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X230T no USB 2.0 in Mini Dock 3 (Removed bracket so it fits)

Q: X230T no USB 2.0 in Mini Dock 3 (Removed bracket so it fits)

My brother has an X230T refurbished, and he'd love to dock the thing so he can use it as a desktop. We bought a Mini Dock 3 45N6678. Now, this usually doesn't fit the tablet version of the X220 and X230, but by simply removing a plastic, non electrical bracket you can make it work. Maybe not ideal, but the dock was cheap anyway. One funky thing is: the USB 2.0 ports on the back of the unit don't work at all with the X230T, but they work fine with my X220. When the X230T is connected, those ports don't even get power. I'm guessing we're missing the right drivers, but I can't find any that belong to the dock. We're both rocking Windows 10 Pro installs on the machines, though my X220 has one of the oldest BIOS versions (somewhere from 2011) while the X230T uses the latest available. Has anyone got any idea what's going on here? By the way, the other ports of the dock work fine, like ethernet, VGA and audio on the X230T.

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Preferred Solution: X230T no USB 2.0 in Mini Dock 3 (Removed bracket so it fits)

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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My brother has an X230T refurbished, and he'd love to dock the thing so he can use it as a desktop.  We bought a Mini Dock 3 45N6678. Now, this usually doesn't fit the tablet version of the X220 and X230, but by simply removing a plastic, non electrical bracket you can make it work. Maybe not ideal, but the dock was cheap anyway.  One funky thing is: the USB 2.0 ports on the back of the unit don't work at all with the X230T, but they work fine with my X220. When the X230T is connected, those ports don't even get power.  I'm guessing we're missing the right drivers, but I can't find any that belong to the dock. We're both rocking Windows 10 Pro installs on the machines, though my X220 has one of the oldest BIOS versions (somewhere from 2011) while the X230T uses the latest available.  Has anyone got any idea what's going on here? By the way, the other ports of the dock work fine, like ethernet, VGA and audio on the X230T. 

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I have a T430s with the NVIDA graphics card and the Mini Dock 3.  My monitor is old, and I was going to buy a new one.  However I won a 24 inch Vizio TV at a work raffle and since it's too small to use for a regular TV I thought it might make a good monitor.  I have the HDMI adapters that came with the dock. Would there be any technical issues that I should be aware of or that would present a problem(s)? Thanks for any/all help!!! GBA  





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Can someone assist me in finding out which option is best?

Should I use this Amazon.com: Monoprice 107637 1 Port Internal SATA to eSATA Bracket (107637): Computers & Accessories

or something like this: PCI Express SATA III Card - PCIe SATA 6Gbps | StarTech.com

Will the latter perform as fast as the former? (Or will the former even work given the lengths of the cables I have to use?)

Also, I'm getting really confused when it comes to the maximum length of the sata to esata. The esata bracket comes with a 20 inch cable... and the esata cable that comes with my external drive is about 20 inches. That makes an even 40 inches. I know the maximum sata length is 40 inches... and I don't want this 40 inch chain causing corruption.....

What should I do?

***I also want to make sure using the pci express port isn't going to cause any issues with the graphics card... and I really want to make sure I'm using the fastest method possible

A:PCI Express Esata Bracket or Direct Bracket?

bump. Right now, I'm averaging 110mb-150mb a second with this bad boy Amazon.com: Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 4 Bay 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0 & eSATA, Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps hard drive transfer rate: Electronics (WD Caviar Black).
Through using a usb 3.1 port on my mobo.

Would sata be that much better?

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Displayport not working on dock. It works when I connect it to my T420 displayport. Anyone knows what the issue might be? Dock is charging. USB seems not to be working though.

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Hello all,  I just got a Thinkpad Mini Dock 3 with the USB 3.0 port. However, the dock port does not work with my W520 (which has USB 3.0 on it). The dock port does work with my X220 (yes, old school), however (which also has 3.0 port). So, the fault is not the dock, but some kind of issue between the W520 and the Mini Dock. I've uninstailled and reinstalled the 3.0 hub driver, updated drivers, and searched everywhere but cannot find a fix. Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to fix this issue? Thanks kindly,Dylan 

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Hi I have a W520 with NVidia Quadro 2000M and 2 x Dell U2515H monitors. The Dell user guide says to enable DP 1.2 which I have done on both monitors. I have the W520 on a Mini Dock 4338 and monitor 1 is connected to that via a DisplayPort cable. On monitor 1 I then have a DP cable in the Out port going in to monitor 2 via the In port. My problem is that I can only get a duplicate display on both Dell monitors. When I use the NVidia control panel (version 8.1.870.0) & try to set up multiple monitors it only shows one monitor. I looked in Personalization and click on Detect it shows both Dells as monitor 1. I want to extend the displays. Any help appreciated.

