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Ideapad Y410P 4 monitor setup -what is needed

Q: Ideapad Y410P 4 monitor setup -what is needed

I have been using 2 external monitors along with the laptop display very successfully, one VGA, one HDMI. I have tried adding an additional external monitor using an HDMI splitter and have not been successful, The splitter is attached to the HDMI connector on the laptop and two HDMI connectors are attached to the splitter. The laptop does not recognize signals comming through the splitter and defaults to a two monitor sdisplay (one external and one laptop display). When I attach each external monitor to the HDMI port directly they display, but not through the splitter. Does this model recognize more than three monitors or do I need to add/replace the display adapter?

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I recently replaced the motherboard in my Ideapad Y410p because of RAM issues. Ever since, not even the BIOS has recognized the mSATA SSD that came with the laptop (model LSS-24L6G). After investigation, it looks like the physical connection on the motherboard might be messed up. I included pictures of the new motherboard connector and the old motherboard connector. The SSD didn't give me any problems with the old motherboard. Is that actually the problem, and if so, is there some way I might be able to fix or clean it to attempt to get it working again? New motherboard  New motherboard  Old motherboard (SSD worked)  Old motherboard (SSD worked)    

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Where did my new topic "Lenovo Ideapad Y410p won't power on... No power light?" go???I posted an update to a post I made two years ago. It should be new and at the top as it's concerning TODAY, not back then?  I posted in the Lenovo P, Y and Z series Notebooks section. 

Lenovo Ideapad Y410p - Intel Core i7 4700MQ - DDR3 16GB Memory - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD +24G SSD - 1TB HDD SATA II HDD via Ultrabay - DVDRW via Ultrabay - Single/SLI Nvidia 750M + Intel 4600 HD - 9 cell 7800mAh battery - Windows 10 Pro x64

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My Y410P has had a problem nearly since day one,  which is that the main display looks like it is a "tiled" background (as opposed to a backgroung that is stretched to fit).   (See below) The other main symptom is that it ONLY occurs when using the laptop screen - when I project the screen to another monitor, it displays just fine.  I can't find any display setting in control panel (which doesn't even allow a resolution change for some reason) or in the control panel for the nVidia GeForce card that will fix the problem.  The problem used to occur only occasionally and a reboot would generally fix it. Now, however,  it occurs all the time, which makes the laptop unusable unless plugged into an external monitor. Any ideas?   Here is what the display looks like:  Thanks,Chris 

A:Ideapad y410p displays "tiled" screen when not projecting

did you ever figure it out? i'm getting the same issue on my y410p. thanks

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I have a HP Pavilion computer that has the video card built into the motherboard, I want to run dual monitors on the computer.

Can I using the existing video card setup and get another video card to run the second monitor, or do I need to get a dual monitor video card?

Or is there any other options for a dual monitor setup.

This computer is not for high speed graphics.

No gaming on this system.

Just need to know the best way to approach this situation or what you would recommend.



A:General help needed for dual monitor setup

If the graphics card you have now has two video output ports on it, then you can just connect a 2nd monitor to it.

If it does't, then you could buy an old PCI card and put it in a spare PCI slot (if you have room) and use that for a second monitor, or another option would be to buy a graphics card with 2 video outputs.

I don't know if there's any benefits of using two seperate video cards to one video card though.

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I would like to setup a wireless nanny cam and be able to monitor the activities online from work.

Presently, I have a Linksys, Wireless G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster, model WRT54GS. I have broadband cable connection from my ISP, but it is not a static IP.

Can I use this router? What else do I need for the setup?

Could you supple or direct me to a good setup tutorial?



A:What is needed to setup wireless nanny cam & monitor online from work?

DynDNS will solve the dynamic IP address issue. If you have an IP connected camera, you don't need any additional equipment. I use a wired Trendnet camera here.

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Hey guys how are you.  My y410p screen went blackb after being shut down and used the next day. The LCD was replaced once before. Had the screen replaced again and it was still dead. Had LCD connector changed and still no power to LCD screen. If you shine a light on the screen nothing can be seen. Can be connected with external monitor and works fine. Thanks for reading.

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Went to turn on my Lenovo Ideapad Y410p laptop and nothing happened! No led lights with power source on and battery in. When I used it two days ago, I ran AVG and spy-bot and everything was fine. Used it a little bit and turned it off. Now nothing??? Did the power/battery disconnect with holding power button for 30 seconds... nothing. Both batteries 9 cell and 6 cell had full charge, tried my other Lenovo charger... no go. A surge couldn't have happened as the laptop is plugged into same strip as my other lenovo laptop is and that one is working fine.

