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

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

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?

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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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I have the new X1 Carbon 6th Gen with the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station (40AJ0135US) and have noticed any time I lock my computer and my screens turn off or my screens just turn off from the computer being idle for the set amount of time that when it comes back up that all my windows have moved to the main laptop screen. I have two monitors plugged in with DisplayPort to the dock and I use the laptop screen as the main screen. Has anyone else noticed this same issue? Any fixes?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I work from home and all the equipment I have was provided by my company.  I have an HP ultra slim docking station which my HP laptop is connected to.  Also connected to the docking station is a mouse, keyboard, and two HP EliteDisplay E190i monitors.  Since hooking everything, I keep losing my screen.  What I mean by that is they keep going black and when they come back on, the screen distored and there is an error message at the bottom of the screen.  I can't recall the exact message because it disappears pretty quickly but it basically says that the graphics was lost.  I assume this has something to do with running three screens on the docking station (the laptop, and two monitors).  Is this right?  If so, how do I fix it?  I lose time everytime it happens becuase I usually have to reboot the system to get rid of the distortion.  Please note:  I have called my IT and they aren't too much help.  

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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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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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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 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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Hi i'm thinking of buying the T460 Can It drive three external monitors on hdmi @ 1920x1080 via a dock?

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Hi there, I am using a Thinkpad T460s in a docking station and I have one external monitor attached with HDMI, the other one with VGA. They have run on 1920x1080 for two years now and all of a sudden one of the monitors cannot do more than 1280x1024 any more.Both monitors are exactly the same brand and type and the configuration has worked for quite a while. When I want to configure the lower resolutions monitor in Windows 10 or in the Intel console, the maximum resolution I get is 1280x1024 at 60p and the other monitor still runs on 1920x1080 at 60p what am I missing? Thank you!Michael

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Hello, I have a lenovo T560 with a basic docking station. I would like to use two external monitors (without the in-build laptop monitor). The docking station has a VGA output and the laptop a build in HDMI output. It works fine with laptop monitor + HDMI and laptop monitor + VGA through docking station but can't figure out how to disable the laptop monitor and use the two external ones simulatiously. Any ideas would be very welcomed. Thank you, Alex

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My system configuration: Machine type/model number:  20L8SAGW0A (ThinkPad 480s)Docking Staion model number: 40AJ0135US (ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station)Dual Acer 27" monitors model number: B276HULOS: Windows 10 Enterprise Version: 10.0.16299 (Build 16299)BIOS Version: N22ET53W (1.30), 02/19/2019BIOS Mode: UEFI My firmware and software is current. Using displayport connections cause a rapid flicker in all three devices (laptop, both Ace Monitors).   Not even a single displayport connection works with these monitors. The only connection that works is HDMI and is limited to one monitor with these docking station. I used these monitors for more than 2 years with a T450 and different Lenovo docking station and had no problems. Please advise on proposed solutions. Thanks in advance.   

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Hi, I am trying to connect my T470s to two external monitors using a ThinkPad Docking (HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, DVI-D, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, LAN/RJ45). One of the monitors is connected to the docking station through a VGA cable, the other monitor through an HDMI cable. I run on Windows 10 Pro. Both monitors are shown in the control panel. However, unfortunately only the monitor connected through the VGA cable displays. Once I disconnect this one, the HDMI suddenly displays. I want to have both monitors working at the same time.  Would anybody know how to do this? Many thanks,Sebastian

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Hi guys! I'm about to buy a 4337 docking station for my T400 (I figured out that it should work with it). So I was wondering is it possible to use two external monitors and the laptop's monitor at the same time by connecting the first external monitor in the VGA port of the station and the second monitor in the VGA port of the laptop. Any ideas?

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I have 3 Dell P2210 monitors hooked up to a DK1633 doscking staion. 2 hooked up using DisplayPort connections and 1 using a VGA connection. The VGA is 1024 X 768. Can I get it to 1680 X 1050 like the other 2? I think I can since when I first hooked it up the VGA monitor was displaying 1680 X 1050 and one of the other monitors with the DisplayPort connection was at 1024 X 768. Do I need ot use the HDMI connection on the laptop it's self?

