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lenovo laptops failure connect projectors

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October 1, 2013 7:29:51 AM

Hello,i am having problems connecting a Lenovo E430 laptop to an external screen or project.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 1, 2013 8:56:22 AM

Can you be a bit more specific? VGA or HDMI? What's the problem?
October 1, 2013 5:46:15 PM

its VGA, i have connected Lenova E430 to a projector i could not able to see the display, but if i connect some other laptop it image is displayed. wt abt drivers?
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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 2, 2013 1:58:48 AM

yuvans said:
its VGA, i have connected Lenova E430 to a projector i could not able to see the display, but if i connect some other laptop it image is displayed. wt abt drivers?

But you know you have to use the function key to toggle between internal / external / both screens?
October 2, 2013 2:39:31 AM

Tried Fn + F6... But only in this laptop it is not displaying...
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 2, 2013 4:25:35 AM

Is it the original windows installation? Do the other Fn keys work? If not, you need to install the Fn key utility first.
October 2, 2013 6:48:28 AM

all function keys work... we adjust volume only in this...\
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 3, 2013 3:05:04 AM

Connect the projector, right click on the desktop and goto screen resolution. Do you see both, the internal screen and the projector? Is it set to the right resolution?
October 3, 2013 5:58:02 AM

i have connected and checked the screen resolution. it is already set correct as 1366 x 768. but i could not see both the internal screen and the projector screen. It is only searching.... computer 1 & computer 2
a b D Laptop
a c 288 $ Windows 7
October 3, 2013 7:05:46 AM

So the laptop sees that there is a second screen attached but the projector does not see the output from the laptop? Or the laptop only sees it's own screen? Are you using the same cable on the other laptops that do work? Does using another monitor work on the Lenovo?

Try doing a driver update for the video card, Lenovo makes it easy to update everything, run the Lenovo System Update Utility if it's installed, I think it's 5.2 for Win 7 as the latest. If not installed, get it from www.lenovo.com and run it. Great driver update utility.
October 3, 2013 7:17:54 AM

updated ThinkVantage System Update 5.02 For Windows 8 and 7 but it is still like that only... cable works out well with another dell laptop & projector
a b D Laptop
a c 288 $ Windows 7
October 3, 2013 7:34:47 AM

Does the laptop detect a second screen? Does it see a second screen if you try a monitor?
Did you actually run the system update or just install the program? You have to run it to get all the drivers, just installing it won't do any updates.
October 3, 2013 7:41:55 AM

system does not detect any second monitor. after downloading the program, i have installed , made it run and restarted the system but it does not work
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 3, 2013 9:12:18 AM

Any chance to test the laptop with another monitor instead of the projector?
a b D Laptop
a c 288 $ Windows 7
October 3, 2013 10:51:54 AM

yuvans said:
system does not detect any second monitor. after downloading the program, i have installed , made it run and restarted the system but it does not work


Could be a physical issue with the video port then if nothing works on it. Try lenovo support, if it's in warranty it's the best place to get it taken care of.
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