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Lenovo P520 and P720 Windows 10 workstations have only a Mini DisplayPort available for connection to a monitor, and an adapter is not provided with the workstation - WKB54487

Article number: 54487

SYMPTOMS

  • Lenovo P520 and P720 Windows 10 workstations have only a Mini DisplayPort available for connection to a monitor
  • There is no special cable or adapter included with the workstation for monitor connection
  • The Lenovo monitors sold by Waters are not compatible with the new P-520 and P-720 workstations for connection without an additional adapter/cable
  • The 27-inch Dell monitor sold by Waters is compatible with the new Lenovo P-520 and P-720 workstations

ENVIRONMENT

  • Lenovo P-520 and P-720 Windows 10 workstations

CAUSE

The Lenovo P-520 and P-720 workstations do not have multiple display port options for connection to a monitor.

FIX or WORKAROUND

Monitors sold by Waters:

  • 668000419 - Monitor, 27" (This part can be either a Dell or a Lenovo 27-inch monitor)
    • The Dell Ultrasharp (model: UP2716D) 27-inch monitor comes with a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, so no additional adapter is needed.
    • The Lenovo ThinkVision (model: P27u-10) requires a cable to connect from the Mini DisplayPort on the computer to the DisplayPort on the monitor.
  • 668000273 - Monitor, Lenovo ThinkVision Flat Panel (22-inch monitor)
    • The Lenovo ThinkVision (model: T2254P) requires a cable to connect from the Mini DisplayPort on the computer to the DisplayPort on the monitor.
  • 668000249 - Lenovo L1700P 17" LCD Business Black (17-inch monitor)
    • The Lenovo ThinkVision (model: T1714P) requires an adapter to connect from the Mini DisplayPort on the computer to the monitor, by connecting the VGA cable provided with the monitor to the adapter.

Adapter/cables sold by Waters:

668000553 – Cable Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort 
668000554 – Cable, Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Converter

For Waters supplied Monitors:

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Lenovo P-x20 workstations have 4 Mini DisplayPorts available on the back of the computer and the display cable can be plugged into any of the ports.

 

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