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ThinkCentre M910x Tiny with Tiny-in-One: How to Plug-In Dual Monitors

2018-03-28, 0:03 AM

Hi,

 

I just bought the M910X tiny desktop and 2 identical Lenovo ThinkCentre monitors. I installed the desktop into one of the monitors, which works fine. How do I connect the second monitor to the PC? It seems like the DisplayPort showing on the back of the monitor is only for plugging a separate device into the screen, not video out to a second monitor from the PC. Is that right?

 

Sorry if this is a stupid question!

 

Thank you

 

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Re: How to Plug-In Dual Monitors (ThinkCentre M910X Tiny)

2018-03-28, 14:27 PM


I just bought the M910X tiny desktop and 2 identical Lenovo ThinkCentre monitors. I installed the desktop into one of the monitors, which works fine. How do I connect the second monitor to the PC?


When you say "installed into a monitor", it's a Tiny-in-One monitor?  It would help to know which model.  Pretty sure you would need to connect the 2nd monitor direct to the Tiny itself, is there a way to do that with it installed in the monitor? 

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Re: How to Plug-In Dual Monitors (ThinkCentre M910X Tiny)

2018-03-29, 14:02 PM

Hi,

 

Yes, it's a Tiny In One monitor. They are both the ThinkCentre TIO 21.5" Touch Monitor.

 

I actually got the second monitor to work, although it's not perfect. The DisplayPort that's visible on the bottom of the PC unit when it's "snapped' into the slot on the back of the monitor is only for video "in" connections (e.g., plugging a BluRay player into the display). I was able to flip open the plastic cover on the left side of the box and plug the other monitor into the DisplayPort there, next to the USB ports. It's a tight fit for the connector, and a little bit awkward to snap the plastic cover shut over it, especially with the placement of the WiFi antenna right next to it. But it does work.

 

Does anyone know if that's OK to do? I also saw that Lenovo makes an actual dual monitor stand -- has anyone tried it? I assume it solves this problem, and maybe it's better for saving desk space with dual monitors.

 

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Re: How to Plug-In Dual Monitors (ThinkCentre M910X Tiny)

2018-03-29, 14:34 PM

Would a version of a right-angle, 90 degree DP adapter, like the ones shown here, help?

 

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Re: How to Plug-In Dual Monitors (ThinkCentre M910X Tiny)

2018-03-29, 14:38 PM

Yes, some of those look slightly narrower. They might fit just right. Thank you -- I will try to order one or two of those and see what fits!

 

One more question: I noticed that the TouchScreen only works on the monitor that is actually plugged into the desktop ("AIO" mode instead of the second monitor on DisplayPort mode). Does anyone know if it's possible to use touchscreen on both screens?

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