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Firmware Bricked Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock/Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2

Q: Firmware Bricked Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock/Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2

I used the Lenovo System Update (v5.07.0074) and was prompted to download and install (was listed as Critical Update) the Firmware to my Dock. As always, I closed all applications and sat as the Firmware downloaded. I got the expected prompt to ensure I was plugged in. I then watched as the upgraded prompted me to install. Installation completed and everything appeared to be fine. I powered down the thinkpad and disconnected. Worked from the living room, then went back to the dock. Connected, and noticed that before I connected the White light on the power button was illuminated. Shrugged, and pushed the power button. Nothing. I un-plugged the Dock, got a cup of coffee, returned and plugged it back in. Nothing. I then noticed that none of the pass-through power was working on the dock. So, I unplugged it again. Unplugged everything connected to it, and held the power button down for 15 seconds in an effort. All of this at the recommendation of Lenovo Support. Who, by the way, was very nice and well spoken. Nothing we did worked. I happened to have another Thunderbolt 3 cable in my bag, and no change. I powered up my new X1 Yoga, and connected the cable. No power. This wasn't passing power at all. I confirmed the Intel Thunderbolt app was running, and confirmed that Windows was not even detecting the Dock. Lenovo is sending me a replacement. I had this one all of a week. Did I miss any other steps while I wait for it to be replaced? JIM

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Preferred Solution: Firmware Bricked Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock/Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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Hello everyone, I recently bought a Thinkpad X1 Extreme and I am now locking for a suitable Thunderbolt 3 dock. Although I've read a lot of posts about various docks I am still a little consfused about which one to choose. It seems like the following ones would all work with the X1 Extreme:1. Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 135W:https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/docking/universal-cable-docks-thunderbolt/Thun...2. ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock (170W):https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/docking/universal-cable-docks-thunderbolt/Thun...3. ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock (230W):https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/top-tech/Thunderbolt-WS-230W-dock-US/p/40AN023... Please correct me if I am wrong but to me it seems as if the only difference between these docks is that the workstation ones come with two AC adapters each and a special Thunderbolt/Power cable to avoid using two different cables. Or are there any other technical differences? So if I am okay with a two cable solution couldn't I just use the Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 135W and connect it via Thunderbolt while at the same time use my 135W AC adapter to charge the laptop? Thanks a lot in advance.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo X1E, 1st gen 20MF laptop hooked to my second Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock. I have already had to replace the Dock once because of connection issues. My current one was messing up as well until I flashed both the X1E thunderbolt controller and the dock as well, I also read on another forum about disabling some power setting in the BIOS but I cant remember what setting it was. However, now when I launch a full screen game, such as World of Warcraft, the dock will disconnect and reconnect randomly. I am about to toss this $400 dollar paperweight out the window! Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful!

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Hello All.  I am new here. My company replaced my W540 (Windows 7 OS) Thinkpad with a P52 (Windows 10 OS) Thinkpad.  I have an external DisplayPort monitor and extend the desktop to it.  I have a USB printer.  I use both wired Ethernet, and wifi.  I have a wireless Logitech mouse.  I also have a set of Altec speakers.  The P52 no longer uses the sit on type of Dock, so I bought a Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock (230W).  I set everything up, with the external monitor connected to the Thunderbolt 3, along with the Ethernet, printer, speakers, and Logitech Unifying transceiver.  With everything connected, the P52 connected to the monitor just fine, and I extended the Desktop to it.  The P52 could not see the printer, the Ethernet, or the Logitech Unifying transceiver.  If I move these items to direct connection on the P52, they are all found right away. Today, I downloaded the latest software and drivers for the Thunderbolt 3, and then installed them.  I have the same results for the four peripherals.  Am I missing something?  My Windows 10 OS is the Enterprise Edition, version 1803.  The Dock lets me connect the monitor and the power with one cable, but I still need to plug in and out the other four items if I use them. Help Please... Thanks,Bunsen1

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I didn't realize it, but I purchased a thinkpad thunderbolt 3 workstation dock (170W) for my x1 yoga gen 4. Can someone tell me how I am supposed to connect them correctly, since the dock came with the dual cable. Or is this something that isn't compatible and needs to be exchanged? I hope not because it took forever for it to arrive. Thanks,Jesse

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Has anyone seen any issues with the new Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 Workstation Dock 40ANY230US and using the USB ports? Specifically what happens is when a user undocks and goes to a meeting and comes back, redocks and then they see USB not recognized or malfunctioned errors. They then have to restart in order to get the USB functionality back. Then as soon as they undock and redock it happens again.  So far I have almost been able to track it down to having a Jabra headset dongle plugged into the dock when this happens.  Wondering if anyone has experienced this or has a fix? Thanks!

