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Thinkpad P50 compatibility with ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Question: Thinkpad P50 compatibility with ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock

I am considering to add a dock station to my Thinkpad P50.I have seen that Lenovo is starting to sell a new shiny ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC0135UK).It doesn't seem to be available in the Uk Lenovo Shop but I have a found a distributor who's selling the product.Is the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock compatible with Thinkpad P50 ? Thanks

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Does the Thinkpad P51s support the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? I have the Thinkpad P51s with stock Windows 10 Pro and updated to latest drivers and Windows version and installed the latest Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock drivers. Attaching the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to the P51s as described in documentation, it charges the notebook, however, noting attached to the dock is recognized. I've tested with attaching USB flash drives, headphones, Ethernet, HDMI, and DP, but nothing is recognized nor are any warnings/errors displayed in Windows. While the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is listed as being compatible with the P51s and T570, the notebook order page does not list the Thunderbolt 3 Dock in any of the accessories lists. Lenovo Sales also confirmed that the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is fully compatible with the P51s.  However, I needed to purchase the Thunderbolt 3 Dock separately from the notebook order. What's going on? Has anybody successfully used the P51s or the T570 with the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? Or is this something I need to wait for full support via a future BIOS/driver update? Or perhaps my Thunderbolt 3 Dock is defective? Thanks,Boris 

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I have read a lot and tried updating the firmware - nothing works.When I put the laptop in the docking station - it does not recognize the monitar and also says AC power is not connected when it is. Help appreciated!

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I have a simple question, Can I run 2 external monitors using the Ultrabase series 3 with the X230 docked and the lid open? My goal is to be able to see basically 3 displays. The main one would be the laptop and the other two extended monitors connected to the dock stations. One connected with VGA cable and the other with display port cable. Any help is appreciated.  Sebastiano

Answer:ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

The X230 can support this configuration from memory.

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Hi, Everyone. Got me a nice little x270 to replace my old x201.  Happy enough with the machine, but getting it connected to my accessories (monitor, keyb, mouse, ethernet) is a bit of a chore. This machine appears to have a "proper" dock port on the bottom.  Is there a compatible ultradock available for the model 20HN x270?  By proper - I mean, Not USB.  A nice dock I can simply drop the machine into when I'm at the home office.. Thanks!

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https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/acc100356 Hello I have the new X1 carbon laptop (5th gen).  I also have two 24 in thinkview external monitors with hdmi/display port inputs. If I buy the above adapter will I be able to run the two external monitors in extended mode so I have can have three different screens  total (laptop screen, monitor_1, monitor_2)?  

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Is the new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock compatible with P50? Dock details page (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/cz/en/solutions/acc100356) only list P51s, but not P50. But P50 claims support for Thunderbold 3. If yes,  can I connect Ethernet LAN over the dock? And what driver I need to install?    

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I have a bug that is fairly repeatable where when my laptop goes to sleep, the USB ports on the Thunderbolt 3 dock are not active when I wake the computer up. I can unplug the TB3 cable and plug it back in to regain access to the ports. Where can I report this issue?

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In the last month I purchased a Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2G and the Thuderbolt USB C dock. Since the USB C cable that comes with the dock is too short to allow the dock on the right and laptop on the left (in laptop mode), I put the notebook in tent mode and all works fine---except... Everytime I power up from hibernate it starts beeping about once a second and does not stop. I have to disconnect from the dock, flip it to laptop mode (this is where the beeping stops), return it to tent mode, and then plug the dock back in. It seems that Lenovo, like everybody else, is rushing things to market with plans to fix bugs later (maybe). Any thoughts I how to stop the beeping?  The first time it happened I closed all the apps to reboot and it still was beeping. Thanks.

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Hi,I have X1 Carbon 5th Gen. When I connected ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock to my notebook fingerprint reader stop working. After it i tried to disconnect dock, restart my laptop, fingerprint reader started to work fine. When I connect dock again fingerprint reader stop working.

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Hello,I think of buying the ThinkPad T400 with one of these docking stations: ThinkPad Advanced Dock or ThinkPad Dock II.I have several technical questions and haven't found neither appropriate information, nor the way to get it.Here are my questions:1. Do these docking stations support DVI when T400 with integrated (not discrete) graphics is connected? 2. Where can I find a complete list of UltraBay devices supported by each one of these docking stations?Thanks

Answer:T400 with docking stations, ThinkPad Advanced Dock and ThinkPad Dock II

I have a T400 with integrated graphics and recently purchased the Advanced Mini Dock 250410U.  The Advanced Dock and Advanced Mini Dock support DVI pass-through.  I looked into this before purchasing as well.This page will confirm the feature:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-72148.  Also see reference guide for docking stations: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4TPJF4 which says ThinkPad Dock II is discontinued.  This brochure says the Advanced Mini Dock does not support Ultrabay, but the Advanced Dock does.  http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/options_iso/tp_docking_solutions_june09.pdf .

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I have an old ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 that was purchased back in 2011. Would that still be compatiable with the current generation of thinkpad laptops? What about newer generations of 4K monitors? Thanks

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I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

Answer:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

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I know it's just been released, but I was wondering if anyone could answer the following: Based on the page here: Dock Reference Guides The X220 works with the Mini Dock Plus Series 3. The reason I'm wondering is that I really would like the option of having two external displays when the laptop is docked (with the laptop display turned off), and it seems like this should work, but I can't find anything definitely whether or not the X220 can drive 2 external displays (the intel video card should be able to do it, but I'd like to know before pulling the trigger, as unfortunately, dual displays is sort of a requirement.) Does anyone know if this is doable?  

Answer:Question about x220 compatibility with ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 90W

with dual external monitor configuration, your internal monitor will automatically shut off.

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Hi,I recently bought a T61p laptop and decided to get the Advanced Dock so I can get a multi monitor solution; however, I have a question about compatibility with video cards.Just want to know if the NVIDIA Quadro FX370 will do the job. My laptop has a NVIDIA Quadro FX570M and is running Vista 32bit.Thank you,- Eduardo Lopez













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Answer:ThinkPad Advanced Dock multiple monitors compatibility with NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 --using T61p

Just to let everyone know that the NVIDIA Quadro FX370 will not work with the Advanced Dock, the only video card that works is Radeon? X1300 PRO PCI Express card. I bought the FX370 card thinking that both cards (Notebook card and external card) would play nice with Vista, the Advanced Dock and my T61p laptop (nvidia FX570M card), big mistake!Do yourself a favor and read this post http://www.carltonbale.com/2007/09/review-of-my-new-thinkpad-t61 if you plan to use two external monitors just use the presentation settings Fn+F7 and create a new profile.I'll return the card... thanks for nothing Lenovo! - Eduardo Lopez

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I have a ThinkPad W520-4282. I want to use a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (170W) [pn 433830U] at work and a Lenovo USB 2.0 Port Replicator with Digital Video [0A33942] at home.I did not have to install any drivers for the Mini Dock and it worked just fine driving an external monitor. After installing the driver for the Port Replicator, I could no longer drive the external monitor when attached to the mini dock or the VGA+ video port on the ThinkPad.I played with a lot of things to fix the situation and nothing worked. I even uninstalled the driver for the Port Replicator and still could not drive an external monitor. In fact the laptop did not even recognize that an external monitor was attached.Later I found using the Device Manager that the NVIDIA Qadro 1000M display adapter was disabled, proabably during installation of the Port Replicator driver. Once I enabled that, I could drive an external monitor again.Can anyone tell me if this is normal? Will I be able to use the Port Replicator if I install the driver again?