Lenovo Ideapad Y410p - Intel Core i7 4700MQ - DDR3 16GB Memory - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD +24G SSD - 1TB HDD SATA II HDD via Ultrabay - DVDRW via Ultrabay - Single/SLI Nvidia 750M + Intel 4600 HD - 9 cell 7800mAh battery - Windows 10 Pro x64


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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y410p won't power on... No power light?

Hi jack61 , 
We now know, power drain failed. No LED error codes , No beep codes
No activity lights even with battery charging led.
Not turning on even with known good charged batteries. 
No power even with known good ac adapter.
What we can try:
Try plugging it directly on the wall and press novo key (number 1 page 7) to turn it on instead. 
Check if the power port shows any signs of burnt / damage / looseness . 
Press Novo key using a charged battery. 
Remove battery, harddrive , memory and other accessories and plug directly with a known working adapter and or with a charged battery ( it should at least beep). 
If all fails , you can have it checked for the motherboard issue with a technician (checking on the internals /cleaning or reseating parts connected to the board / applying thermal paste (for processor isolation) / checking on dc in board and port).
You can check for your warranty here and call in tech support for service. 

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My laptop's monitor is broken, so I use an external monitor plugged in through an HDMI cord. I updated to Windows 10 and can't figure out how to toggle between display settings. I know you can do Windows + P and select expand, but seeing as I have a broken laptop monitor I can't do anything.

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I have Lenovo ideapad 100-15IBD (88QQ). I installed Windows 7 on it (Win 10 was preinstalled). I want to make standart FN key functioning work. What's the solution for that?BR,Max

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I've been running a multi-monitor setup for a while now, with an ASUS VG248QE 144Hz monitor as my main, and one or more spare monitors as secondary displays. I've set the ASUS monitor to 144Hz without issue in the past, while the other monitors stay at 60Hz.

The other night, Windows wanted to update. I figured it was the usual patch session, so I let it do its thing. However, after restarting my computer, I noticed that my ASUS monitor would only operate at 144Hz if it was the only monitor plugged into the system. When I try to set it higher in the Nvidia control panel, it just reverts back to 60Hz after applying changes. I updated my graphics drivers (though I was only one version behind) and even sought a special ASUS driver for the monitor to resolve the issue, but nothing has helped.

Did Windows recently add a forced refresh rate sync between all monitors recently? If so, that really sucks because I only own one 144Hz monitor.

A:Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

Are you sure the other monitors are independent (dual or multiple mode) rather than cloning the main monitor? If they clone the main monitor, then this explains the 60Hz refresh rate, as all settings (resolution, color depth, refresh rate) should be common for all monitors and the others can only do 60Hz.

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Hi there!

What I want to do: "...extend my desktop on a second monitor, but, my second monitor is compounded by 2 HDMI TVs and a VGA LCD stage monitor both used as Duplicate setup in Windows 7".

How I have done this (and it works!):

-I have 4 diplay devices (2 HDMI TVs that are connected using a splitter and two monitors both on VGA);
-I also have two "video cards" (GPU): one Amd radeon hd 6570 (with VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports), and Intel HD onboard (aprox. 1GB with VGA output port).
-I have connected the TVs with a HDMI 1x2 splitter on amd radeon's HDMI port, and one of my VGA monitors (this one acts as a STAGE MONITOR for the singer / artist lyrics).
-The integrated Intel HD card has my "Control" monitor attached that I use as my primary monitor (the one that shows me the Desktop and the lyrics control application).

Software aspect of the problem: In Windows 7, I use my Intel HD video card as my primary display, then I can extend on a second monitor the desktop! (The second monitor is my VGA Stage monitor). The Third display that appears in the setup is the HDMI splitter, this one is a Duplicate of my stage monitor. I use: 1680x1050 resolution for my primary display, and 1024x768 for the second monitor... (I know, this resolution is too small for my HDMI TV's... Windows recommends me a 1900 x ... fullHD resolution, but my STAGE MONITOR does not support that much, so I need to use a small resolution).