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Could someone kindly let me know how many power buttons are there on the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock 40AN0230UK? 

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Dear community, I am running a Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock with my P72 and I am having a hard time to get some of my realtime USB devices to run properly: (1) 1080p Webcams: I tested 2 devices (Logitech C930e and Microsoft LifeCam Studio) and both provide an unstable video stream, which is regularly interrupted by distortions. A lower 720p stream with another device (Logitech C270) works fine, though. (2) Oculus Rift Headset and Oculus Sensor: Does not run at all or with bad tracking performance. Those devices require a stable USB 3.0 connection to function properly. All of those devices run perfectly when connected to my Thinkpad P72 diretly. So chances are, that the Dock is causing the problems, I have the Dock's latest drivers (v10011) and firmware (04-0E-83_Rev_0083) installed. Does the Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock actually support fast USB connections (such as high definition Webcams)? Or is it rather likely that my Dock and/or the Thunderbolt cable are damaged?  I have been working on this issue for many hours now. So any advice is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Robert

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Hi, I'm using the new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock which came out with the P52 with my P1. So far it almost works fine when you boot up, but whenever I disconnect the machine from it after sending it to sleep or hibernation (like overnight)  and plug it in the other day the mouse and keyboard are not detected.I need to reboot the laptop to use them again with the dock. Thats really annoying. I thought it might be a driver issue but after updating to the newsest drivers from lenovo the problem persists. Has anybody a solution for that? Of course all other updates from Lenovo side are in  place..and I'm still using windows 10 1803.the mouse is a razer deathadder and the keyboard a Filco majestouch 2.Is that the typical glitch of a new product we always have to face as beta testers :-) Merci A

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Hi, i have a T470 that connects to a UCB C Lenvo thunderbolt dock, occasinly it requires the firmware to be updated (i done this last month) however it is erroring again saying i need to conncact my pc manufacturer for new firmware, i have just checked and there is no new firmware on the lneovo website, i installed all the latested packages that were there, does nayone know where i can get the new firmware and if there is any workaround? The dock is not showing as connected in the dock software window, however the dock light goes from yellow to white when i polug it into the laptop, so it does see the connection they just cant talk to each other. Thanks 

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Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation DockEU/INA/VIE/ROKModel name: 40AN0230EULink (US version) I didn't find any decent pictures and or specs about this dock for the P series workstations, so here you are some pictures.It has a special combined cable, that allows to attach the powercable and the Thunderbolt cable in one. On the P1, P52, and P72, the sockets for the power adapter and the Thunderbolt are arranged the same way that the cable can plug in exactly. This is a simple and clever solution I think. The dock arrives with:230 W power adapter (which is for the P72 necessary, the P52 and P1 can use smaller ones), and I think is a simple pass-through from the dock to the laptop.65W power adapter - which is for powering the dock itself Downsides:The dock's cable is only 60 cm long, so there is not enough length to hide the dock (I think this is related to display data on Thunderbolt - can someone confirm?)And that the cable can be plugged in in one direction, so it will determine how the laptop and dock can be positioned relative to each otherConnections:USB: 5Thunderbolt: 2Audio: 1Network: 1Lock: 1List price is 392? in Belgium.  

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I received the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock back in October. In fact, I got two: one for the home office and one for the work office. It came in a small but heavy package (yes, it has two power adapters inside: a 65W and a 230W one). As mobile workstations have a power requirement that is more than 100W - P1/X1X requires 135W, the P52 170W and the P72 230W - a single TB3 cable cannot carry power to the notebook. Hence the special double cable that comes with the dock. I know I read a lot of arguments on which is better - the mechanical dock or the cable dock.    I have been using both docks daily since I got them, and I gathered my thoughts into two articles.   The review has my opinion about the dock and how it functions. You will also find more pictures about the dock and cable in this article.The troubleshooting article has some issues I bumped into and some solutions for them. One issue in particular mechanical dock fans will love :-) The cable can dislodge easily, and while the dock functions because there is a Thunderbolt 3 connection, the power connection gets terminated and the notebook will use battery power. Read more about in my troubleshooting article. 





