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Carbon X1 Gen 6 does not recognize Thunderbolt docking station

Q: Carbon X1 Gen 6 does not recognize Thunderbolt docking station

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I have installed the drivers and rebooted, but it still does not show up.  The docking station is a 40AC0135US which was indicated as the correct docking station by Lenovo's docking station finder.    I have no idea how they have managed to make this so difficult.   

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I have installed the drivers and rebooted, but it still does not show up.  The docking station is a 40AC0135US which was indicated as the correct docking station by Lenovo's docking station finder.    I have no idea how they have managed to make this so difficult.   

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I have a 5th gen Carbon connected to the Lenovo Thunderbolt docking station. After some time, perhaps a sleep or hibernation, the laptop loses ethernet connectivity and can only use wifi. ipconfig reports media disconnected. But if I do a restart of Windows 10, ethernet is back, no problems. Also if I use the ethernet dongle connected to the laptop's weird little ethernet port, there are no issues.  There are other issues with the dock, like intermittent loss of wireless keyboard and mouse connectivity, but I'll worry about those in another thread. 

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Hello ... I use an Thinkpad Yoga370 together with the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station for business. For private use I have an Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation. Is there any possibility to connect it to the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station e.g. by an adapter? So I would like to use the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station with connected Screen, Keyboard, Mouse with both Laptops. Thanks for your help and best regards ...

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I am struggling with my docking station for my ThinkPad 480s.  I have two docking stations.  One by Lenovo type 40AJ and the other by DELL.  The dual monitor DP setup resets every 3 to 5 minutes causing the monitors to go black with the Lenovo UltraDocking Station.  So I switched out that docking station with the DELL universal docking station.  When I use the USB C/Thunderbolt port the same thing happens.  When I use the USB 3 port, I have no problems.  I have looked in the event viewer and I can see where the laptop switches from external to battery power, but nothing else.  Also, I have updated the drivers for Thunderbolt. Has anyone seen and resolved this issue?

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Hello, Notebook is super noisy and dock wire is way too short to put it somewhere far away. I though may be it's possible just pluging power into notebook and connect docking station via Thunderbolt only but not sure if it will work and if docking station in fact needs external power which thunderbold cable will not be able to provide.

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I recently received a ZBook 15 G3 with the ZBook dock. After installing Ubuntu 16.04 the dock didn't work at all, it only powered the laptop. I changed the BIOS security configuration for the Thunderbolt port (under Advanced, Ports) and was able to get an external disply working.However, the USB ports on the dock are still not working, the audio jack isn't working and the ethernet port isn't working. When connecting a cable to the ethernet port on the dock the laptop will show that it's connected but there still isn't any internet connection.I will appreciate any help as right now the dock is pretty much unusable.

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Hello, does anybody know if ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is compatible with T480s? I have installed all the drivers  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ie/en/products/accessory/docks/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock/40ac/40ac013... I have searched this forums and followed some advice re BIOS settings for TB3 (didn't make any difference). Everytime I connect this dock the mesage comes up "Display connection may be limited".All it does it charges the laptop, but no USB devices work (mouse, keyboard), also Monitor connected through display port does not work. I replugged and restarted everything multiple times. I also updated all possible drivers for T80s (Win10 x64). Any ideas how to get this working, or are those products not compatible? Many thanks for assistance 













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A:T480s - unable to use "Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station"

Okkkkk I got it solved... very embarassing. On the laptop I plugged originially USB-C cable to the same port as charger.Next to it is another port that looks like something slightly else, but there is actually usb-c in it too. Connected and all is working Take this tip if you struggle like me, hah  Thank you

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I am connecting my X1 Extreme to Thunderbolt 3 Docking and find out the Ethernet is not working. By looking into network adapters in Control Panel, it shows the Ethernet of the docking station is disabled. However, whenever I try to enable it, it automatically goes back to disabled state. Any help?

