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ThinkPad T470 docking stations compatibility

Question: ThinkPad T470 docking stations compatibility

Do the ThinkPad T470 use the same docking station of the ThinkPad T440

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Answer: ThinkPad T470 docking stations compatibility

All docking stations for T440 are compatible with T470.Follow this guide:https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_october_2017_revised.xlsx

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This is very bizarre.  Some of the USB ports on my ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 stop working and then they start working again later.  I can't determine any pattern.  This is very annoying.  For example, all of a sudden Windows reacts as if I just plugged in my external harddrive (ie. makes a sound and the dialoge box will open).  Today, my printer stopped working and I ran diagnostics until I decided to plug it directly into my laptop instead of the docking station at which point it starting working.  I would reinstall the driver to the docking station but there is no driver for the docking station.  Does anyone have any ideas?  

Answer:Problems with USB ports on ThinkPad Series 3 Docking Stations with USB 3.0

Is the machine docking with the station securely? Does it happen or fix itself it you wiggle it?

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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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Have a number of T3's that i want to deploy wih docking stationsso they can be left perm.attached to montor and keyboard mouse /keyboard/svga monitor connections all work right but how do I get the docking station NIC recognised and workingI have looked for drivers but cant find any and add new hardware doesnt find the docking stations T43 1871-36u xp pro I beleive its the Port Replictor  11 stations  74P6734.. the manual or the closet i could find to that number  just says if the latop supports xyz then then docking station will.. Havent used dockstations for ages but dont you need software and drivers for them for full functionality? or am in missing something...I know they are old but I hate decommishing working equipment if another use can be found for them...with a montor and kM attached to the docking stations  these will still be fine for just internet only use  stations for us...even with dying batteries and failing LCD's thanks      

Answer:T43 and docking stations

Welcome to the forum!

No additional software is needed for docking a T43, presuming the original IBM pre-load is still in place.

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Question: Docking Stations

I recently ordered a Lenovo Edge (waiting to receive it) and have been looking for a docking station. The information on the site shows docking systems appropriate for the T and X models but I have not found anything that identifies the appropriate docking station for an Edge. Is there one?













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Answer:Docking Stations

The Edge, SL and L model ThinkPads do not have dedicated docking solutions like T, X, W and R models. They only support USB docking solutions.

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Jumanji discovered an interesting bit and I thought others should be aware.

This might be old news to some. I found one article to exemplify the issue, but there are sure to be more. While this article refers to 3TB drives, the same caution applies to 4TB and greater drives. Basically older docking stations do NOT have address translation for drives above 2 TB - they can only access 2 TB. Problems arrise when data exceeds that limit and data is over written at the base address corrupting the drive.






  
Quote: Originally Posted by PCworld


Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives | PCWorld
.....You can use the full capacity of a 3TB drive via USB--with a drive enclosure that supports it. The SATA-to-USB bridge chip inside the enclosure takes care of any addressing issues. This is why the first 3TB drive shipped last summer as an external model--a switch from the usual pattern of internal units shipping first.

Although you shouldn't have any issues attaching a prepackaged 3TB external drive, you may have problems if you buy a 3TB internal drive and try to add it to a USB-connected enclosure yourself. Read the fine print: Many of the bare enclosures say they support 3TB, but not all of them do.
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On a seperate note, I will be offline until I can arrange Internet connectivity. I don't know when the cutoff will be, but it is in the next few days - definitely by months end.

Bill

Answer:HDD > 2 TB and docking stations

I work out something for Internet connectivity. I thought it would be disconnected last Thursday, I was notified today that the service would end by close of business Tuesday.

I'll stop in when I'm near an open router (cafe, friends, library) but can't devote much time to issues. Once our monetary situation improves, I will contract with a provider.

Bill

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Question: Docking Stations

I generally would like to know if a docking station of an HP 9480  would be compatible with an HP 840G laptop.  The 840G locks perfectly into the dock meant for the 9480, but long term, will this affect the 840G? Thank you,Edwin

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I was wondering, does anyone have one, or use their docking stations? I just got one. It is brand new, and I like it. I have an A31,R51, and an R52. I love being able to dock them and use them as a "desktop".

Answer:Does anyone have/use their docking stations?

Hi,I had a dock with my X40 whose screen got broken during an accident, so only then I used it for a good amount of time as a desktop replacement while docked in the station and connected to an external monitor, I quite enjoyed that experience.  I would love to buy one for my T400 as well 





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Question: Docking Stations

My entire family is an HP laptop/notebook family. We all love them and use them frequently. We recently converted a bedroom to an office and want to be able to use our laptops as desktops with external monitors, keyboard and mouse. Is there a universal docking station that we can use to plug and play our computers on dual external monitors and wireless keyboard and mouse? We would prefer an HP product but I know there are a lot of different types out there that plug into a USB port and have everything you would need to plug in all of your external devices. I just don't want to get one that won't be compatible with our devices.  I have an Envy 17 and the other 3 members of my family have 15's Thanks for any help given.

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HiI have a w530 (k2000m) and I am considdering getting the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series Type 4338 35u alongside one or two Dell 4K IPS panels.When looking at the official support pages, all the different iterations of the Dock 3 is stated to support 2560x1440 but I have seen many mentions on the interwewebz, explaining how to make it work with 4K out.Most of these mentions have been a bit unclear, so I am hoping to hear from someone with a setup similar to mine, that is, with a w530 in a working 4K setup going through a dock 3. I am wondering if the success of such a setup has to do with machine model (eg. 530 vs 540), dock model (eg. 1xUSB3 version vs 3xUSB3 version vs w540 version) and finally, if it is affected by the type of 4K streamtech (eg. single stream vs dual stream)

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Question: docking stations

Which HP docking stations are compatible with my HP notebook 15-ay137CL?

Answer:docking stations

Hi, Your machine does not have docking port therefore any good USB port replicator (vendors also call them as docking stations). Please look the following list:    http://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/docking-stations-142510--1 (Scroll down to the bottom ) Regards.  

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Question: Docking stations

Can the X series and the T series use the same docking stations?

Answer:Docking stations

no they can't, and please don't duplicate your post. 

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Hi All, Since the introduction of the new T500, information about docking station compatibility has not yet been updated on the site - what docking stations fit the T500? Same ones as T61? I want to get the Advanced Mini-Dock hence need confirmation that this will fit the T500. Thanks, MtothaJ

Answer:T500 - what docking stations fit?

