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08-11-2014

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2014-08-11, 1:28 AM

Tried a little surgery with a scissors on an adaptor that came with some hardware, and viola - perfect.  Thanks to whomever came up with the idea. Note there were a few miliimeters to cut safely before hitting the metal; easy and it works.

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08-20-2014

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2014-08-20, 15:40 PM

Mark, is there a solution to this problem? 

 

I have already bought two different mini hdmi adaptor and have tried the filing solution, with no success, and I do not want to have to waste money on a third.

 

This was my first lenovo purchase (post owning macs for a while which all worked great btw), and based on my experience thus far I would not recommend lenovo to a friend.

 

Please advise on how to make the mini hdmi port useable.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2014-08-20, 15:53 PM

Go buy the Kanex cable, Kanex HDMIMIC Micro HDMI Type D Cable for Portable Devices M/M (6 feet), on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ULNA3K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).  See my previous post in this forum about the variations in cable connector length.

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10-02-2014

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Betreff: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2014-10-02, 7:14 AM

Hi there,

i've a problem with the hdmi out on my Yoga2Pro :(

I bought a micro hdmi cable (with ethernet, audio...) and i cut of the plastic.

When i connect the Yoga using the cable with a tv or display, the device see the connection but the yoga do not sending a video signal. Switching the output with windows+p has no changes.

Starting the Intel Manager is there only the choose between the internal display and Intel WiDi but no external display ...

Can you help me please?

 

Kind regards

MacLeod

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05-20-2014

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Betreff: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2014-10-02, 7:40 AM
The cutting of the plastic on your cable is dicey, and even if it works,
you need to wiggle it sometimes. Rather buy the micro hdmi: HDMI adapter
from Amazon - it works

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Betreff: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2014-10-04, 11:20 AM

@kobus: tanks for your advice.

 

But first i've tested another cable from Amazon.de (Germany) and this cable works without modification :)

Kamor 3m Ultra Slim Series http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00EXFO71Q

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2014-12-29, 22:41 PM

Mark,

 

So nice of you to respond to this post almost one year ago now and yet still Lenovo has no solution to this problem. I can tell you 100% that it is the Y2P; the micro-HDMI output port is set into the device too far for a complete connection. I have tried my HDMI cable on THREE different machines and have no issues completing the connection. The LEAST Lenovo could do is respond again to this post offering some type of compensation/solution towards the issue and let us users know that you care about our business. Does Lenovo even care about their reputation and loyal customers? Y2P users appear to be smarter than Lenovo by creating their own DIY solutions. This whole situation is extremely disappointing and sad.

 

Hope to hear from Lenovo soon.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2015-01-01, 20:22 PM

I used the same technique to connect my vga monitor to my new yoga 3 pro.  Sliced some of the plastic casing off the Cable Matters Active Micro HDMI to VGA adapter.  It works, but it is a shoddy solution.  We shouldn't have to modify the adapters to make them work after spending that much money for the yoga.

 

Has anyone tried Levono's adapter?  http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?hide_menu_area=true&GroupID=460&Code=0A36536

 

I will return the yoga if I don't find a supported solution.  I'll also file a complaints with the Attorney General's Office and any other consumer protection bureau. 

 

 

 

 

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Betreff: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2015-01-01, 22:24 PM

I agree with the previous comments that shaving off the rubber produces a weak connection (for me, anyways). I bought the Kamor cable in the U.S (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IS6351E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and paired it with this HDMI to VGA adaptor  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KD95TVS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and this solution works well!

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro micro-HDMi issue SOLVED

2015-01-03, 11:53 AM

First many thanks for posting this. I probably would never had figured out this root cause of the problem.

 

To all othesr who commented here. Be aware that even a working cable does not mean that the connector is sitting in its correct position. This may cause a defect in the long term. I had a VGA adapter which worked from the beginning (like some other mentioned about calbes in this thread) and a HDMI which did occasionally.

 

Taking the advice from this thread I cut it back a bit and it worked, but I though it may not be in the correct position, yet. So I compared it with a Yoga 2 13 I have at hand and the connector had still a gap of about 0,4 mm to the body and a much stronger fit.

 

So I decided to stop guessing and start measuring. The HDMi connector on the Y2Pro is 1 mm (!) further in than on the Y213. The totel length from the body edge to the bottom of the connector is 6 mm. To get the connector reliably into its nominal end position there should be at least 6.1 mm free standing metal. So I cut even my working VGA adapter further back to achieve this lenght. Then you could here the click when the connector reaches its correct end position.

 

So regeardless if your cable works right from the beginning or you have to modify a non-working one I recommend to make sure that you have a free connector lenght of 6.1 mm to avoid any long term damage to the connector from an incorrect fit.

 

P.S. As you can see from the previous post with the HDMI connector spec the design flaw is about 0.5 mm to ensure proper seating of the connector even with all connectors within the shorter tolerance. A bit bad luck.

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