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I have several Dell 5510 Precision series with the Thunderbolt USB-C adaptor. Each 5510 is plugged into a Dell K17A docking station powered by a Dell 130W power supply. When I connect the docking station via its USB-C connection to the 5510 laptop, I get a BIOS warning that it only sees 95W of the 130W. But the battery charges and the laptop runs. I can turn off the power warning in the BIOS (which is current) but I worry about powering the 5510's Nvidia video card and other components if the BIOS is not seeing all 130 watts.
Plugging in the 130W psu supplied with the laptop has no such BIOS error.
Why does the Dell docking station K17A not see the Dell power supply? Is it throttling it?

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Community: we just recently purchased a brand new Thinkpad X1 Extreme laptop and Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock.The Laptop is awesome but unfortunately we're on our second dicking station and wondering what we're doing wrong--or if we have a defect.  The docking station came with a 230W and 65W AC power cord, and the dock has both a 230W/170W port and 135W/65W power port. When the 230W cord is plugged into the 230W port, the dock doesn't turn on (nothing plugged in). When the 65W cord is plugged into the 135W/65W port, it lights up but no network when a laptop is plugged in or charge. The only way I get a light on the station is to plug the 230W cord into the 135W/65W port, and then when a laptop is plugged in I get network and charge. We contacted Lenovo and they sent a replacement as they admitted it was not working as it should. The second one also exhibits the exact same behavior and we are at a loss and ready to return for a refund.  I also don't want to plug a 230W power brick into a 135W/65W port for fear of overheating. Anyone else experience this or have any ideas, we'd like to hear them.  Thanks.

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Hello,I have got a Dell thunderbolt docking station but it's not working with my Yoga laptop. I have installed the docking station driver and it is able to deliver the power to the yoga but neigther the LAN connection not the VGA display is detected. Please advise. Dell docking station model:https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-thunderbolt-dock-tb16-240w/apd/452-bcnu/pc-accessories TIA

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I just purchased a new XPS laptop and the D3100 docking station. I need to connect a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 that has a 6 pin Firewire 400 out.
Should I connect directly to the XPS via the Thunderbolt port using the Apple sold Thunderbolt to FIrewire adapter?
Is there a way for me to connect with the dock via the Thunderbolt compatible USB 3 ports?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Hopefully someone here can help me before I get an aneurysm. I got the HP Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station (150 watts, model number P5Q54AA). Everything is connected ok but as soon as the dock connects to my laptop it crashes my computer instantly and generates the blue screen of death. It doesn't matter if a monitor is connected or not. There was a couple of scary moments when it sent my fans into overdrive and started beeping loudly as if a bomb was ready to explode. I spent more than eight hours on this yesterday and at this point the dock seems like nothing more than a nice looking brick. I have went through all of the help threads here and tried everything. I updated the bios from 1.14 to 1.15I updated all audio drivers, graphic drivers, firmware drivers, chipset drivers, and thunderbolt related driversI rolled back everything twice and reinstalled everythingI removed the security setting in the bios that relates to thunderbolt devices connectingI've made numerous other changes that didn't work and had to roll backNothing seems to work. I am puzzled as to why HP haven't set this up better. Surely there needs to be a dedicated app for this that handles everything and installs and removes all necessary drivers. By the looks of it this docking station has been a mess from the start. What else can I do at this point? 

A:Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Crashes HP ZBook Studio G3 as...

It is possible you have a defective dock. I have exactly the same setup and went through some difficulties when I first got it but turning off Thunderbolt security made mine work. It is still occasionally finicky coming out of sleep mode or if I disconnect the laptop and use it as a laptop then try to reconnect the dock. Takes a restart or 2 sometimes but mine generally works well.  I would suggest your problems point to a bad piece of hardware. 

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. Dock works fine with both my Macbook Pro's (13 & 15). The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Both my Apple power adapters work and charge the X1 Extreme also... is it because the thunderbolt from the dock is also carrying data and video? Surely not? Thanks in advance.