A:W520 config 2 monitors via Mini Dock 3

Update. I can get them to extend by plugging each monitor in to a seperate DP on the dock HOWEVER the 2nd monitor only displays what looks like 1980 x 1080. So not ideal and help appreciated.

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Problem: W530 not charging with Mini Dock Plus Series 3 1. My W530's battery charges when not plugged into my Mini Dock Plus Series 3. 2. When the W530 is attached to the dock at first the Windows power icon shows that the W530 is connected to the power brick, and shows that it is charging. Charging lasts for about 15 seconds.  Then it stops charging (but continues to show that it is connected to the power brick) and runs from the battery, I can watch the % charge constantly lower. 3. I have updated the BIOS and Drivers from the Lenovo site, this made no difference. 4. I carefully cleaned the contacts on the W530 and dock, this made no difference. 5. None of the pins on the W530 or dock appear to be damaged, I closely examined them with a magnifying lens. Does anyone have any suggestions and/or ideas to resolve tis problem? Thanks, Bob

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I've currently got my W520 setup with the 433835U Mini Dock Plus Series 3, running the internal display, one 1080p monitor on the dock's DVI and one 1440p monitor on the dock's DisplayPort. I'm thinking about purchasing a second 1440p display.  Will be possible to run a second DisplayPort monitor on the dock instead of the 1080p monitor that's currently on DVI? EDIT: I have some extra cabling and adaptors, so I was able to test that the dock can drive both DisplayPorts simultaneously, it's just a question if it can handling 1440p on two screens.

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Mock me if you like, , but...  Figured I would share, so others might benefit? There are a few flavours of AC Power issue out there (some bad 170W Power Supplies, some Lenovo Battery Manager issues, etc.), but if you are greeted with the warning on your W520, and are using a true 170W Power Supply, stop and check the Power Supply plug connection IN to the dock. I know sounds ridiculous, but...  First, given the slotted construction of the 170W Power Supply connector, NEVER force anything!  But, once you've lined that up, are sure and slid it in to the dock, at that point, make SURE that it's really fully seated in to the connector!  PUSH it to ensure! I've been having the issue, and finally realized, on my setup, there is an extra "hump" you have to push the connector past. (How long have I had this machine?  FACEPALM!)  If you plug it in, it will work, but give errors and be problematic on charging.  Once you FULLY plug it in, that problem goes away. I think it's a function of the middle pin not being fully and properly seated - so a test was failing (making it think it was a 90W supply?). And a PS for folks: The original dock for the W520 was the "4338-30U (eSATA)", 170W. I can report that the "4338-35U (USB 3.0)", 170W DOES in fact work with the W520. Sadly (as I expected), no, you don't get another USB 3.0 port on the back of the dock.  It de-rates to a USB 2.0 port, but that port does work -... Read more

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

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So I currently have a Lenovo T430s Thinkpad and the Mini Dock Plus Series 3. The problem im having is that when the power cable is plugged into the dock and the laptop is mounted, my battery will not charge. Battery icon says "Plugged in, Charging" but i can see the battery percentage slowly draining. Usb ports, power button on the dock, secondary monitor and everything else seems to be working just fine. Laptop Charges just fine when "undocked". I initially thought it was a bad battery so i purchased a brand new genuine lenovo battery and still the same. Did an online search and cant find a solution to the problem. This all happened after I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64. Anyone know a solution? im all out of ideas.

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So I currently have a Lenovo T430s Thinkpad and the Mini Dock Plus Series 3. The problem im having is that when the power cable is plugged into the dock and the laptop is mounted, my battery will not charge. usb ports dont seem to be working but my secondary monitor works just fine. Did an online search and cant find a solution to the problem. This all happened after I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64. Anyone know a solution? im all out of ideas.

