Windows 10: Only 1 external monitor outputted

Discus and support Only 1 external monitor outputted in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi, I have 2 external Dell monitors connected to my Windows 10 Lenovo Thinkpad T490. one monitor is connected by a HDMI cable, and the other connected... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by MRK2021, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. MRK2021 Win User

    Only 1 external monitor outputted


    Hi, I have 2 external Dell monitors connected to my Windows 10 Lenovo Thinkpad T490. one monitor is connected by a HDMI cable, and the other connected by a mini USB HDMI adaptor. The monitor that is connected via the mini USB HDMI is always detected in preference to the other monitor connected by HDMI. I've taken them out and connected them one by one and always the mini USB HDMI connection is the one that the laptop defaults to. If I only have the HDMI connected monitor then the output goes to that monitor, but as soon as I add in the mini USB HDMI connected monitor, the laptop switches the d

    :)
     
    MRK2021, Sep 13, 2021
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  2. Pavan_N Win User

    External monitor blanking often

    Hi,

    Please answer these questions to assist you better.

    • What is the make and model of your computer and external monitor?
    • Have you installed all pending Windows and driver updates?
    • Do you get any error message?

    I suggest you to install all pending Windows updates in your PC and also update Display drivers. Follow the steps below.

    Step 1: I would suggest you to check and install any latest Windows Updates available.

    • Go to Start and then Settings.
    • Click on Update and Recovery.
    • Check for updates under
      Windows Updates.
    • Restart the system and check if the issue is resolved.

    Step 2: Please refer to the following Wiki article created by
    Andre Da Costa on How to: Install and Update drivers in Windows 10.

    How to: Install and Update Hardware Drivers in Windows 10

    Do let us know if you still get random black screen in the external monitor. Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Sep 13, 2021
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  3. LemP Win User
    connection problems External Monitor for laptop

    If you're trying to use a wired external monitor is it connected to the laptop's HDMI output connector or the mini DisplayPort connector?

    If you're using a wired external monitor and don't see any output, right-click on an empty spot on the Desktop and select Screen Resolution -> Detect

    In addition, you may need to press the F7 key and select the mode in which the display will function. There are 4 modes:

    • Disconnect (or Computer only): display only on the laptop's screen
    • Duplicate: the same display on the laptop's screen and the external monitor
    • Extend: extends the output so that you can drag things from one screen to the other
    • Projector only (or Second Screen Only): displays only on the external monitor

    Or are you trying to use wireless (Wi-Di or Miracast)?
     
  4. PhilipAu Win User

    Only 1 external monitor outputted

    hdmi output to external monitor

    Hello Vinodh,

    Thank you very much for your suggestion. I tried it and indeed does what I want it to do. My laptop screen is off and my external monitor (a larger monitor) plays the movie. Good job. Thanks again.
     
    PhilipAu, Sep 13, 2021
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