MtothaJ, welcome to the forum, Confirmed - the Advanced Mini-Dock can be used with the T400 and T500 systems

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We are looking for a docking station which is able to drive several digital monitors. At the moment we are using FHD displays, this woun't be a problem with any docking solutiion available.To be future proof we are looking for a solution which is able to run more than one monitor with 2K or 4K resolution. Lenovos "performance dock" is really expensive, but it's limited to a DP 1.2 uplink (two 4K only with 30Hz).There is an Thunderbolt 3 solution for connecting two 4K monitors using Display Port, but there's no USB/audio output on this device. Are there any advanced docking stations available? Is there a P50 owner with practical experience using TB3 docking solutions?

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How can I add a wireless card to the Carbon X1?  The original answer was "can't be done" becuase the computer is a sealed case and has no capability for it.  I call BS!!  The computer obviously has a slot for it, a Sim card holder, and the option to order it from the factory with wireless.  How to add wireless to a non-wireless Carbon X1?  


























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Answer:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon

You don't say which generation X1C you have, but AFAIK you can add a WWAN card.  Instructions are in the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your particular model.
 
The challenge will be antennas if they aren't already installed, and finding a card that passes the BIOS whitelist.
 
This isn't something I can address in detail, but if you'll list your MT-M - like 20FB002SUS as an example of a WWAN-upgradable unit - others will probably be able to help.  (Upgradable means that the antennas are already in place.)
 
FWIW,
Z.

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I purchased a Dell Studio 17 notebook, and I plan to sell my desktop. However, I would still like to use my monitor, speaker system, and other devices without having to connect or disconnect all of these items every time I move my notebook.

I checked Newegg and Amazon for docking stations, but it seems none of them get very good reviews. Does anyone have any advice on this situation?
 

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Any ideas guys.. been sent by my boss to find universal docking stations for a company needing to dock laptops.


Basically they gotta be a usb port replicator, have vga throughput, keyboard/mouse (ps2), printer and serial... I think thats it.


Anybody ever used 1 like this or know of 1 I can look into ?

Thanks
Nick

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Hi, I recently bought a X1 carbon (4th generation) and bough myself a one link Pro Dock. Unfortunately I have now realised that the plug does not fit into any of my laptop sockets. My fault Should have done my research. I have now  realised I should have bought a link+ docking station. Can I still somehow use this station? I can't return it anymore but I am not sure how I get it connected to my laptop. Pictures of my current plug and socket are attached. Docking station plugSocket laptop


























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I am getting ready to start a new job that allows me to provide my own laptop.  I want to setup a dock for my T430 with one monitor. Does anyone have a favorite docking station - it appears that 3 or 4 work. they look the same to me.... I wonder if WIDI works well enough for a second extended monitor. Thanks!

Answer:T430 docking stations - which one should I get?

Bump - can anyone offer any advice?

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I have been having all kinds of trouble accessing disks in docking stations through USB hubs and connected direct to my computer.

The two docking stations concerned are:

Coltech CE606CU3 USB 3.0 HDD Dual Bay Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard drives
Inateck Dual Two Bays USB 3.0 Hard Drives External Docking Station

The two hubs I have used are:

EasyAcc« USB 3.0 7 Port hub bus-powered and self-powered 2-in-1 hub
Inateck« 5-Port USB 3.0 Hub (USB 3.0 4-Port Hub + One 5V 2A Charging Port)

I am using plain SATA internal disks in the docking stations, the latest of which is a WD Green 4TB Desktop Internal SATA Hard Drive.

I have tried every conceivable combination:

one disk in one slot of docking station
two disks in both slots
both of the above connected via both hubs and connected direct to the computer (always using USB 3 ports)
switching on docking station after every possible method of connection
switching on and then connecting docking station after making every possible connection

And the result is always the same. The longest period I have been able to access any disk in any docking station is less than an hour, and then it disappears from Computer and from Disk Management - usually while doing a long backup. (Backup is the reason I bought the WD disk.) But the problem relates to any disk I use, in both docking stations and via both USB hubs or connected direct to computer.

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Answer:Trouble with docking stations

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Outside of piece-meailing a solution which I already have in place (dual monitor setup - one connected to vga, one connected to hdmi, usb port, etc), has anyone had any luck with a docking station for their ideapad "y" series that can help organize/streamline my workspace?  Goal being to have a docking station that can handle dual external monitors (not mirror). Thanks! 

Answer:Y460P - Docking Stations?

ideapads are consumer-oriented laptops and consumer market is not suggested to use dock-stations.docks are for business, and if you need docks you'd better look at thinkpads.http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Ideapad-Y550P-Docking-Station/m-p/303306#M2861...

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Hello,I would like to know which docking stations fits the T500 laptop? Is this one fits?ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator 250510W Thanks,Michal













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Answer:Docking stations for T500

I am also trying to figure out which docking stations/port replicators are compatible with the T500s.  Lenovo's website doesn't seem to have any information about this at all.  I've spend a good amount of time looking. So the forums come to the rescue again.  How about Lenovo paying the forum moderators who are actually answering questions to update the product information on the website?  I'm guessing it would increase sales of accessories along with eleviating customer frustation and wasted time. I have found a few posts on this, with only one mentioning the Advanced Mini Doc - 250410U working with the T500s. Is this the only docking station that is compatible with the T500s?Also...Is there a reason you don't find docking stations with firewire ports?  Daniel Blake

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Hey all,
I'm updating this post of the best laptop docking stations.Best laptop docking stations | Windows Central
Anyone have any other recommendations? I think this is a pretty complete list but I'd like to know what y'all think.
Thank you!

Answer:Best laptop docking stations?

I'm a fan of Lenovo's OneLink dock. It just isn't the same as that more traditional docking station I had with my T400 but it works and does the job.

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Hello. Ready to configure and buy a P51 for my son.  Can someone tell me what docking stations are compatible with it? I know he will want to connect two 4k monitors to the docking station if possible. thanks,  Brian

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HiIs there a recommended docking station for X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (20JES01W00) which can also charge the laptop? The laptop has a USB-c port for charging. Thanks 

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Does the docking station for the L420 work for a T430?  If not, will the T400 docking station work with a T430?













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Answer:T430 docking stations

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
There are docking stations which is compatible with several ThinkPad models. Eg: ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 ? 170W (433835U - U.S.) is supported by L412, L420, L430, L512, L520, L530, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T510, T510i, T520, T520i, T530, T530i, W510, W520, W530, X220, X230, X230i.
 
