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Bandolier2k
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G500: Multiple External Display Support and DisplayPort

I have the Lenovo G500 which has one each of a VGA and HDMI port.

 

I'd like to connect both an external VGA and HDMI monitor, plus use the Laptop display.

 

It appears that Windows will support this because it recognizes both monitors when connected, but, the display properties tell me to disconnect the 3rd monitor.

 

Is this just not supported?

 

Do I need to move to a USB-based video adapter to achieve this on this model?

 

My other semi-related question is: has anyone had success converting from HDMI to a DisplayPort monitor?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: G500: Multiple External Display Support and DisplayPort

Hi Bandolier2k,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

I’m sorry to inform you that only one display can be connected using any one of the port and both cannot be activated at one time, and external device cannot be supported to display video.

 

Do post us back for further queries.

 

Best Regards

Shiva Kumar



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cwjl97
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Re: G500: Multiple External Display Support and DisplayPort

Thank you, Mr. Shiva Kumar.

 

Do I understand you correctly to mean that there is no way for G500 to be extended to two external monitors?  

 

Thank you.

SeniorGuru
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Re: G500: Multiple External Display Support and DisplayPort

you could use a "multiplier" of some sort to take the signal and multiply it to two more monitors. They would be display only - you would not be able to interact with them.

CB

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