Answer:Use ThinkPad W520, ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 and Lenovo USB 2.0 Port Replicator together???

Hi, Flurry,     I use the Toshiba Dynadock with no such problems. They have a new, albiet much more expensive, USB 3 version out. Dynadock                                      ZZ

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Hello, We have a problem with 2 laptops (ThinkPad X270) that "freeze" on the LENOVO logo when using Lenovo Ultra Dock with monitor Dell UZ2715H.Display Dell is plugged by Display port ports and one USB 3.0 (9 pin - used for display integrated webcam) connected to ThinkPad dock.When notebook turned ON with connected USB 3.0, computer freeze on LENOVO logo (To interrupt normal startup, press Enter) and work only when USB 3.0 disconected, or turned OFF and again Turned ON. Firmware on Dock is 2.33.000 Any suggestion? 

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra (Pro) Dock + ThinkPad X270 (20K6) + Dell UZ2715H

I am just going to guess that computer is trying to boot via USB, so you might try changing the boot order in the BIOS so that Windows Boot Manager or the HD is first.  

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Dear all, would like to inquire if X220 will operate with two external monitor? I'm ok to close the lid of my X220.The 4337 docks support VGA and DVI, will both work together? What's working:- I have been using x220 screen with another external monitor through VGA connection.- Connecting Dell 2340L direct to VGA works with X220 screen, not with 2 external monitor. What's not working:- Recently got a Dell 2340L which contains only VGA and HDMI, which I thought HDMI would work with an adaptor (HDMI to DVI) port - no response although the Windows 7 detects external monitor display.   

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When I dock the computer and press the power button on the dock it doesn't recognize my monitor as the main screen. I have to hit a key (Windows 10) and put in my password hoping that it's doing that and then the screen comes up. If I reboot after that ... THEN.... it recognizes my screen as the main monitor. How do I fix this? The only time this happens is when I use it off the dock and then put it back on. If it stays on the dock all the time it does just fine. Any fixes for this? Thanks...

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Wifi disabled and can't open to search on ThinkPad T470s after pulgging in ThinkPad Ultra Dock ThinkPad T470s 20HG

ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 90W USAfter unplugging from ultra dock, wifi will be connected... Does this dock support wifi?

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

Answer:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello,The laptop in question will not charge with the above mentioned dock when it previously did. If you shut down the mahcine and turn it back on when docked it works, but after this point if undocked and docked again it seems to lose it's ability to charge via the dock giving the "plugged in but not charging" message on the power system icon from the taskbar.As it stands the laptop can be charged by the AC port on the back and as mentioned when given a power cycle on the dock.The above issue happens on several docks with different power supplies.The laptop is no longer in warranty and it is possible to get this sent back and repaired (paying for the service) if that is an option.This is greatly inconvenient for the user affected and is causing disruption daily.

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I currently have my ThinkPad T440s connected to two external monitors via the ThinkPad ProDock 40A10090US (One VGA and the other DVI-D). I currently have the two monitors and the laptop displaying separate desktops. However looking at the laptop screen is a pain when switching back and forth between the two large monitors and the laptop. I was curious if my current setup with the T440s and the Pro Dock (40A10090US) could support three monitors (One cloning the laptop screen)?

Answer:ThinkPad T440s + ThinkPad Pro Dock 40A10090US = Triple Monitor?

I don't know if you can use both the on-laptop DisplayPort and the dock DVI-D at the same time, but if you can, you should be able to get the three monitors of output you want.Not sure if you can force it to clone the laptop display, but you might as well skip the internal display entirely.

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I hooked the one Acer monitor directly to the monitor port, and it works perfectly.  I then hooked the other through a Triton SS2 Extreme UV200 External DVI/VGA Video Card as was recommended for me to do so.  The Triton has a USB plug which I then connected to one of the USB ports on the back of the docking station, and loaded the software.  Everything worked great but the 2nd monitor screen enlarges everything.  So I though I could just go into the control panel and adjust that monitors settings.  However, the system is only recognizing the monitor in the monitor port of the docking station.  In the connection directions, it says the 2nd monitor has to be connected to the other USB port that is not standard and is on the far left of the back of the dock with an emblem the has 2 "+" signs stacked on each other followed by a bold "D" (I think).  I have tried to see if there is an adapter to convert the standard USB to fit this other port, and no one has been able to help me.  Does anyone have any recommendations, idea's or knowledge of how to work through this?  Thanks.

Answer:Help with connecting dual monitors to the THinkPad Mini Dock 3 for my ThinkPad T 510

that is the Displayport, which can be converted to a DVI or VGA port using an appropriate adapter. But there is no USB adapter for the Displayport, as they use a different technology.

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We are having an issue where a T440p will not do 1080 on the vga out on the dock.  It will do it on the dvi and if someone puts a T440 or T450 on the dock it will do 1080 on vga and dvi.  Is there a limitation with the T440p?

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Is there a Graphics Adapter that will drive a second monitor that can be used in the ThinkPad Advanced Dock with a ThinkPad T61? Background:  I have a ThinkPad T61 (6465-CTO) running Window XP and a ThinkPad Advanced Dock.  I purchased a Lenovo 256MB ATI X1300LE Dual ? VGA or Dual ? DVI ? out PCI ? e Graphics Adapter so I could run two 24" (1920 x 1200) monitors.  I should have check notes on the X1300LE more carfully, for this configuration is not supported by Lenovo.  The failure mode is interesting.  The T61 can access a wireless router alone or in the ThinkPad Advanced Dock without the ATI X1300LE.  But if I install the ATI X1300LE in ThinkPad Advanced Dock I can no longer access the wireless router.  If I plug in the network cable then I can access the network.  In this configuration the Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN has a yellow circle with an ! on in the Device Manager.  The device status is ?This device cannot start. (Code 10)."  Note I have not tried the system with a second monitor yet.  Another option would be to keep the ATI X1300LE, and add a USP Wireless device.  Have anyone tried a similar configuration?  Sincerely yours, Marc

Answer:Graphics Adapter for ThinkPad Advanced Dock with ThinkPad T61

Probably a device conflict

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I have a issue: how to set the ThinkPad T430u to use with ThinkPad dock 3.0 with the lid closed. Can you advise, please?

Answer:settings for ThinkPad T430u to use with ThinkPad usb 3.0 dock

http://www.thinkscopes.com/preventing-shutdown-or-sleeping-of-laptop-when-the-lid-is-closed/have a look at this instruction.

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As ThinkPad T440s with discrete graphics doesn't support docking stations is it possible to connect external monitor, AC, mouse, keyboard and headphones through ThinkPad USB 3.0?

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hi, i have T60P laptop with windows vista bussiness 64 bit, 4GB RAM,the problem is: windows hangs when the laptop docked to a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or when removeing the laptop from the dock. the only thing i can do is to force the laptop to turnoff by pressing and holding the power button. please help me to fix this issue.  thanksMarwan Siala

Answer:T60P windows hangs when docked to a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or when removeing from the dock.

Hi Marwan, so is your dock powered ? Try to disable serial and paralel ports in BIOS. Regards,Martin

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Hello fellow users / Lenovo, In our office we have several X1 Carbons and several ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docks (0A33970) located all over the office. We typically bring our X1 Carbons around and use each other's Dock during the course of work. However, we recently face a problem with the Ethernet interface not working with other Docks, other than the Dock that the driver was installed with. Using other Docks, the Ethernet interface comes up as a generic Ethernet device with a yellow warning triangle inside Control Panel. Using the Dock that the driver was installed with, the Ethernet device works as normal. It should be pretty easy to replicate this behaviour, just get an X1 Carbon (fresh, Windows 8.1) and connect a USB 3.0 Dock to it, and install appropriate drivers.Verify that the Ethernet port works correctly. Next, disconnect the Dock and connect another Dock to the X1 Carbon. Observe that the Ethernet interface does not work, and see the yellow warning triangle icon under Control Panel. Uninstalling and Reinstalling the drivers with the new Dock doesn't work either. Only the Dock that the driver was originally installed with will work.