Lenard | (I am a Lenovo INsider - a volunteer and not a Lenovo employee) | @lenardgThinkPad P52 | X1 Yoga (1st)(2nd) | Legion Y530

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I have a P52 and a Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock Workstation Gen2 On the dock I have 2 Dell U2415 connected via a DisplayPort cable and a microsoft wired keyboard. When I lock the computer, the monitors turn off after a few seconds. Usually any key press or mouse move wakes up the monitors so I can login to Windows 10. The problem I have is that since the last firmware update 3.1.64, the screens don't always wake up when I press a key. A workaround to nudge the screens to wake up is to switch off one monitor, then switch it back on when the other screen wakes up. Another workaround is to press the dock button which puts the computer to sleep, then wake it up after a few seconds. Clearly both workarounds are not ideal and I would like this problem fixed. Note that I had the same problem when I bought the dock with the original dock firmware 3.1.53 and the problem was solved when I upgraded to version 3.1.61.  I have tried installing firmware 3.1.61 as I had the files around but the installer will not let me downgrade. Is there a way to force a downgrade to version 3.1.61 or is there another way to fix this problem? Thanks

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Hi, I am considering to use this dock with X1 Extreme 4K. 1. What is the length of the cable that connects the laptop to the dock?2. Does the dock support rapid charge (80% charge in an hour) of the X1E?3. Is it fully compatible with Linux?

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I am using a T480 with the TB3 dock and 2 external monitors.My problem is my screens go black for a couple of seconds every x amount of time. I've updatad all drivers found under the Display and Video graphics section Drivers T480I remember when updating to Intel Thunderbolt Software for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad T480, T480s, X1 Carbon Gen 6 - 1.41.565.0I received the following screen:(I did get 2 Thunderbolt SW apps in my start menu and uninstalled the one which was visible via add/remove programs) These updates did not resolve my monitor issue.I later on noticed there is a new TB3 Dock FWWhen I wanted to make the update I got the message the TB SW had to be above 17.4.77.400. (the version insalled and active was 1.41.565.0) I reinstalled TB SW 17.4.78.500 and performed the TB3 dock FW upgrade. Now I am in the situation I do not have a Thunderbolt SW application to allow/select TB devices to connect.V1.41.565.0 seems to be a new DCH driver. reverting back to the legacy driver 17.4.78.500 is not somethig I should have done.It seems the DCH driver came with it's own Thunderbolt SW application, which is no longer available. Is there a procedure to completly reinstall the DCH driver including the Thunderbold SW or revert back to the legacy driver with Thunderbold SW (which now states the application is not in use anymore) Thanks!

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Hey all! I can't seem to get my firmware to update....I just get this: Has anyone seen this and have any advice? I've consulted Google and the forums here and can't seem to get any leads. I'm running a T480 with the latest updates per the support site and the System Update 5 tool. Thanks in advance! 

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Planning to get a ThinkPad P53 with the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. Can the Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock drive (3) monitors at 2560x1440 resolution connected to DisplayPort/DisplayPort/HDMI ? Will the Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock use the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU or the Intel integrated graphics on the laptop?    

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I have the Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock (Type 40AN).  Since docks cannot be updated via Lenovo System Update or Lenovo ThinInstaller, I have been looking for the correct drivers, software, and firmware for this dock so that I can download them and prepare them for manual installation. I found this page:  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd500252It has links to the Driver, Audio Chipset Firmware, and Firmware.Driver (17.6 MB)V10011Audio Chipset Firmware (3.11 MB)0083Firmware3.1.63 The Driver link points to the Driver for Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)  - ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock/ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 page...so, that looks accurate.  The latest version on the page linked to is V10015...so, this table is out of date...no big deal as the link will get to the latest driver version. The Audio Chipset Firmware link points to a "Not found" page. The Firmware link points to the Firmware for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock/ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 page...which also seems to be correct...other than the minor issue that the version in the table doesn't match the latest version on the page. I started at https://pcsupport.lenovo.com and searched for updates using 40AN as the part number and found this page:  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/accessory/docks/thunderbolt-3-workstation-dock/40an/down...This page c... Read more