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while plugged in directly to the notebook (Thinkpad T520) it is running in full Duplex 1000.Windows10Intel NIC driver 12.15.30.0, Driver date 18:08.2015Already changed cables, but with all cables the notebook is delivering full speed, just docked in => reduced speed (100 MBit) Seems to happen since a few days.I already installed old driver, no change, so I went back to the newest one.Connected to Switch => Router  (but was working fine before as CNET network speed tests were showing all the time, I have a fiber GBit connection, usually the tests went up to 800-900 up and down, now only around 100 Mbit)Docking station defective? Any idea or same experience? Thank you in advance for your comments and help

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Hello! Im having a little problem with my docking station. ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3. Seems like the DisplayPort does not work. I use dual 1440p monitors from Phillips and want to connect both with DP as the DVI is single-link only. I have one of the monitors plugged in the MiniDP on the side of T430 so i got that working wich is nice.  Is there some kind of firmware or something i need to install to get the DP working on the docking station? Cant remember i have ever done this and as far as i know it ha never worked... Always used it with a single 24" monitor with VGA. Thanks.

A:T430 with ThinkPad Mini dock series 3 DisplayPort ...

This issue is driving me crazy!  I bought new DisplayPort Monitors for T430s ThinkPads using the Mini Dock Series 3 dock.  I have 4 identical laptops.  Same software and drivers with two Monitors.  One on the Dock DisplayPort and the other Monitor on the PC Mini DisplayPort.   Three laptops work perfectly.  The forth one blinks! I do have a newer T430s with the Invidia Graphics card that has the same symptoms, but I have come to the conclusion that Lenovo does not support multiple monitors with that version.  Lenovo, Please tell me there is a firmware update for the Type 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 dock.  I saw the link for the T540 dock firmware update.  Will it work on the Series 3 dock? 

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<strike>Seems like I'm the only one posting about my Click Mini!

I've had it under a week and I have just run into this problem. My keyboard dock is not being recognised. When I dock, it recognises the SD card, but it doesn't recognise the keyboard or the mouse input, or the battery (battery #2 not present). When I dock, it disables touch keyboard input (I'm guessing Windows does this when it detects a keyboard?) but I cannot type or use mouse input.

The tablet/keyboard were working fine up until this morning with all aspects working as intended.This is strange because

I had updated the BIOS and applied all driver updates, I have turned off, on again (with dock attached and unattached), and my most recent attempt was doing a clean install of Windows, but none of this resolves the issue.

Any thoughts?</strike>

Now I'm confused. All of a sudden it's working again! I will leave this thread open just in case there are any updates. Feel free to pitch in your ideas on why this happened. It could have been fixed when I was trying (and failing) to access BIOS and I was turning it off and on repeatedly...

A:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B - Keyboard dock not recognised

…maybe the dock (keyboard) was not inserted (connected) properly??
… this might be one of possible reasons…

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We have a user with a T530 and a Mini Dock Series 3 (433710U). She has a single monitor conected via VGA. When she presses the button on the dock, it does not detect her monitor. I have been able to fix this in the past by enabling the Optimus graphics in the BIOS but in this case, that is not working. I have searched the Lenovo site for dock firmware updates but am not finding anything. Any help or links to the firmware would be greatly appreciated.

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I would like to use my T430s with two external displays, for a total of 3 displays. My configuration:T430s with NVS 5200 (Win 7 professional)Mini Dock Series 3 (4337)external monitor 1 connected to DVI on the dockexternal monitor 2 connected to VGA on the dock The system detects both monitors fine, but will only allow me to extend desktop to one of them at a time. Can you guys help me? My understanding is that it should work just fine with my configuration.


























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I just got a T430 and a Mini Dock from a refurbisher, and the dock won't physically attach to the laptop. From inspection, the latches don't fully insert into the holes on the laptop. I've tried messing aronud with it a bit but I can't get it to lock. With the dock plugged in, the computer light will come on if I press down on the dock. Anybody have any ideas what to do? Thanks, 

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I have a Thinkpad W530 (243852U) on a Thinkpad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit.  When plugging a headset using the microphone and speaker jacks on the docking station, there is no sound.All the other ports on the docking station work.In the Sound window in the "Select a playback device below to modify its settings" it only lists:Speakers (High Definition Audio Device),Headphones (High Definition Audio Device), NVIDIA HDMI Output (Port 0) NVIDIA High Definition Audio,NVIDIA HDMI Output (Port 1) NVIDIA High Definition Audio, NVIDIA HDMI Output (Port 2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio. The headset does work when connecting it to the laptop's audio jacks.I have recently updated the Realtek audio driver on the laptop.Any ideas what the problem might be?Thanks

