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12-17-2007

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ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2012-07-13, 21:44 PM

My 2560x1440 monitor works fine on a desktop PC.

 

This dock (really more like a USB 3.0 to dual DVI adapter) works fine with my 1920x1200 monitor.

 

But this dock won't recognize my 2560x1440 monitor/the 2560x1440 resolution doesn't get detected.  This problem happens with NVidia Optimus Mode and Discreet Video modes on my ThinkPad W520, and this happens with Windows 7 x64 SP1 or Windows 8 Release Preview.

 

Here's the USB 3.0 Dock listings:

http://blog.lenovo.com/products/dock-is-launched

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/itemdetails/0A33970/460/6D501EE899104FF9A362D739642CFC27

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD023761

 

and the Displaylink chip inside is from the DisplayLink DL-3900, described here:

http://www.displaylink.com/usb3/index.php

http://www.extremetech.com/deals/130533-et-deals-20-off-lenovos-usb-3-0-dual-hd-video-port-replicator

and should be capable of driving up to 2560x1600 resolutions.

 

I'm using the latest (and only) driver from the CD that shipped with the unit June 2012, which matches the V10606 version available online here:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014961

 

Any ideas?

 

 

 

 

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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2012-07-18, 11:39 AM

Hi

 

Welcome To Lenovo Community

 

In some cases it has been observed that you may need  to install monitor drivers also to support the resolution


you may try updating the Bios , Monitor drivers  & video drivers of the system

 

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8buj15us.exe

 

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/79oi28ww.exe

 

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/83de44ww.exe

 

Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!

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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2012-07-21, 3:39 AM

Hey tinkererguy, long time no see. I did stumble across your website recently, and thought it was cool.

I've seen reports of ThinkPads having problems discovering specific models of displays, so you may also want to search google specifically on that display model with the phrase:

  <display model> ThinkPad OR nvidia

So it may be a problem with the way that specific model of monitor responds during the discovery process, as interpreted by the W520's Nvidia driver. If you happen to have a displayport-to-dual-DVI adapter handy or can borrow one, you might see if that works, to rule in/out the "dock" solution you're using as the culprit.

QFoam
The ThinkPad W700 Resources Page


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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2012-07-21, 4:12 AM

Hey Jimbo!

 

At this point, it's looking likely that the dock's driver and/oor firmware isn't supporting 2560x1440, since using a DisplayPort (from W520 port) to DVI-D Accell adapter allows my to work fine with my video driver:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014142

 

Here's the monitor:

http://tinkertry.com/close-look-qnix-qx2700-led-2560x1440-27-inch-monitor

 

so still eager to see if the DL-3900 chipset's capabilities to drive 2560x1440 will be enabled at some point.

 

I realize I'm on the bleeding edge here, seen by doing the Google search you kindly suggested, just for fun:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ie=UTF-8&ion=1#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=qnix%20ThinkPad%20OR%20nvidia&oq=&gs_l=&pbx=1&fp=e90d0913f918c708&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=2410&bih=1339

 

Nice running into you again, small world!

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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2012-09-08, 6:03 AM

FYI, DisplayPort cable from laptop directly into QNIX or Nixeus 2560x1440 monitors works fine, even on Windows 8 x64 which is now RTM.

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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2012-09-19, 14:21 PM
Have you tried the latest driver?

http://www.displaylink.com/support/downloads.php
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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2012-10-20, 9:53 AM
Okay i have done the tests with my new U2713m and a replacement U2711 today, and the result for the test with the USB 3.0 dock is that they don't provide 2560x1440 resolution from the either of the DVI ports.

So it seems the dock can only provide single link dvi resolution only.
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Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2013-06-21, 7:44 AM

Guys, I am looking at something similar  - and I want to verify if you had similar case so you can tell me if that works,

 

I have X1 Carbon + U2713m + different HD monitor - i am looking to connect both of them but i want to keep full 2560x1440 resolution for my dell. 

 

Is it possible to connect with minidisplay port directly to U2713m and then trought USB 3.0 Dock the second monitor, then display extended desktop ? Or if i will be using dock, then mini display port would not be active? Somebody please advice as i dont want to waiste money on this thing :)


Thank you for all answers

 

Regars

Lukas

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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2013-06-25, 11:45 AM
With the USB 3.0 Dock, you can run 2 extra FHD LCD + 1 WQHD LCD + 1 internal on your X1 Carbon.
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Jin Li

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Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock 0A33970 with 2560x1440 monitor

2013-07-09, 11:37 AM
As others have said, the dock will support 2 screens, up to 2048x1152. 2560x1440 is possible with USB graphics from DisplayLink, but only through a DisplayPort output.

You could attach a separate USB to DisplayPort adapter to one of the USB ports on the back of the dock to provide a high resolution output over USB. Examples of adapters that can be purchased are listed in the DisplayLink shop:

http://displaylink.com/shop/adapters

Wim
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