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HelloI've seen postings on Solidworks forum that there can be a conflikt between the Intel® HD Graphics 630 and the Quadro P2000 when running on extern monitor: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/233873 "I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P1 with an Intel Xeon E-2176M and an NVIDIA Quadro P2000. The integrated graphics for the Xeon processor are Intel UHD P630, which does not appear to have official support from Solidworks. When connected to a second monitor, Solidworks crashes anytime I try to open or start a part because the second monitor uses the integrated graphics. The only work-around I have is to disable the Intel graphics drivers, but this is annoying and I feel like I shouldn't have to do this. The NVIDIA control panel setting is already telling Solidworks to use the P2000 card, but this doesn't seem to matter. All my drivers are up to date with what has been validated by Lenovo. Solidworks just doesn't like UHD P630. Does anyone know if support for UHD P630 is in the works?" Is it likely to be a problem on a Thinkpad P1 gen2 with an Quadro T2000 and Intel® HD Graphics 630 when running Solidworks on ekstern monitor on Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock - EU/INA/VIE/ROK? I ask becuse this will be a dealbraker for me if I buy the Thinkpad P1, as I normally always use external monitor at home when docked! 

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Hi, I'm using the new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock which came out with the P52 with my P1. So far it almost works fine when you boot up, but whenever I disconnect the machine from it after sending it to sleep or hibernation (like overnight)  and plug it in the other day the mouse and keyboard are not detected.I need to reboot the laptop to use them again with the dock. Thats really annoying. I thought it might be a driver issue but after updating to the newsest drivers from lenovo the problem persists. Has anybody a solution for that? Of course all other updates from Lenovo side are in  place..and I'm still using windows 10 1803.the mouse is a razer deathadder and the keyboard a Filco majestouch 2.Is that the typical glitch of a new product we always have to face as beta testers :-) Merci A

A:ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock used with P1 loses connection when put to sleep/ hibernation

Found this, there is a new utility you need to install when you use the new dock. its called:   but still when you put the laptop into sleep mode, and it wakes up the connection for LAN , Mouse and Keyboard are gone. you need to reboot. Pls fix this Lenovo, very annoying for such an expensive kit...

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When turning on the Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock using a P52 the USB and audio ports do not work. Means that a USB connected keyboard or mouse is not usable. I can resolve the issue by unplug&plug-in the 65W power supply cable. Why are keyboard/mouse/headphones not instantly working when switching on the dock? Is there a special setting necessary? Thx!

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Hello I seem to have a problem on my P53 laptop, as the external displays, connected on the two HDMI ports on the Lenovo TP Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock(Product nr.: 40AN0230EU), they just randomly turn on on the first try. If they not turn on, on the first try, I have to put it back to sleep and then awake again at once. I always use the power button on the dock.So where can I see what firmware version I have for my Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock. I se that I have controller driver version 1.41.648.4.I've also search on Lonovo's site to find a download, but can only find this site: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/accessory/docks/thunderbolt-3-workstation-dock/40an/down... but I can not see the workstation dock listed, just the Thunderbolt 3 dock, but maybe that cover's both? The version listed is: V1.0.0.20 of 07 Aug 2019. I'm also very confused about what dock I really have, is it the:  ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock, ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 or the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Gen 2 , or are they all the same as they seem to use the same driver if you look at this site:  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS505148  , here the latest driver version are : V10015 of 23 Sep 2019. It's also odd that the Sep version(10015) has a lover number that the Aug version(10020)?  I'm also very confused as if the terms firmware and driver's are used correctly, and are there really 3 different... Read more

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As mentioned in the subject, I've just connected my new X1 Gen 2 Thinkpad to the Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock and the performance is very laggy. I'm not sure if I need to install a driver. Please advise. Thanks.

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Hi guys, This morning System Update ran and installed a bunch of the newest March 2019 updates. The big one was the Intel Management Engine. After rebooting, when my Thunderbolt 3 Dock is plugged into my Lenovo P52 it freezes on the POST screen with the Lenovo logo. If i unplug the dock it boots fine, plug the dock in after the OS is booted, things work fine. Its just during the POST during secure boot. I tried reflashing the Thunderbolt firmware to the 11/2018 to no avail, reflashed the dock with version 3.x of the firmware (latest) no difference, downgraded the firmware on the dock, changed the boot support methods for thunderbolt, so on and so forth.  Its strange it doesn't get past the logo screen it just sits. Is there another version of the Thunderbolt firmware i should be using besides the November 2018? I really would not like to peel back all the different updates that it updatedAnybody got any ideas? Is there a way to find what the cause is? Honestly i can unplug the dock when i reboot and plug it back in within a second after the POST screen and things work as normal. Its just a pain.

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Hi,which 2m cable is compatible with the thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2?We tried the Belkin Cable (https://www.belkin.com/de/p/P-F2CD085/) with a Yoga X390.But it does not work. 

