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HDMI not working on Ideapad s540-14IWL

Q: HDMI not working on Ideapad s540-14IWL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a ThinkPad S540 with a OneLink Dock (not Pro). It has work fine for several years until today. Power is getting through to the laptop from the dock but none of ports (USB, Network and HDMI) work. Ihave tried to install a new driver however, after installation I get the message:"Unable to execute file:C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\TP_Onelink_Driver_v11019.exeCreateProcess failed code 740.The requested operation requires elevation". It looks to me like the Dock has died but somehow the power supply to the laptop can carry on while the cleve stuff has stopped working. Any help appreciated.

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hi, i just bought a brand new ideapad 110 and when i try to plug it to my tv with the hdmi port, my tv says ''invalid format" and i have sound but absolutely no image.... help me.

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Hello everyone, I have lenovo Yoga 900 and my graphic card is Intel HD Graphics 520. I tried 3 c-type converters and i cant connect my tv or external monitor. HDMI is not working. its just work for one time and then its not working. Also i bought my 4th c-type connector its working with my phone but its not working on my laptop. Is it yoga 900 have some special configuration for this problem or what should i try for solve this issue?. Thank you..

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I bought Lenovo Ideapad S540 a few days ago.I want to be disable fn key(hot key).so I asked customer center in Korea, but they answered they had to check the product.I tried 3 ways, Ctrl+ESC, Lenovo Vintage program, and bios setting.When I checked manual in website, they said it's possible to be disabled hot key in bios setting,but there is no option for disabled hot key.If I send my laptop to service center, It will take few days, so I can't my laptop for work.I want to someone to solve this problem. 

A:Is there anyone who can disabled hot key Ideapad S540?

Access the BIOS (method to enter BIOS in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10).Once in the BIOS menu, select the Configuration tab.Select Hotkey Mode and set to Disabled.Save and Exit the BIOS menu (press F10 and then Enter).  





Regards,Adrian GatesSystem Administrator | Apps4Rent

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Hi everyone I just bougth an IdeaPad S540 14-API with AMD, and I'm having a problem with the usb ports. This laptop has 2 usb 3.0 ports on the right side, I'm using a Logitech mouse (probably USB 2.0)  connected to one  of those and it's working properly, but when I connect another usb 3.0 device (like my flash drive) on the available port next to it the mouse stops working. When I remove the flash drive it starts to work again. So I have an USB 2.0 hub, I connect it to the port then the mouse to the hub and the flash drive USB 3.0 to the other port on the laptop (not on the hub) and everything works fine. It semms to be a conflict when connecting a USB 2.0 to one port and a USB 3.0 to the other port, but not with the USB 2.0 hub. Do you have any idea? I updated the bios already to the last version. Thanks

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[Mod Note: Message moved to IdeaPad section for visibility and serial number removed for privacy. AG]
 
305-15IBD Laptop (ideapad) - Type 80NJ - Model 80NJ007VMJ (Serial#xxxxxxxx)
305-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)
 
This is my Laptop model, it has VGA connector and HDMI connector. My HDMI connector works well. but my VGA connector still not connected to monitor. I already bought a new VGA cable, but it still not connected to the monitor.

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

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VERY frustrating. Did all checks, cables, drivers, etc. Used with external monitor wonderfully for 3 months, no probs. Now, both Intel control panel and display setting show second monitor external, but monitor does not get signal/display anything. Any ideas???

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

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

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

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Hi,I've been facing some heating problems with my IdeaPad s540. I bought it about a week ago. I was running some CFD simulations recently and I noticed the underside of the laptop was getting quite hot. On checking with core temp, all 4 cores were showing max temperatures over 80 deg celsius even with  just 50-60 percent CPU load. I ran a stress test with Cinebench and 3/4 cores hit 100 deg celsius for a couple of seconds and the fourth one had a max of 95. I ran it a few more times but now the maximum core temps were less than 90 for the most part (with no noticable drop in performance). Is this normal behaviour? I read the max safe operating temperature for the intel chip was 100 deg celsius. Does that mean the hardware will eventually get damaged? On a side note, I remember a few (small)bread crumbs slipping through the gaps in the keyboard. I tried to use a blower to get them out but they disappeared. Could they be somehow blocking the cooling system or something? Does anyone know if the keyboard is isolated from the rest of the laptop? Thanks Spoiler (Highlight to read)  

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Hello Team, I have purcahsed Lenevo Ideapad S540.in this laptop i got 8Gb of DDR 4 RAM 2400 MHZ.i want to update 16 GB Ram.Can you please help me this laptop support Max 16 GB or 32 GB ram.Please check and revert back RegardsDevesh Sahu

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

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

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

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Hello, My computer doesn't detect my gopro, can you help me ? In reality, the computer detects gopro but does not display it. The drivers are up to date.    