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hi, I really know nothing about these things but here is my situation:

samsung story 1.5tb USB2.0 external drive, switched it on the other day and it started smoking. not sure what was making the smoke.

removed the drive from the enclosure and got a SATA>USB dock thing for it. it didn't appear in the Computer with my internal drives but was visible in diskmgmt as "Healthy (Active, Recovery Partition)" but with the File System column empty and no letter assigned. right click only offers a menu with "Help" on it. not much help.

used diskpart to assign a letter and it now appears in Computer but says all its capacity (except ~250mb) is free and, when I open it, there are no files to see, only a folder "Recovery", which is empty. in diskmgmt it still has no letter assigned.

used a program called Recuva and it shows me some small files but nothing I recognise.

hoping that maybe the boot bit just needs rebuilt or something and the data is still there? I have no idea about these things, though. could it be something to do with it not wanting to operate outside of the original enclosure, like samsung have some kind of encryptive/I-don't-know thing to prevent people doing this to circumnavigate any data protection nonsense (which, in any case, I hadn't activated)?

any ideas?

thanks!!

A:Ext HDD - removed from enclosure, put in dock, data inaccessible

am I in the wrong place?

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Hi,

weird problem- does anyone have the drop down dell dock program in their windows 7? I was using the webcam and closed out of it but it says " dell dock has encountered a problem and needs to close" yet, it wont. and it goes through this cycling of showing pop up of send error report or dont send. failing to really shut down and load.

i tried task manager, run>services.msc to no avail.

any suggestions from those who are familiar with said crappy dell dock and how i can get it to load on my desktop again would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I just bought this 920 and plugged in a J-5 create mini dock.  With this dock plugged in, the sound is gone from the audio / headphone jack.  There is no audio jack with the mini dock.  Thoughts?

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Hi,I am using both a T530 and a W530 and also have a Thinkpad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (the one with eSATA port). I would like to use both ThinkPads with the same docking station (of course not both at the same time ) and therefore have a 170W power supply (from the W530) connected to it. The problem is that the T530 does not recognize the 170W power supply and is running on battery only without having the docking station ports enabled. Its working fine though if I change to the original 135W power supply of the T530, but this one does not work with the W530. From my point of view a higher wattage should not be a problem, does anyone know why the 170W power supply does not work with the T530?

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I had purchased this device from amazon. Below is a brief history and the issues with the dock battery.

Initially turned the tablet on (while connected to dock) - Took over 30 minutes to charge it. I assume this was because of the battery being discharged. (Thankfully it did eventually start charging)In Windows 8.1. the dock battery was showing as 100% and the tablet battery was rising as it was being charged. The 100% seems to have been an issue with the installed bios on the machine (Which was showing 100%, when it was empty in reality)Updated the bios to V5. Now the dock battery was showing as 0%.Upgraded to windows 10

No amount of charging would charge the keyboard battery. Once the tablet was at 100%, it would give the status of "not charging" for battery 2.

I tried the following

Kept the device connected overnight on 2 occasions (But bear in mind this was for around 10 hours only) - perhaps 24 hours may do the trick? but could not do this as I did not want to risk keeping a device charged while I was at work. Will try this in the weekend.Turned off the device fully and then charged overnight (This would show the two status indicators for the batteries and did show a charge icon next to the second battery, but no change in battery status)Attempted to remove the dock battery. kept it removed (took out connection to circuitboard) for 30 minutes, then reconnected it to the tablet and power, but no change.Attempted to power the device via low powered u... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite Click mini - Dock battery dead on arrival

Ok partially solved the issue via dismantling the device.

I pried open the tablet taking care not to break the ribbons that are connected to either side.
Swapped the batteries over.
Put the tablet on charge (with the fully depleted battery)
it started charging (power adaptor also got warm)
Left it for an hour or so (was then at 55% battery life)
swapped back the batteries

The issue still here is that when the tablet is fully charged 100% and in the keyboard dock. I assume the keyboard dock will then get charged. Unfortunately it is mentioning.. Not charging....

