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Yoga 900s to an external monitor with USB 3.0

2016-08-11, 13:40 PM

I'm trying to connect to an extended monitor with a USB 3.0 (bought from Lenovo online) itself but it can't seem to detect the monitor.

I've connected the HDMI cable on both ends. 

Is there something that I'm missing?

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Re: Yoga 900s to an external monitor with USB 3.0

2016-08-11, 16:37 PM

You'll also find Lenovo's proprietary power port on the left side. The power cable has a flat tip, and you'll notice that it looks similar to a traditional USB port. Lenovo made some enhancements to this port so that when you're not using the power cable to charge your Yoga, you can also use this port as a USB 2.0 port, giving your laptop three total USB ports.

Similarly, you can use remove the power cable from the power brick, connect a USB cable and use the power brick to charge a phone or tablet. This innovation allows business travelers to leave behind their smartphone charger if they want to alternate between charging the Yoga and their mobile device.

 

On the right side, you'll find the combo audio jack, raised power button and an auto-rotate lock button, which is useful in tablet mode.


you'll be able to get the base Surface Book with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB solid state storage and no discrete graphics. You'd be getting more for your money with the Yoga.

 

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Re: Yoga 900s to an external monitor with USB 3.0

2016-08-14, 11:57 AM

Are you using the USB 3.0 port on the right side of the system or the new USB-C port on the left?

 

Which adapter are you using, i.e. Lenovo part number?

 

What app or utility are you using to detect the external monitor? Fn-F10-? Windows Display settings? Intel HD Graphics Control Panel?

 

Have you tried to reinstall the Intel display driver?


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Re: Yoga 900s to an external monitor with USB 3.0

2016-08-15, 0:05 AM

I bought the lenovo universal usb3.0 from the website itself : http://www3.lenovo.com/au/en/accessories/cables-and-connectors/adapters-usb/CABLE-BO-USB3-0-to-VGA-HDMI-Adapter/p/4X90H20061

 

Which port should I be using (right / left?)

 

I've tried Windows Display settings & Intel HD Graphics Control Panel. Both can't detect the external monitor.

(I've previously used an ASUS docking station to connect and it worked).

But since I've bought this adaptor (to be used at home - with no docking station); I've searched online and followed this :http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/544321

 

To no avail.

 

Could you guide me how to install the Intel display driver please? And which is the correct one.

 

Thanks!

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2016-08-15, 0:37 AM

 

I've received this notification and followed the instructions.

Nothing seems to work.

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Re: Yoga 900s to an external monitor with USB 3.0

2016-08-15, 11:58 AM

lenovo universal usb3.0

 

I'm not familiar with this adapter. I thought you might be referring to Lenovo USB-C to HDMI Adaptor which is designed to work with the new USB-C port on the left side of the Y900s, beside the power connector. 

 

Re the adapter you have, check Lenovo Universal USB 3.0 to VGA/HDMI Adapter to ensure that you have the latest drivers. This page also indicates that this adapter was intended for use with ThinkPad products. I don't know why it wouldn't work with IdeaPad Yoga models but they're not explicitly listed.

 

As for the video driver for the Y900s, see Yoga 900S-12ISK Laptop (ideapad) and search for Display and Video Graphics.

 

If none of these driver updates fix the problem, you might want to contact Lenovo about exchanging the adapter you have for the USB-C version. Several posters on this forum have reported that it works well with their Y900s. (I have a CableCreation USB-C to HDMI Adapter which also works well.)


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