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Connecting Dual Monitors to my Spectre

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HP Spectre x360 - 13-ac041tu
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Try as I may I am unable to get my Laptop to connect to an external monitor. I have even used the USB-C to HDMI that actually came with the laptop. This has driven me insane.

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@Gyroman Welcome to HP Community!

 

I understand that you are unable to connect the external monitor.

 

Have you tried with both USB C port?

 

Please perform the Thunderbolt test and let us know.

 

1. Power off the PC and make sure that it is completely powered off.

2. Press the power button and the moment you press the power button immediately start tapping F2 key, you should see the system diagnostics screen.

3. Look for the component test, under that all the hardware will be listed, please choose Thunderbolt and initiate the quick test.

Note: If it fails it will generate a 24 digits alphanumeric failure id, please capture that.

 

Try updating the computer, this will install the latest updates -

 

Step 1 Windows Updates -

1) In the search box, type, and open Windows Updates.

2) Check for updates.

3) If the updates are available, click on install and restart the computer.

 

Step 2 Install updates using HP Support Assistant

  1. In the search box, type, and open HP Support Assistant. 
  2. Check for updates. 
  3. If the updates are available, click on install and restart the computer.  

Note: If you do not have HP Support Assistant installed, Click here to download the same.

 

Keep us posted,

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Give us a virtual high-five by clicking the 'Thumbs Up' icon below, followed by clicking on the "Accept as solution" on this post, 


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Hi Praveen, 

Thank you for the detailed response.

I completed thunderbolt test and it passed with no issue. After hours of trying to make the dock work I took a hail Mary pass when I found the adapter in the box of the hp doc for the USB-A, So I tried that and it work. I have no idea why but it does. Am I to understand that try as I may it will never work in either of the thunderbolts supplied on my laptop?

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@Gyroman

 

I understand your concerns.

 

Please uninstall the USB host controller from the device manager and then try to update the BIOS.

 

Have a nice day!!

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I followed your advice and it worked. The dock is now running on the USB-C thunderbolt port however the dock was listed in file explorer  when on USB-A and now is no longer listed and my wireless keyboard doesn't worked when plugged into the dock.

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@Gyroman

 

Please let us know which brand docking station you are using.

 

Is it compatible with your computer?

 

Please provide the product number of the docking station.

 

Have a nice day!!

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I spoke directly to HP before I purchased the dock to check its compatibility. They are the ones who advised to purchase the dock.

https://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Y0K80AA&opt=&sel=ACC

 

My Laptop is the  HP Spectre x360 - 13-ac041tu with 2 HP Monitors.

 

https://www.harveynorman.com.au/hp-27-inch-27fw-full-hd-ips-backlit-monitor.html and  https://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=3ML05AA&opt=&sel=ACC

 

I made sure everything was compatible and spoke to HP directly for all the devices.

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@Gyroman

 

Thank you for the update.

 

In that case, I would suggets you contact our phone support and check for the support option. They will help you.

 

Here is how you can get in touch with phone support.

 

 

1)Click on this link - www.hp.com/contacthp/

 

2)Select the product type.

 

3)Enter the serial number of your device or select let HP detect your product option.

 

4)Select the country from the drop-down.

 

5)You should see the HP phone support number or Chat option listed.

 

We are experiencing longer than expected wait times to reach an agent due to the CoViD-19 impact and there might have been issues in you getting the expected resolution on the issue. 

 

Have a nice day!!

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