purchasing a new monitor. 2. Is there a best docking station setup to drive 2 large monitors like this? Wasn't sure if some docking stations for multiple monitors strain system resources more than others - I am planning just to do office work, no gaming or other tasks that would require high performance. Thanks!

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I have a 17" Widescreen Sony VAIO laptop w/docking station (VGN-A190; Intel Pentium M 1.70 GHz; 1GB RAM; ATI RADEON 9700 64MB). Its a great computer which I've had for about 3 years. Still runs great! But unfortunately my laptop screen is beginning to die. It will only stay on for a few minutes before the back light turns off and you can't see anything. So instead of buying a new screen ($500), i went and bought an LG Flatron to hook up to my docking station using a DVI-D connection. Sort of a makeshift desktop set-up. I got it all hooked up and boom, got a nice clear picture. Except its got a 1in black border that runs equally around the picture. I tried playing with the resolution but the max i can go to is 1280 x 768. Is the connection from my laptop to the LCD monitor keeping my new monitor from capturing all the resolutions that the Laptop normally has by itself? How can i get the picture on my LCD to fill the screen? When i hook the monitor up to the docking station i only get three resolution choices: 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, and 1280 x 768. Appreciate any help!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 77.2

Hi, I've recently purchased a HP USB 2.0 Docking station for my laptop (which runs Windows 10). I've installed the latest drivers and have the docking station up and running, but I can't get the docking station to connect to my external monitor. Is this a known issue and are there any solutions? Cheers,VG

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These docking stations do not have the dvi port so we have to have dvi to display port adapters. We have a lots of these c2g cables that are dvi to DisplayPort but only about 20% of the time the cable gets detected by the laptop when it's docked. The other 80% of the time the laptop does not see the monitor when it's connected to the dock. But when the cable is connected to the laptop itself it works fine. So we know it's a problem with dock. I called hp and we updated to firmware 2.3 and updated the video drivers but nothing work. Apparently there is a known problem with this docking and the displayport. Now the HP premium support technician L2 is saying hp does not support third party cabling companies and you have to use on of their cables and if you have trouble with one the hp cables/ adapter they will then look into it.Has anyone else ran into this? If there is a known problem with the docking station where it's not allowing other cables to work and only their cables to work now is that allow? Does anyone know of a brand of adapter/cable that works. We have tried other cables and adapter and keep having the same problem.

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Good day everyone,
Experiencing an issue with the Dell M3800 with the Dell D3000 Docking station.
My PC has two graphic cards:Intel HD Graphics 4600NVIDIA Quadro  K1100M
Running Windows 10 64 BitMy docking station is connected to two U2412M 24" Monitors 
When running on the external monitors I suspect I am not running with the Nvidia card despite selecting it as a default.
With the monitors connected (via the docking station) when opening the NVIDIA control panel gets me the message "you are not currently using display attached nvidia gpu"
When I disconnect the docking station the control panel comes up fine and I experience no issues.
All NVIDIA and Intel graphic drivers have been upgraded as has Displaylink, all the latest versions.
Help? Thanks!

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I am using a company issued HP Probook with an HP Docking station and HDMI cords hooked to two ACER LCD Screens. I have the exact same set up at my office and at home with all the same equipment. I often leave work and get home and connect my notebook to the docking station only to have an issue with the monitors coming on. (I shut my computer down before i leave the office)  What happens is they turn on.. the windows logo comes up on both screens as if its goning to load and turn on but then they go back to sleep and wont turn on again. I have found a fix to this but i have to do it every time i switch between my work set up and home set up.. I have to force shut the computer down while connected to the docking station and then turn it back on and they turn on just fine. I have to do this every time I switch between the two workstations so i often just refuse to log in from home because its a hassle. What i would love to do.. and what my coworkers seem to be able to do is just lock the computer, go home and dock the notebook and the monitors come on automatically.  Any help or ideas on what to try is appreciated! 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit and I'm having trouble connecting to 3 via the HP 120 W advanced docking station. I was able to do this in the past without issues when I was running Windows 7. I'm on a ZBook 15 (1st Gen) I know the laptop has 2 display adaptors: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, and Intel HD Graphics 4600. When connected to the docking station, I usually ran 2 monitors through the NVIDAI via Display Ports, and the 3rd through the Intel adapter via VGA. Now, after upgrading to Win 10. If I boot the laptop in the dock, it says there is an issue with the Intel graphics adapter, so I'm only able to use the NVDIA and therefor only 2 screens. I've tried updating/reinstalling drivers for both adapters but nothing seems to work. Tried versions from NVIDIA, Intel, and from HP Directly. Whats funny is that if I boot up the laptop BEFORE I connect it to the docking station, everything works fine. Once I dock it all three monitors will come up and work just fine. So I do have a workaround, but it is a little inconvenient  Any Ideas what the issue could be, maybe I have something misconfigured in the BIOS? I think I tried changing a few settings related to hybrid displays, but no luck...

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Hi everyone, I'm having issues with some T440/450's lately here at my job. When docked with the ThinkPad Pro Dock (PN: 40A10090US), Dual monitors are not working correctly. We are using a DP and a VGA and the 2nd monitor is coming up as a non-PNP- monitor. The 1st one we can get to update with a driver, shows the model number, but when trying to update the driver on the 2nd, says Windows 7 (64bit) already have the best known driver for it and won't let us update it. Computer Management shows Generic PNP monitor.Ran all windows updatesRan all Lenovo updates including BIOS updates. This is becoming more and more frequent on users at my worksite. I've been searching this site to get some answers, but nothing really solid. What information can someone provide or info I can provide to address this?Thanks 

A:T400 Series - Docking Station Monitor Issues

I did all the Windows update on the T450Current monitors are Dell P2210 - but we've had issues with our Acer's as well.. Lenovo updates all completed. I got the resolution to match a bit - however - the top and bottom of the monitor has a black boarder about 2"inches from top and bottom.Reset the monitors display settings. Please advise. PLEASE!  

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