Answer:X1 Carbon / ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock: Issues with connecting with more than one Dock

Need a resolution on this, anyone?

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It seems that Lenovo has released today first infos of upcoming models including X270: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10940/lenovo-updates-the-thinkpad-lineup-new-models-welcome-changes I have been postponing laptop purchase because I want one with QHD or better resolution, thunderbolt3 and ability to charge with standard USB type-C charger. Now it seems that for some reason that I cannot understand Lenovo has still decided not to include QHD or QHD+ resolutions to quite many of the upcoming models, including X270, Yoga 370, Thinkpad 13 and T470. It is now already 4.5 years ago from the moment when Apple Released Macbook Pro retina with QHD equivalent resolution. In addition some of the articles claim that the new USB type-C port in X270 will NOT have thunderbolt3 availability. And it is like 5.5 years since Apple included thunderbolt. I really think we should start noise from this. If there will not be a serious portable workstation like X270 with QHD or better resolution and enough USB-slots (at least 3+1) and thunderbolt support I am seriously considering to switch away from Lenovo (e.g. Dell XPS 13). I know that some people prefer FullHD (e.g. for longer battery life) so there could be an option for both. I want QHD because 1. If you want to have two web browsers side by side without horizontal scroll bars you will need minimun QHD, 2. Because you can actually start to see details in pdf books without zooming 3. Because you can have large amou... Read more

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It appears that the only way to report a BIOS bug to Lenovo is to post in the Forum (at least that is what hardware support told me), so here goes! Base system:20HF-CT01WW (T470s)BIOS: 1.11 (issue also showed up under 1.10)Windows 10 Pro Edition, Creators Edition, fully patched. Behavior has been observed both on a freshly built SSD (Samsung 960 EVO 500 GB) and on the shipped Samsung 128 GB SATA SSD with the shipped Windows install.Thunderbolt Firmware: n1wth02w.exeThunderbolt Drivers: n1wta10w.exeBIOS Issue related to Wake On LAN and Thunderbolt 3:"Wake On LAN" (Config -> Network) will be referred to as WOL"Thunderbolt(TM) 3" (Security -> I/O Port Access) will be referred to as TB3Using F9 in the BIOS to select defaults and then setting WOL to Disabled and TB3 to Enabled results in:Booting with AC power has no problems. The Thunderbolt port only shows up in Device Manager when the Thunderbolt firmware utility is run - it appears that Thunderbolt ports dynamically attach to the PCI bus only when necessary (i.e. firmware utility asks it to turn on or a device is plugged into the port).Booting with battery from a cold boot (machine powered off for at least 15 seconds) results in a hang with the windows boot time circle of dots cycling endlessly. Powering off the machine at the circle of dots, waiting a second or two, and then powering on the machine usually results in a successful boot into Windows 10.Once the notebooks successfully boots under battery power, restart... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad T470s BIOS bug - WOL and Thunderbolt 3

Issue #2 is easy so I'll start there.  Security-related settings are never changed by loading defaults.  It's working as designed.
 
For your observation about "FOR EVALUATION ONLY. NOT FOR RESALE.", I will pass this along to BIOS team.  Clearly an oversight!
 
For issue #1, it will take me some time to research this.  I'll get back to you soon.

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Hi, I have the Thinkpad Twist S230u, in the specs it says it has a mini display port, but is this port a Thunderbolt? I read too many things in forums and I got mixed up.  I want to be sure it has.  The ultrabook uses the Intel 4000 integrated graphics.The reason is I want to plug something like the MSI GUS II in this port to have external graphics.  Will it work?Thanks!MaDube  

Answer:Thinkpad Twist mini display = Thunderbolt?

It is a displayport only. Here is the list of ThinkPads that have thunderbolt ports. There are currently only two models of ThinkPad that have Thunderbolt ports. http://www.thinkscopes.com/thunderbolt-port-on-thinkpad-t430s/

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7...etc. ...mini displayport / thunderbolt...check this out...you will be surprised.....!!!!! http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds039624   

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Why are only W540 and W541 listed as the supported models? Are you saying it will work with X1 Carbon as well? What kind of devices can you use once that driver is installed?

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I am trying to connect a ThinkPad t460s to my 27'' Apple Thunderbolt display. There's a port on the right hand side of my notebook which accepts the connection from the Thunderbolt plug, but nothing shows up on my display when I plug it in.  I am not a computer person and have no idea why this is happening. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Connecting ThinkPad t460s to Thunderbolt Display

Hello and welcome,
 
I wasn't aware that a T460s had a Thunderbolt port.
 
Looking at the (English) User Guide - ThinkPad T460s page 2 this is what I see for the right side ports:
 

 
Which one are you trying to use?
 
Z.

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How to reproduce:1. Remove charger and close the lid.2. Power up.Note: the Windows 10 Fast Startup feature should be disable for reproducing this issue robustly. Issue:1. Windows 10 boots very slow.2. After boot, Windows 10 will detects two ejectable device: Base System Device and USB Root Hub 3.0.3. If reboot, it will freeze at the Lenovo logo. Environment:1. Thinpad X1 Carbon 2017 [20HR000FUS]2. BIOS Version: N1MET31W (1.16)3. Windows 10 Pro 1703 x64 There are several ways to fix it:1. Disable Thunderbolt in [BIOS]-[Security]-[I/O Port Access].2. Hibernate and recover, everything will fine.3. If Windows 10 Fast Startup feature is enabled, manual power off and power up again without closing the lid may fix it. 

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I was wondering about the Thunderbolt device as there are no drivers at the support page and even the Solution Center/System Update Utility doesn't recognize the Thunderbolt device. As so it isn't listed in the Windows Device Manager. I made sure that it is activated in the Bios (Thunderbolt Enabled).When I plug in a second display via a Display-Port to DVI Adapter, the second screen is not recognized. So I guess the device/driver isn't even installed. Sadly I don't have another Thunderbolt device to test its functionallity.I try to buy the apple thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter. Does anyone know if it will work with non-apple thunderbolt implementations?Any help is appreciated.Thanks, David













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge S430 Core i7 Thunderbolt Device

Hey Dagavie,
 
I believe that Thunderbolt is part of package and that is why you don't find as a stand alone download. What you can do is try uninstalling the video drive and installing the latest version.
 
Here is the link:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?
 
Also the device itself could need its own driver that you would have to get from the company its from. Like the monitor your try to connect.
 
Being as apple doesn't like to play well with others I can guess it wont work but this is just a guess and not a fact.
 
Best Regards,
 
Hiro





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Dear All fellow,   I have a technical problem as below, hoping you can help me solve this issue.   Firstly, I had just purchased a Thinkpad T430s in previous days, it has a thunderbolt port and now I want to purchase IMAC 2012 "21.5" inch. But I want to transfer data between Thinkpad T430s and IMAC 2012 with thunderbolt port and also I want to use this iMac 2012 "21.5" inch as an external screen on my T430s with this thunderbolt ports. I don't know whether it can be workable or not.  Can you help give me some comments?Thanks for your help!!Andy Ling

Answer:Thinkpad T430s can connect to Apple IMAC 2012 "21.5" with thunderbolt port ?

