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Yoga 720-15IKB > to external monitor w/VGA :~\ Can anyone from Lenovo confirm this?

2021-02-04, 22:31 PM

I'm trying to go from a [ Yoga 720-15IKB 80X7 ] Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C port >> to a ridiculous Samsung monitor.....with only VGA & DVI-D I/O ports. 

 

And I'm wondering if connecting a USB-C/USB-C Thunderbolt (3?) cable from a [ Yoga 720-15IKB ] Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C port  >> to a 'ThinkPad USB-C Dock [40A9]' (see link below) >> then a VGA/VGA cable from the ThinkPad Dock (see link below) to a 2009 Samsung 2233SW monitor w/VGA, might work?

 

Can anyone from Lenovo confirm this?

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/zh/solutions/pd029622#USB-C%20dock

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-UltraDock-40A90090US-Packaged/dp/B01N9RW2A3/ref=pd_ybh_a_11?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BPWF5KV5HN1PZSJR4EYH

 

. . or, does anyone know if a [ USB-C to VGA Cable ] like this one might/should work?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072DX5Z5S/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

 

Thanks for any responses and/or ideas.

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Re:Yoga 720-15IKB > to external monitor w/VGA :~\ Can anyone from Lenovo confirm this?

2021-02-05, 13:55 PM

@ Elila wrote:

I' trying to go from a [ Yoga 720-15IKB 80X7 ] Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C port >> to a ridiculous Samsung monitor.....with only VGA & DVI-D I/O ports. 

 

And I' wondering if connecting a USB-C/USB-C Thunderbolt (3?) cable from a [ Yoga 720-15IKB ] Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C port  >> to a ' USB-C Dock [40A9]' (see link below) >> then a VGA/VGA cable from the ThinkPad Dock (see link below) to a 2009 Samsung 2233SW monitor w/VGA, might work?

 

Can anyone from Lenovo confirm this?

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/zh/solutions/pd029622#USB-C%20dock

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-UltraDock-40A90090US-Packaged/dp/B01N9RW2A3/ref=pd_ybh_a_11?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BPWF5KV5HN1PZSJR4EYH

 

. . or, does anyone know if a [ USB-C to VGA Cable ] like this one might/should work?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072DX5Z5S/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

 

Thanks for any responses and/or ideas.

 

Hello @Elila!

 

Glad to have you here!

 

You can directly connect the USB-C to VGA cable to Yoga 720 to your Samsung monitor directly without using a dock through the Type-C port that's located on the right-side view of the machine itself.

 

 

As for the Docking station, it should work with the Yoga 720 since you'll be connecting the USB-C cable going to USB-C port that's in front of the docking port.

 

You may also check this previous post as well as this one for additional reference.

 

Thanks,

Adriel_lenovo

Lenovo Support

 



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Re:Yoga 720-15IKB > to external monitor w/VGA :~\ Can anyone from Lenovo confirm this?

2021-02-05, 13:55 PM

@ Elila wrote:

I' trying to go from a [ Yoga 720-15IKB 80X7 ] Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C port >> to a ridiculous Samsung monitor.....with only VGA & DVI-D I/O ports. 

 

And I' wondering if connecting a USB-C/USB-C Thunderbolt (3?) cable from a [ Yoga 720-15IKB ] Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C port  >> to a ' USB-C Dock [40A9]' (see link below) >> then a VGA/VGA cable from the ThinkPad Dock (see link below) to a 2009 Samsung 2233SW monitor w/VGA, might work?

 

Can anyone from Lenovo confirm this?

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/zh/solutions/pd029622#USB-C%20dock

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-UltraDock-40A90090US-Packaged/dp/B01N9RW2A3/ref=pd_ybh_a_11?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BPWF5KV5HN1PZSJR4EYH

 

. . or, does anyone know if a [ USB-C to VGA Cable ] like this one might/should work?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072DX5Z5S/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

 

Thanks for any responses and/or ideas.

 

Hello @Elila!

 

Glad to have you here!

 

You can directly connect the USB-C to VGA cable to Yoga 720 to your Samsung monitor directly without using a dock through the Type-C port that's located on the right-side view of the machine itself.

 

 

As for the Docking station, it should work with the Yoga 720 since you'll be connecting the USB-C cable going to USB-C port that's in front of the docking port.

 

You may also check this previous post as well as this one for additional reference.

 

Thanks,

Adriel_lenovo

Lenovo Support

 



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Re:Yoga 720-15IKB > to external monitor w/VGA :~\ Can anyone from Lenovo confirm this?

2021-02-05, 19:56 PM

Thanks so much Adriel,

 

That's good to know, and I very much appreciate your help, as well as the links and previous posts for additional reference reading.

From reading reviews, it's apparent that the imported USB-C to VGA cables don't always work, but that most or some do, and so I guess they're probably worth trying since the cable (I linked above) is 11 times cheaper than the ThinkPad USB-C Dock (also linked abv).

 

Thanks again for your prompt support and helpful links & suggestions.

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