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This is really strange, but when laptop is docked and headphones are unplugged from docking station I'll get a message from DTS Audio application that says "you just unplugged an audio device" and then both of my HP Compaq LA2206x monitors will go to sleep. The way to recover is remove laptop from docking station, open up to get display, then close and re-dock. My display adapters are AMD Radeon R7 M260X and Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500. My sound device is Realtek HD Audio. Is this an audio driver or display driver issue, or both? thanks.c

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When I connect only one monitor through the HDMI port on the port replicator, it works fine. When I then add the 2nd monitor to the DVI port on the port replicator, the DVI connected monitor displays, the HDMI connected monitor shuts off - and...I can no longer even see the HDMI connected monitor in the display settings options. How do I make the HDMI & DVI connected monitors to work at the same time? Thx, Jim

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Hello, so I purchased the TB15 docking station thinking it would support up to 3 external monitors for the XPS 13, since it has a VGA, HDMI port and Display port mini. I can get 2 external monitors to work, but I can't get 3 to work. I wanted to keep the lid closed and use a 3 external monitor setup. I already purchased the monitors and my desk mount stand for 3 monitors... If the docking station won't work, does anyone know of any alternatives?

A:Does TB15 Docking station support 3 external monitors with XPS 13 9350?

The integrated GPU can drive 3 monitors, but that includes the laptop screen. If you disable laptop screen you should be able to get 3 external monitors to work.

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Hey Lenovo Team, I have a T580 laptop connected to a Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra Pro docking station. There are two monitors connected via Displayport and a third (which is actually a projector) via HDMI. I read that if you were to use three external monitors on a docking station, that you need to get an Ultra Pro Docking station, but I didn't know if that meant three not including the external display. As of now, I can't get the extended desktop to display on the projector, unless one of the other monitors or the built-in monitor on the laptop gets disabled. On the Intel Display software, I am only given three monitors that I can configure, even though there are FOUR on the pull down list. In the Windows Screen Resolution settings, you can see there are four monitors detected, but the fourth one, you can't do anything with and it says it's not active. The graphics drivers software, BIOS, and Ultra Pro Docking station firmware are all up-to-date. I tried configuring the other monitors' resolutions as requested on the support site for resolutions/refresh rates supported (they are all 1920x1080 @ 60 Hz) and yet I still can't get the fourth monitor to work. I'm not sure if there's a BIOS setting that needs changing or what I need to do to get all the monitors to work or if, in fact, you can't get the three external monitors plus the internal laptop monitor to work.Could someone provide some assistance or suggestions to get the monitors working? That would be appreciated!

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I just bought two LG E2340 Monitors that I want to hook up to my docking station. I have 1 VGA connector and 1 DVI connector. My laptop is a Dell Latitude D630. I have been reading other forums and they say in Display under Settings I can see which monitor is which but it doesnt say VGA or DVI.....
1 says Plug and Play Monitor on Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
and
2 says (Default Monitor) on Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family

But they both slaved to one another, (they are showing a mirror image of each other)

what am i doing wrong?
 

A:Trying to hook up two external monitors to my Dell Pro1x Docking Station

I dont quite understand your setup sorry, you have a laptop (with a screen) that you want to connect 2 more screens to, thus ending up with 3 screens total? if so, Its unusual for a laptop to be able to do that.
Anyway, have you check the box which says "Extend my desktop onto this monitor"? in display properties? if that isnt selected they will just display mirror images like you say.
 

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I have just upgraded to Windows 10 PRO 1903 OS Build 18362.30. and windows is not able to detect my monitors when connected to docking station. If i use the HDMI cable directly in the port on laptop, it works.Previously I had to external monitors plugged in to docking station ultra, one on HDMI and other on DisplayPort on Windows 7 Pro.I have tried installing drivers of both Intel 530 chipset and Nividia Quadro M1000M. But cannot get this to work.Any help will be appreciated.