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Have been happily running windows 10 - with dual monitors, but since a recent update, the system once re-docked will no longer re-detect that it using different monitors. Previously i could use it:1. Un-docked - at 1600 x 9002. then when i put it to sleep3. Then dock it and resumed:     it would     a) switch to 1920 x 1080, and     b) also detect and display on the second monitor - no intervention required. Now, it remains in it's prior "state" (it neither changes state nor outputs to the second monitor) - only outputting to the first external monitor - but at 1600 x 900. Thus since a recent change, it is not "re-detecting" the "change in state" on resume, ONLY when i now do a full restart. The update may have been a Windows update, but on the same day i also installed a Toshiba Dynadock - with dual display port support. I have used the Lenovo system update to update the driver - now it is at 10.18.10.4425 - and as the driver loaded the monitors re-detected, and corrected - but later the problem is persisting. Does anyone know how to force the driver to re-detect on resume not just on restart? Or is this a "consequence of doing things in a certain order" System:Lenovo T430s laptop -HD Graphics 4000  version 10.18.10.4425 (from Lenovo System Update)UPDATED: to 10.18.10.4653 - 7/4/2017with a Lenovo ThnikPad Usb 3.0 Pro Dock (dual HDMI/DVI ports)dual BenQ GL2450 monitors.

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Help guys I am desperate, I am spending so much money on cables and splitters but nothing is working.  L560 with a 40A1 Pro Dock. I have connected one screen using the displayport on the back of my pro dock, another screen on the VGA on the back my pro dock. Then I want to connect a 3rd screen but I have tried everything and it just doesn't work: -mini displayport from laptop to displayport of monitor, recognized by computer but screen won't turn on goes right into standby mode-tried a displayport splitter but this doesn't work-tried a USB 3.0 video adapter to VGA doesn't work I updated all lenovo drivers incl. bios, all monitors are same and brand new (AOC I2490VXQ)  

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My Windows 7 Operating system is taking a lot of time during Start up.I was looking for an alternative to the regular icons ,scattered all over my desktop.So,i decided to try Docks such as Rocket Dock,Object Dock,Nexus,Rk Launcher or similar dock....It certainly looks beautiful but now i am skeptical if these are causing my system to load very slowly during Windows Start up..

Also,now i am using a Windows Task bar Software which lets me pin any program shortcut on my task bar. So,my task bar is filled up with many icons.Is that the cause of a slow start up or the Docks...

A:Does DOCK's (such as Rocket Dock,Object Dock etc) makes computer slow?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fahadhum


My Windows 7 Operating system is taking a lot of time during Start up.I was looking for an alternative to the regular icons ,scattered all over my desktop.So,i decided to try Docks such as Rocket Dock,Object Dock,Nexus,Rk Launcher or similar dock....It certainly looks beautiful but now i am skeptical if these are causing my system to load very slowly during Windows Start up..

Also,now i am using a Windows Task bar Software which lets me pin any program shortcut on my task bar. So,my task bar is filled up with many icons.Is that the cause of a slow start up or the Docks...


You can use MSconfig to diagnose startup issues. Visit the following link for details;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iku_aPUsVQ4

You can post back with any questions regarding your system services and startup entries to establish their purpose and whether or not they are required at startup.

Taskbar icons are just shortcuts and do not effect the time it takes for starting a computer.

HTH

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I'm using a T430s and a mini dock plus series 3. This is the dock with the dual DVI, dual DisplayPort, 1x VGA. I do not use the laptop's built-in screen; just the 2 external monitors. Intel HD4000 graphic chip and Nvidia Optimus/ I previously had 2 20" monitors with a 1680x1050 resolution using DVI-to-DVI. They both worked fine. I upgraded to 2 24" monitors with a 1920x1200 resolution. The laptop is not recognizing the second monitor. I have tried:dual display port (dock side) to mini display port (monitor side): only 1 monitor recognizeddual dvi (dock side) to HDMI (monitor side): only 1 monitor recognizedI ruled out monitor and cable problems by swapping...each by itself works fine. Looking up specs, I believe this resolution should be supported by DP or DVI. Can anybody confirm that this is a supported config? Any ideas what is wrong? UPDATE - I did try 1 DP/mDP and 1 DVI/HDMI: this does work. However, its not an ideal solution because it would interfere with the monitors ports which I want to use for a second PC. UPDATE 2 - OK, now I am beyond aggrivated. I also have a support ticket w/ Lenovo where they suggested switching to Integrated Graphics only in the BIOS. I tried that, no luck. After changing that setting back, i tried to get my 1 DP / 1 DVI working, but now it would not recognize dual monitors. ??? After some testing, I'm finding that the -only- setup that works is the following: Dock DVI port 1 to Moni... Read more