Refer the below link and check which docking station you have and the compatibility list.
 

Docks, Port Replicator, Ultrabase - Reference Guide

Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
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I have an X1 Carbon gen. 5. which supports Thunderbolt 3. I would like to purchase a Thunderbolt 3 docking station, but I also need the docking station to be compatible with older laptops that only have USB 3 support. Is it possible to use the Thunderbolt 3 docking station with older laptops also? best regardsLars Kohsel

Answer:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon

Hi Lars,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
I doubt as in order to use Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock there has to be Thunderbolt present in your older systems. It doesn't work with USB 3.0 ports.
  
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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I have a 4061-32u w500 and lenovo isn't listing any compatible docking stations other than the usb port replicator.  I was wondering which ones would work and in what capacity.  Also, I think I have the switchable graphics, how do I switch it? Thanks!!!













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Answer:W500 Docking stations?

I have the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock, which is compatible and works well with my W500 and an external LCD screen connected to the dock's VGA socket. I use Windows 7 Business Edition. Switching graphics works just as you would expect: both screens flicker for 5-10 seconds, the external display briefly displays "No Signal", and then everything comes back using the chosen graphics chipset. I use two steps to set up multiple displays: 1) Use the blue Fn key plus F7 to choose whether you want to duplicate or extend the desktop; then use the "Screen Resolution" menu entry on the desktop context menu to open the Control Panel with that name. There you can rearrange the display order of  multiple screens to correspond to their physical place on your desk, adjust their resolutions, and duplicate/extend/confine the Windows desktop to any of them. If you select "Advanced Properties" link on that control panel, you'll get the standard multiple tab advanced options dialog for the monitor selected on the graphic or drop-down list of display devices. I've tested the dock's USB connections with external disks and there are no surprises there either. According to Lenovo page on "ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through", a VGA and DVI-D may be simultaneously connected on this Mini Dock, but then the W500's own screen is disabled. I have no way to test this, however. Hope this helps, the Mini Dock is a useful accessory.

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I ordered a docking station following the Thinkvantage links etc etc and got shipped one for a W510 - and can't find any for the W500 - did they ever make on such animal to fit? As well, does anyone run Linux on thier W500's and have they had any luck getting drivers for the wireless to work? Thanks, Mick

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...for five Dell Vostro 1700's. Suggestions?
 

Answer:Need to Purchase Docking Stations...

Those units seem to have all the ports you could want for modern hardware.
What do you need docking stations for?
If you need serial or parallell connectivity,I suggest using a port replicator.
They are inexpensive.
 

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Had I realized how uncomfortable the W500 is for a left-handed person, I probably wouldn't have bought it.  Can anyone recommend a docking station or other solution to move access to usb ports to the back, away from the left side of the machine?  I really hate the thought of spending another bunch of money and not being happy, so need recommendations!  Thanks.

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Need to know if there is a docking station that works with the new HP Spectre that I purchased?  Please let me know what the options are for this PC. Thanks,

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Hi Has anyone experience with the X1 Carbon and the One Link Pro Docking Station?Does it work with two 23" TFT Screens? Best Regards,Peter

Answer:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon

yes if the internal lcd is shut off.

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Hi,
I have a question regarding dual-slot HDD docking stations, as I was thinking about purchasing one. I will be using it for both data transfer and cloning. I also own a copy of Acronis True Image 2014 Premium. My question is this, if I want to clone or transfer data from one drive to the other using Acronis True Image would it be faster with two single docking stations each with their own dedicated USB (to the computer) opposed to one dual-slot station which has to share it‘s USB cable for both simultaneously reading from and writing to the drives? Or is this not how it works; does the data simply transfer from one drive to the other without ever leaving the docking station?
 

Answer:Question Regarding Dual-Docking HDD Stations

?? I think you're right ?? .. But there are "docking stations" with stand alone cloning that should be faster .. Here's one
Unless you're doing this all day .. is the extra speed really that much of an advantage ??
I think I'd trust Acronis 2014 for the Cloning/Imaging especially if making a SSD .. and would get a couple of Single enclosures or stations for the speed/versatility ..
 

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Hi everyone,
I just purchase one laptop for a user that has two offices in different locations.
The two locations are on the same domain but have a different ip scheme, example; location A 192.168.40.xx and location B 192.168.50.xx, our network admin has set the network to be static, my problem really is, how can i set up one docking station to use one ip scheme and the other docking station to us another ip scheme, both docking stations are identical. I've set up a test environment with both docks next to each other and both on the network, every time I dock it uses the first ip I had assigned to the first docking station, even worse, when I un-dock and use the nic on the laptop it will still use the same ip, can I create different local area connections for each nic????
laptop:
dell e6420
docking station:
e-port plus port replicator

any input will be greatly appreciated

Answer:two different ip schemes, two docking stations, ONE laptop

Hello,

Assign multiple static addresses on the docking station/NIC for both networks.

You will also need to add multiple default gateways.

A better way of doing this would be to enable DHCP on the networks. - This is upto your system admin though.

Dave

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What docking stations work with the M9?

I'm aware of the Express Port Replicator, would the Advanced Port Replicator III albeit with reduced functionalitiy?

Are there any others?

Is it a stanadrd port on the bottom of the machine?

Answer:What docking stations work with Tecra M9?

You can determine which docking stations are compatible by selecting a port replicator from the following webpage

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/jsp/optionsAndAccessoriesSearch.do?service=UK&oldOptio nCategory=4701&selOptionCategory=4697

and clicking compatible notebooks

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I just need to know the current firmware for both Ultraslim 2013 Docking Station and  2013 UltraSlim Docking Stations along with their download links. Thank you,

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Hi
I'm looking for docking stations compatible with the Dell Precision 5510 laptop. So far I've been able to find the TB15 and 16. 15 is out of the question and I believe Dell recalled it. Is the TB16 any good? Hands on experience?
Are there any other possibilities?
Regards
Ian

Answer:Precision 5510 docking stations

The 5510 has the Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C port. So you could connect it to the TB16, WD15. Or the D3100 through the 5510 USB 3.0 port. As for reviews, google is a fair source.

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Hello!! If some one can help? Is the old docking stations (45N6681/45N6678) compatible with the new t420/T520 ?  