Thunderbolt port gives you access to PCI and DP interfaces. DIsplayPort is output port only, so you can not "stream" output from your TP to MAC. PCI - should be possible, but I doubt that there is supporting circuitry for this. There is Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter that can be used to transfer data. EDIT: If you want to connect screen only then it is possible.





---T430s (i7 / HD+ / Intel 520 SSD / 16 GB Ram)Previous: X60s, Portégé R100

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I have a P50 with the Intel 530 video and the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports have stopped working.  Lenovo has replaced the motherboard and they work on the tech's flash Ubuntu OS so it's not the hardware. On 10/24, during the Lenovo or Windows scheduled updates, I see some changes to the video driver.  That's when they stopped working.  I tried roll back but it doesn't work.  I have read previous posts on P50 HDMI issues and have updated the BIOS, Firmware and Thunderbolt software.  I've run all Windows and Lenovo updates.  Of particular importance, Lenvovo keeps trying to push a large "Thinkpad Video Features" update on me but it won't install.  It says it is for Nvidia N16S and Quadro 16P so that makes sense to me, I just don't know why it keeps trying to push it down to me. Anyone experience this issue?  The screen shots show the Lenovo update they are trying to push on me and the updates to the display adapter driver that occurred on 10/24.  Since then it just hasn't worked.

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Hi, I got me the Dock with the goal in mind to connect all USB devices to it. But an external USB DVD-drive and Radio keboard and mouse do not work on it.  Doe any one knows a reason for it? If directly connected to Laptop it works. Thanks.

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Hello,I noticed 2 new thinkpad docks were referenced: Thinkpad Basic Dock and Thinkpad Pro Dock, listed here. There's also new "ultra dock".They're designed for thinkpad t440s.But I wonder if they also work with thinkpad t431s?that would be logical because the old series 3 docks have former AC connector, whereas t431s has the new rectangular one... T431s Manual says that series 3 docks work with it though.













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Answer:New Thinkpad Pro Dock

40-series system use completely new docks and have different docking connectors.  Physically the docking connector is smaller.
 
30-series system (including T431s) use the series 3 docks.
 
It looks like the website you linked was never updated for T431s but I can assure you that it uses the series 3 dock and not the new basic/pro/ultra docks.  Sorry for this confusion.

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I have an old Thinkpad T41 (2737-NG1) with a ThinkPad Dock II. The info for the dock says:Serial, parallel,keyboard, mouse, FDD, monitor, four USB 2.0 connectors (USB 2.0capability required on attached ThinkPad system), line-in, line-out,and digital monitor support/DVI*and:If DVI is supported on the attached ThinkPad system.DVI supports up to SXGA resolution. So, any idea if my T41 will be able to use the DVI conector to hook to an external monitor or not?Thanks    

Answer:DVI on ThinkPad Dock II w/ T41?

Hi devnulljp, For the past couple years I've used a T42 with the same video card (Radeon 7500) in the 2878 Mini-Dock with DVI out to 1920x1200 external monitor. Your T41 (must be 2373, right? :-)) should have no trouble running DVI through the Dock II.





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Hi all,I have a type 2505 docking station paired with my t500 but since the win 10 upgrade it has ceased to function correctly anyone got any ideas where I can get win 10 drivers for it? 

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Will the ThinkPad USB 3 pro dock allow me to add two monitors to my Lenovo U31-70 laptop. this is not a ThinkPad. Just to be clear, i want to add two external (larger) monitors. without using the internal laptop monitor which is quite small for some of my work.  I have scoured the Lenovo website but it's so poor I just can't find any info on what laptop works with this dock. (unless you have some other solution to solving my problem) I also see there is a USB 3 Basic dock which is less expensive. will that one work? if  the cheaper one will do the trick, fine. I'm connecting to either DVI or VGA monitors, whichever works best. 

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Hey, I just got myself a thinpad T440p and was planning on getting a docking station. Since i have never gotten one before i was confused on which one should i get. I wanted to get the thinkpad Ultra Dock but was confused on how i would determine if i should be getting the 90W, 135W or the 170W. I live in Canada, Ontario if it makes a difference. I was also curious, whats the main difference between the basic dock and ultra dock. Is it worth it for me to get the ultra for work? Thanks,Attiq













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Answer:Determining the right thinkpad dock

AFAICT, the majority of the difference is the available number of video ports. If you plan on attaching lots of displays, go for the Pro or Ultra dock. (Basic only has a VGA port.)The 90W dock will probably work fine, though if you plan on having a ton of peripherals attached, you might want the 135W. (AFAIK, the dock itself is the same; you just get a different wattage power adapter.)

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Hello,I am a new member to this forum and I hope to both receive and offer help when asked for.I acquired the Thinkpad W340 laptop and I want to buy a ThinkPad Ultra Dock ,I do not know which one, either ThinkPad Ultra Dock 135W or  170W,Comments and help will be greatly appreciated.Thankszsmi













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Answer:ThinkPad Ultra Dock

Hi Zsmi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Refer here to find the compatible docking stations for your model.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Question: Thinkpad dock 2877

HiI just aquired a ThinkPad Dock 2877 s/n 09-1831 PN 62P4547I need the drivers for WindowsXPI found drivers on the IBM website and the first thing it says is put a floppy in,  SUPRISE no floppy on this IBM T40Any Help?Regards Al





Regards AlThinkPad Dock 2877 s/n 09-1831 PN 62P4547ComputerIBM 23737CU ThinkPad T40 System Serial Number: KPBPNPA

Answer:Thinkpad dock 2877

Hi altownsend, welcome to the forum To be honest, I don't believe you need drivers for the dock, (surprises me that you found something). Just put your turned off TP in the dock, (with power attached), start your TP and the ports etc. will be recognised automatically by XP.If you have hardware in or attached to the dock, you will need drivers for these.Message Edited by andyP on 12-24-2007 11:25 AM

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Using a thinkpad P70 with the new workstation dock. If I put the P70 on the dock with the lid closed and press the power button on the dock the laptop powers up but nothing appears on the two display port monitors that are connected to the dock. If I put the P70 on the dock, open the lid and press the power button on the laptop then the laptop boots ok.  I can then close the lid and continue work off the two connected monitors. I want to know how I can avoid having to open and close the laptop lid since it kind of destroys the point of having a docking station. Had a W510 beforehand and it did not display this problem.










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Answer:ThinkPad P70 with the new workstation dock - will ...

Solved this.  Went into BIOS settings; display and changed boot device to monitors connected to dock.  When the laptop is powered on with the lid closed it now displays windows login screen on the primary monitor.

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hi,
I have this IBM Thinkpad x30 thani needs repair. It is locked onto a docking device.
The key have been lost.

Does anyone knows a trick to open it or where to find the key, I could not find this info anywhere. Thanks !!!

Also when booting, I got the windows xp logo then the blue screen with the mention that windows has be shut down to prevent damage tot he computer.The reason: unmountable boot volume. this is an OEm so I really cannot use recovery console because of the manager password. I cannot remove the HDD and place it in my PC as slavebacause the dock key is missing. Any suggestion?
 

Answer:thinkpad x30. lost dock key

There are a whole lot of red flags in your post that hint at some type of theft.
 

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I've recently received my new x1 yoga with wigig dock.  Quite happy with the machine, despite the battery life being far less than 8 hours-- more like 4 with normal use. Finding the wigig dock to be quite unusable. Needs to be on all the time, doesn't save power.While it is on and unconnected, it will display instructions to connect the dock on the connected display so my monitor won't sleep.Takes 10 seconds or so to start up or shut down.Makes a noticeable whirring noise.Range of around 1 metre. Has anyone else figured out if you can actually configure this thing to sleep or not show annoying instruction screens?      

