External Monitors not detected with Dell Thunderbolt TB16 Docking Station. I moved my computer and unhooked everything. When I plugged everything back in the external monitor did not come on. I tried dell software updates, Restarting the computer, shutting the lid. The power was on to the docking station. The monitor works plugged directly into the laptop no problem. When I restarted I'd get a low power warning that I was 60 out of 130 needed. Nothing changed. There's likely more to try. Usually you hear the ding and it works.

I Have this Docking station


with a dell XPS 15 laptop

  • The linked content in your post is not available to people outside organisations based in the US. – angelofdev Mar 19 '19 at 16:49
  • @angelofdev Really? I can read it and I'm pretty sure the UK is not yet based in the US ... – DavidPostill Mar 19 '19 at 16:52
  • @DavidPostill https://imgur.com/a/lOpAkXs – angelofdev Mar 19 '19 at 17:29
  • @angelofdev {shrug}. It works fine for me. – DavidPostill Mar 19 '19 at 17:31

Here's what I did (the next day) that worked. My monitor shuts off after only a few seconds of not finding a source. So I unplugged my thunderbolt connection from the laptop and turned on the monitor. Then when the monitor was looking for source I plugged in the thunderbolt connection to the laptop. I heard the usual Chime and the monitor connected to the docking station came on.

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