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Thanks in advance.

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Thanks in advance.

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Hello Team,
Currently we have one Group policy which is block Thunderbolt docking station due to security reason. More recent versions of Windows 10 (1809 we are currently using) have a built-in ?Kernel
DMA Protection for Thunderbolt? 3? that should be used instead. To do that we need to enable Kernel DMA Protection , how we can enable it?

In BIOS VT already enabled and also enable the Windows Defender Core isolation. Kindly help to mitigate the issue.

Thanks
Amit Laha
  

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Heyo,so i ran into a problem at work with a notebook from an user.She has the Thinkpad P51s with a Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station and 2x Dell U2717D.If one of the two monitors is connected via HDMI to the Notebook directly, the bit depth is at 8-Bit.If the 2nd monitor is connected via DP to the Dock, the bit depth drops to 6-Bit, which i can't change. The 6-Bit creates a horrible banding, especially in photoshop with color gradients you can see the banding in full effect.Firmware for the dock is up to date.Anyone else ran into this issue?EDIT: Wrong board, sorry

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Hi,
 
I just got hold of a X1 Carbon 2nd gen and am in need of a docking station.  The docking station must have 2 displayports or the ability to plug in two monitors via HDMI.
 
Can anyone recommend one?
 
The only one I can see is the Onelink Pro which has one display port and one DVI (which I cannot use).
 
I read somewhere that the Thinkpad Ultra dock is compatible but there are so many conflicting posts out there.
 
Many thanks
 
Moderator edit: Added detail to Subject.

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HelloWhen 1903 Windows update installs on my Windows 10 64 system, the docking station stops working (everyting including video, usb, etc)I rolled back 1903 and it works. So it is definetely an issue with compatibility of the docking firmware/software with the 1903 update, as all my drivers should be up to dateDoes anyone know if there is official word on an update/patch that will solve the above?BestOmar

A:Lenovo Thunderbolt USB C Docking station does not work after I update Windows with 1903

nice post Padron Cigars

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I have just bought a Dell XPS 15 (9560) and a Dell WD15 docking station with 130W power brick (same wattage as the laptop's AC-adapter). When I only use the docking station to power the laptop the discrete graphics card (GTX 1050) does not seem to work. When I am in a game (eg. Starcraft 2), I get like 15 fps with the NVIDIA recommended settings. Then when I plug in the laptops's own power brick (while still in the game) I get an immediate four-fold increase in framerate. When I unplug the laptop's own power brick the framerate drops down to 15 fps again in a heartbeat. Furthermore, when I only power the laptop through the docking station, I cannot even find the discrete GPU in the list when I'm trying to run the Geekbench 4 compute benchmark (OpenCL). Only the integrated graphics shows up. When I plug in laptop's power brick I find GTX 1050 in the list.
I have run the Dell Command Update application and all my drivers and firmware are up to date. 
Does anyone have any idea to what the problem could be?

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Hi. I have a 3rd Generation Carbon X1 (Type: 20BS-00ACUK S) and I bought for it what was suppsed to be a OneLink Port Replicatior for it (P/N: 40A4009-0UK). Lo and behold, the connector from the Port Replicator does not fit into the laptop . It looks like it is not compatible with the Carbon X1 20BS. So the first question is, is there an adaptor cable available to make this work? Failing that, what is the best Docking Station\Port Replicator for the Carbon X1 20BS? Thanks

A:Incorrect Docking Station for Carbon X1??

Hi Deano ,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Docking station for X1 Carbon 20BS
The dock which you have bought is ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock which is not compatible with your system
 
DeanoCeltic wrote:
So the first question is, is there an adaptor cable available to make this work?

The problem here is X1 Carbon 3rd Gen has OneLink port for dock connectivity, may be ThinkPad OneLink to OneLink+ Adapter will solve your issue. 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I have an X1 Carbon (1st generation) with a machine type starting with 3444.Is there any docking station comaptible with this machine? Thanks in advance.