Answer:New T420/T520 Docking stations

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Per lenovo's accessory page, they are:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4TPJF4

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Have about 20 older SATA/ATA HDDs that I want to review and purge. All are <1T (yeah, old!). Don't want to mess with a new box just for bare HDDs and 3/4 internals on my main box are snug and secure. So thinking with a long SATA cable I could ease the drive swapping. Does anybody know of a SATA HDD docking station that carries SATA straight thru (on an extended cable). Just need a p/s and a dock.thanks,Joseph

Answer:Straight SATA HDD docking stations?

Maybe this is want your want.An external enclosure for a SATA hard drive.But they are hard to find.Instead, people use USB enclosures.

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i have just taken delivery of an Iridium laptop and would like to get a docking station for it so i can use my monitor, keyboard and mouse easily at work without having to plug in lots of wires. my question is will any one do or are they all for specific machines? Dell do a very nice one - just slot in the laptop and that's it. can i use this? if not can someone recommend a good one.Thanks

Answer:Docking stations/port replicators

Docking stations and Port Replicators are specific to the laptop.. Contact the manufacturer of your machine.

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Hi Guys,I hope you can help me. My two USB ports on R51 works however none of the four on docking station works, It worked when I had Window XP.  I have upgraded this ThinkPad to Window 7 (Bits). Any Suggestion ?Thanks

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I have the XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 and I want a docking station without paying £££s.What non-Dell docking station are people using?many thanks

Answer:Which non-Dell docking stations for XPS 13 9365?

It is a little hard to judge price if you don't say which capabilities you want the dock to have.  If you needed just Ethernet, those aren't bad.
I have the TB 16, which seems to work well but is expensive.  I cannot attest to its capabilities with multiple monitors since I don't run my system that way.
I also have a StarTech.com dock (# DKT30CHPD) which has HDMI (4K) Ethernet and USB.  
I will suggest you evaluate your needs prior to buying a dock.  Getting one which has the capabilities is better than buying several for different capabilities.  If for no other reason that drivers for the different docks may be different.
I should mention, the TB 16 has its own power supply where the StarTech one does not.  Of course, this adds to the cost but does give you a backup supply for your system.

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Hi,I'd like to know if the new Thinkpad T470 is compatible with the "Pro Dock 90 W - 40A10090US" docking station?













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Answer:T470 Docking - Is the "Pro Dock 90 W - 40A10090US" compatible?

Hello and welcomeYes, the dock is compatibleThinkPad Options Compatibility Matrix - https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_mar_2017.xlsx

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Just started using the T470 and am attempting to setup dual monitors from my home office without a docking station.  Can I use the HDMI port to connect one monitor, and the USB C port with an HDMI converter to the 2nd monitor?  I'm able to connect the HDMI port to one monitor, I'm also able to connect one monitor using the USB C port with HDMI convertor.  However, when connecting the two at the same time, screen continues to flicker and only the monitor connected via HDMI port works.  Won't detect the USB C with HDMI converter.  Monitors are Viewsonic 2270SMH-LED. 

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I have a z61t that I am trying to convert into a pfsense firewall.  In order to do so I need to have 2 NICs.  I am thinking about buying one of the docking stations that was designed for this laptop, but I want to know how the dock's ethernet port works.  Is it a seperate NIC from the one built into the laptop?  If so, is it the same NIC that is built in (the broadcom netxtreme)?  Or does it just splice into the ethernet port built in (one NIC with two ports)?  In order for the dock dock to work for my application, it would have to be the former.  Thanks in advanced for the help!

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I just want to know the best options for docking my 850 g3 to beable to close the lid and operate dual monitors, extended display.

Answer:Docking stations best suited for extended display

Hi, Your machine is a business class machine, it has built in dockking station port     http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04915645.pdf Therefore no point to use other, non specialized dock. The HP Ultraslim Docking Station is perfect for this because the specs says: Number of Displays supported with Docking Supports 3 independent displays if used with optional HP Ultraslim Docking Station     http://www8.hp.com/au/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5422417 Regards.

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Is it me, or is this a scenario that Access Connections can't handle:I have an X60 tablet running Vista Business SP1 and two X6 docking stations (one at work / one at home), and each has a wired gigabit ethernet connection. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get Access Connections to distinguish which dock/location I'm plugged intoIt works fine in both locations without the dock and using wireless connections, but that really defeats the purpose of having to docks and high-speed networksAny suggestions, or is this simply a shortcoming in the software?Message Edited by goestoeleven on 05-04-2008 07:44 PM













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Answer:Access Connections with multiple docking stations?

I would create two different profiles for each dock, this will make it work much smoother.

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I currently have a ThinkPad Basic USB 3.0 Dock, but this doesn't provide the bandwidth or resolution I woulld get with a usb-c dock. unfortunately people seem to have a lot of problems getting usb-c docks to work (at least for video) with the Yoga 900. Can I ask that anyone who has one lists details here.  Please don't say what 'should' work, only what you have used and know works. Thanks.  

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I have a z61t that I am trying to convert into a pfsense firewall.  In order to do so I need to have 2 NICs.  I am thinking about buying one of the docking stations that was designed for this laptop, but I want to know how the dock's ethernet port works.  Is it a seperate NIC from the one built into the laptop?  If so, is it the same NIC that is built in (the broadcom netxtreme)?  Or does it just splice into the ethernet port built in (one NIC with two ports)?  In order for the dock dock to work for my application, it would have to be the former.  Thanks in advanced for the help!

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Hard Drive Docking stations - are they safe for your hard drive?
Surely the 'handling' of the hard drive is not, good for the hard drive??
Doesn't is have many sensitive parts that should not be handled?

Is it OK to have one of these instead of a hard drive enclosure?

The great thing is that you can just pull one hard drive out and put another in!

Any replies would be great

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:Hard Drive Docking stations - are they safe?

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Which are compatible docking stations for Spectre notebook? The new Spectre has only type c ports.

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Hi All, Im new to these forums but wanted to see if any one else had had experience with the new docking stations. I just upgraded to a T440s which needed the new docking station... I had to get two of them for home and work. They are SO hard to put the PC in compared to the old series 3 docks for my old T410s... those things you did not even need to look when you put the PC down.. they just sliped in.. but the new ones, OMG each morning it takes me several tried to get them to dock.. I am thinking I am damaging the PC when I attempt to do this.. That being said, i am still a fan over EVERYTHING lenovo...  Any one else had similar experiences?Tom

Answer:new docking stations Basic, Pro and Ultra Docks

Actually I was looking for a new dock. I don't think that I can do without it anymore on my office desk.I know it's a bit off-topic but what's the difference between the decks and did you encounter other issues?

