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U2412M, PC HDMI to DisplayPort cable question

Hi,

I have Lenovo laptop and using U2412M monitor. I do have HDMI to DisplayPort cable. When I try to connect with monitor it tells me that " there is no signal coming from your computer"  Press any key on the keyboard or move the mouse to wake it up. I don't want to use many converters and cables. I want to use single cable and could you please tell me how to move forward with my case?

Many thanks

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Re: U2412M, PC HDMI to DisplayPort cable question

Let's backup. What video out ports are on the Lenovo laptop?


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Re: U2412M, PC HDMI to DisplayPort cable question

Awaiting a response to my previous public troubleshooting reply?


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Re: U2412M, PC HDMI to DisplayPort cable question

Since we have not received a reply from you, we are closing this case.


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Re: U2412M, PC HDMI to DisplayPort cable question

Hi Chris,

 

I am problem to find this message. I am using Lenovo Think pad Z270 model.

I tried HDMI to Laptop to Display port to Monitor - didnt worked it

then I get new cable today HDMI Laptop to DVI Cable to Monitor - didnt worked.

I have followed below thread and learned that HDMI to DVI-D to monitor will work, but it didnt worked out for me. 

https://www.dell.com/community/Monitors/U2412M-DP-to-PC-HDMI/td-p/4438497

 

I am not sure how to check video ports in Lenovo laptop, i can say i am using Lenovo think pad X270.

 

Many thanks
Rajendra

 

 

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Re: U2412M, PC HDMI to DisplayPort cable question

Hi Chris,

I googled it and found that Lenovo thinkpad X270 has a full size HDMI video out port and a USB Type-C out port.

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Ports and Inputs

Along the left edge, you'll find the USB-like AC power jack, the cooling exhaust vent, a USB Type-C port (no Thunderbolt 3 support), a full-size HDMI video out, a USB Type-A 3.0 port, and a Smart Card reader on top.

Could you please let me know why HDMI to DVI-D didn't work for me? I restarted laptop and power on as well on the monitor and still didn't work for me.

I have 2 monitors, U2414H and U2417H and trying to connect to HP Elite Book laptop. I have connected U2414H with HP Elite Book Laptop using HDMI to HDMI cable. Its working perfectly fine. But when I switch on U2417H and keep HDMI to HDMI between U2414H and U2417H its not working. Could you please suggest how to connect between these 2 monitors?

Many thanks

Rajendra

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Re: U2412M, PC HDMI to DisplayPort cable question

(1) A PC HDMI out port cannot drive two monitors
(2) A PC HDMI out port cannot upconvert to a monitor DP in port. The straight cables are designed to do the opposite =
PC DP out port --> DP to HDMI cable --> Monitor HDMI in port
(3) Two monitors in a DP MST daisy chain cannot be using any HDMI port

 

In a SINGLE monitor setup, this should work =
X270 HDMI out port --> HDMI to DVI cable --> U2412M DVI in port
X270 HDMI out port --> HDMI to HDMI cable --> U2414H HDMI in port
X270 HDMI out port --> HDMI to HDMI cable --> U2417H HDMI in port

 

The only way to run two monitors from this Lenovo ThinkPad X270 is via its USB Type-C out port.


* The power AC adapter must be connected to the Lenovo ThinkPad X270

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 USB Type-C out port --> USB Type-C to DP cable --> U2417H DP in port (Menu- Display- MST on)

U2417H DP out port --> U2417H DP to mDP cable --> U2414H mDP in port