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Thinkpad T480 with pro dock on 3 monitors

Q: Thinkpad T480 with pro dock on 3 monitors

Hi Guys,I have a T480 laptop with a pro dock docking station and 3 monitors i want to try to get working.2 of the monitors are working fine via a VGA > DP adapter. The 3rd i bought a USB-C to HDMI adapter, though i cannot get this to work, even with the other two monitors disconnected.If the laptops undocked and the 3rd monitor is connected to the USB-C port, it works. Has anyone had luck with 3 monitors on this docking station? I have been considering a display port hub, can we use adapters with these hubs ok or does it only work if the cable is solely DP Thanks guys

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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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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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Hi guys, I have a ThinkPad T480 combined with a Pro dock (side). I was hoping to use 3 external monitors (not including the laptop screen). The pro dock only has 2 display ports and the laptop has a HDMI port which i was hoping to all use to get my 3 displays.My setup is 2 VGA external monitors to display port adapters and 1 hdmi monitor to the laptops hdmi port directly. 2 display port monitors display fine, however the HDMI display goes black. If i un dock the laptop, the HDMI monitor works.Can i not output all 3 at the same time, i know the laptops chipset allows 3 monitors.I was thinking of buying a USB C to HDMI adapter for the 3rd monitor, maybe this would resolve it? thanks in advance

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Hello, Looking for recommendations for a docking station for Thinkpad T480, with Intel video,  that will support 3 external monitors (all) at 2560??1440 resolution. Thanks

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I have two 27" 2560x1440 60hz monitors that are plugged into the new Pro side-connect dock (40AH) with a new T480 (Intel 620 integrated graphics) in Windows 10 Pro. I can get either monitor to work fine with the dock individually, but trying to run both simultaneously by extending or duplicating the desktop between them seems to fail as selecting either option under Display Settings just makes the primary monitor black out for a few seconds then come back - the secondary monitor stays black.  There's no error msg or popup that would help me investigate further unfortunately. I'm trying this with the T480's lid closed, and I'm running the latest 1.14 BIOS update and latest Intel HD graphics drivers. This setup worked fine on my old OneLink dock and X1 Carbon previously, so I don't think it's an issue with the monitors themselves. Anyone have a similar setup with the new Pro dock that's working?

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Hello,I've got brand new T480 with ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock and I'm experiencing USB issues when docked.I have read related topics and they seems to be dead without any working solution. Description of problem:When I docked my T480 for the first time, all USBs (only mouse and keyboard) were working. I had left office for night and when I have returned and docked my laptop again, USBs seems to stop working. I?ve tried to reconnecting dock, powering dock off and unplugging devices or changing USB slots without any success.Only restart of computer seemed to get USBs working back again. BUT, there have been about 5 minute period when USB devices were randomly connecting and disconnecting without any warning.Problem appeared again when I left my desk for 30 minutes without turning off or putting laptop into sleep. USBs were dead again. Only restart helped and it was followed with 5 minute period of randomly disconnecting USB devices again.All other connected devices ? 1x FHD monitor via DP, 1x FHD monitor via HDMI and headphones via front 3.5mm jack are working without any problems and laptop is charging properly as well. My laptop is fully updated via Lenovo Vantage and dock in currently at only available FW. Is there any solution to this? It?s get pretty annoying for laptop that is meant to be docked! And it seems that problem occurs accros multiple ThinkPad Thunderbolt docks.. Thank you

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What is the proper way to undock a T480 from ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock?Based on previous laptops I was expecting some sort of "undock" button, i.e., to safely remove hardware... Thanks in advance.BR

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I have a Thinkpad T430 type 23474W4 and a Thinkpad mini dock series 3 type 4338-15U. I already have a Lenovo LEN LS2223wC monitor hooked up to it through one of the DVI ports. I have a a Lenovo LT1952p Monitor that I would like to use as a second external monitor. Both monitors work individually through either DVI or VGA. However, I can't get them to both work at the same time no matter what configuration I use. I was told they didn't have to be identical monitors to work together. What am I doing wrong? 

