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I have Thinkpad T60 and docking station 2504. Even though the USB ports on the docking station are active, the DVI port is not, ie it does npot send any signal to my external NEC monitor. Any idea what might e wrong?

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  • kam8690 Aug 27, 2010

    Hi,



    selecting the external monitor does not change anything as it continues remaining black.

    It displays the information "No signal to DVI port". My T60 notebook has an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 graphics. Maybe it's a matter if some driver problem?

  • kam8690 Aug 27, 2010

    Hello,

    after downloading the latest drivers, everything's working fine now.

    thank you!

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Hi.

Ensure that

Ensure that on Thinkpad you have selected between external monitor and buit in display. I think the button combination is fn+F7 check also the rest of function buttons.

I have Thinkpad T60 and - 11d1378.jpg

Important NOTE: Ensure that video and keyboard drivers are installed, working and up to date. If video or keyboard drivers are not working you will not be able to use the external video port.

If all the above does not work, you can test the docking bay port using a multimeter set on Ohms on the contact in the two video socket portss in the docking bay. Id the connection is good there must be continuity (zero or low Ohms) in the correspondent pins between computer side and monitor side DVI socket.

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    Ginko Aug 27, 2010

    Hi. A way to find out if problem is computer or docking bay is using a spare monitor to test, if the Thinkpad does not switch to external monitor using the fn key, then problem is likely drivers, in that case ensure that you have installed all drivers from Amilo website.

    See: Lenovo T60 Support and Drivers

  • kam8690 Aug 27, 2010

    OK, I've downloaded the latest video drivers and it's working now.

    Thank you and bye bye.

  • kam8690 Aug 27, 2010

    OK, I've downloaded the latest video drivers and it's working now.

    Thank you and bye bye.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 27, 2010

    Hi.

    You are welcome.

    Thanks for asking Fixya.

    Ginko.

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