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Would the always on feature on the usb port of my t420s still work (always on) through a thinkpad mini dock? Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad mini dock plus

the Always on Port is the yellow port on the laptop itself, the dock doesn't have these 'always on usb ports'.

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Hello. I would like to resolve my problem with my E540 with OneLink Dock Pro.  When dock is connected to my notebook and I press power button, backlight of display lights up, but display stays black, no lenovo logo, nothing... Sometimes it shows logo but it freezes on this logo too. When I disconnect dock, notebook boots up normally. I tryed to disconnect monitor, keyboard and mouse from dock too, but it has no effect. This "freezing" seems to be happening only when dock is connected. On charger notebook boots up normally. And last note, this is happening only on "cold" start, restart works normaly. Problems started just after flashing new firmware to dock (v. 2.30) and BIOS update (v. 2.23). I do not know what made this problems, because I was doing these updates together. Thanks for any answer...

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Can you please help me out, how to fix exclamation point:
I have chosen this option below





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For nomal installation in OS, Please double click the driver package exe file and follow the screen guidance to install the driver.


here is Image taken from Device manager

Thank you very much!

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub...sb3.0_dock.txt

Answer:ThinkPad Basic USB 3.0 Dock (4X10A066WW)

Hi ...Was the Manual no help ? ... Try the Troubleshooting section on Page 17 ....

Was the Firmware updated ? ...

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 I have 2 Dell u2412M attached via DVI at the above mentioned configuration. Triied to attach both via Displayport and only one worked at FHD, the other only at 1024 x 768. Is that normal? OS ist Win 8.1 prof. All Drivers actual Thanks Kind Regards Nik





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This is a rock-hard question:Problem: I've an older, but oh-so rockin X40 (this is a gem of a notebook), however I need to upgrade the BIOS for some reason, but I've neither an USB cd rom nor a docking station for this small companion, but an USB HDD. I know how to make the USB bootable etc... but how can the notebook interact with the BIOS files ? Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to update the BIOS of an old IBM Thinkpad x40 without CD/Dock only with USB HDD

you could install lenovo's system update and let it update the bios for you.  what os are you using?  just be careful. you need a fully charged battery and have it plugged into power.  if you use system update, update JUST the bios, don't choose a bunch of other updates along with the bios. the update will turn the machine off during the update. follow the prompts and when it runs, don't touch the mouse, or any other keys, don't shut the lid, don't touch the laptop at all.  I've seen a lot of laptops bricked during a bios update. this forum is full of them. the safest way is with a bootable floppy disc. if you're running windows 7 then read the post at the beginning of the windows 7 discussion first.  i've used system update every time so far and i haven't had any problems. 2 x40's, 4x41's and 3 x32's.  

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Hello everyone.  I just purchased a new Helix with the Intel HD 4000 video chip.  I also purchased the thinkpad usb 3.0 dock.  My monitors will support resolutions above 1920 x 1080; however, none of the dialogs will allow me to configure my resolution for anything higher than 1920 x 1080.  I've connected the two monitors to the dock via dvi cables.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  I'm accustomed much higher resolutions. My Helix is configured with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and the Intel HD 4000 graphics adapter.

Answer:What's the max resolution for thinkpad usb 3.0 dock with helix?

ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock supports single link dvi resolution (which is around 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 at 60 hz), so if you have something like a monitor that supports dual link dvi resolution (i.e. 2560x1440 or 2560x1600), you would need to use your Helix's own miniDP.

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Hallo Can anybody confirm whether the T540p with the nvidia 730 can drive  2  x 2560 x 1600 Monitors via both DisplayPorts of the ultra dock? Thanks Kind Regards Nik





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What is the difference between the "ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3" and the "ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3"? Also, why aren't these available in Canada yet when they are already selling the 400s in Canada? Thanks.













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Answer:ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 vs. ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3

Hi sgarrity, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community! One DVI port, one DisplayPort, and an eSATA port: ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 overviewThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 overview Did you try calling Lenovo Canada about availability? Often the online stores don't include everything which is available.

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At this point, I am incredibly dissatisfied with both my Lenovo product (the Thinkpad Helix) and Lenovo customer support. I have written a great many forum posts and emails about problems with my thinkpad, and almost always either get no reply or a link to some firmware update that rarely fixes the problem.I am writing this post because I need to be able to purchase a replacement keyboard dock for my Thinkpad Helix. I have had numerous problems with it, and no matter how many forum posts I've made I have gotten but a single helpful solution for one of the many problems with this keyboard. I've decided that it would just be better to replace the dock and be done with this nonsense. My warranty has run out and I cannot replace the whole computer as it is all I have besides my phone, and I do not have the money to buy a separate laptop. So all I want to know is where I can buy a simple replacement for my keyboard dock. I have looked all over, but your site seems to be so poorly designed that all I can find on the web is an overpriced version that I cannot get and do not want. So if somebody, anybody, could point me towards a webpage, or order form, or email address, or SOMETHING I can use to buy a replacement for this broken one, I would be very thankful.

Answer:Thinkpad Helix - Replacement Dock

By continuing to avoid replying to this thread, Lenovo is only reinforcing my negative opinions of them as a business.

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Is there any official and correct information about supported multi-monitor configurations with new Thinkpads? I'm trying to get Thinkpad P70 with M3000M + Workstation Dock (with 230W) to display different images on two external 4K monitors (Dell P2715Q), and so far without any success. Using DisplayPort 1.2 cables, no MST. Windows 10. All works fine if I'm only connecting one monitor. Laptop screen and the monitor happily get to 4K resolution @ 60Hz. However, as soon as I connect the other monitor, one of the monitors switches to 1920x1080, and 4K resolution isn't available to choose for that monitor. If resolution is set [email protected] both monitors work, but I want 60.  Tried everything. Switching between Discrete & Hybrid in BIOS, clean Windows 10 install (on a separate drive), different cables etc. Same result.  Looking for explanations, went to nVidia Control Panel,  and it reports that BOTH monitors are hooked up to the same DisplayPort (attached)?! Can P70 drive two external 4K monitors @ 60Hz at all?    
























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Answer:Thinkpad P70 + dock and 2 * 4K external monitors @...

Did p600 wrote:Is there any official and correct information about supported multi-monitor configurations with new Thinkpads? I'm trying to get Thinkpad P70 with M3000M + Workstation Dock (with 230W) to display different images on two external 4K monitors (Dell P2715Q), and so far without any success. Using DisplayPort 1.2 cables, no MST. Windows 10. All works fine if I'm only connecting one monitor. Laptop screen and the monitor happily get to 4K resolution @ 60Hz. However, as soon as I connect the other monitor, one of the monitors switches to 1920x1080, and 4K resolution isn't available to choose for that monitor. If resolution is set [email protected] both monitors work, but I want 60.  Tried everything. Switching between Discrete & Hybrid in BIOS, clean Windows 10 install (on a separate drive), different cables etc. Same result.  Looking for explanations, went to nVidia Control Panel,  and it reports that BOTH monitors are hooked up to the same DisplayPort (attached)?! Can P70 drive two external 4K monitors @ 60Hz at all?    Did you get any feedback regarding this?

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I have a ThinkPad T420 - with only USB 2.0 Ports. I bought a docking station 4337 with a USB 3.0 Port - but I cant use it with USB 3.0 speed. Where is the problem? What is the solution?













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Answer:T420 can't use USB 3.0 of ThinkPad 4337 dock

T420 doesn't support USB 3.0, the only solution is to upgrade your machine to T430.

