How Do I Connect My Lenovo Laptop to a Monitor Using HDMI ?

Connect Lenovo laptop to a monitor

HDMI stands for the high-definition multimedia interface and is one of the most common audio/video standards in use today. It has the capability of delivering high-definition signals over a single cable.

Furthermore, all the latest Lenovo laptops come with at least one HDMI port to build a connection to the external monitor and all you need is an HDMI cable.

Once you got that, simply connect one of its ends to the laptop and the other one to the monitor.

However, before purchasing an HDMI cable, you have to check the display input of your monitor.

After confirming that you have the HDMI port similar to the DisplayPort input, you can go ahead with the buying decision.

Again, if you already have the best high-definition monitor, you can rest assured that it will come with an HDMI port.

How do I connect my Lenovo laptop to a monitor using HDMI

Method 1. Sharing the display between the laptop and the external monitor

How do I connect my Lenovo laptop to a monitor using HDMI - sharing displays

How do I connect my Lenovo laptop to a monitor using HDMI – sharing displays

Step 1. Setting up the monitor

Power off the computer as well as all the other attached devices > unplug the computer power cord

Then connect the equipped cables to one monitor. Usually, you will find at least two cables-HDMI and an adaptor.

In case the monitor is equipped with more cables, you have to download the software after connecting the connection to the laptop.

Now you have to connect one end of the HDMI cable to the monitor HDMI connector and the other to the Lenovo laptop.

You have to connect one end of the adapter cable to the monitor and the other end to the outlet.

Step 2. Laptop configuration

You have to use the shortcut key to change the monitor display plan. To start ahead with the process, press Fn + F10 or use the buttons Windows + P for sharing the display between the laptop and the external device.

There is another method for the same where you can set the screen resolution for configuring the monitor display plan.

After accessing the screen resolution, you have to choose a program from the multiple displays drop-down list.

From there, right-click the Windows desktop > select screen resolution from the available drop-down list


You can choose the control panel from the start menu>then click adjust screen resolution under the category appearance and personalization.

Step 3. Switching the video output to the HDMI port with NVIDIA graphics.

Go to start > control panel.

Then click appearance and personalization> go to in NVIDIA control plan.

Then click display to unfold it > set it up to multiple displays. In case there is recognition of external storage devices, there will be a piece of external display equipment appearing on the screen. You must click it for the HDMI device.

Sometimes people also use the HDMI splitter, but the HDMI splitter will not allow having two displays behaving the way the user wants them.

The HDMI port can only send one signal. The splitter allows sending the same signal to the two displays.

Method 2. Using ‘HDMI out’ port on the laptop 

How do I connect my Lenovo laptop to a monitor using HDMI - HDMI port

How do I connect my Lenovo laptop to a monitor using HDMI – HDMI port

Step 1. Connecting the laptop

Projector HDMI cable of the monitor into the flat HDMI port available on the left side of the laptop. However, you have to make sure that the other end is already plugged into the display.

The cable will be identical on both sides. So, it does not matter which end of the cable you are connected to the laptop.

Step 2. Switching on the monitor

Plug the monitor into the electrical outlet >turn it on. If the monitor has multiple HDMI ports, you have to select the channel that the monitor is plugged into.

Then toggle through the channels until you are getting the image appearing on the monitor.

Step 3. Configuration of display settings

Now you have to go ahead with configuring the display in windows. For that,

Press the start button

Select-control panel type

Display in the search box available on the top right corner of the window.

Now click on connect to an external display.

The default setting you will get is to duplicate these displays. You can click extend these displays if you want to extend the windows desktop onto the HDMI monitor.

Summing it up

You can easily connect your Lenovo laptop to a monitor using HDMI while going by the steps mentioned above.

Do ensure to buy the high-quality HDMI cable for the best results. Stay tuned for some more info and updates from the technology arena.

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