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Hi, I am looking for a laptop which is small in size (13 - 14 inches) and has strong specs. I locked on to Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th Gen with 512 SSD and 16 GB RAM. My specific requirement is to use 3 external displays via docking station, I look online and found this "http://lenovoquickpick.com/usa/system/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon-5th-gen#accessory/68848" and "http://lenovoquickpick.com/usa/accessory/40AC0135US/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock-us". I thought I'd talk to Lenovo Support about this just to make sure. Even their support has two opinions. One agent said that the docking stations will work with 3 external displays (2 display ports and 1 VGA). I talk to another agent after a few minutes and he said the laptop will only work with 2 external displays and not 3. Can anybody from the community confirm which of the two agents are correct. I currently have HP 650 G2 Probook which works perfectly fine with 2 display ports and 1 VGA port at the same time and let me use 3 external displays. Thank you,

Answer:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon 5th gen with 3 external displays

Hi sla3k,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
X1 Carbon 5th Gen does supports independent displays also have a look on this thread with similar discussion
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Hello.  I am a very happy new T470 owner.  So this bad boy has an internal battery and one in the back.  Should I remove the one in the back when my box is in the docking station (90W Ultra Dock), or is it smart enough not to provide continual charging to the removable battery which would wear it out? TIA


























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I understand there are three docking station options for the T440s:  ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 90W US - 40A20090US - $269.99ThinkPad Pro Dock - 90 W - 40A10090US - $249.99ThinkPad Basic Dock - 90W - 40A00090US - $199.99 When I do a "compare" of these docks it is not very satisfying .... is there a chart somewhere that acutally shows all the differences between the three models? Do they all include the security leash/teather option? thanks!

Answer:Details on docking stations for T440s - comparison of the three models?

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hey, everyone.

i have just begun delving into the realm of laptop graphics cards (trying to play GTA:SA, in addition to getting greedy now that the seed's been planted :slurp: ). i've picked up some bits around here that i want to pick your brains about... i have a toshiba satellite (p25-s507) with a GeForce FX Go5200, 32mb video card. i understand there's no way to upgrade this within the notebook, but I'm wondering about two things: docking stations and PC card slots. can i "upgrade" my video card through either of these? i know docking stations can support printers, extra monitors, etc... can they support a different graphics card, so i can switch over when my comp's docked? or this fancy-shmancy PC slot that everyone told me i could "upgrade later" with but haven't used yet... can a video card go in that slot?!

my apologies if this is complete newb-babble, hehe. thanks for any help!
 

Answer:laptops and graphics -- PC card slots, docking stations?

I don't think there's any way to get it upgraded. The only way is to buy a laptop with a fast gpu to start with, which isn't too easy.

A side note: There are usb 2.0 graphics cards to add a second monitor to some pc's, but they are likely much slower than your 5200. I think the company is called triton IIRC, they used to have them at newegg, not sure if they still do.
 

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Hi, So having a bit of a frustrating experience finding a working dock for the new Spectre X360 (Kaby Lake). I need something with PD (power in), HDMI/DVI or DP out (two ports if fine, one up to 4k), and a few USB ports. I've tried a cheap aukey one and though HDMI works it's buggy. I'm now looking at this guy P5Q54UT - HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock 65W but not entirely sure if it'll work. A few pluggable docks specifically mention that HP is not supported or claim HP doesn't support alt-mode (for USB C) and PD 2.0 spec. Any guidance is appreciated.  

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Hi, As you may have seen in my previous posts, I leave my previous company and my good old X220. So I am really wondering if I upgrade or not to the new T450s, or if I search for a X220/X230/T420s/T430s refurbished. One of my main concern, is the total display size when docked. I used to use quad FHD screens on my old X220, and I was thinking about increasing again the total display size by replacing 2 FHD screen by 1 4K monitor. However, it seems impossible to run 1 4K and 2 FHD simultaneously. So my question is, Where can I find the differences and limitations of the docking stations available for the T450s regarding the display size ability ? On the product sheet of the docking stations , Lenovo said "* Some of the video ports have exclusive use and are also dependent on the docked ThinkPad configuration". Ok, but where can I have this information ? Many thanks for your answers,





Lenovo X220 4287-CTO / Intel Core i7 2640M @ 2.8 / Corsair Vengeance 16 [email protected] MHz CL10 / Samsung SSD 840 PRO 512 Go / Bios 1.38 / Linux Xubuntu 14.04LTS / eGPU ATI Radeon 5870 Eyefinity 6 / 2x DELL U2142M / 2x DELL U2212HM

Answer:T450s and docking stations : don't understand differences and limitations

I found this : http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd029622 But, the informations are only for T440s and still uncomplete. When docked, maximum displays simultaneously supported (system + docking) : "3 - any combination" So, I can run 3 4K monitors @60Hz ?   T450s can run [email protected], so I hope to run at least my actual config : 2 FHD and 2 WUXGA monitors.   





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Hi all, Does anyone know how many external monitor can the latest T470/T470s connect to without a dock? The T470 specs I am considering is:CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel« Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows« 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (Max 32GB) / 1 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)GeForce 940MX GDDR5 2GN/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI / 1 x RJ-45 /1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 2W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio /microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), supports SD 3.0, UHS-l And this is the specs for T470s: CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel« Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows« 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform12GB (1 x 4GB DDR4 2133MHz onboard + 1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz) (Max20GB)/ 0 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)Intel HD Graphics 620N/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI /1 x RJ-45 / 1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 1W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio / microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC) I am look... Read more

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I am trying to write a script to detect all docking stations and monitors attached to those docking station for Lenovo Thinkpad t540p laptops on a domain network. Most of the monitors are Asus. Any suggestions or is this even possible? Running powershell from DEV WIN 10

Answer:Windows Powershell- Detect Docking Stations and attached monitors

You could use cmdlet Get-CimInstance:


Code:
Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\wmi -ClassName WmiMonitorBasicDisplayParams




Multiply the horizontal and vertical image size with 40 to get resolution in pixels. For example MaxHorizontalImageSize 48 / MaxVerticalImageSize 27 = 1920 * 1080 resolution.