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Having received a brand-new P51 directly from Lenovo, i am facing major issues attaching external monitors.Win10 image from factory, all windows updates, all driver updates as recommended by Lenovo companion. Manually reinstalled graphics drivers, driver update using windows does not detect newer ones. Latest BIOS (1.15). Upon suggestion of lenovo changed BIOS mode from hyprid to discrete.I have these two issues from day 1:When i attach a monitor using the right hand side mini displayport, it is not recognized. Monitor stays in stand-by, no sound played, nothing happens. Inserting the same cable into the port of a W540 (Win 8.1) monitor immediately wakes up and can be used up to its full resolution (3440x1440).inserting laptop into ultradock (230W) it only recognizes one attached monitor. BIOS password entry lock was not shown on external monitor when lid was closed, needed to enter "blind" and press enter, only upon windows boot the monitor (Lenovo 27") was recognized. i think after changing to discrete mode now it showed the lock symbol when starting with closed lid. but still no second monitor is recognized.This is the first thinkpad in my history where such basic things do not work at all.I noticed once i had Intel and Nvidia context menu items when presing right mouse botton on desktop screen, now i only have "Nvidia Control Panel" and "nView Desktop Manager" shown. Which may or may not be ok. Lenovo seems not to be able to help - they are quite anxious to get it so... Read more

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P50 with ThinkPad Workstation Dock. It is now paired with a old monitor and I wan't to invest in a good monitor.  I use it for different task at work, including regular office (word, excel ...), web browsing, digital drawing, photo editing, video editing (both HD and  4K 3840 x 2160) and viewing VR models in Sketchfab.  I'm looking at ThinkVision monitors and I wonder if whether HD, UHD or 4K is the right choice, I would be happy to get recommendations? Is it capable of 4K? If I buy two monitors, do they have to be similar regarding definition and aspect ratio? Specifications:Lenovo Thinkpad P50 Windows 10Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1505M v5 @ 2.80GHz32GB RAM64-bitIntel(R) HD Graphics P530 Regards,Ron

A:Lenovo Thinkpad P50 - recommendation for monitor (docking station with monitors)

There is no right choice for everyone.  I will say that right now, I am using a ThinkVision X1 (4k) and it looks really good to me.  I really like the sharp text.  The speakers aren't great, which is common for thin monitors.  The viewing angles are good.  I removed the stand and am using a VESA-mounted stand, which I like.

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I need a laptop that will run 6 monitors from a docking station. According to AMD and NVDA the cards in the latest laptops WX150 and M2200 are capable of doing this. In the past, AMD has been the best for multi display solutions (at least on the consumer side of things). Are either of these capable through the dell docking stations? If so, what would be better and what dock would I need?

I have multiple setups this will be docked to, including
6x 1440p
6x 1080p
6x 1600x900
2x 4k

A:6 monitors, one laptop, one docking station

dangerousbeans,You will need to contact Dell Sales at the link below for information on products that meet your needs.Dell Sales Phone Numbers

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the laptop screen... Read more

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the lap... Read more

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the lap... Read more

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the laptop screen... Read more

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Hardware:
I have 3 monitors (Two HP EliteDisplay E241i LED and one Dell E228WFP ) + laptop (Dell Latitude E6540) monitor display. I have connected them to Dell E- Port II docking station. 
Display Adapters:  I have AMD Radeon HD 8790M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 installed.
When I try to use the 4th monitor it says "Disconnect this display". If i select extended display, some other monitor goes blank. Meaning, I can only see one laptop monitor and any other two monitor.
I guess it is not supporting 3 monitors. Can you point me on what am I missing? 
Please let me know if you need any other information to understand the issue. 
Thanks
Durga