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I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I was considering either purchasing the Thinkpad Onelink Pro Dock or the Thinkpad One Link Dock.  I need to be able to connect a monitor and keyboard to my new computer. I have a some questions that I was hoping someone can help with.  1.  What is the difference between the Pro Dock and the Regular Dock? 2.  If my monitor does not have HDMI will these two docking stations still allow me to connect a monitor? 3.  Can you connect two monitors with both the pro dock and regular dock stations? 4.  Are there other docking station options that are better? 5.  Do these docking stations work with all versions of the x1 carbon? Your help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.  

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Have a problem with connecting monitors to the laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen).When I connect the monitor to the docking station using DP, the monitor previously connected to the laptop via HDMI stops working.How can I fix this?

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I recently purchased a T480 and ThinkPad Pro Docking Station (40AH).  While the laptop is docked it does not recognize the USB ports that are on the docking station but other ports (Dual DisplayPort and ethernet) work fine.  I am able to plug a device into the always on charging USB port and it will receive power, however, the laptop does not see it.  I have tried updating all drivers on the T480 and Pro Docking support pages including the firmware updates for the dock itself but nothing will get them to be recognized.  Running the USB firmware for the docking station repeatedly says no devices found and goes no further than that. Already have tried replacing the docking station through Lenovo Support and the same issue was seen with the replacement.  Both the laptop and docking station were new out of the box when this started.  Unsure what else to try to get the USB hub inside the dock to be recognized.

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Hello all!

I just got a Rosewill HDD docking station R309 to pair with my backup drive, a Western Digital 1T. The drive was working in my desktop as a backup, I gave the PC to my son, and took out the back up, It's got all my music and photos on it plus other stuff.

Windows 10 doesn't recognize the drive. I have everything correctly connected, all lights light up, so all connections are tight. I checked for it in Device Manager, and it shows up there under my laptop's hard drive as working properly. So I went to Disk Management and it shows up as Disk 1 and again as working properly.

A box popped up to say I have to initialize the disk before Windows will deal with it. Then it recommends a GPT.
If I go ahead with this, will it wipe out all my stuff from my hard drive? It'll kill me if I have to lose all my pictures. The rest of the stuff I have backed up on DVDs or CDs. My pictures are only partially backed up as at the time, I was having trouble with my DVD burner. A network transfer didn't work between a PC running Win 8.1 and my laptop running 10. So I gave up for the time being so my son could use the PC.

I'm trying to do this on my own without bothering my boys. If anyone can guide me through this, I'd be so happy and grateful and most truly appreciative! Please bear in mind I am 65 years old, and while certainly not PC illiterate, things like this I am new at. So some patient empathy is always doubly appreciated!

A:Windows 10 doesn't recognize my new HDD docking station

Make sure you are using the Rosewill power adapter when using the Dock, and plug it directly into the wall socket and not a power strip or surge protector as this diminishes the power.
Be sure you are plugging the USB cable into the Back USB port (desktop) not the front or thru a Hub as these ports are weaker. If Disk Management still wants to initialize, then you can try and recover your files by using the Free TestDisk program. I have had the best luck with GetDataBack. you will need another drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to. BTW age is just a thing, I'm 63.

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I have the Thunderbolt 3 Dock and it is charging up the laptop no issues. The issue is the network part. I have a network cable in the dock, but I am not getting network connectivity on the laptop.

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Hello, I was trying to update my P1 Thunderbolt driver earlier today, in order to get my eGPU in work. After I restart, the eGPU just not able to connect to my machine. I've properly install the TB software, but when I want to perform a firmware update again, it shows the TB device is not installed. I've tried various BIOS settings for that but non of them works. I've tried several times of reinstall and uninstall the software with different versions, it just dont' work. Then, I opened the Version of the Controller Software, as the pic showed here, it shows unknown. SO does the firmware update detect, It showed as pic 2. I assume it's due to a corrupted drive of the controller, or it's broken. But I cant find any way to recover the controller driver version. Is it only happend on my machine? 