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

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
























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

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

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T560Thinkpad pro dock 40A12 x BENQ GL2450using now 1 x VGA (old blue crappy monitor output)1 x DVI output.i want to stop using RGA out and use the display port, haveHDMI cable and display port adaptor.problem is monitor never show upno signal from display port. (according to msg on monitor)using T560 as 3rd screenaccording to dock info all 3 display outputs from dock should work simultaneously..well it doesnt.. have upgraded everything! bios, dock software.. u name it..how can i make this work? monitor is just a blur with VGA signal...res is set to 1920x1080 but its not as clear as the DVI with same res setting.i cant seem to make any montitor come to live on the display port....starting to think it may be defective....Hoping for an easy fix... tried to check arnd first but did not find an exact match to my problem.?

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Hello everyone. I have an X1 Carbon 2nd generation, and two lenovo monitors with a OneLink Pro Docking station.  Docking station has 1 DVI and 1 DP.Monitors have 1 HDMI, 1 DP, 1 VGA (for each) First Monitor connected with DP-adapted-DVI to the docking station.Second Monitor connected with DP port to the docking station.  I connected my closed laptop to the docking station,  and just first monitor works.  What should I do to use my other monitor too? Thank you so much. 













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A:ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock multiple Monitors

Sorry. Problem solved! The DVI - DP adapter changed with a DVI - HDMI adapter. Now it works fine, just need some minutes after first connection.  Thanks.

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I have a ThinkPad T460 OS Windows 7 and am trying to connect three monitors.  I have been running 2 moitors for sometime just fine, but I have the need to add a 3rd monitor.  I have a DisplayPort Plug converting to HDMI for the 3rd monitor, but still only two are active.  Can someone help me figure this out?

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Hello, I have a P50 that I am trying to output to two displays. I have a Pro dock that I realize can only drive 1 digital signal with so I am using the DVI port to display to 1 external monitor and the LCD itself. I am trying to connect a second monitor using the mini DisplayPort  on the right side of the laptop, but Windows 10 does not detect this monitor to be available. If I disconnect the DVI cable on the back of the dock, I get output on the mini DisplayPort. Is this just a limitation of the laptop or do I have something configured incorrectly? I am able to achieve the desired functionality (DVI monitor from dock + mini DP monitor from laptop + LCD) on an X240 ThinkPad, but the setup does not work with a P50. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hey guys,I've got new P50s (running W10 x64) with Quadro M5000M, and Ultra docking station for it. I want to use 4 external monitors in any configuration, just that they all work. I tried updating BIOS and Docking station, installed latest Intel and Nvidia graphics driver, power management driver.. everything.I get 4 monitors displayed in Windows display settings, but as soon as I turn on the fourth, one of the others goes dark. Somewhere I read about BIOS setting for Hybrid graphic, but I don't have such setting in BIOS. Any help would be great Thanks!

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Hi.  I'm hoping I can get this resolved on this forum.I just got my system and am trying to connect my 3 external monitors.    My setup is as follows:Monitor 1 - laptop screen - works.Monitor 2 - HDMI out to HDMI in - worksMonitor 3 - DP out to HDMI in via a DP-HDMI cable.  - worksMonitor 4 - DP ou to DVI in via a DP-DVI adapter - doesn't work. I can't figure out how to make this work.I also tried this setup:Monitor 1 - laptop screen - works.Monitor 2 - VGA out to VGA in - worksMonitor 3 - HDMI out to HDMI in - worksMonitor 4 - DP out to HDMI in via a DP-HDMI cable.  - doesn't work. Incidentally in this configuration, when I closed the laptop screen this monitor worked.  Also on a related note, the Nvidia Quadro P500  is sitting idle as the Intel UHD 620 is doing all the work.  How can I control this? Thanks for any suggestions. Sal

A:Thinkpad P52S Ultra Dock and 3 External Monitors

As stayed in PSREF, P52s supports up to three independent displays. Laptop's screen includes in this limit, meaning you can use two external displays at that time. When you close the lid, you can use three external displays. To use more, you'll need some sort of USB adapter to increase such a limit. Regarding other question, you can't disable Intel GPU - it's always active and it's always controls screen output. NVIDIA's dGPU can be configured to be used in selected applications, making them to work with higher performance. P52 and P72 for sure have an ability to disable Intel iGPU, giving the control of screen output to dGPU. Probably P1 and/or X1 Extreme have the same feature too.