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New P50 user here.   Computer is very nice,  I have many HP Zbooks at my company, they have been mostly trouble free but I wanted to give lenovo a try.  This machine has alot of good features except for this docking station!  I am running Win7 Pro,  I have sucessfully installed a Samsung 960 Evo M.2 Drive and cloned the 500 GB WDC drive that came with the computer.  Everythig on the computer itself operates well,  I have all the normal windows updates, and all of the critical and important lenovo updates per the solution center. Lenovo Service Bridge will not install for some reason.  So that has been the one other difficulty I am having. Docking Problem:  I have been unable to get the USB ports work on the dock to work due to a driver/software issue I cannot find the right drivers to use  on the lenovo website When I lay the P50 in the Dock or boot it up on the dock it will say Lenovo ThinkPas WS Dock Driver not found/not installed correctlyLenovo ThinkPas WS Dock Driver not found/not installed correctly   Says it twice once for 2.0 USB and once for 3.0 I am assuming.   It seemed to install correctly on the first dock but no USB were working so i went to Device manager and uninstalled now they won't come back. Which could be my mistake.  I followed some info I saw online about trying that. Can anybody help in locating a suitable drivers to try manually? I tried ... Read more

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Hi,  since the latest update 14/4/16, One Link Dock does not get recognised by my E540 and USB, network and sound is not working...When I connect my USB devices on the laptop directly all is OK! Something from the update messed it up!

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Today is my first day at my new desk and I am using a ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock, which is working surprisingly well. The only issue I am having is power.  The building is under construction and there are occasional power blips.  When the power flickers off and then on, the dock stays off. I simply turn the dock on and all is well.  But when I log back in, Windows detects new hardware.  Once the detection is done, all is fine. My corcern is with other people in the building.  We're looking to buy these things for the dual monitor configurations in our office.  I'm an administrator on my laptop, but most people are not.  I don't want them to be prompted for admin credentials after a power blip. Also, is there any way to have the dock turn on after loss of power has been restored, rather than stay off?

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Hello, I have a problem with a T61 + advanced dock. The issue I am talking about is only with theI got an advanced dock in order to use dual screen with the T61. I have two LCD monitors using VGA.One works fine while connected to the external VGA, but the other one does not work while I am connected to the DVI-D plug.Both monitors work fine (I crossed tested them). I have to specify that I am using a VGA/DVI-D adaptor to plug my monitor to the external DVI-D of the dock. I found this here => http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-61232.html The ThinkPad Advanced Dock (2503-10U) supports the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Dual-VGA or Dual-DVI, TV-out PCI-Express Graphics Adapter with the following ThinkPad system configurations:T60, T60p (type 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 2007, 2008, 2613, 2623) with Windows XP only T60, T60p Widescreen (type 6369, 6370, 6371, 6372, 6373, 6374, 8741, 8742, 8743, 8744, 8745) with Windows XP only Z61e, Z61p, Z61m (type 0672, 0673, 0674, 9450, 9451, 9452, 9453) with Windows XP only Z61t (type 9440, 9441, 9442, 9443, 9448) with Windows XP only Does this mean that the use of external DVI-D on the docking station does not work with T61 ? Thank you.

Answer:Thinkpad T61 + Advanced Dock + External DVI-D

did you close the screen when you switched to external monitors output???

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Hello everyone, I just ordered a week ago a new Thinkpad W700 with the W700 Mini Dock 1.0 (43R8782) and I am still waiting anxiously to receive it. Today I have received an email from Lenovo telling me my order was modified and the Mini Dock was cancelled because of EOL (End Of Line?). I went back to the Lenovo Web site and I found the same Mini Dock still listed and available for ordering. I also found a new Mini Dock 2.0 (57Y4345) for the same price but the 170W power supply (41R4421) is not included. The power supply cost an additional 100$. Of course there is NO difference between the old model and the new one beside the fact that the power supply is not included anymore. Now I do understand Lenovo need to make some money somewhere, but isn't against the law to do something like this? I do think here in Quebec there is something called false representation or taking advantages of the customer? If the new docking station was alot cheaper I would probably bite the bullet and just order it, but this is crazy. Am I the only one here that think that there is a problem with this? Especially since I already placed my order in good faith and even when they tell me it's not available anymore it's still listed as available on the website? What can I do about this? Thanks for your thoughts. Alain HogueMontreal, Qc ------------------------Current Laptop: Thinkpad A31p, Pentium 4 - 2Ghz, 100GB HD, 2GB RAM, 1600x1200, Win XP S... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad W700 Mini Dock 2.0

ahogue,
 
Thanks for purchasing the W700....I do not think you will be disappointed.
 
To answer your question, there is a difference between the two versions of the Port Rep.
 
From the product description, there is the following line:

Supports ThinkPad 170-watt and 230-watt AC adapters

This version of the Port Rep will also support the new 230-watt power supply for the next generation of W700.  Since this Port Rep supports two different power supplies for two different generations of W700, you would use the AC adapter that came with your system.
 
One reason being....you would not want to dock your 170-watt W700 to a 230-watt power supplied Port Rep...it was not designed for that amount of current.
 
I'm not sure why the older Port Rep would still be available for purchase if you received an email stating it was End of Life.  Sounds to me like the sales website needs to be updated.  If you could, send me a PM with the contents of the email you received and I can make some inquiries.
 
Regards

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How big is the space for a external graphic card in the advanced dock? Can you fit a Geforce 9600gt in it? A Geforce 8400?Can you fit a R61 14.1" wide into that dock with the 9-cell battery?

Answer:Thinkpad advanced dock, how is the pci-express?

Nobody know anything about it?

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Hello, Could somebody help me with the solution for charging my laptop X1 Yoga for USB docking station, please? Thnak you, Marius.

Answer:x1 yoga not charge from ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro Dock

USB 3.0 docks are not capable of powering a computer (unless some non-standard functionality is used, and even then only a small amount of power can be supplied). The only standards compliant way to power a computer from a USB dock is a USB type C dock with power delivery capability connected to a USB type C port on a suitable laptop. The X1 Yoga does not have USB type C, so the only dock that can power the X1 Yoga is the OneLink+ Dock. You will need to connect a power adapter as well as the USB 3.0 dock if you wish to power the X1 Yoga.

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Laptop: ThinkPad E530 (3259-MAG) conected to USB 3.0 dock (newest firmware installed) to esternal monitor HP LA2205wg the mouse notably lags on the external monitor. When monitor conected directly to VGA output on Laptop, then everything works fine. Is there any solution to this? Windows 8 (Enterprise edition) 

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Found 40A00000WW is compatiable for X240 and T440p. My double is how same dock will matched when size of base is different 12'5 and 14" highly appriciate for suggestionsGangu

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Hello. I would like to resolve my problem with my E540 with OneLink Dock Pro.  When dock is connected to my notebook and I press power button, backlight of display lights up, but display stays black, no lenovo logo, nothing... Sometimes it shows logo but it freezes on this logo too. When I disconnect dock, notebook boots up normally. I tryed to disconnect monitor, keyboard and mouse from dock too, but it has no effect. This "freezing" seems to be happening only when dock is connected. On charger notebook boots up normally. And last note, this is happening only on "cold" start, restart works normaly. Problems started just after flashing new firmware to dock (v. 2.30) and BIOS update (v. 2.23). I do not know what made this problems, because I was doing these updates together. Thanks for any answer...

Answer:ThinkPad E540 with OneLink Dock Pro

I have the same problems with Onelink+ and X1 Carbon 2016.Hope it will be solved.