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To back up Dell-Brian B's threads you can find all the available Dell documents for the Dell Dock and Dell Thunderbolt Dock here. 
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I would like to connect my iMac Screen (Thunderbold connection with the flash) with my Notebook, however the generation 2 does not work, whereas generation 1 would work. What do I have to do? Thanks.

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HP ZBook Dock with Thunderbolt 3 usb device issues. USB Keyboard randomly sends a stream of a repeated character.  I will be typing and mid worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr d will get results like in the word above.  The inverse happens alot too, were it just drops a few characters i have typed. USB Mouse lag is horrible. Both devices will stop functioning, need to reboot the dock to recover them. Any one have any suggestions or which drivers are the most stable?

A:thunderbolt dock

#HPExpertDayYou will have to update BIOS/Firmware if any. Install the docking station drivers. Try using a different keyboard, if the issue stops then issue was with keyboard.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07165

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Hello, I have purchased this week the Thunderbolt 3 Workstation dock. It work well until today. Yesterday (Feb 1st) evening I ran the Lenovo Vantage update which updated a bunch of things. Interesting ones: Thunderbolt 3 Dock Firmware Utility and BIOS update.Everything seem to work fine. This morning, first issue: after docking the PC, the Ethernet controller from the Thunderbolt dock didn't seem active. Other attached devices (monitors, mouse) were OK. My reflex: "restart" the dock, i.e. disconnect/reconnect the power cables. And then the dock ceased to work. It looks like if it's "bricked". The power led is on, but pushing the button (or long press) doesn't do anything. Relating to the updates from yesterday, I'd say that it's somehow related to them. And/or maybe an issue with the Thunderbolt software/drivers on PC? I tryed to uninstall/reinstall the Thunderbolt software on the PC. I find curious that:immediately after install, "Attached Thunderbolt Devices" shows "Port 1", "Port 2". By install I mean I open Lenovo Vantage and do a "Check for updates". It doesn't tell me that it had installed something, but it triggers the download and install in the background.Also I see in Device Manager: Device Manager/System/Thunderbolt Controllerafter restart, the list is empty, and in Device Manager there is no more "Thunderbold Controller"  Have you got any hints? Thanks in advance,Cristian.

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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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I want to buy the Lenovo Yoga 920 (i7 with 16 GB) and I?m used to work with 3 external full HD Monitors. Since it has 2 Thunderbolt ports, it looks like the Thunderbolt 3 Dock may work with the 920. However, it is not listed on the compability list for the dock. Therefore: are the dock and the 920 working together?  

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Hi allWell we all now about the fan issue which is much better since the last BIOS update.Nevertheless I have sometimes fluctuation fan noise, although there is no load. This is mainly when the notebook is at the thunderbolt docking station.I found out, that as soon as I connect my notebook to the docking station more or less all app-processes suddenly move over and start running on the GPU. The CPU has virtually no load.Why do all processes start to run on GPU when the notebook is connected to the dock? Is this an issue or is there a good reason for this behaviour?My Notebook and Windos has the latest drivers/bios and updates installed.Regards,Sebastian

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I have a new P51, 64 GB ram, SSD hard drive. Ihave a docking station at work and one at home. The one at home has a 6 TB Seagate BarraCuda pro USB3 drive attached. When I dock the laptop at home, the system will not boot. It gets to the bios boot sceen and stays there until I turn off or disconnect the USB drive. Once I do that, it continues to boot and if I turn the USB drive back on, it works fine. If the drive is my old 1 TB barracuda, it boots normally.  

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I have a Yoga 370 (Win10) and a Thunderbolt 3 dock & Thinkpad USB-C dock and i cannot get them to play nice. I am using the USB-C cord on both devices, it transmits video and power but not USB or Ethernet. I have downloaded drivers and firmware from Lenovo and still no luck, the computer does not see the dock BUT the video and power are there. I changed my BIOS settings per the firm ware update well and no luck. any help would be much appreciated!

