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marcellino248
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how to use a lenovo s50-30 as a monitor for another PC

Hi, I have a lenovo s50-30 that no longer works for a problem on the motherboard: the hard disk is not receiving power. I've already done all the tests you can suggest and the only solution is to change the motherboard, which I'm not going to do, I've already replaced the PC with a new one.
I would still like to get everything I can from the Lenovo S50-30, so I'd like to know if you can use it as a monitor for another computer. On the back it has an HDMI input, so in theory it is possible, but how is it done? I haven't found anything in the manual nor on the internet ...
 
Buongiorno, io ho un lenovo s50-30 che non funziona più per un problema sulla scheda madre: l'hard disk non riceve alimentazione. Ho già fatto tutte le prove che potete suggerirmi e l'unica soluzione è cambiare la scheda madre, cosa che non ho intenzione di fare, ho già sostituito il PC con uno nuovo.
Vorrei comunque recuperare tutto il possibile dal Lenovo S50-30, quindi mi piacerehbe sapere se è possibile utilizzarlo come uno schermo per un altro computer. Sul retro ha un ingresso HDMI, quindi in teoria è possibile, ma come si fa? non ho trovato nulla nel manuale nè in internet...
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Re: how to use a lenovo s50-30 as a monitor for another PC

Hi @marcellino248

 

According to this link, the Lenovo S50-30 has 1 x HDMI-in.

Please check if you can see that label HDMI-in on the HDMI port that you have at the back of your computer.

 

If you have that HDMI-in label on your HDMI port then that means you can use your Lenovo S50-30 as an external monitor though there's no assurance that it will work if the motherboard is totally busted.

 

Hope this help answer your query. 
 

Regards



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Re: how to use a lenovo s50-30 as a monitor for another PC

the computer has the hdmi-in port.
The motherboard is not completely busted, it works except for the fact that it does not bring power to the hard disk so the operating system does not start. If I insert a ubuntu live usb the computer works properly.

But is it possible to use that port if the system doesn't start up? And how?

Thanks!

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Re: how to use a lenovo s50-30 as a monitor for another PC

Hi @marcellino248

 

Try connecting your new computer to this s50-30 using your HDMI cable and set the computer(s50-30) to PC mode. use the photo below as your reference.

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Hope this help answer your query. 
 
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Re: how to use a lenovo s50-30 as a monitor for another PC

It works! The secret was the pc mode/hdmi-in switch, which I hadn't noticed. Thanks!

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