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I have ThinkVision monitors connected via VGA and the display port. I have a 4k TV connected to the DVI on the back of the docking station. I am able to extend my desktop on the two ThinkVision monitors but I am not able to detect the TV to use for my third. 

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I have recently received an upgrade laptop at work. On my previous laptop (ThinkPad, unsure of model), I was able to connect one external display monitor directly to the VGA port on the laptop and an additional external diplay monitor to the ThinkPad Pro Dock station VGA port. I prefered to use these two screens with my laptop closed on the docking station, but could also open the laptop on the dock and have a third screen available. ISSUE: With my new ThinkPad (T440) there is no VGA port on the laptop. I have purchased a simple HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter - see link:https://www.amazon.ca/VicTsing-Gold-plated-Converter-Ultrabook-Devices-Black/dp/B016LVT51G/ref=sr_1_...   I am using the same ThinkPad Pro Dock station as with my previous laptop. With my new T440 I am able to work with my laptop open or closed on the docking station with one external display plugged into the docking station. I am also able to work with one external display plugged directly into my laptop using the VGA to HDMI converter adapter.  ISSUE 2: The laptop will not recognize when both screens are plugged in at the same time, but they each work when I have only one plugged in either to the dock or directly to the laptop. PLEASE HELP!! TIA

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I have a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad L470 (win 10 pro) and a Lenovo Pro Dock. This configuration does not support two digital external monitors (don't get me started...) I want 2 digital external monitors.  Does anybody know if I will be able to support 2 external DisplayPort monitors if I purchase the Lenovo Ultra Dock?  thanks. 

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Not able to get two monitors (Samsung S27E450) plugged into a ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 docking unit to work with my X1 Yoga (Gen 2).   Montiors connected to docking via DisplayPort cables.   Windows 10 shows the monitors showing up as "Generic PnP" so something is being recognized.  Tried deleting the device in Device Manager, reboot.  Not finding the drivers on the Samsung site.   Any help appreciated. 

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Hi, Can somebody please confim if the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W will power 2 x 2560x1440 monitors @ 60Hz? When I look at this link ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W it onlyy talks about 3840x2160 and 1920x1200. I suspect if it is purely passing through 1 x 1.2 DisplayPort that it will indeed work but I see nothing to confirm this anywhere. Thank you in advance! Jonathan.

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I have a Lenovo T570 (Type 20JW, 20JX) Laptop (ThinkPad) and ThinkPad Basic Dock (40A00000WW).   I have a monitor plugged into the VGA connection on the docking station.  I have another monitor connected to my laptop with HDMI.  When the laptop is docked, the display will show on the laptop and the monitor connected to the dock.  The monitor connected via HDMI goes black.  When the laptop is off the dock, the HDMI monitor works.  Is there a way to get both monitors to work without having to buy a different docking station?  I know the ideal situation would be to get a different dock with 2 connections on it, but I was hoping not to have to pay for another dock.

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I have the exact same equipment at home and at work and yet the resolution on my second monitor at work will not go to the 3840 x 2160 that I have at home. Both locations have:1. X1 Yoga (first gen, model number 20FQ002YUS) -- It's the same laptop that I take between home and work2. ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock (model number DU9047S1)3. Two (2) Asus monitors (model number PB287Q) that go to 3840 x 2160 max resolution, connected to the OneLink+ Dock via DiplayPort cables I've been running this configuation with NO PROBLEM at home for the past 9 months.  So I recently purchased a new OneLink+ Dock and two new monitors for my work office and while one monitor will go to 3840 x 2160, the other will not go above 1920 x 1080, UNLESS, I use a mini DisplayPort cable from the second monitor directly into the X1 Yoga (bypassing the OneLink+ Dock) HERE'S WHAT'S BAFFLING: I assumed it was the dock and so I brought the one from home to work and found I had the SAME problem, suggesting it was the second monitor.   But I exchanged the second monitor for a new one and still have the same problem.  The docks are running the most current firmware. I'll send a gift card to your favorite coffee house if you can solve this mystery.  Thanks!

