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Dual monitor setup issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by littlem33, Jul 24, 2015.

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    littlem33 Thread Starter

    Jul 24, 2015
    Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T430
    Docking station: Thinkpad mini dock series 3
    Monitors: 2 Flat Panel Monitors 1980FP
    VGA and DVI connecting

    I have the same setup at home that I have at work. Just different monitors. Same docking station and transport my laptop from work to home. At work I can plug my laptop into the docking station, close the laptop and my display comes up on my monitors. At home if I close my laptop it shows nothing on either monitor. If I leave it open, it shows on the laptop screen and the monitor that is hooked up by VGA. If I go into Display and Screen Resolution, it is detecting my 3rd monitor, however no matter how many ways I try to extend it, copy it, etc the 3rd monitor still will not show up.

    I want to have it like I do at work where I can close my laptop and show up on both monitors.. Please someone help me?? I've switched out the chords to each monitor to see if that helped, but still only able to connect to the VGA screen, could this indicate that it's the DVI that is the issue?

    I've even tried using a docking station from work to see if my docking station was the issue and it's the same thing.

    thank you in advance

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