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This one has me stumped, hoping someone can lend a hand.
(The rig in question is up to date in my system specs)

I currently run a triple monitor setup, all the monitors were purchased at the same time, and are the following model:
Asus VS247H-P 23.6-Inch LED Monitor

The three monitors are all connected to: XFX DD Radeon HD 695X (Cross-fired with an identical OEM/Model/GPU) All three are connected to a single card (which was tested out of cross-fire beforehand, and each card was tested separately)
The monitors are arranged as shown below:
1-DVI ========2-Display port to DVI (active adapter)======3-DVI
With monitor one being the far left, monitor two the center display, and monitor three the far right display.

The best way to describe the issue: There seems to be a single blue pixel on display 2 that stays in the same place, but this pixel does not show up when the color displayed is solid white, solid black, or solid red.
To rule out the usual suspects:
-All cables have been checked with new replacements (on two different rigs)
-Both cards have been tested and work properly (on two different rigs)
-The cards are NOT overclocked
-The display that shows the pixel has been tested as well (the pixel does not appear on my test rig)
-Disabling eyefinity does not resolve the issue
-Removing the second card does not resolve the issue
My question: What am I seeing? A stuck pixel? Artifacting?
Could the active adapter be causing the issue?
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A:Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

Sounded like a stuck pixel until you mentioned it doesn't show itself in solid black. It's possible it still could be though, have you tried any of the remedies?

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I have a setup with 6 monitors. Today my main monitor broke and I couldn't find a way to shut the PC down since I couldn't access the main desktop to get to the Start menu.

Is there a way to change which monitor is the main monitor without having access to the current main monitor?

A:How do I access my main monitor if broken in a multi-monitor setup?

Unplug that monitor and reboot? (power button)

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I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

Am at a loss and I hope I have provided enough information for some assistance.

Much appreciated


A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg

I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

I don't understand why you are using a combination of DVI (to VGA) out of your HD6670 to one monitor, and also using the VGA out of your motherboard to the other monitor.

Am I interpreting what you've done correctly? You are using just the DVI output from your HD6670 through a DVI-to-VGA adapter and on to your first monitor, and also using the VGA output from the onboard graphics of the motherboard to feed the second monitor? If so, this is very wrong.

Your new HD6670 has TWO video outputs of its own: one is DVI, and the other is VGA. You should connect your second analog monitor to the VGA output of the HD6670, not to the onboard graphics VGA output.

Also, if you can disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS that's definitely what you should do when you install an external video card as you've done. At the very least you should give priority to the new PCIe video over PCI (which was your old GeForce card, and probably o... Read more

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Hello I basically need conformation that I'll need to buy a new monitor in order to have a dual monitor set up with my current system. I'm not super tech savvy so if you need any other info please let me know.

I have a Radeon HD 6670 with 3 ports, an HMID, VGA (which is my monitors type) and DVI. Each port has a stamp next to it that indicates what port type it is/supports (the VGA has a CRI stamp next to it though). My main VGA monitor works fine with the VGA/CRI port, but my second I have to use a VGA to DVI adapter and it's not working.

I've gone through a lot of forums, and found some conflicting information. So I really want to know is it possible to use a converter/adapter or will I need to just go out and buy a new monitor that has a DVI hook up?

I hope I don't need a new monitor, I'm on a very tight budget. (la sigh)

A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

I would try one of these before giving up on the monitor:

Rosewill 10ft. DVI-A (24+5) Male to HD15 VGA Male Analog Video Cable w/ Ferrites Cores, Model RCW-900 - Newegg.com

Forget adapters, you might not a have a compatible one, the DVI connector has many variants.

Look at that cable end and make sure it would fit on your video card's female DVI connector (it should), it's DVI-A (analog only) to VGA which is analog only....

More info:



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Running dual monitors in Win 10 and when going through the Color calibration steps on monitor #2 (Control panel / Display / Calibrate color) the settings stick as long as the 2nd monitor is active.

If I switch to single display (Windows Key + P / PC Screen only) then the 2nd monitor loses its color calibration. Also anytime I reboot my PC (Even if I have both monitors active) the 2nd monitor loses my calibration.

The 2nd monitor has a fairly strong bias for the color Green so I can always tell right away.

I'm probably overlooking something and was hoping someone might of dealt with this before

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I have the 2nd setup through a vga to hdmi cable but it just sits there black with "check signal cable."

2nd monitor is an lg2241


- multiple re-boots
- downloaded a driver from LG but don't see that it did any kind of install. Double clicking it's zip file opened it and clicking on the three files did nothing but open gibberish code.
- at screen resolution I see multiple displays and I have it set on extended.
- Clicked detect and identify
- #2 says display device on vga
- tried unplugging and reconnecting the cable (hdmi to vga)

I'm lost. SOS!



A:Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

That cable won't work unless the VGA port on the computer/laptop supports digital (highly unlikely), as VGA is an analogue signal and HDMI is digital. To get it to work you would need some kind of converter not an adapter, which that cable essentially is.

Assuming this is your monitor,

LG E2241V-BN: 22" Full HD LED LCD Monitor | LG USA

is says it has a VGA port on it. If it does then just use a plain old VGA cable.

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First of all, hello! And thanks for your time!

I am running a dual monitor setup with my TV hooked up via HDMI to my laptop.

Everything was working fine before, I always had the laptop as my main display yet I could play a video or a game fullscreen on the TV.

Since a couple of days, as soon as I put something in fullscreen, it immediately goes on my laptop, regardless if it's open on my TV or my laptop.

I don't remember changing/installing anything that could've changed that...

I checked a bit in the AMD vision software and the Windows control pannel but I can't seem to solve my problem without switching my TV as the main display.

I also made a quick search on google as well as here but the problems were mainly with Flash, which isn't in cause here.

Here are my system specs:

Toshiba Satellite L75D
Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
AMD Radeon 6520G



A:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

My desktop has my LCD monitor through Display Port and my TV through DVI. What I do is have my multiple monitors set to "Extend these displays" and make the LCD the primary display. Ive included two pictures of what my settings look like, first is with the LCD(1) selected and the second is the TV(2).

I will say that sometimes the program you are using forces the fullscreen to go to the primary screen, I have had this trouble with Everquest a number of years ago. There was a program that you could run with the game that allowed you to put the game window into boxes, different screens and a bunch of other things.

I primarily use my TV for watching movies/tv, Media Player Classic does a great job of being able to open to fullscreen in either monitor, regardless of how the monitors are setup.

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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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Need help with dual monitor setup. First time trying to do it.

2 Problems
Second monitor does turn on, but is only showing native resolution (1024 x 768) but it has the ability to go up to 1280x1024.
I want to to be able to set it to 1280x1024.

Second monitor will not boot up along with computer.
I shut down my PC, the monitor is still plugged in, and it doesn't wake up automatically.
Things I've tried
- Updating drivers, obviously. (Nvidia, etc.)
- Uninstalling default driver of second monitor in Device Manager then rebooting computer, then plugging out and replugging the monitor back in (so it reinstalls) because it doesn't boot up on its own.
- My Power Options is set to "High Performance" so that's not the reason why my 2nd monitor isn't booting up with my PC.
- I have tried plugging in the VGA cord of my second monitor into the mother board but it didn't come up.
General Information
- The second monitor is an HP Compaq LE1711
- The second monitor is plugged into my GPU? via a VGA cord into an HDMI to VGA Pigtail Adapter (company: ATIVA), into an HDMI port.
- The main monitor (1920x1080) is plugged into my GPU?, via a VGA cord into VGA to DVI-I Dual Link Adapter, into a DVI-I port.

Picture of what I'm seeing:

I'm pretty sure I've got some of the terminology wrong (I'm not a computer expert).

Any help is appreciated!



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 Have a eliteone 800 g2 with additional hp E240c monitor.Want a setup with dual monitor, but no detection of the E240c.Have followed the installation guidelines from the E240c and connected with the displayport cable on both machines but no additional monitor detected.  Graphics intel hd graphics 530 has factory special driver. Looked if driver should be updated, but no driver was found to update this config specific driver. Who can help me out why it doesn't work. Posted to support team but no respons after 3 days , so hope this forum can help me out.

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Hi,  What was the solution for this issue? I have the same and can't find a solution. Updating the drivers didn't solve it. Thanks,Regards

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So the title explains most of my problem, ive connected 3 monitors to my computer but it detects all 3 as one very large monitor, im not sure if this is a setting that i just cannot find and change or if it is within the detection, as is im using the nvidia control panel to set a custom resolution in order to make the monitors display what they should, but this leaves me with only the option of using them as if they were in span mode, i am not able to use them as three seperate monitors

my specs are as follows:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Amd FX-8150 at 3.6ghz
32768mb GSkill ram
Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580
3x LG Flatron e2241 monitors

if any more information is required i will be happy to provide it, thank you in advance.