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I have a new ZBook G3 17" with ThunderBolt 3 dock station.I have install my laptop with boot up finger&password protection.I have connect display, keyboard and mouse to this dock.Every time  I bootup, I have to open laptop to insert access data.This look like a stupid solution compare the old HP docking station that I have on my HP 8760W where dockingstation are working from first second and I can insert my access data (password) without opening lid.There are any solution to this problem ?I have also another problem. On the old PC was possible create a protected area of HD using a little part of it withHP ProtectTools. This SW is not possible to install on ZBook G3.I don't found any solution to create it. Only using Windows 10 (that I don't want to use) functionality.More we go on and worst SW/HW are delivery to user. AC

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Just bought a Lenovo soga s730 (in other countries it can be called 730s) and Omen accelerator by hp, there are several problems, the first one: the dock connects only from the second time (the first time it detect the thunderbolt connection, but then driver just turns off, the second time everything is ok); Second: the video card appears in the device manager, but the driver does not automatically turn on, the reboot helps, then everything starts working. The last most annoying problem is that there is no charging through the thunderbolt connector, the dock is in SELF POWER status. Screenshots attached.

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So I have an X1 Carbon Gen 5 (Kaby Lake) and the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 1 (40AC0135US). I bought two 4k monitors and after several frustrating hours figured out that the Gen 1 dock can't output 4k on two externail monitors at 60hz, this appears to be a dock limitaion only. I see that you now have a Gen 2 dock (40AN0135US) that says it will do 2x 4k @ 60hz, only problem is that every compatability cross refrence I can find does not say the gen 5 X1 Carbon supports this new dock. I don't see a good reason for it not to be compatiable, but wanted to find out for sure one way or the other before I bought it, as it is not cheap. 

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So I have a Precision 5510 laptop with Xeon processor, no 4K screen.  My question is about this thunderbolt dock TB16.  I have one HDMI out and was asked if I can make that work on 3 external monitors.  None are 4K.  Is that possible?  Can it function as extended desktop, not duplicated? And if so, is that 3 external plus laptop? Or is the laptop screen on of the 3? 

A:Thunderbolt Dock & 3 Monitors

Depends on resolution - see this article for more information:
www.dell.com/.../SLN301105

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I just picked up the TB3 dock and all seems to be working, however it is not charging my laptop using the included Thunderbolt/Power combo cable. The power light shows on the dock, and connected devices work on laptop, but no power. Any ideas?

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I have a user with two LT3053s (2560 x 1600) and his previous T440 + Ultra Dock (I believe) supported the full resolution at 60 Hz (again I believe).  I upgraded him to a T480 and our standard Type-c dock that we deploy limited the screens to 1920x1080 @ 60Hz.  After this and complaints from the user of headaches from the drop in resolution we purchased a TB3 Gen 2 Dock and even after plugging the dock in to the actual TB3 port on the laptop (not the top type-c port) we are having issues with not all of his devices working, namely the kb+m. Any ideas here?  Right now we are running it with the 135W power adapter that it came with, but there is also another power adapter available that did not come with the unit we purchased.

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I've been running a Windows 10 T480 for a year now and have had quite a few problems with the TB3 docking station. My issue is going between my home setup (TB3 dock, single 4K monitor) and my office setup (TB3 dock, 3 FHD monitors - 2x display port and 1x VGA).  The only way I can move between the two environments is if I unplug the laptop from the dock, open the lid and then put the machine to sleep (note I'm not shutting down). To me this extra step should be unnecessary; however, I'm open to a techinical explination on why this is the only way to move between the two environments. The issue I have when I go from home to work is the montiors don't always come up in the correct spots and even playing with the display settings in Windows doesn't always get things back the way they were. Most of the time I need to unplug from the dock (with Windows booted) multiple times and everything comes back. This has really soured my user experience. I've tried using both the brick and cable version of the Thunderbolt 3 dock (that's what I'm using currently at the home and office) and the standard docks with mechanical slide/locking mechanisim and I'm having the same issue. I'm open to getting a 4K monitor for the office but that seems unnecessary. Lenovo technical support was quick to replace the motherboard (which they did last year) and that did not help. I'm looking for some sort of way to truly troubleshoot the software and/or have someone explain preciecely... Read more

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Hi  I have 2 new L480 (20LS-001AMX) and 2 new Thrunderbolt 3 Dock (DBB9003L1)Is there some way to get this type of dock to work with the L480? Note: in the Dock spec. the L480 are not mentioned are compatible.Could it work any way? Mikkel

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Love the concept of the thunderbolt 3 dock, can't fathom how it was designed though.  On my zBook 15 G3, the power and thunderbolt ports are on the right side of the laptop.  The dock has the cable port on the left rear side, completely crossing over all the ports when you put the dock on a desk with the back facing away from  you.  Then they ship a cable that is barely long enough to put the dock directly behind the laptop and connect it.   Where do I buy a longer cable HP, please!

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