At first I didn’t think this was a docking station issue, but now I think it must be.
I’ve had the same setup for over a year: external monitor connected to docking station via HDMI. Recently, the monitor has intermittently not displayed the output from the laptop, but manually selecting the HDMI source on the monitor has fixed this.
However, for the past few days, I can’t get the monitor to display anything from the laptop via HDMI.
I’ve tried the following, with no effect:
Changing the HDMI cable
Clicking the ‘Detect’ button in the display settings
Bypassing the docking station and connecting the monitor directly to the laptop
Checking Device Manager – display adapter drivers are up to date
Now here is the strange thing that makes me think this might be a docking station issue, despite point 3 above. I can get the signal to display on the monitor via its VGA port, direct from the laptop’s HDMI port through an adapter. I can then also get the HDMI connection working, via the docking station. But if I then unplug the HDMI cable from the laptop, the signal from the docking station is lost as well.
After receiving log files, we were able to see that external monitors were being recognized by the system, but were set to disabled. By following the steps below, we were able to restore the external display connected to the dock:
Close or minimize any open windows
Right-click on the desktop and select Display settings from the drop down menu
Under Select and rearrange displays, select the display from the diagram that you are having issues with with a single left-click on the icon. You can click “Identify” to help you understand which monitor corresponds to which number label
Scroll down to the bottom and select Extend these displays from the drop down under Multiple displays
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