A:Triple monitor setup detected as one large monitor

Were you expecting to run 3 different programs and have one on each screen? If so, what were you going to do about the keyboard? Were you wanting to view 3 different photographs at one time? Telling us why you connected 3 monitors would be a help.

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Have a large screen tv on wall connected with HDMI to computer. Have a Samsung monitor on my desktop. Cannot make the desktop my primary monitor no matter what I do. (although have had this working before). We had a break-in and monitor was stolen. So replaced with new but cannot make it primary.....always defaults to samsung tv on wall. I have tried all normal solutions.... unplugged all....began with desktop monitor....added tv, etc. Have spent way too many hours and am sure answer is simple. HELP PLEASE!

A:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

Right click on your desktop, select Screen Resolution, then click on the screen you want to make primary. Select Multiple Displays, and it should be there!

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My IdeaPad S10 didn't prompt F2 to enter BIOS setup after power on. I googled similiar case of other brand's netbooks but I stil couldn't enter BIOS setup. So how should I enter BIOS setup in boot boost mode on Ideapad S10 ? Thank you.

A:How to enter BIOS setup in IdeaPad S10's boot boos...

Maybe you're using hibernation? Try simply log into sytem and then shut down (not hibernate). After this maybe the issue will go away.

//help will save the world

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Hi all!I have a problem with my lenovo ideapad 100-14iby.I try setup windows 7 Ultimate from USB drive.Prepare:- update bios (to cccn19ww v2.05 from 20-JAN-2016)- Use usb 2.0 port (black)Settings in BIOS- boot mode - legacy support- boot priority - legacy first- USB boot - enabled- OS Optimized - DisabledI wanted to install the Windows 7 but everytime the " loading files " i get a bsod with the message " The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant Stop 0x000000A5 "I tried all kind of different settings through the bios, changed from UEFI boot to Legacy / disabled secure boot / I set the ACHI to compatible / use 2 different flash cards / but the end result is the same.What is the problem and is there a fix for it?

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Hello everybody, I've recently had to deal with a very unpleasant situation. Having not known that you should NOT delete all the partitions on the eMMC, I did just that and now am unable to install a fresh copy of Windows or restore the original one.Could anyone help me with this issue? I tried the novo button, but I can't recover anything. 

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I have a PC which has a dual monitor setup. I have obtained a third backup screen. I was wondering if this screen could be a mirror screen for one of the monitors. I have students which come to my room all the time, so it is easier if I can hook the monitor near the desk rather than they stretch their heads or come over cramping the space there.

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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I have a PC which has a dual monitor setup. I have obtained a third backup screen. I was wondering if this screen could be a mirror screen for one of the monitors. I have students which come to my room all the time, so it is easier if I can hook the monitor near the desk rather than they stretch their heads or come over cramping the space there.

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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Hi All,  I have ideapad Z580 notebook (i7-3612QM @2.1GHz) with Windows 7 Home premium Service pack 1 (64Bits). I have troubles in my computer and want to reset windows to factory settings. I don't have any recovery discs, previous system image or OEM files to recover windows. I have tried 'system recovery' many-many times but if also ends up to the error. I had also tried 'Lenovo onekey recovery' but it also doesn't starts properly to reset windows.  Only option I can see (may be) is the windows recovery system with OEM (or recovery media) files (please correct me if I am wrong, and guide with other options).  Can somebody who has the ideapad Z580 with Windows 7 home premium SP1 help to share the initial OEM files (or recovery disc images (ISO files or so) ) so that I can recover my windows from this serious trap. Please advise if my understanding is completely wrong and may be there is any other option which I can use to solve this. Many thanks in advance.

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I had great problems finding and installing the drivers for my PC, Type 9630
I used DriverAgent and it helped a bit but there is still an exclamation mark near an Unknown Device.
I even don't know for which device it is. can someone help, and why doesn't Lenovo post the drivers?

A:Needed drivers for Lenovo Ideapad S400

Let's see what kind of info we can get from this,

System Information File - Create in Windows

Can you upload that file so we can see what your system is reporting.

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I've put Legacy boot in BIOS, AHCI for SATA and tried installing Windows 10 Enterprise (x64) from DVD, it starts but gives this message before being able to partition the SSD (Liteon CV3-DE256).
Did I messed up BIOS settings, or it really needs drivers? Where to get them? Thanks!

Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection.

