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octstudio
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Message 1 of 11

Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

Hi, 

 

I brought a Mini HDMI to DVI cable to use an additional monitor, however i am reading that this dose not typically work with Lenovo's. This seems very stupid! Is there any way to run dual monitor on the 710 or do i need to get a $100 One Link Hub? 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

How do you want to use it the 2 screens?

 

(a) 1 screen on your Yoga 710 and 1 screen as the external monitor? or

(b) you want to run 2 external monitors? and turn the Yoga 710 screen off?

 

Do you have Windows 10? For option (a): In the right-bottom corner of the taskbar Notification center > Project > Extend.

 

 


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octstudio
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

(a) 1 screen on your Yoga 710 and 1 screen as the external monitor?
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

That should work that is a basic Windows function. Do you have Windows 10?

 

Connect the external monitor. In Windows 10, next to the windows sign is a search, type "display settings". Click display settings, set for 2 screens. 

 

Alternatively, in Windows 10 iFor option (a): In the right-bottom corner of the taskbar Notification center > Project > Extend.


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tjr1
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Message 5 of 11

Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

My previous setup (prior to my Yoga 710) was an HDMI to DVI cable to my external monitor. Now that I have my Yoga 710, I simply purchased a Mini-HDMI to HDMI adapter and plugged it into the HDMI-DVI cable. Works just fine.

 

One note: I'm discovering that Windows updates are often messing up hardware drivers. In my case on the 710, I can always tell when Windows updates, because the external monitor no longer works. After a few days, the new video drivers come available (or, if I'm impatient, I roll the driver and/or update back) and the external monitor works again.

awrena
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

I want to use option B, run 2 HD monitors and turn off the laptop screen. 

 

With only the mini HDMI on the laptop itself, what are my options??

dineshforu
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

I tried to get a Micro HDMI to VGA adpater and that didnt work for me either to extend the display from my Yoga 710 to Dell 24" Monitor. I used the below model to extend the display.

 

http://www.amazon.in/Technotech-Micro-Audio-Adapter-Converter/dp/B01N4NSS2M?_encoding=UTF8&portal-de...

 

Please suggest, If there is any solution for this.

gccastro
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Message 8 of 11

Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

Please could you tell me option (b) I want to run 2 external monitors and turn the Yoga 710 screen off
ScottRock
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Message 9 of 11

Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

Hi, 

 

Can you help me with option b?  I have Windows 10.  Trying to find a way to connect two external monitors to my Lenovo Yoga 710 that has one mini HDMI port and one USB port.

 

(b) you want to run 2 external monitors? and turn the Yoga 710 screen off?

soulcraft
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 710 Dual Monitor using the mini HDMI

NOTE - 2 things, before posting -  be sure of the accuracy of your comments. I see many mistakes (even vendors selling cables and devices using the wrong pics and physical descriptor terminology). 

 

About HDMI - there are several types of HDMI connectors.  The Lenovo 710-15ISK port is MICRO. (located on the right end between the power on/off and the 2 USB ports).  Easy to verify looking online  at CNET specs. 

External monitor use will be capable using micro -HDMI to regular -HDMI (or micro-HDMI to VGA) cable.

 

Other option is use DisplayLink adapter and software app. Note that HDMI will transmit and result in the higher vid/aud quality.  However some folks may need/want to use USB to view pics or files, hence using the DisplayLink is a quick, versatile method to use  any monitor to view GoPro or camera pics or whatever.

 

 

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