More information about the monitors can be found with the following command:


Code:
Get-CimInstance win32_desktopmonitor

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Code:
Get-CimInstance win32_videocontroller | select caption, CurrentHorizontalResolution, CurrentVerticalResolution


And, if needed, information about the GPU:


Code:
Get-CimInstance win32_videocontroller


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I have been unable to find any firm compatibility information on docking stations/port replicators that will work with  the Spectre x360-13-w000no/w001no and support two larger screens and charging through one of the new thunderbolt ports on the latest model. Will the HP ELite USB C docking station do the job or will I need something else. Hesitating to buy before som clarity on this issue. Cannot find any relevant info among HP specifications and compatibility listings. Anyone with hands-on experience?

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I am trying to write a script to detect all docking stations and monitors attached to those docking station for Lenovo Thinkpad t540p laptops on a domain network. Most of the monitors are Asus. Any suggestions or is this even possible? Running powershell from DEV WIN 10

Answer:Windows Powershell- Detect Docking Stations and attached monitors

You could use cmdlet Get-CimInstance:


Code:
Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\wmi -ClassName WmiMonitorBasicDisplayParams



Multiply the horizontal and vertical image size with 40 to get resolution in pixels. For example MaxHorizontalImageSize 48 / MaxVerticalImageSize 27 = 1920 * 1080 resolution.

More information about the monitors can be found with the following command:


Code:
Get-CimInstance win32_desktopmonitor
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Code:
Get-CimInstance win32_videocontroller | select caption, CurrentHorizontalResolution, CurrentVerticalResolution

And, if needed, information about the GPU:


Code:
Get-CimInstance win32_videocontroller

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Hello Forum;

Toshiba's official website suggests to use for the Notebook A10 1GV the Docking Station Express Port Replicator II.

I need for my construction work 2 monitors.

My question: can I use with the Express Port Replicator II two additional Monitors at the same time (there are 2 connectors (DVI and VGA/RGB analogue) . Is it possible to create two different pictures that way?
Some people said, that after a connection with the DVI-D connector the VGA is switched off.

Does anyone have some experiences?


On the other hand Toshiba offeres the Docking-station "Dynadock U - USB Port Replicator" .
This docking station is only connected via USB with the laptop. According to the data-sheet it provides an analogue and a digital monitor with different views at the same time, up to 1920 x 1200 pix., further an additional headset and 6x USB 2.0. plus network connection

Official that docking-station works with every USB-connectet computer, but in the compatibilty-list Toshiba doesn't mention the Terca A10 and gives only a compatibility statement for the Toshiba NB200 series.

Has someone out there experiences with that Docking station?

What would be the best way to work with two monitors + laptop-display ?


Thanks for every good advice.


Michael

Answer:Tecra A10-1GV and Docking Stations: Dynadock vs. Express Port Replicator II

Hi

As far as I know the Express Port Replicator supports the RGB & DVI simultaneous usage only if notebook itself also supports RGB & DVI simultaneous usage.
So if the Tecra A10 1GV would support the usage of RGB and DVI port simultaneously then Express Port Replicator should support it too.

The Dynadock USB Port Replicator supports either VGA or the DVI port. I didn?t find the Dynadock which has been equipped with both ports together.
The Dynadock can be connected to all computers with USB 2.0 capability and it?s nice expansion.

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Can someone PLEASE provide a solution for the issue below? There is an urgent need to solve this asap! Case: I have some T470 laptops (20JNS16901) with SSD (INTEL SSDPEKKF256G7L) that came with w10 preinstalledI need to install Windows7 in these machines and after numerous failed attempts this is still not possible.I've been trying to install Windows 7 (in order to export Windows7 SSD drivers and apply it to the rest machines) via bootable USB, but it says that it cannot find CD/DVD drivers. (referring to the SATA drivers used for the HDD)Can someone PLEASE provide clear instructions on how to overcome this?Also, is there any official statement from Lenovo mentioning that T470 is not supported with W7?Any help would be sincerely appreciated  Kind Regards alex

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I have ThinkPad T470 laptop with Windows 10 pro x64 installed. Sound plays just fine from the laptop's speakers, and when I plug external speakers into the laptop's 3.5mm audio port they work just fine too.But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy


























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But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy

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Hello All!I just bought a T470 notebook with 8GB of RAM. Turns out that I'm going to need more RAM so I would like to upgrade to 32GB. Would installing 2 units of "16GB DDR4 2133MHz SoDIMM" work? Thank you! 

Answer:Need Advice on Upgrading RAM on Thinkpad T470

Hi Loungepuppy,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
It depends upon your requirement ideally you will need a same kind (like frequency, type, size) of RAM in both slots to achieve a dual channel configuration.
Therefore, you can either install an 8GB stick to the existing configuration or go ahead with even 16GB stick aswell.
 
Edit- This system does support 32GB max 2400MHz DDR4 (source)
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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I just got my T470 laptop a few weeks ago and it's already having problems with maintaining a stable connection to the wifi. When I run the troubleshooter, I always get the error message "The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the internet is broken" and "The default gateway is not available." Is there any way to fix this? I've tried installing new drivers from lenovo and almost all the solutions found online, but none of them are working.

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Hi, the monitor of my notebook, during the switching from the first battery to second battery (power bridge technology), goes blank for 1/2 seconds because the refresh rate of monitor changes from 60 Hz to 48 Hz. I tried to set the refresh rate rate on 60 Hz but the problem persits. Thanks in advance. 

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Hello , i bought my laptop some weeks ago, but i am facing one problem with the touchpad. Sometimes is working, and then stops working at all ,and with reboot sometimes comes back and some other not. The trackpad is working very good with the buttons of the touchpad. I found that if i will go to device manager and i will delete/unistall the touchpad (synaptics pointing device) then the mouse is working perfectly until the next reboot, when will be automatically installed the latest driver from windows or from update manager of lenovo, so i think that is not hardware problem. I have the latest original drivers on the pc, installed from the site of lenovo. Also i saw on the settings that the touchpad is enabled. Please i need some help regarding this issue.

