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Registered: ‎10-31-2017
Location: US
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P50 and external monitors

I started having an issue a few days ago with my P50 and an external monitor. I plugged it in and could find no option anywhere to mirror the display like it used to (so the same screen is on the laptop and the monitor). I searched for such a setting to no avail.

Tonight, I unplugged the monitor, briefly (an H233H via HDMI) to see if the laptop would fit into a laptop case that I have, and then went to plug the monitor back in. When I did, the laptop screen went dark as though the laptop went to sleep - had to press the power button and log back in (it did not shutdown) - and now the external monitor isn't detected at all. I ran system updates, and have rebooted a couple of times, and still no external monitor. It's a ghost. How do I get it back?


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Registered: ‎08-02-2018
Location: US
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Re: P50 and external monitors

Hi Kwooda.


Thanks for reaching us for support.


We'd like to know, are there any changes/updates prior to this issue? Have you also tried using a different HDMI cable? What can you see when you were trying to connect an external monitor?



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