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Hi! I have bought a T450s with Win7 and a ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro dock recently and I have had some problems with the dock.BIOS and drivers are up to date on the computer and the dock can work sometime but only when the dock itself installs drivers from Windows update. If I disconnect the dock from the computer more than a couple of minutes it won't work again, it shows up on Devices and Printers but the external screen, ethernet, mouse and external keyboard wont work anymore. What I've discovered is:- When the dock works there is atleast 5 different things listed under the hardware tab of the device (can't remember what, and I can't get it working again)- When it's not working but the dock shows up on the Device and Printers there is only 2 things listed under the hardware tab, USB 2.0 nav and USB 2.0 nav. These are also listed there when it works.- I don't know why the dock doesn't run on USB 3.0 at any point.- When the dock works I can't update the firmware, it just says "No device found" when running the firmware update. What I've done so far:- Completely removed/reinstalled all drivers several times- Checked that BIOS is up to date- Checked in the BIOS if USB 3.0 is enabled- Sent the dock back to Lenovo and have gotten a new one, still same problem.Anyone have some ideas of what's wrong? Google and I'm running out of ideas..

Answer:T450s and ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro dock issues

I hear you. I have the same problem with a T460s. And so far i have done the same thing. However, it's working on other 2 computers same model without a single error. And also i have a Toshiba Windows 10 computer, that I just plugged in and the drivers were downloaded through Windows Update quick, it was completely a plug and play experience.  But on Windows 7 doesn't seems to work... I don't know what's going on. It still shows up  as USB 2.0 hub 

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Hello, I just upgrade to Windows 10, I did a clean install and everything seems to work fine, but it doesn't. I have my T450s on a Thinkpad Pro Dock 90w, with two TV's plugged in on the dock: one TV goes on the HDMI port, and the other one on the Display Port one. The problem: windows 10 is not able to output any audio from any of these ports. Actually windows does not see any possible audio coming out of any of these two ports. If use the Mini-Display Port on the left side of the laptop, then Windows quickly finds the audio and shows it on the "Playback devices" list, but pluging any of the TV's on the rear ports of the dock, the system only finds a way to display video, but no audio at all.Btw, this very same system was working perfectly on Windows 7. Has anyone noted this? Is there any firmware update coming up to solve this problem? This is a big problem for some of us... thanks a lot!! Ivan.

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Hi,I have a R61 8932CTO, with the integrated Intel X3100 graphics adaptor (as it gives better battery life)Take a look at this page: Mini-DockDoes this Mini-Dock work correctly with my Thinkpad?  Specifically, can I use the DVI port for an external monitor?I'm asking as it appears a bit sensitive to models of Thinkpads and the integrated graphics...Thank you

Answer:ThinkPad Advanced Mini-Dock

yes the mini dock is good for T60 and R60 series, but unfortunately your x3100 will not support DVI output on your mini dock... due to bios restriction.

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When I put my P70 on the dock station and I boot.  I'm not able to see the screen that boot on my Monitor.  I have a DVI connector. I'm able to see the Windows screen when the boot ended, but not the boot menu.  I been in the BIOS and change the setting from THINKPAD LCD to all monitors (3th one). if I want to see the boot menu, I have to open the p70 screen and close it after the boot.  I had no problem with my T510 and my monitor. Do I have to change to a Displayport cable ?  thanks

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Hi,I've just updated my Thinkpad Pro Dock (40A1) firmware to the last release by System Update. After that the maximum resolution of the secondary monitor connected by VGA cable change from 1920x1200 (native resolution) to 1920x1080. I need to set a CUSTOM resolution to get back to 1920x1200. Anyone has the same problem?Is there any way to rollback the firmware? The problem occurs only with the docking after the firmware upgrade. Regards R.

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Hi to all, I have a new chalange  I have aquired a brand new thinkpad Yoga and onlelink dock, is was the first time I bought Lenovo and I'm reaally very disapointed. So far each day a new problem, since the cursor when connect to an external monitor move alone, etc.. My biggest problem so far is the onelink dock, when connect the laptop is always detecting the hardware in the dock, making that each 30 seconds you have a network card, then dont.....or the usb devices, etc...... I really appreciate some help on this, does someone also have this problem ? I have tried do update all software and drivers from the PC and dock, and still no sucess, does the solution pass by aquiring a HP or Toshiba ??????

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga with Onelink Dock

I have the Onelink (basic) dock, and problems seem to be related to the ASIX AX88179 embedded USB3 to Ethernet controller. The System can't start the hardware then constantly tries to restart the driver.The USB2 version of this hardware (ASIX AX88178) works fine with the TPY as a dongle I had laying around.I bet it is a crappy driver from ASIX that is the root of many problems.So, try disabling the Ethernet controller in Device Manager and see if that helps.Don't know, I'm trying to return my dock to B&H right now.So, what is the embedded hardware in the PRO?Deleting the driver for the USB2 version doesn't help either.

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I am trying to get the USB dock to display the laptop screen on the external monitor. System recognizes the screen, but it remains black. Does anyone have an idea what the problem is? All the latest drivers and firmware have been loaded.

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I've just bought a ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock for my i7 X220 having been at a site last year which had Fujitsu PR08 USB 3.0 replicators - those, once I had installed the driver, worked perfectly with two 1920x1200 displays. Anyway I can't get my displays (LG IPS235 1920x1080), either via DVI-D or DVI-I with VGA adapter, to work plugged into the dock. They work fine when connected directly to the X220. I suspect this might be a USB 3.0 issue as it seems the support for USB 3.0 on X220 is not quite what I'd expected (e.g. see https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-and-Mini-Dock-Series-3-with-USB-3-0/td-p...). USB devices connect via the dock, but at USB 2.0 speed (which apparently is to be expected). I can't see a network device at all (shouldn't it show up as another network adapter in adition to the built-in Intel 82579LM NIC?). I have removed displaylink software and ThinkPad Dock software (originally I went to the latest 1.7.15 but tried cleaning everything off and using the older version 1.07.04 (no luck) then upgrading to 1.7.15 again). I'm sure I read that this dock was compatible on a Lenovo spec somewhere. I have been through http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT073584 So far it's wasted a lot of time and been very disappointing - I'm kind of wishing I hadn't bothered  (I'm not sure if the supplier will take it back as I've opened the packaging etc). Has anyone had any more success with th... Read more

Answer:X220 and ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock - any success?

A quick update:Under Windows 7 I couldn't get the dock to work at all well - basically it worked as USB2 hub and that it. This included a long call to Lenovo and reinstalling the ThinkPad dock softare several times, from both the original CD and the latest ones. Note I even installed the latest version of DisplayLink drivers (7.5M1) directly from their site which did work (core went from 7.5.5172.0 to 7.5.54051.0) but gave a useful warning that the USB3 host controller software (Renesas emulation stuff) might need updating (and I found a 2.1.39.0 version, compared to the 2.1.36 Lenovo version, which I tried too - installed but didn't help). DisplayLink also mentioned (here) that Windows 8 had a different way to deal with older USB3 controllers like Renesas.Anyway, I was all set to try send the dock back and thought I'd try Windows 8.1 (which I'd bought and was thinking of trying out on a new SSD).On Windows 8.1 the USB 3.0 Dock seems to work fine: display, network and USB ports. Currently I've even got 4 displays running off the X220: 2 x DVI-D in the dock, 1 VGA plugged into the X220 and the built-in screen. I don't suppose this would be any use for games, but for business work it seems to be working fine so far Note: I installed the latest DisplayLink driver again (mainly because I thought that I was missing transparent borders - turns out that's because Aero Glass has currently gone from Win8!). For anyone who's interested here's the USB section of device manager - le... Read more

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Hi,  since the latest update 14/4/16, One Link Dock does not get recognised by my E540 and USB, network and sound is not working...When I connect my USB devices on the laptop directly all is OK! Something from the update messed it up!