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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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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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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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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, 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'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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Dear all I have bought a HP Zbook 15 laptop and installed Ubuntu 12.04. It does not show anything on the external monitor when I mount the laptop on the docking station.  After installing the Ubuntu 12.04 and putting it on the docking station for the first time, I got this problem:"If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use it instead of the native driver". I have attached the whole log file. Then, I installed the latest Nvidia driver, and restarted the machine. This time, I do not see that error message; however, I cannot see anything on my external monitor which is connected to the docking station. Can you please tell me how to fix this problem? Best regards,Murtaza I did not find a way to attach the log file, so I put it here: [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct[ 0.000000] Linux version 3.13.0-32-generic ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) ) #57~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:20 UTC 2014 (Ubuntu 3.13.0-32.57~precise1-generic 3.13.11.4)[ 0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic root=UUID=062ea7e8-5c86-4852-ba25-0372be603607 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7[ 0.000000] KERNEL supported cpus:[ 0.000000] Intel GenuineIntel[ 0.000000] AMD AuthenticAMD[ 0.000000] Centaur CentaurHauls[ 0.000000] e820: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000... Read more

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I have a similar problem with my HP ZBook 15 G2, latest BIOS v01.36, Hybrid Graphics set to Auto, booting with native UEFI.I'm using OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, kernel 4.9.3, X Server 1.19.1. Until kernel 4.8.x I was able to see activate the secondary DVI display on the original docking station with both, nouveau and native nvidia graphics drivers. This has been gone now for some unknown reason. During boot, I see ACPI errors like the following posssible indicating some BIOS issues:[ 11.233480] ACPI Error: [CFGD] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20160831/psargs-359)
[ 11.233534] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_TZ.PSL] (Node ffff89c33fcb35a0), AE_NOT_FOUND (20160831/psparse-543)
[ 11.233592] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_TZ.GFXZ._PSL] (Node ffff89c33fcb3f28), AE_NOT_FOUND (20160831/psparse-543)
[ 11.233653] ACPI: Invalid passive thresholdDoes someone has a solution?

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Hi,Is there any possibility of connecting the monitor without docking station? The Dell S2718D delivers a resolution of only 2048x1080. It is connected via miniDP (notebook) and HDMI (monitor). Eventually, which docking station?Thank'sjba

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When my laptop, a Zbook 14 G2 (second generaation) is on a 2013 HP Slim docking station, my laptop is fine but my external monitor flickers and snows. I tried downloading the SP66799, but it only made it worse after installation. 

A:External Monitor Flickering while on Slim Docking Station

tmailen  Update the HP 2013 Ultraslim Docking Station DisplayPort (DP) Hub Firmware ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72953.exe

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Hi folks!I'm using my t430s in several areas, such as my parents house, or even at home, workplace, coffe shops, etc.... Well, at my parents house, i'm using a type 4336 docking station, with an old sharp FHD external tv hooked to the vga output.. And i used to activate it with fn+f7, when it's needed to show anything, when its necessary.... I have updated the windows lately, but after it the settings gone insane, and when i connect the laptop to the 4336 it sends the screen to the external, and need to change it back to laptop lcd by pressing the mentioned keys before. It is pretty frustrating, and i don't find the setting, which i was able to find before the update. It did the same way after the previoius update too.can somebody please help?I'm soo dissapointed in the new windows stuff by now. I used win 7 x64 for a looooong time, but.... the system came with win8 so its free os for me, and deceided to use it instead of 7. It was a mistake i know... Thank you in advance!carrEdit: I just noticed, if i close the lid, the secondary monitor is becoming the primary, and it turns itself on. How did this gone so bad?! :@
 
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My docking station at home has worked fine until a few months ago when I docked my laptop and there was no blue showing on either external display. It has never shown blue colors again at home. Equipment:- ThinkPad P51 Type 20HH- ThinkPad Workstation 40A5- 2 LG 25UM58 Ultra-Wide Monitors Here's the scenarios:- The home monitors work fine when connected to the laptop directly.  - I purchased another docking station and it has the same issue.- Same model docking station at office works fine with 2 monitors. Please help as I have tried everything without success. Thanks,Jim

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