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Ideapad 520-15IKB (Type 81BF) USB Type C to VGA doesn't work

2019-08-25, 17:28 PM

I need to run 3rd screen on my PC using the Type C Port as i'm already using the HDMI Port but its not working 

i need ot know if that is possible and if so, what are the steps should i follow or the compatible model i should use 

 

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2019-08-25, 17:46 PM

That is impossible on basically anything besides ThinkPads. They lack the Displayport Alt Mode, so no video output is possible via the Type-C port.

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Betreff: Ideapad 520-15IKB (Type 81BF) USB Type C to VGA doesn't work

2019-08-25, 19:59 PM

What About USB 3.0 to VGA, will that work?

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Betreff: Ideapad 520-15IKB (Type 81BF) USB Type C to VGA doesn't work

2019-08-25, 20:52 PM

Honestly, I would not bother with these unreliable things. Driver compatibility issues and hardware issues (not to mention that they are an incredibly janky solution in general) would keep me from buying these. I also found a thread in this forum where one forum member ordered one of these and it didn't work, so I wouldn't bother. I guess your only solution would be a different laptop if you should really need three monitors. These USB3 things, if they do actually work, just mirror the screen. But you are not able to project to both screens simultaneously, only one at a time. That was also an issue I read about.

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