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Fix: Docking Station won’t Recognizing the Second Monitor
Is your docking station failing to recognize the second monitor you have connected to it? No worries, because it is a common problem that can fix the Docking Station won’t recognizing the second monitor issue using simple troubleshooting steps.
- Check whether you have connected the external monitor with the docking station appropriately.
- If your external monitor displays a black screen when it is not detected by the
docking station, then check the connection using the shortcut keys.
- Press the Windows + Ctrl + Shift + B shortcut keys and go to Display Settings to click the Detect button.
- Otherwise, click the Start menu at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Click the Settings icon to open the Windows Settings.
- Click the System tab and navigate to the left side panel.
- Under System, select the Display option and go to the right side of the window.
- Now, click the Detect button beneath the Rearrange your displays section to detect the second monitor manually.
- If you have connected the second monitor wirelessly to the docking station, connect it to the Windows computer via Bluetooth.
- The docking station won’t recognizing the second monitor issue solution. Make sure that you have executed the physical setup appropriately.
- Reboot your PC and reconnect the second monitor.
- Connect your second monitor to the Windows PC using the correct input.
- Make sure that you have connected the second monitor and the graphics card with a proper cable connection.
- Disconnect and reconnect the cables after a few minutes.
- If you find the problem is with the cable, try using another cable to fix the connection issue.
- Connect the second monitor to a different computer and check if it is recognized.
- If the problem is with the docking station, update its firmware to the latest version.
- On your Windows, click the Start menu and type “device manager” in the search panel.
- From the search result, give a double-click on the Device Manager app.
- In the Device Manager window, click on the down arrow beside the Display adapters option.
- Give a right-click on the display adapter and select the Update driver option from the pop-up menu.
- Choose the Search automatically for updated driver software option beneath “How do you want to search for drivers?”.
- Next, restart your Windows desktop and check if it resolves the problem.
- If the Docking Station won’t recognizing the second monitorproblem persists, remove and reinstall the graphic driver.
- Now, the second monitor will be recognized by your docking station.