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A:Ideapad 100-15IBD SSD drivers needed to install Windows 10 x64

Hello and welcome,
That message usually means missing USB 3.0 drivers, but I wouldn't expect that from Win 10.
Have you tried running the install in UEFI mode - if that's possibe?

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Y550 Laptop (ideapad) Recovery Disk needed. Also the Windows key sticker has been partially wiped due to useage and handling. How to contact customer service via email ?

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hello I have a question and I have tried reading up on this but does not answer my question , right now I have a 24inch lcd/led tv/monitor 720p highest resolution I can get is 1360x768 but I do have a 23inch monitor that gets 1920x1440, so I cant decide what one will have the better screen to use, I mostly read, write , and sometimes what videos, and play games from facebook on it..

thanks for any help

A:whats better a monitor or tv/monitor setup

I would go with the 23" monitor to get the higher resolution unless you sometimes watch DVDs. DVDs can sometimes look better on a TV monitor as opposed to a computer monitor when the DVD is being played on a computer. Beyond that, I don't know if there are any benefits to using the TV monitor.

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My box is the gateway. Everything used to work fine until I installed COMODO firewall about 18mths-2yrs ago. Since then wife has not been able to use internet.

Just been given the hard word, get her internet access or get used to not having access to my computer.

IP addresses were set to automatic. to make COMODO happy I need static IPs between -

Havent been able to find 1 single tutorial on setting this up.

Both comps are connected via a switch, my box connects to internet via cable modem.

Please correct where required (my freedoms at stake)

On my box:
Default gateway:
Preferred DNS :
Alternate DNS :

My Ladys Comp:
Default gateway:
Preferred DNS :
Alternate DNS :

Any help appreciated

A:Basic setup help needed please

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I have 2 outlets in my living room (both are tied to the same 16A breaker).

Outlet #1:
- 40" LED TV - 100W(?)
- Logitech Z5500 speaker system - 505W RMS
- Cable modem/router - 20W (?) good enough?
- Philips Living Colors LED lamp - 15W
- PlayStation 3 slim (normally unplugged from power) - 200W
- Amiga 500 (normally unplugged from power) - 27.5W
Total: 867.5W

Outlet #2:
- PC - 1000W
- 3 x 23" LCD Monitor (120Hz) - 3 x 38.2W = say 150W max (?)
- Logitech G19 keyboard - couldn't find - 20W (?) good enough?
- External HDD Enclosure - 10-15W (?)
Total: 1185W

I had an old 2000VA (1200W) UPS - (Bross 1200DJ) which the batteries were dead, it has 4 12V 7Ah batteries. I replaced them and it is plugged in (empty) another room at the moment. Will use this for outlet #1.

I also bought another 2000VA (1200W) - (Powercom RPT 2000VA) which was suggested in a popular local forum. I was said it could power outlet #2. Considering PC won't draw 1000W, and monitors were calculated with 25% added wattage, I guess this would be enough. What do you think?

Considering both are 2000kVA (1200W), and Bross has 4xbatteries instead of Powercom's 2xbattery, does this mean Bross can power for longer? There should be some difference between the two, right?

In the manual of Powercom it writes that in order to reduce fire risk, according to International codes (ANSI/NFPA 70), that a 20A surge protector be used. Now, I believe this has been translated from Chinese or something D... Read more

A:Advice Needed for UPS setup

You might ask an electrician Turkey has 230V plugs so it seems shared between 2 of them in that room
230V our 240V conversion is pretty powerful we would power an oven/ cloths dryer = large appliances off of it
You guys power small stuff with it

So at that amperage even though UPS's have their own gfi safety features it might be a good idea to add another sacrificial lamb to it

Most of our gfi breakers are 15A if lucky most would be 10A = 120V
20A would be a special request depending on what is connected to it and how long the string is.

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Hey guys, I want to setup a raid 0 configuration with 2 320GB SATA HDD's.
And for extra i even want to keep my old 500GB and 640GB as storage. (no raid for them.) I dont know what to do, I'm totally a Newcomer in that. Can i be offered with advices on how to do it?
Thank you.

A:Help needed in Raid setup.

Hi Amigo

Does your motherboard support RAID or will you be using an addon RAID-Controller?


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After completing the information for username, etc and running sending send test email (successfully) then when hitting next a box appears saying "operation failed". I have run repair from the installation disk a couple days ago because I was receiving this message and last week tried running scanpst and this did not help either.
thank you

A:Help needed with Outlook setup

Hello. To troubleshoot this, additional information would need to be provided. What type of email account is this? (pop3, imap, exchange?) is this a web mail account, or a corporate email account? was this account working previously, or is this the initial set up, and has never worked yet?