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hello lenovo useres!!! i got my X1 Carbon one year ago together with a USB 3.0 Dock and a classic Syncmaster monitor from Samsung.... my problem is:when i want to use the samsung monitor as a 2nd screen....my laptop cant recognice the screen.   i have no clue what to change again . cause i tried nearly everything....it also says when im gonna change the settings of the screen from tv to pc.....there is no connection   hope someone can help me!!!

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Purchased both items new.  When connected, ThinkPad USB 3.0 software disc will not load on Idea pad.  Message says there is a 'script error'.  Is there a fix or are these items incompatible?  Software people at Idea Pad and Think Pad both say that it is the other sections problem.  Have spent two hours on the phone with Lenovo.  Thanks

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The keyboard from my old T43 Replicator will not work on my new Mini Dock Series 3 (for T420). I am using an adapter for keyboard to usb. Mouse orks OK but old IBM keyboard will not. Do I need a special driver?

Answer:Thinkpad Mini Dock Series 3

The keyboard would require an active ps2 to USB converter.

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My ehternet connection is not working.  When I click on the dock in device and then hardware tab - there is an error message.  Driver not installed.  I renistalled docking station driver and Lenova Giga Ethernet Driver.  But I still have the erro

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Hello, Three quick questions related to fine tuning the USB Dock 3.0 with my new ThinkPad T430i laptop and existing LG Flatron 42043T monitor: 1)  How do I get the display to fill the entire space on the monitor?  Currently, the displayed content does not fill all the available space on the monitor.  There's black space around the displayed area.  I've tried pressing the AutoSet button on the monitor, but it doesn't changed the amount of space filled.  My operating system is Windows 7. 2)  What are the quickest and recommended ways to undock?  With a previous dock, the Shut down menu from the Microsoft menu provided an option of undocking.  There is no undocking option on that menu now.  I've been putting the laptop into sleep mode and unplugging the USB 3.0 connector from the laptop.  This seems slow and I am wondering if there is a better way. 3) Would someone confirm that the Dock does not charge the laptop?   Thank you  in advance,SS

Answer:ThinkPad USB Dock 3.0 Configuration Questions

1. What resolution are you using on the LG flatron, also are you using it in clone or extended mode?2. There is a undock button on top of the USB Dock 3.0 press that, it will initiate the undocking behaviour.3. It doesn't charge your laptop battery.

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 I have been using a Lenovo T430s for a few years, and docking to 3 external monitors. After many initial setup difficulties, this works well but the system can only handle 1920 x 1080. Also, I miss the smaller size of my X201. Can someone please explain the multiple monitor possibilities for the latest X series Thinkpads? Ideally, I would like to run 3 (not just 2) at a higher resolution than 1920 x 1080. However, it would also be interesting to know if I might run only 2, but at 4k? Or only 2, but two of the new Samsung ultrawide gaming monitors? Thanks for ideas.

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I have just set up a new T500 with the Advanced Mini Dock. I am using a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard. They are connected through one of the USB ports on the dock. The problem I am experiencing is the USB ports aren't working on the dock during start-up so I can not use my mouse and keyboard to unlock the computer. The Mini Dock "instructions" were less than helpful for trouble shooting. Am I doing something wrong, missing something or do I have a bad dock? If I plug my Logitech receiver directly into the computer I can unlock and start-up, then the ports work on the dock but that kind of defeats the purpose of having the dock.

Answer:Thinkpad Advanced Mini Dock Problems

Sounds like a dodgy dock... I have no issues with an external mouse/keyboard on boot. I'd talk to who you bought it from

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I am trying to connect my laptop (Thinkpad R61) with my TV (Samsung LNT4665F) using a DVI/HDMI cable. Because the R61 doesn't have a DVI port, I am using it in the IBM 2504 Docking station. I have docked the computer, connected the DVI/HDMI cord (using HDMI in 1 on the TV, which I believe is the only DVI accepted HDMI on the TV). I followed the Samsung instructions to then hit "Fn-F7" on the laptop. Unfortunately, nothing is happening. It doesn't appear that any signal is pushing out to the TV. I am not very tech savvy. Can someone please tell me what I need to do? Thanks for your help.Brian

Answer:DVI/HDMI Thinkpad R61 (with dock) to Samsung LNT4665F

does your R61 only have an intel GPU? if that is the case, then the dvi passthrough on the mini dock won't work. 

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I'm having a few issues with a t440s + 135w Ultra Dock. I've updated the dock's firmware and it works fine with my two external monitors. I have one problem that is driving me crazy. When I put the machine to sleep I can't wake it up with my mouse or keyboard. If I plug the mouse and keyboard directly into the machine they will wake it correctly but in the dock, it's no go. The other problem is once I actually bring the machine back from sleep it has to re-initialize all of the usb devices on the dock, like they've been completely unplugged. This second problem wastes a lot of time, right now I have the wireless usb mouse plugged directly into the machine so I can wake up with the mouse but my usb keyboard takes about 10 seconds to re-initialize, so I am stuck waiting at the lock screen for that long. I've turned on the USB when sleeping and the charge USB while sleeping in the BIOS - didn't help. Also made sure that all the devices could wake the machine up in the Device Manager. One other "issue" that is only mildy annoying is anytime Windows shows my a UAC prompt the screen goes black and takes about 5 seconds to render but only on the monitors attached to the dock. I'm running windows 7 pro 64 if that helps at all.

Answer:ThinkPad T440s + Ultra Dock problems

The UAC screen blanking issue is gone after installing all the optional updates under Windows Update. Only the USB issues persist.

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System:Helix 3701XXXWindows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bitThird Apps installedLatest Lenovo Drivers installed Problem:Lenovo USB 3.0 Docking Stations are intermittently unable to display to external monitors after disconnecting and reconnecting to the systems; problematic for latest drivers, 1.0.7.20, and below. When this happens Device Manager is unable to recognize the ThinkPad Dock. Sometimes device code 43 would be reported under the ?Other Devices?. The problem has been reported by 15+ users/systems. When it occurs:The problem is intermittent; it often occurs after disconnecting/reconnecting the USB docking cable to the system; also may happen from resuming sleep. As a workaround, the user has to restart the system a couple to several times in order for the device to be recognized. Reinstalling the drivers also temporarily resolve the issue.  

Answer:Windows 8.1 Ent. Helix - ThinkPad 3.0 USB Dock issues

We have been having this issue continuously as well.  Have been contacting Lenovo support to no avail.  Drivers / firmware are up to date, and we have 40+ users experiencing this issue.  DiplayLink drivers also up to date.

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hey, i use my ThinkPad Yoga (20CD0038GE, Windows 8.1 64bit) with the ThinkPad OneLink Dockingstation and have several softwareproblems. -the mouse-cursor always jumps across the display and pushs the left and right button by itself.-when i download the newest microsoft driver for my keyboard an mouse, the reaction is getting very slow.-sometime i start the yoga, the display is shown upside down.-sometimes i switch it into the energy save mode, it starts to boot and turn off itself until i stop it.-when i plug a usb in the thinkpad, it opens the folder up to 25 times i allready called the technician from the shop. he meant its would be a problem of my yoga and sent me a new one but the problems are still there. does anyone have the same problems or can help me? Again, i do only have this problems, by using the onelink dock. regards robin

Answer:problems with thinkpad yoga and onelink dock

i allready updated the yoga with the Lenovo tool.

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