Support in other languages: 
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community

Welcome to the Forums!

Welcome to Lenovo's Peer-to-Peer Discussion Community!
Please note our guidelines. How to register and login and Community FAQs.
Shape the Future of PCs

Help Lenovo Shape the Future of PCs

Take the ownership survey. Share your ideas with our product team
Community Spotlight

Visit the Lenovo Blogs!

Check out the ThinkPad Time Machine
Visit the Community Spotlight Blog
Windows  10

Are you ready for Windows 10?

Get to know Windows 10
Visit the Windows 10 Support Center
What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-25-2012
Location: US
0 Kudos

Can't get external monitor to work :(

Simply, I am not a techno wizard, so by dummying down your responses, I won't be offended at all.


I have a ThinkPad laptop T400 and a ThinkPad docking station and Lenovo monitor, all supplied by my employer.  I also have a 2006 Dell Desktop that the monitor is connected to (with a KVM DVI switch - white connector)  The desktop works great, mouse, keyboard and monitor.


When I press the "switch" the wireless mouse and keyboard work on the laptop seamlessly, but the monitor will not. It says the settings are not correct.  I have tried to input those settings but it isn't working for me.


Do I need a VGA adapter for the docking station?  if so, are there more than one kind? I would love for this to work, my mid-forty year old eyes would appreciate the big monitor.


I REALLY appreciate your help with this.

What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-25-2012
Location: US
0 Kudos

Re: Can't get external monitor to work :(

btw, I forgot to mention that the external Dell speakers will not work with the KVM switch either.