A:Ideapad S145 S145-14IWL doesn't detect gopro hero 7 black

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I have a new IdeaPad S540 Laptop.I used it for a while, connected to the power supply. Then i left it off for a week or so: today i started it again and the battery is 10% charged: why is it using the battery when off? is it normal to lose 90% of charge in a week in a turned off laptop?ThanksFabio

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I have tried updating the VGA drivers today for my Ideapad Y900 (GTX 980M) from the ones in the Lenovo website that date back from 2016 to the newest Nvidia drivers (to this date, version 416.34). However, after updating the drivers, the HDMI connection no longer works. Whenever I try to duplicate or extend the screen, the settings don't save, always getting locked on the primary/laptop's screen only.I did a driver rollback and it went back to work ok.Can Lenovo please brings us newer certified drivers for the Y900? This is a top-of-the-line laptop and it's not an old laptop to just have stopped getting new drivers since its release!

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Hello, the fan speed of my new Ideapad S540-13API is even at low CPU temperatures (about 40°C) and low loads (often less than 5%) too high and noisy.I updated everything with Lenovo Vantage, the UEFI version is CXCN21WW. The fan control does not change perceptibly when switching between the three Smart Power Presets. Is there any chance to change the behaviour of the probably erroneous fan control? I think this problem could be solved by changing the fan control parameters in the UEFI, but there are not any settings except the Smart Power Presets that do not affect the  Thanks in advance!

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Hi everyone, the wifi connection on my Ideapad 500S-14ISK stops working when I connect to any external monitor via HDMI. I've had this problem eversince I've gotten this laptop.The wifi works fine, only when a monitor (either the TV or my external monitor, using different cords) is plugged in I lose my internet connection, even though it still shows full wifi connection. It works very briefly if I disconnect the wifi and connect again. Starting the computer while the monitor is already plugged in does not help. All drivers are up to date. Thanks in advance for all replies, I appreciate it.

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

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Hi, Personally, I find the included USB type-c charger a bit chunky. I'd like to buy a more compact, portable charger. I quickly tested my phone's 18W charger and the S540 was charging (though slowly, obviously). The included charger has 60W (20V, 3.25A). However, it appears to me that the majority of compact chargers has 60W (20V, 3A). Given that the 18W charger worked, I suspect a 60W charger will as well. Will constant usage of 60W instead of 65W cause any damage or problems to the Ideapad? Also, is there a way to read out the supported Power Delivery modes? Thanks!

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The Touchpad on a cliënts S540 is not working anymore. It started with complaints about non-responsiveness when the laptop woke from sleep (after being closed and opened).I've tried to install the latest drivers (18.0.7.99) from the Lenovo website but that didn't give a solution. The laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

A:S540 Touchpad not working

Hi Niels84,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issues with Touchpad not working after resuming from sleep mode on your ThinkPad S540.
 
Please check with updating the touchpad firmware from the below link.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-s-series-laptops/thinkpad-s54...
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar



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I have a Lenovo x240 with a Core i7-4600U using Intel HD Graphics 4400 and I am attaching a Monoprice MST Hub Mini Displayport to 2 HDMI adapter to the mini display port on the x240. To this I have 15' HDMI cables attached. These are attached to 3.5" HDMI LCD screens on both ports.  I am unable to drive both monitors simultaneously, either in extending mode, or mirror/cloned mode. I have tried everything; every combination of plugging and unplugging; booting with various states of connection to the displays. Nothing is creating two attached screens both working simultaneously - in any fashion (cloned/extended). I have tried updating my graphics drivers and bios. I am not sure what the problem is. The product I am using to split the mDP is a MST Hub:https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=21975 I am looking at the refresh rate criterion, and I am unsure how to allow windows 10 to provide those refresh rates and resolutions for my monitors. (Editing in the display settings -> custom resolution, doesn't affect anything) Please advise.   ################################## ComputerLENOVO 20AL009CUSOperating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)ProcessorIntel® Core? i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHzGraphicsIntel® HD Graphics FamilyAudioRealtek High Definition AudioIntel® Display AudioNetworking and I/OIntel® Ethernet Connection I218-LMIntel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260Update availablePrivate Internet Access Network AdapterNpcap Loopb... Read more

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The Camera on my device is not working, it used to work for a while in the beginning, no idea what caused it to stop as I didn't use it that often. HW ID: USB\VID_13D3&PID_56B2&REV_1711&MI_00W10 1809 ENT (17763.805) I've tried installing windows updates, the latest camera driver from Lenovo, rebooting etc, but keep having the same error image as uploaded in any software that uses the camera.  Obviously the hardware switch has no influence either, and I've ensured the W10 privacy settings are set to allow all apps to access the webcam. any ideas or should I RMA for warranty?  