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Thinkpad P51 with dual (DVI and HDMI) monitors connected to Dock.  P51 wakes fine and one monitor (DVI) sees signal (awakes from sleep mode), the other sees no signal.  Regardless no video information is sent to either monitor - the DVI monitor is awake but black screen - the HDMI remains asleep. Removing and reinserting connectors has no impact. Cycling P51 into and out of sleep mode makes no difference. Removing P51 from dock and all functions correctly. USB (dongle) mouse and keyboard functions also loses functionality when P51 is docked.  They awaken the P51 but do not function correctly. removal of Laptop from dock and they function fine along with local monitor.  Re-install into dock and mouse/keyboard are inoperable. Only a hard shutdown and reboot via the dock switch (laptop remaining docked) returns the system to correct function.  All is normal and functioning.  Both monitors are immediately recognized, USB mouse & keyboard fully functional. When plugged in: Monitors set to sleep in 10 and PC in 30mins.  Short sleep (50-90mins) and system awakens correctly - overnight sleep (8-10hrs) and this happens every time.   Latest Dock FW/drivers is installed.   System and dock brand new - just arrived last week.

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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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I have a Thinkpad W540 with a Lenovo Ultra Dock Docking Station (40A20170US). Here is the set up I am trying to get to work:Display 1) VGA Planar PL2010M monitorDisplay 2) DVI Planar PL1910M monitorDisplay 3) DisplayPort Lenovo L2251x Wide monitorDisplay 4) LCD monitor (off) When I have selected Standard Mode under the BIOS display settings, I am able to connect two monitors plus the internal LCD at the same time: one on VGA and the other on DVI, or I can connect one on VGA and the other on DisplayPort.  This allows me to have three displays, including the LCD.  My problem is that I am unable to get a third monitor to work as well.  When I connect a monitor via DisplayPort, the monitor on DVI stops working.  After reading forum posts and whatever else I found online, I learned (maybe I'm incorrect?) that I need to switch to Advanced Mode in the BIOS to be able to use three external monitors.   I then uninstalled drivers (the BIOS instructions state that you are supposed to uninstall graphics drivers before switching to Advanced Mode), switched to Advanced Mode in the BIOS, started up the computer, reinstalled the latest drivers, but now the only screen working is my laptop's LCD screen.  None of monitors are detected by Windows no matter what I try. When I switch back to Standard Mode in the BIOS, two of my external monitors begin working again. My docking station firmware is updated FYI.   Any suggestions ... Read more

A:Unable to connect to 3 monitors to Ultra Dock (Thinkpad W540) in Advanced Mode BIOS Setting

So I fixed the issue for myself and just wanted to post in case somebody else had the same issue.  I took the following steps to fix the issue:[Background: BIOS is in "Standard" display mode to begin with; I had already updated the docking station's firmware first with a program called fwdphb03.exe and then with Lenovo's update utility.]1) In Windows, I uninstall drivers for the Intel Graphics and K1100 dedicated card.2) Restart, go into BIOS, switch to "Advanced" mode under the Display tab.  I also have the option selected to start up on the docks in the BIOS Display tab.3) Booted into Windows (8.1) and it looked like the Intel Graphics drivers were automatically downloaded. I then ran Lenovo's System Update utility to get the latest video drivers.  Under the optional tab in the Lenovo update utility, I selected the "Optimus" drivers and hit download/install.  It installed, and I had to restart.4) Booted into Windows again, ran Lenovo update utility again, and again it had a video driver to install when I checked for updates.  I installed that, had to restart again.5) Booted into windows, checked screen resolution and saw that no external monitors were showing.6) I then decided to get a driver straight from the source.  Downloaded: the following file from  Nvidia: 334.95-quadro-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe.  I ran the installation, it did a "Clean" installation with everything checked off. It automatically unins... Read more

