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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎01-07-2011
Location: detroit
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What is the port for on the left of the w500 between the eathernet and video monitor connection?

There is a port on the left side of the w500 that is next to the video monitor connector. It looks like an HDMI port but is square on one side. So I do not think it is hdmi. What is that port called and what is it for?

I want to hook up the computer to a tv for the kids to watch netflix.

Bit Torrent
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Registered: ‎12-24-2010
Location: Perth, Australia
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Re: What is the port for on the left of the w500 between the eathernet and video monitor connection?

Hello mate,

 

It's a DisplayPort (that's its name) It's like an HDMI port but it's different Smiley Wink

 

All you need to plug your tv is a cable DisplayPort to HDMI and it's all good. You normally won't have sound because the port is for video only. You will need to plug a cable from your audio out to your tv.

 

You can also check there for some tips : http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/No-audio-from-TV-when-connected-to-a-laptop...

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