A:Second monitor not detected: T430s with Mini Dock Plus Series 3 dual external monitor

Fixed; was a driver issue. Problem seems exclusive to a Dell u2415 on DP port 1 only of the dock or to the laptop's DP port (at least for the couple monitors I tried). It's possible it could affect other monitors. My starting point: 9.18.13.4535 / 9.17.10.2843 (Nvidia /  Intel) The latest driver from Lenovo is 9.18.13.4535 / 8.15.10.2725. I'm not sure how i have a slightly newer Intel, but that's what it was. I couldn't install the Lenovo driver. I also couldn't install a newer driver from Intel (10.18.10.4276). In both cases Windows or the Intel installer stopped me saying the mfr provided the drivers and that the installed version was up to date. I worked around by first rolling back the Intel driver. The manual (.zip) install of the latest intel driver worked. This immediately fixed the Dell u2415 on DP port 1 and laptop's built-in DP port.

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

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

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

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

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Dear all, I would like to aquire the 4337 Dockstation with a 45N0113 170w power supply to use for my T520 I7 quad core to connect 3 monitors for my flight simulater, can someone please confirm i have done the correct research / findings?My T520 has eSata and not USB3 so it seems not a good option to go for the 4338 unless I am missing something which is more important for my flightsim and 3 monitors :-) Thanks for your time, much appreciated





T420, T520.

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

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

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hello
i have a weird issue that i lose the Bluetooth after an hibernate or dock de-dock of the laptop..

the bios is the latest A18.
we try to uninstall and reinstall the driver and application same thing.
we are running windows 10 OS

Thanks

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Hi, I'm using a Thinkpad Pro dock with an L470 on Windows 10(both brand new). I have a VGA monitor and a DVI monitor connected, and I can output to both screens as well as the laptop display just fine, however as soon as I undock, or switch off the laptop, when I come to use it again, neither of the screens are showing as connected. I have to unplug them from the dock and plug them back in again, at which point they are recognised and work fine... until next time I have to undock/switch off. I have tried this with a different laptop (also L470, but running windows 8.1) with even worse results. On 8.1 the screen will repeatedly flicker for about 10 seconds, and any combination of the screens will work (sometimes just the laptop screen, sometimes just 1 monitor, sometimes all 3). Even when all 3 work, it rarely has the correct resolution, and takes several attempts to get it working properly. The whole point of having a dock is that there is no need to keep plugging things in every time you sit down, if I have to re-plug the monitors every time it is pretty pointless having a dock in the first place. I have updated the BIOS on the laptop, updated every driver, updated the firmware for the dock and Windows 10 is bang up to date. I'm about out of ideas now and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on a fix for this? I see web searches that this is quite a common issue, but most of the "fixes" are what I have already done, or are specific to Windows 7 or 8... Read more

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i am looking at installing a dock

my query is..
is one better than the other? or is one more resource hungry than the other? for instance?

would be interested to hear opinions knowledge on the subject so as i can make a more informed choice?

thanks

A:rocket dock or object dock? pros cons?

Hi Billy,

I don't know why, but I've always used ObjectDock and I've been perfectly happy with it. I don't use any dock software now though as I found I wasn't using it enough to make it worthwhile having - it was just annoying me when I wanted to click things towards the bottom of my screen.

They're both free, so I'd suggest trying ObjectDock and if you don't like it, try RocketDock

They both have a wide range of skins/icons available, so in my eyes, they're evenly positioned.

Tom

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I have a Dell XPS 15 and a Dell Dock WD15 which has been working fine for a long time but recently the WD15 dock has been acting up after it is re-docked to the laptop.
Everything works fine if I start the laptop with the dock plugged in but after re-docking the USB ports and Network (cabled) stops working. Everything seems fine with the drivers and as said it only happens after re-docking.
I've tried to rollback drivers and even downgrade the FW on the dock but the problem remains. The only way to "fix" it seems to be to restart the laptop after re-docking.
Running Win10 64-bit.
Any suggestions?