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Hi!I just got a new "X1 Carbon 5th Gen - Kabylake (Type 20HR, 20HQ)" and a "X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock". I have an external screen connected to the dock and it works fine (VGA connection). I also have an other monitor with display (DP) connection that I want to use. But my computer can't find the other monitor, only the one with VGA connection. Is there any easy ways to fix this problem?Best regards

A:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen can't connect 2 external monitors in X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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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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All, Can you use the T480 with the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock that has the external GPU.Look for the solution to attach 3 external 2560 x 1440 monitors (DisplayPort and/or HDMI) at 60 Hz. Also would the 40AJ0135US Ultra Dock allow me to use the 2 x DP and 1 HDMI at the same time. Thanks

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Hello,I've just bought T480 with Thunderbolt 3 Lenovo USB-C hybrid dock and my laptop is not charing when connected to dock. External monitor and other devices connected to dock work fine, but laptop even do not recognize dock as charger. It acts like it running completely of battery. Where can be a problem? Thank you

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Hi.  Hoping that someone can provide a little guidance, and show me where I must be doing something wrong. T480 (20L5 model) running Windows 10 1709 (Core i5, 8th Gen Intel)Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC model)Installed Thunderbolt Software is:  17.3.74.400System BIOS is:  1.12BIOS Thunderbol setting:  Security Level - No Security When I connect the dock to the laptop via Thunderbolt 3 connector, the laptop DOES draw power.  So I know that it basically works.What it does not do is anything else.  Connecting ethernet, usb keyboard and mouse, or even VGA monitor has no results. Des anyone have any suggestions about what I might be doing wrong here?  Other settings to check?  Or am I possibly dealing with a faulty component? Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Chris

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I'm using a Razer Trinity mouse, and it works fine, as long as I plug it directly into the laptop's USB port. If I try to use any sort of USB hub or switch (I've tried three different hubs -- each with a different set of USB cables) the mouse cursor randomly freezes on screen for about one or two seconds at a time. I tried installing the Razer Synapse 3 software on the laptop, and turned off the mouse lighting (to reduce power usage and rule that out), but that didn't help. I've also: -updated all drivers/bios via System Update-installed all Windows Updates-tried all three Windows power profiles

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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 own a Thinkpad T480 (20L5: Intel UHD graphics, Core i5 8th gen) and since it supports Thunderbolt 3, I want to attach an external GPU and display for light gaming. I see that Lenovo itself has a "Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphics Dock" but does not offer that as compatible with the Thinkpad series. Nevertheless, as Thunderbolt 3 is a standard, I am wondering if the Graphics Dock works with the T480. Did anybody already try that?

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I have a new T480 and Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock. I find that often when I close--but in no way shut down--the computer for the night, when I restart in the morning, it completely restarts, so I lose open tabs, unsaved work, etc. I can understand enough of the system event log to determine that the computer always goes to sleep when I close it, then, per the power plan, hibernates three hours later--or at least tries to. The first sign of trouble in the logs comes at the time of hibernation. For example, at 2:37:25 this morning there is the routine Information event, "The system is entering sleep. Sleep Reason: Hibernate from Sleep - Fixed Timeout." This is followed immediately by the warning, "6105 - deauth after EAPOL key exchange sequence". Over the next 5 minutes come two more warnings and eight errors. Then nothing until I start the machine in the morning. One of the first events on restart is the information message, "The last shutdown's success status was false. The last boot's success status was true." It appears to me that this only happens if the computer is plugged into the Thunderbolt 3 dock overnight. To the dock are connected a (gigabit) ethernet cable, a displayport monitor, a mouse, a keyboard, and a pair of headphones. Here is a fuller dump of the error log at the last time it was hibernating, or trying to: Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task CategoryError 7/30/2018 2:41:33 AM Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM 10010 None The server {3EB... Read more

