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Yoga 720 External Monitor

2017-08-15, 1:12 AM

I bought a 720 (-15IKB) a couple of months and have been very pleased with it.  I'd like to be able to use an external monitor.  I really don't want or need a docking station, not playing video games, I just need a little extra screen real estate to have, say, one document open while I work on another.

 

I happen to have an old Dell VGA monitor sitting around so I picked up USB-C to VGA cable but nothing on the monitor's screen and the computer doesn't seem to recognize a monitor is connected.  Can anyone please give me some suggestions on how to make this work.

 

Thanks!

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Re:Yoga 720 External Monitor

2021-02-04, 17:42 PM

@ MikeK3145 wrote:

I bought a 720 (-15IKB) a couple of months and have been very pleased with it.  I' like to be able to use an external monitor.  I really don' want or need a docking station, not playing video games, I just need a little extra screen real estate to have, say, one document open while I work on another.

 

I happen to have an old Dell VGA monitor sitting around so I picked up USB-C to VGA cable but nothing on the monitor' screen and the computer doesn' seem to recognize a monitor is connected.  Can anyone please give me some suggestions on how to make this work.

 

Thanks!

 

Same sitch-eya-tion here. :~\

 

I see it's been 3 1/2 years; were you ever able to figure out how to make it work on your 720-15IKB ?  Hope so ;-)

 

We bought ours in June 2017, and haven't ever tried hooking it up to an ext monitor, but would like to now.

 

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

 

Edit:

Although very expensive, I'm pretty sure that this ThinkPad USB-C Dock [40A9] would work with the Lenovo's w/Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C ports.... by connecting a Lenovo Thunderbolt (3?)/USB-C port — to the ThinkPad USB-C Dock [40A9] — then a VGA-VGA cable an external monitor with a VGA I/O port. Because it worked fine with my work issued ThinkPad T480S Ultrabook..... when connected to the above mentioned ridiculous 2009 Samsung 2233SW monitor w/VGA.

 

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

 

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