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MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

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mem5000
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri 30. Dec 2016, 16:05

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby mem5000 » Sat 14. Jan 2017, 16:43

i believe, it's a 3 foot cable... ill have to check

just to point out, it's not the external monitor that blanks out... it's my MSP's tablet screen that does

It was doing it to me yesterday, and i yanked the external monitor out of the hub, and put it back in... that seemed to make it stop...

it's been VERY hard to trouble shoot... it acts so erratically.

mem5000
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri 30. Dec 2016, 16:05

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby mem5000 » Sat 14. Jan 2017, 16:43

i believe, it's a 3 foot cable... ill have to check

just to point out, it's not the external monitor that blanks out... it's my MSP's tablet screen that does

It was doing it to me yesterday, and i yanked the external monitor out of the hub, and put it back in... that seemed to make it stop...

it's been VERY hard to trouble shoot... it acts so erratically.

neilgooge
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu 4. May 2017, 19:57

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby neilgooge » Thu 4. May 2017, 20:00

Did anyone find a solution to this? I am currently having the same problem...

I was looking to buy a USBC portable monitor anyway, but in the mean time its a rather annoying problem... its not constant, but enough of an annoyance when trying to work...

neilgooge
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu 4. May 2017, 19:57

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby neilgooge » Thu 4. May 2017, 20:08

Just too add to that, what I have noticed, is it seems to blank out more frequently, when running something video heavy on the other screen... for example, running a floating youtube video on the other screen, with a picture window open for reference, while drawing on the MSP screen, definitely seems to increase the amount of blanking that goes on.

I am using the dodcool USBC hub currently (great hub by the way... if you ignore the whole blanking thing ;)

Jolacap
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed 24. May 2017, 16:34

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby Jolacap » Wed 24. May 2017, 16:37

Hi,

Just came across this thread while doing some research before deciding on purchasing the MSP. I would love to purchase the MSP, but would need it to support external display properly. Does anyone know if this has been resolved?

Thanks - J

wacom1
Posts: 458
Joined: Tue 29. Nov 2016, 09:46

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby wacom1 » Thu 25. May 2017, 09:44

If you are using a hub, KVM switch or similar for the connection, external screens may blanks out irregularly - independant of type of computer, but appear to happen more often with NVIDIA cards. Best is a direct USB-C to USB-C connection.

mem5000
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri 30. Dec 2016, 16:05

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby mem5000 » Sun 28. May 2017, 15:33

So, the problem has gone away for me. To be honest, im not sure why.
I have only this clue - i started regularly plugging my usb-c hub (to which my monitor was plugged into) into the bottom of the 3 usb-c ports on the MSP. The reason I'm not jumping out and saying this fixed it, is because the problem continued, but at a much much lower frequency... for about a couple weeks. Like maybe once an hour or more... Rarely enough, that it no longer became an issue. And then one day... it just stopped happening at all.

This little tablet has had a few quirks, but all in all -- i LOVE it. It is fantastic for drawing on, and I take with me everywhere. I even do a little gaming on it, when away from my main rig. The only issue there is, when the 3d card kicks in, this bad boy puts off some HEAT! Definitely will want an external fan blowing on it, or it might melt your face.

williamvriley
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu 15. Jun 2017, 04:17

Re: MSP 16 with external monitor blanks out

Postby williamvriley » Thu 15. Jun 2017, 04:37

I have my mobilestudio ace 16 i7 associated with an outer show with a dynamic show port to usb-c connector. What's more, i am getting every now and again short dark screens. Once in a while 3 or 4 times in succession. Be that as it may, not on the outside show but rather on the mobilestudio screen itself. I tried it additionally with a hdmi to usb-c connector with a similar outcome.


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