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bweisy
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DVI/HDMI connection for Thinkpad R61 (with IBM 2504 Docking station) and Samsung LNT4665F LCD TV

I am trying to connect my laptop (Thinkpad R61) with my TV (Samsung LNT4665F) using a DVI/HDMI cable. Because the R61 doesn't have a DVI port, I am using it in the IBM 2504 Docking station. I have docked the computer, connected the DVI/HDMI cord (using HDMI in 1 on the TV, which I believe is the only DVI accepted HDMI on the TV). I followed the Samsung instructions to then hit "Fn-F7" on the laptop. Unfortunately, nothing is happening. It doesn't appear that any signal is pushing out to the TV.

 

I am not very tech savvy. Can someone please tell me what I need to do?

 

Thanks for your help.

Brian

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Re: DVI/HDMI connection for Thinkpad R61 (with IBM 2504 Docking station) and Samsung LNT4665F LCD TV

if your R61 uses an intel GPU, then it won't support the dvi passthrough port on the dock. 

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Re: DVI/HDMI connection for Thinkpad R61 (with IBM 2504 Docking station) and Samsung LNT4665F LCD TV

 


lead_org wrote:

if your R61 uses an intel GPU, then it won't support the dvi passthrough port on the dock. 


The 14" models with intel GMA have DVI pass through.

 

 

@ bweisy, welcome to the forum,

 

Which model R61 do you have? Could post the Type and Model Number Please do NOT post your s/n.

 

Thanks

Andy  


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Re: DVI/HDMI connection for Thinkpad R61 (with IBM 2504 Docking station) and Samsung LNT4665F LCD TV

I've just solved my r61 connect to hdtv problem. I used a vga to vga cable (need to add audio via headphone plug). After stuffing around with resolution , clone screens etc. After wasting hours................. all I did was connect it all together and then restarted the laptop. The computer instantly recognised the tv and hey presto!!!!