01-30-2014 11:18 PM - last edited on 01-31-2014 06:36 AM by andyP
I have just purchased the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P and I am loving it.
I do have an issue with plugging a second screen to the VGA port, everything works fine with the HDMI port but when I plug a second screen to the VGA port the machine seems to recognize the 2nd screen but there is nothing on the display, it's all black, also the 2nd screen tells me there is no signal detected, I tried 2 different screens which work perfectly on another Lenovo laptop but no luck when I plug it to the new laptop, what's odd is that the system recognize I am attaching a 2nd screen and gives me options of resolutions and screen options like desktop location and such, sadly there is nothing happening on the 2nd screen.
So, I assume something is wrong, funny enough if the VGA port was broken then the system wont recognize that I have plugged a 2nd screen, so how come I don't see anything on the 2nd screen or that it show me on the 2nd screen that there is no signal.
Would love for some support.
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03-24-2014 07:22 AM
I would also LOVE to have this topic responded to, as I have exactly the SAME problem. When I have the DVD in the bay (the GT750MS graphics adapter is out), I cannot get any response from my 2nd monitor plugged into the VGA port. HDMI port works fine. Please help!!!!!!
03-26-2014 12:53 PM
Yes, the situation is ridicules, I also bought many new cables and connectors to see if something else is wrong, HDMI to VGA, VGA TO HDMI, VGA TO DVI, HDMI TO DVI and so on, nothing works, the VGA port recognize second monitor by brand but cant send a signal to it, sad sad sad, I have to work with the HDMI and I hope this will be fixed soon.
03-27-2014 10:00 AM
Well, the machine is working fine on all accounts, if you mean the drivers of the NVIDIA than i think i am uptodate since the NVIDIA GeForce Experience program tells me so in the updates menu.
is there another place i should look for updates regarding the VGA card output?
03-27-2014 11:55 PM
05-13-2014 02:13 AM
Did anyone find any solution for this? I tried to sent our Y510p to authorized service aswell and they returned it as unfounded even though VGA port clearly doesnt work properly. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
06-06-2014 12:54 PM
I'm having the exact same problem. I have a Y510p with the dual SLI Nvidia GT 755m graphics cards. When I connect my external monitor up via HDMI, it is just a black/blank screen. All drivers are up to date, so it's not that. Everything else works fine on the laptop. Lenovo, what's the problem?
06-06-2014 12:55 PM
also.. forgot to mention, the monitor works fine -- the display works perfectly when connected to my desktop PC running Windows 7. This happens with the DVI cable too, as well as HDMI ...
06-06-2014 01:05 PM
woops.. forgot to mention ONE more thing -- This problem happens with 2 different monitors (both that I have tried), an older Samsung SyncMaster, and a brand-spanking-new ViewSonic VX2452mh. Same problem - I can't share the video to an external monitor.