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Hi everybody,i got stuck with my Lenovo T470. I often have issues to boot.Sometimes one reboot is enough, other times it takes 5-10 reboots to get the system started.I'm more successful, when the power plug is plugged in or the computer is in the dockingstation.I tested it under Windows10 only, dual-boot Windows10 and Ubuntu16.04.02 with grub2 and a bootable USB-Stick with Ubuntu16.04.02.There are different points to get stuck while booting.1. Windows10 - Windows Boot Manager1.1. Get stuck at Lenovo screen, without anything moving.1.2. Get stuck at Lenovo screen, Microsoft points are moving in a circle.1.3. Get stuck at Lenovo screen, with Automatic Repair.2. Dual-boot - Windows10 Ubuntu16.042.1 same as Windows10 above2.2 Get Stuck after grub2 boot menu, while trying to load initramfs.Attempted solutions:1. Grub2 update and reinstall grub2 under Ubuntu2. Ubuntu boot repair yannubuntu3. Install brand new Windows10 via usb stick with GPT-table4. Windows 10 Update 01.05.20175. Bios Update6. Install all lenovo drivers manually7. Install lenovo drivers automatically via Lenovo System Update8. Install lenovo drivers automatically via Lenovo Companion9. Lenovo Diagnostics Version 03.10.001 - all tests passedIf you need further informations, please let me know.What else can I do, before i need to contact the support ? System Information:Special Settings: Bios Secure boot disabled, UEFI only, no CSM, fast startup disabled. Different settings tested without success.*Model: Lenovo T470 ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T470 - BOOT ISSUES

Hi, I've got exactly the same problem with my new T470 (bought 15 days ago), but not exactly the same configuration: M2 SSD 64 Go (Fedora 25 then Ubuntu 17.04)HDD 1 To with Windows 10... Last BIOS version, trying diffenrent configuration, same problem: looks like when it's plugged it works, but when i'm on the battery and if the PC was unplugged during 20-30 minutes, I cant't boot on linux, and Windows is as yours :-( Did you find something, or did you contact the support? Thx for your help, Aymeric

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Hi all, I recently purchased a lenovo thinkpad t470. after the first boot setup, i can no longer boot the computer again because it always stucks at the Lenovo screen (it doesn't have the loading circle under the lenovo simble). I wonder if anyone has encounter the same problem and have any idea on how to solve this issue ? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Thinkpad t470 stuck at lenovo screen

Hi hle,1. When the Lenovo screen shows up, press F10 and perform a full hardware diagnostics.2. If step 1. does not work, or shows failure, contact Tech Support.
Peter
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Is there a stylus that works with the 2017 touchscreen version of the Thinkpad T470? Any info would be gratefully accepted. Nik

Answer:2017 touchsceen Thinkpad T470 and stylus

Hi Nik,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using stylus with your ThinkPad T470
The thing is that nowadays we are using laptops & Smartphones with Capacitive touchscreens so only capacitive styluses will work and there are not much option to choose from like Adonit Jot pro
 
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 everyone,as the subject says i'm looking for the italian release date of the new ThinkPad t470.i couldn't find this information anywhere else, i even called lenovo customer support but they couldn't help me! Any info about this would be very appreciated. Thank you in advance,best regards

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I have recently purchased a Thinkpad with a 256gb ssd m.2 model SSDPEKKF256GL (Intel drive). I can not find much of any information on this drive. Can someone suggest an equivalant 512gb m.2 replacement drive so I can go look and and purchase ?Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad T470 SSD M.2 256gb upgrade to 512gb

Hi seabirdwt,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Below M.2 SSDs are tested by Lenovo to work with your system: 

00UP435            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,INTEL,OPAL
00UP437            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,SAM,OPAL
00UP622            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,TOS,OPAL
00UP642            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,TOS,OPAL

For complete list please have a look on T470 FRU BOM list 
 
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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I have a new T470 20HD type laptop and have purchased identical 16GB RAM to replace the original 8GB pair. I have replaced the RAM but in the BIOS and on the operating system it only shows 24GB? I have checked the processor and it is able to handle a pair of 16GB RAM modules uptp 32GB and I have also checked the lenovo website and the motherboard/configuration can handle 32GB RAM max. Any on egot any ideas why it only shows 24GB?? OS: Windows 10 ProIntel i7-7500U - 7th Generationintegral 16GB Module x2

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When I start my T470 up, in the lower left corner of the start up screen has an envelope and a number by it.  I can not find anywhere on my computer where I can see what notices it is trying to prompt me on.  Can someone help me find what this is referrring to?













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Answer:Thinkpad T470 start up screen envelope icon

Is it the lock screen e-mail notification?https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-lock-screen-notifications-windows-8-windows-10-and-windows-ph...

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We are running SCCM Current Branch version 1706 and ADK 1703.  We just started having issues with the T470 TPM not initializing correctly during the OSD Deployment.  The TPM goes through the Pre-Provision steps without any problem but when we attempt to Enable Bitlocker and send the Key into AD we get "The TPM is defending against dictionary attacks and is in a time-out period." Error Code: 0x80280803 This is not a problem on any other model at this time.  We are also deploying M710s and X270 devices with the same task sequence using the same steps without issue.  Is there a step we need to take on the T470? This task sequence is deploying Windows 7 Machine is in UEFI mode with CSM support.  Secure Boot is disabled and TPM is set to Active version 2.0 Let me know what else you need to help get this resolved. Thanks!

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 Hi Tech teams, i have purchased new T470 but  not clear about battery backup. As per lenovo  home site(T470 gives you greater flexibility and up to 18 hours of power on a single charge. ) but now iam getting 9hours (3+3).do i need upgrade the battery for 18hours (if yes could you please suggest the battery number and link to purchase India)and can you please provide me link for 16 gb ram upgrade India I really appreciate any help you can provideThinkpad T470 i7 16GB RAM - Win 10 Pro - 256GB SSDMODEL:  20HEA02EIG 

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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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 Dear forum,  yesterday I bought my new ThinkPad t470. While everything else is working fine, the notebook seems not to be able to detect my external monitor (ThinkVision t2424p), when connecting it via a VGA to HDMI adapter. This setup flawlessly worked with my last notebook. Regardless whether I try to connect the monitor when Windows is already running or when I boot into Windows with the monitor already connected, the monitor doesn't show up in the screen resolutions settings nor does there appear an additional device in the device manager.  Do you know what the problem might be? The apater works fine when used with a different Notebook. Thank you very much, EBM

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Hello,   are there any hints, when ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard might be available in the latest generation/version, ie. identical to T470/T570 keyboard (grouped Fx keys)? Thanks,Aleq