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I have a T480 with Windows 10 Pro connected to a Dell U3415W monitor via a DisplayPort to HDMI cable via a 40AJ0135US Ultra Dock (DisplayPort side connected to the docking station, HDMI connected to the monitor).  While using this setup, I will occasionally (sometimes quite frequently) get black-outs in the monitor for a few seconds and then the display returns without issue.  Its extremely annoying and interrupts my work.  Often, restarting the laptop will help resolve it for a while but it always returns in some fashion. I have run the ThinkPad Docking Station FW updater and it said everything is up to date.  Additionally, Lenovo System Update is 100% updated.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Dear all, having just updated my the firmware of my Ultra Dock (40AJ0135EU) via Lenovo Vantage to V5.0.6.1, there is now something truly wrong with the power supply; on startup, I am greeted by the famous "low wattage" screen and when using windows, the battery is slowly drained (Lenovo Vantage claims that a 25 W USB-C adapter would be connected instead of the 135 W one). The issue never occurred prior to the firmware update and consistently shows up for any other power cable (trying several ones, including 90 W). So while the "low wattage" screen is annoying, the more severe issue is the constantly drained battery which makes using the dock basically impossible over time. Any ideas? I did not find a way to undo the firmware update - or is the recommendation to wait and hope for yet-another firmware update that (may) solve the issue? Maybe someone has a similar issue and a better / working solution Thx!

A:Low wattage issue T480 after dock firmware update

 By chance did airplane power mode get turned on? The only way I know to check this is in the Lenovo "Vantage" tool 

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T480/40AJ0135US dock using Startech MSTCD123HD not working, does this dock support USV-C video out to 3 HDMI displays

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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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Hi I cant seem to locate a fix for my lenovo t480. I cannot get any usb ports to register through the dock. I have tried reinstalling usb drivers through device manger, updating dock firmware, updating all lenovo system drivers , changing power adaptor through the dock and re seating it multiple times. I have other t480's that work on this dock. The usb's work fine on the actual laptop just not the dock. Any help would be apreciated. Thank you!

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When we have a USB Mouse and or Keyboard plugged into the laptop or the ThinkPad Pro Dock (M3F00) it will not boot, it will boot however if we turn off the USB UEFI Bios Support off, then we will have to use the laptop keyboard to logged in. Then the external mouse and keyboard will start working after that.How do we get this to work with the external keyboard and mouse. Seems to be a hit and miss issue with our organization.Added note...Mcafee Endpoint Encryption is also installed, and the system will lock up either before or at the McAfee login screen. Machine Type Model: 20L6S0SJ00Operating SystemWindows 10 (64-bit)Processor: 1x Intel Core i7-8650U Processor(Core i7-8650U)Memory: 2x 16GBDDR42400Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64(EN:English)Hard Drive: 1x 512PCIeNVMeOPALWireless Network: 1x Bluetooth Version 4.1Ports: 1x RJ-45Camera: 1xGraphics: 1x Intel UHD 620Monitor: 14.0 FHDIncluded Service: Sealed Battery Replacement

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Hi,Tried to search for a solution but results weren't clear.I recently received a T480 ThinkPad laptop for work and I need to connect two monitors with HDMI output into my laptop and then extend display across all 3 monitors. The laptop has a single HDMI input socket and I don't want to plug 1 monitor into the C-usb port and other into HDMI.I do not have a docking station and assuming I won't get one soon. Can someone suggest an adaptor or suitable product I can use, even better if you can include a link to the item!Thank you in advance,  Jack

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Hi, I had a set up with a T480, an Ultra Dock, and three Dell U2518D.These monitors have up to 2560x1440 pixels.One is connected via DP, the other two do DP passthrough. No, it worked for the last 8 month or so.But recently, either after a Windows Update, or a Lenovo system Update, the third monitor can only do 2000x1080. My try was getting rid of Daisy Chaining, so I switched the Monitor to HDMI connection, no solution.Then I tried older graphics drivers, no solution.So either a Windows Update (also drivers through there), or a Lenovo System Update (Driver or FW Update) broke the ability to to 3x 2560x1440. This happened on 4 Laptops, two T480 i5 (intel only), one T480 i7 (intel only) and one T480 i7 (nVidia Hybrid). Windows Version is 1803 for the ones withoug nVidia and 1809 for the one with nVidia. As I tried dockings with the latest FW update, and without, the problem seems not on the docking side. Any ideas? regards 

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