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Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-09-22, 5:06 AM

Thinkpad 10 when connected via the micro HDMI port directly to a Dell 2007FP monitor via it's DVI

connection works normally but when the monitor is connected using the tablet dock HDMI port the

tablet appears to connect with the monitor but the monitor screen goes black.

 

Connecting the tablet dock to a TV via HDMI to HDMI works ok.

 

Anybody know a solution or having this issue? Could it be a faulty dock?

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-12-23, 6:39 AM
I've now successfully connected the Thinkpad 10 via the dock HDMI port to the DVI connector on two later model monitors. These are: a new Dell U2413 and an older model BenQ FP241W.

The conclusion is that the HDMI output from the dock can work with some monitors but not other, possibly older, models like the Dell 2007FP. The connection also failed on an even older Samsung 204b.
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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-09-22, 16:21 PM

The only way I got it to work was doing the Lenovo System Update and letting install the latest drivers.  There is also a bios update that fixes issues with the Tablet / Dock connection. 

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-09-22, 17:08 PM

And even when I can connect to via DVI it flashes on the screen like driver has trouble loading the second monitor, eventually it does, but it takes a good 20 seconds. I have my interns testing it out hdmi to hdmi to see if it works. 

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-09-23, 5:25 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. Updated all the Lenovo software including the BIOS but the problem is still there. Every 15 seconds or so the tablet appears to attempt to connect to the screen but fails each time. Tried on another monitor of the same type and the result was the same.

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-09-25, 14:18 PM

On ours I've tried a Thinkpad Tablet 10 out of the box, connecting to the dock and monitor  and I get distortion/flickering, then it works.  I' ve tried different docks with with multiple tablets, different cables.  And they all seem to do the same thing. I'm starting to run out of ideas.

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-09-26, 2:27 AM

This is most probably an issue with the docks then as the monitor works normally when connected to the Thinkpad 10 micro HDMI port.

 

However, I need it to work with the dock because as soon as the tablet is docked the micro HDMI switches off.

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-10-02, 19:20 PM

Tomorrow i'll have my Monitor in the shop, which has a HDMI, VGA, DVI.  Going to be testing all three ports and i'll let you know of my findings. 

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-11-03, 14:45 PM
Hey, Just got an update from Lenovo. The dock is HDMI to HDMI ONLY. What garbage. And there are no plans to make it compatible with other connections
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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-11-06, 2:10 AM

No dock support for DVI is a strange design. Lenovo should have pointed this out.

 

Meanwhile, the little Thinkpad 10 has been around the world with us in the last month and never missed a beat. So light in the hand luggage it was a delight to have this little Win 8 machine with us.

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Re: Thinkpad 10 dock HDMI to DVI monitor issue

2014-12-23, 6:39 AM
I've now successfully connected the Thinkpad 10 via the dock HDMI port to the DVI connector on two later model monitors. These are: a new Dell U2413 and an older model BenQ FP241W.

The conclusion is that the HDMI output from the dock can work with some monitors but not other, possibly older, models like the Dell 2007FP. The connection also failed on an even older Samsung 204b.

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