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Ok, so I'm setting up the audio for my 2 PC's, Piano (keyboard) and Xbox One. I have speakers and a pair of sennheisers. When I play Xbox, PC or Piano I'm normally discording with a friend so I always have to have 3 Inputs into my Headphones - the problem is I'm losing lots of audio quality/volume with the low quality non-powered splitter I'm using.

I need to know the name (or how to word it on a website so I can buy it) of the powered splitter I need that has at least 3 Inputs and 2 Outputs(the 3 inputs all going into both of those outputs of course).

Here's the setup I need:


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Have just installed XP Pro, but have run across a couple of small problems and hope someone here can help point the way.

What has happened is, I have just installed a new HDD and set it as master (old one as slave) and then installed XP on it. The thing is though, it has set the new drive as E: and kept the old one (which still has 98se on it) as C: and the cdrom as D: drive. The question is, how can I fix it so that XP on the new drive is on C? I havent really installed anything but the basics, so am willing to format it again if needed.

My second question is, how do you partition a drive on XP? Do you do it during setup? Or when XP is fully booted?


A:Advice Needed For XP Setup

The simplest method is to disconnect the old hard drive and re-install Windows XP, which includes a disk partition option.

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HELLO!! I need a little help settin up a home network with 2 computers. We simply want to be able to share files.

The two computers are connected to a cable modem hub. Each connection is 'direct to the internet', meaning that no computer is acting as a server or client. Initially, I had one computer on a cable modem, and a roommate moved in, and he just connected his PC to the hub.

We both use Windows XP and both ran the network setup wizard, but for some reason we can't see each others computers in Network Places, or see each others files. He is able to ping my PC in CMD prompt, but mine can't do likewise. We've checked to make sure the firewalls are allowing connection and so on, and I'm at a loss.

Any advice on the procedure of setting up a small home network with 2 computers that connect independantly to the internet using the same hub? Cheers!!!

A:Network Setup Help Needed

While you're waiting here, have a peek in this site's internet&networking / networking forum... see if you can some info in the threads there.

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I purchased a Lenovo Ideapad 510 laptop and spent days transfering and setting up all my programs and files. After a while I noticed a vertical line down the monitor and the resolution was not as good as my old HP but, as I had put in so much effort (and money) into setting it up, and because I need a computer for my job (could not be without it for days), I delayed in sending it back. Now it is out of warranty and the resolution and vertical line problem is still there, I googled the issue but could not find a solution. I am very disapointed with the Lenovo product and would hesitate before buying another Lenovo product. Has anyone out there had this problem and how can I fix it?

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Hello, I have lenovo ideapad y700 17isk and I just bought LG 4K 27UD58 monitor ( http://www.lg.com/pa_en/monitors/lg-27UD58 ). I connected the monitor to the laptop using HDMI 2.0 cable. I should get 3840x2160 resolution on 60hz but it is only 30hz. Can you help me, what i need to do in order to get the LG working at 4k-60hz? Thank you a lot. RegardsHristo

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I have a new Lenovo Ideapad 100 and a new Dell monitor U2515H. The laptop does not recognise the monitor. Laptop specs:Lenovo Ideapad 100Intel Core i3-5005U CPU @ 2GHzRAM 8GBIntel (R) HD Graphics 5500Nvidia GE Force 920MWindows 10 Pro Connection with HDMI 4X (Ultra HD) cable I have managed to connect the laptop with other monitors AND the monitor with other computers running windows 10 BUT there seems to be an incompatibility between the Lenovo Ideapad 100 and the Dell U2515H I have tried:Disabling separately both cardsRolling back and re-updating the drivers Any ideas  for solution? Please help! Thank you

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Hi everybody, I have the plan to connect a 4k Monitor to my current Z710 Ideapad.As the laptop comes with the GeForce GT745M, which supports resolutions up to 3840x2160 I don't see any bottle neck here. For your reference: Specs of the GT745Mhttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-745m/specifications But how about the HDMI socket? WIth what kind of HDMI Port comes the Z710? v1.0 or v1.4, v1,4a?That's very important to know and unfortantely I couldn't find anything about it in the manual of the Z710 Ideapad. Thanks in advance for your help, Kind regards,Michael

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