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I recently updated my os on my S540 from windows 7 to windows 10 and updated all drivers + bios. Now my shift keys are not working. I don't think it is a hardware problem, because they stopped working both at the same time. I used the keyboard test from the lenovo and it said everything is fine...Had the same problem on Ubuntu, so it isn't os related. Are there any known problems with drivers or the bios related to the keyboard of the S540?

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The Camera on my device is not working, it used to work for a while in the beginning, no idea what caused it to stop as I didn't use it that often. HW ID: USB\VID_13D3&PID_56B2&REV_1711&MI_00W10 1809 ENT (17763.805) I've tried installing windows updates, the latest camera driver from Lenovo, rebooting etc, but keep having the same error image as uploaded in any software that uses the camera.  Obviously the hardware switch has no influence either, and I've ensured the W10 privacy settings are set to allow all apps to access the webcam. any ideas or should I RMA for warranty?  













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Hi? welcome to lenovo forums. seems your Camera is disabled could you please check the Camera settings in Lenovo Vantage app? if it was disabled by Vantage?  Thanks,Sam

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

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For the first couple weeks I was able to run 3x 1080p monitors just fine using two display ports and an hdmi port. This morning when I docked my computer I could only get two to work. I can disable one then enable another and get all three working but only in sets of two.  I tested two of my coworkers laptops on my dock and all three monitors work fine. Also when I boot all three work until the Windows splash screen then one goes dark.  If I try to enable the third one: It acts like it's connected but the display remains dark and I lose my mouse cursor. I can stll move the mouse and see the hover overs but the cursor is gone.  I'm thinking this is a windows driver/firmware issue. In device manager I see all three:   But can't seem to get all three to work at once.  I've tried reinstalling both the Thunderbolt drivers and the display drivers with no luck. Any ideas? I'd like to avoid completely reinstalling Windows as I know that'll probably be a suggestion. 

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Hi,

I have an Asrock ION 330 HT BD with a Sony Bravia 720p attached (HDMI to HDMI). When I start up my PC, the screen remains black. Only after I plug in a second monitor, both screens work just fine. When I pull the second monitor out, the Bravia also stops getting a signal. Seems a bit weird.. How can I get it to work with just the Bravia attached?

Thanks,
Gijs

A:HDMI to HDMI only working with second monitor attached

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Have you made sure your graphics card driver is up to date?

Have you tried starting your PC up in safe mode and seeing if the problem still persists?

Please ensure you have done both of these and then post back; it would also be helpful if we knew your system specifications which you can fill in under 'User CP'.

Also does the task bar appear on the primary monitor or secondary monitor?


Oli

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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Hi There I have an IdeaPad Miix 710.  It does not come with HDMI or VGA out, which I need very much for customer presentations. I did try to but an USB 2.0 to HDMI connector.  But the device requries me to install a special Windows driver that is conflict with IdeaPad.  So I can't use it. Can someone please let me know any accessories out there that I can get to make it happen? Thanks

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Please publish software for this issue. This problem is present in every S340-14IWL. We want a program for fan control.Otherwise i will have to return the product.Average temperatures of my computer:Cpu: 45-60Gpu: 40-50Ssd: 50The fan runs continuously and at high volume.I checked everything. I format. However, this problem never corrected.Please publish a "fan control" software.

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Hello all,
 
I just purchased a Lenovo Ideapad 100. I have a Vizio flat screen TV and an HDMI cable that I used to have no problem connecting to the TV with my old laptop. For some reason when I plug the cord intto the Lenovo laptop, it gives me no signal on the TV? I tried to go to the control panel in the computer to fix the settings, but every time I click detect, nothing happens. Does anyone have similar issues or know how to fix this? I just want to watch DVD's on my TV because I don't have cable. And I know it's the laptop and not the cord or tv because my roommate hooked up his camcorder and tried it played right on my tv, so there must be a setting that's off on my laptop not letting me make the connection.
 
 
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A:Ideapad 100 - HDMI cable not detecting TV

i have the same problem !! i can`t find the solution!

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Hi all,Before buying, I wanted to know if the Ideapad Y700 can send true 5.1 surround sound over HDMI. I want to connect it to my A/V receiver and don't want it to be just virtual surround sound.I don't know if it has this capability or not.Thanks.

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Hi,I have new 720s - 13IKB with 8th gen processor and I'm trying to connect HDMI through USB C dock. I have Minix Neo C and iTec(with usb and HDMI). Both are working fine with Samsung S8, Asus Tranformer Pro 3 and Macbook Pro with LCD diplay and projector, but I'm not able to make it work with Lenovo at all. It seems that projector is able to recognise something in HDMI because it take few seconds at HDMI before it ignore it. I updated all drivers. I even tried VGA driver directly form Intel.Is there any known issue with it or any list of supported docks? I found tthat there was some update for Yoga 920 solving similar issue..

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

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