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Hello DANIEL RUBINO,
I am second year master in computer science, after I have a bad experience with HP pavilion. and after I watched your videos review on xps 15 at your youtube channel
I bought xps1, in the next days I would like to buy ThinkPad T470P Configuration is:
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Memory: 16GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB GDRR5
Hard Disk: 256 GB PCIe-NVMe SSD drive, with OPAL 2.0 functionality
Q1. T470P VS XPS 15 which is the winner ? (XPS graphic is 4GB while the T470p is 2GB)
Q2. T470P and/or XPS: are they good machines for programmers and web developers (e.g. Python, Android Studio, SQL, Java, Machine learning, etc.)?
Q3. T470 VS XPS 15: Which of them is work better with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS operating system ?
Please Daniel give me your advices
Yours Faithfully,
Heider Jeffer

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Hi Lenovo Community,  around April/May I bought a T470 and since then my Notebook is crashing from time to time out of nothing with the apparently famous "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" error.First this error screen shows up:     First error messageAnd it is shortly followed up by this one:Second error messageBefore starting this thread I had a look into the community and the older posts. This seems to be a problem which comes up often with all kind of Lenovo Notebooks (ThinkPads and also IdeaPads) however there was no thread for the T470 model yet and the suggested solutions (mostly only to update the drivers) didn't really solve my problem...!All my drivers are regularly updated via Lenovo Companion and yet the problem still comes out of nothing...Does anyone have an idea?Thank you.Best Regards,GT500M

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T470 (Type 20JM, 20JN) Laptop (ThinkPad)
Serial Number : PF********
Machine Type Model 20JM0009US
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
UEFI BIOS version: N1QET51W (1.26)
Disk drive name: NVME THNSF5256GPUK To SCSI Disk Device(240 GB SSD drive)
laptop preloaded with windows7 OS
 
Steps done:
 

Downloaded ?Enterprise management? drivers for the above model from below vendor link and added in MDT drivers and updated deployment share.

http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/in/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t...
 
 

Downloaded Windows PE 3.1 (64-bit) from below link and injected to boot wim file using DISM command.

http://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds120953
 
Dism commands:

Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:"C:\boot\bootfile.wim" /Name:"Lite Touch Windows PE (x64)-V3" /MountDir:C:\mount
DISM /image:c:\mount /Add-Driver /driver:E:\networkdrivers\PRO1000\Win32\NDIS62 /recurse 
DISM /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\mount\ /Commit

 

Diskpart -->lisk disk command showing ?No media error?. ( Looks like pxe storage drivers are not detecting in Winpe boot) 
Boot options:

Secure boot: disabled
UEFI/Legacy Boot: legacy
RAID NOT configured.
UEFI BIOS version: N1QET51W (1.26)
 
please guide me to fix attached error .
 
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t470-error.jp... Read more

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Hi all, I wondered if any others have news or any hints on how to get this flat battery for the Thinkpad T470 etc.When I bought my Thinkpad I planned on getting one, but several of my orders were canceled a week after they got my money because of "fulfillment error".Also, so far I have not found a reseller in the UK that can actually deliver these. Is the battery discontinued ?Is there any replacement that is the same small size as the 3-cell battery? Or will all T470 have to live with the clunky 61+ and 61++ Any help or information is appreciated, I would really appreciate my T470 having a slim battery dress one day.Best,Daniel

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I have an HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station A7E36AA that I want to use with my hp 15 z book.  Are these devices compatible?  Do i need an AC adapter with 19.5V / 11.8 AMP output for the docking station to work with the z book?

Answer:docking station compatibility

Hi,Not compatible according to their product documentation.HP Docking Stations and HP Advanced Docking Stations are compatible with HP ProBook b-Series Notebook PCs, HP EliteBook 8xxx p Series Notebook PCs, and HP EliteBook 8xxx w Series Mobile Workstations.Click the manual:http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/default.aspx?cc=emea_middle_east&lc=en&oid=5259887http://www8.hp.com/emea_middle_east/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5259887But there are members who confirm otherwise, particularly for ZBook 15 G2 Mobile Workstation.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/90W-Docking-for-HP-Zbook-15-G2/td-p/5508169RegardsVisruth

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I just purchased a yoga 720-13 for my son who will be heading off to college in the fall. My plan is to set him up with the laptop and monitor via docking station that can also serve to charge the laptop. Researching all the options has left me more confused than ever. Does anyone have any brand recommendations? Compatibility issues? USB vs USB-C? I am new here and not tech savvy so appreciate any help.

Answer:Yoga 720 docking compatibility

The right usb-c port on the left-hand side is thunderbolt 3 and will support a usb-c dock for all outputs as well as charging, as long as the dock supplies 5v, 9v, 15v or 20v power output.  The Dell usb-c docks output 19.5v so they will not work (personally tried them).  The Lenovo usb-c dock works great, other than the power button on the dock does not turn on the laptop so you will need to open the lid and press the power button on the side.

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Greetings,
We are using Dell latitude laptops and Dell docking stations at our office and we are facing issues with working on the docking station frequently. i thought one cause could be compatibility issue and i tried checking which docking station is compatible with which laptops, but to my surprise the information online is very confusing. Different answers on different sites for the same request. Below is a table listing the docking stations and laptops we have at our office and appreciated if anyone can help me in identifying the compatibility of the items.

 
Model
DPN
E4300
E4310
E6320
E6330
E6400
E6420
E6530
E7240
E7440
E-Port
K07A
WV7MW A02
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PR03x
T4HD7 A01
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E-Port Plus
K09
FFCV6 A00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PR02x
F310C A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E-Port II
PR03x
6TJ57 A01
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E-Port Plus II
PR02x
12TFY A00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I look forward to your prompt reply,
Thanks,
Daniel

Answer:Docking Station Compatibility

 
Model
DPN
E6420
E6530
E7240
E7440
E-Port
K07A
WV7MW A02
 
 
 
 
PR03x
T4HD7 A01
 
 
 
 
E-Port Plus
K09
FFCV6 A00
 
 
 
 
PR02x
F310C A06
 
 
 
 
E-Port II
PR03x
6TJ57 A01
 
 
 
 
E-Port Plus II
PR02x
12TFY A00
 
 
 
 

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I'm desperately looking for a dock for my new Spectre, since it only provides USB-C. I've researched and learnt that the Spectre is not compatible with generic USB-C chargers, and only charges on HP USB-C chargers. Is there a compatible dock from HP in the works, or is there a third party one?

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