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Hi, on hindsight I should have asked this question at this forum first. But I was tired from doing all the researching and bit on an old x230 convertible laptop off ebay that supposedly has core i7 3520M, 4gb of ram, and 160gb ssd. It has been upgraded to windows 10. It has not arrived yet. At around $200, it seemed to me like a steal for the specs. I do think that these specs were user-upgraded and not factory-made so I cannot speak for the quality.I read rave reviews about this device, however, most were from several years ago. I never owed a device with this specs or a touchscreen laptop for that matter so I do not really know what to expect.I guess I will start out to see if anyone still second this as a solid convertible laptop in today's standard. Does windows 10 run well on it? Seem like a lot of people run into problems when upgrading to windows 10? Is there anything special about the touchscreen or is it just obsolete technology nowadays? I mean the most resource intensive thing I will do on this laptop is just playing some online flash games so I think it is way less than what it is capable of. I was just looking for a laptop that is upgradable and can stay relevant for a long time so did I make the right call? Any feedbacks are appreciated!

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I have a TPY260 with WiGiG dock at the moment, and I use all USB ports on it. Recently, I stumbled on a few lucrative deals for Onelink+ docks. If I add a Onelink+ dock to my setup, will both docks work simultaneously - or is it either WiGiG or Onelink+, not both at the same time?

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I have a HP Pavilion 13 X2 Model F0A05AVI have two batteries in the unit, one in the tablet section and one in the keyboard/dock section. Recently, I have noticed the batteries do not drain equally (not sure if they should) but when the total battery level hits 50%, the keyboard stops working along with anything else attached to the dock like the touch pad for example. The tablet portion works fine. When I check the battery level it shows the dock/keyboard (battery #1) at 0% or 1% and the tablet battery (Battery #2) at 95-100% or so.  Is there anyway to get the batteries to discharge together and or get the dock/keyboard to take power from the battery in the tablet?

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This is a question that I've been wondering for a couple of days. Which is a better program MobyDock, Y'z Dock or Object Dock? Also which one runs faster on low end systems? I've only got 32mb of built in video memory on my comp. I've got winxp... Thanks!
 

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Hello people of the Lenovo forums. A friend of mine just gave me his Lenovo x230t, it looks like he tried formating it and handing it over to me but he didn't install all the drivers or what not. The laptop itself is from France (french keyboard) and I think when he installed the windows it was in french as well, I changed the setting and made it so everything is in english but when I installed the Lenovo System Update app it installed it in french and I cannot change it, same goes for Realtek. I went through this websites find and recommed me stuff to install, and it did install all the intel drivers and a bios update also I myself installed the driver that activates the tablet keys (screen rotate, task manager). My question is should I just clean install all over again? I got the windows key here so should I just reinstall the whole PC? its new so I got nothing important on it. If so, how should I go about it? I don't have the windows disk or any other driver disk. Another issue is that I cannot use my fingers on the touch screen, it only works with the stylus. I've seen people online scrolling through web pages and PDF using their fingers in touch, also using some other cool functions like opening all the curret apps in a scroll by pressing 4 fingers against the screen. Do I need to install a certain driver to do it? if so where? Sorry for writing so much and thank you for taking the time and reading it.I apologize if I broke an... Read more

A:Some help with an x230t windows 10

Hello and welcome,
 
I'd be inclined to do a clean install, followed by System Update.  Since Win 10 has already been activated on that machine you likely won't need the key.
 
You can download Win 10 direct from Microsoft.  I haven't looked at the MS tool lately and don't know if the download varies by version (Home, Pro, ...) but if it does pick the one that matches your key.
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 
Z.

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Hello Everyone, I recently dropped my x230T in my bag and although it and the hard drive was fine, I have noticed the fan goes to full speed whenever I boot the laptop or do anything, regardless of usage. The only thing that can calm it down is lenovo power manager when it boots in Windows but only barely. Any slightly cpu intesive task, the fan goes back to full speed. Any other OS, such as linux Mint, the fan will continue at full speed.  Has anyone encountered this issue before or has any advice on how to further diagnose the issue?  Kindly Appreciated,Adam 

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