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen which came with the USB-C docking station. I have a USB headset (Logitech), plugged into the docking station, which I use for Skype calls. The laptop runs Win 10 Pro. The problem is this: I'll start a Skype call with the audio routed to the headset, both speaker and microphone.The headset is also configured in Windows Control Panel as the default speaker. A minute or so into the call, the speaker audio will drop out and revert to the laptop's built-in sound card. Even though Skype is set to route the audio to the headset, the audio doesn't make it to the headset, it just goes out the laptop analog audio. I get the idea that this is a problem with the DisplayLink driver for the docking station. I tried updating the driver but it says that I have the latest version (even though it's dated 2006?!?).  Any ideas?  Thanks! - bill. 

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Hi, Getting a tad exasperated and wondered if anyone else has had/ resolved this issue. X1 Carbon 6th Gen. Windows 10 Enterprise - all drivers up to date, all BIOSs latest version (docks and laptop). Works wonderfully for the first couple of hours in the morning and then will start disconnecting and reconnecting to the dock. All I've found in the Event logs so far suggest that the power source has changed 'and was handled successfully'. It will do this for approximately 5 minutes and then will settle down and work fine for the rest of the day. I've two docks. At work I use a Thunderbolt 3 dock with 2 x 27" monitors. At home I use an Ultra dock with 2 x 24" monitors. This happens on both.  So far I've re-installed Windows and the drivers in case it was software related. Given it started doing this out of the box I raised a support call with Lenovo and they eventually diagnosed it was the X1 having a hardware fault. I now have a new X1 Carbon 6th gen and it does the same thing! I'm at a loss to what to try next so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Phil

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Dear community, I got a new X1 Carbon (2018) and a Lenovo ThinkPad Pro Dock Station with 135 Watt. It also works very well, but after some time, the external monitor (connected via Display Port) as well as power stop working, while mouse and keyboard connected via USB continue working.  What is going on? Thank you for your help! Kind regards!

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I have a t480s coupled with basic docking station type 40AG. everything was working perfectly fine until yesterday I updated the Thinkpad docking station utility unsuccessully. this generated an error message any attempt to load the docking station driver (see enclosed file description) proved unsuccessful. Any possibility to restore the situation ex ante or to overwrite these errors> thanksenclosed file description and error message

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I have a brand new X1 Carbon 6th generation, in a Thinkpad Pro Docking Station (40AH0135US), and the display ports will not connect to my monitor (LG 32UD59-B). However, when using HDMI on the side of the computer, the monitor has no issue. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. Thanks in advance for your time.

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I have the new X1 Carbon 6th Gen with the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station (40AJ0135US) and have noticed any time I lock my computer and my screens turn off or my screens just turn off from the computer being idle for the set amount of time that when it comes back up that all my windows have moved to the main laptop screen. I have two monitors plugged in with DisplayPort to the dock and I use the laptop screen as the main screen. Has anyone else noticed this same issue? Any fixes?

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Hi There, i got a serious problem with my X1 6th gen - i'm not able to see anything on my external monitors. HDMI neither the Displayports/VGA Port on the docking station is working. I've tried several vga drivers and so on.I also tried the "reset button" under my notebook with no luck. As far as i understand is that problem connected to the thunderbolt interface? any new ideas are welcome. regardsHenrik 

A:X1 Carbon 6th Gen - (Type 20KH, 20KG) - no external Monitor(s) on HDMI & Docking Station

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Hi, Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station - 40AJ0135EU Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th - 20KH006JMXBIOS: N23E56W 1.31 Recently installed updates: ThinkPad BIOS Update - 10 [64], version 1.31Synaptics Touchpad Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64], version PR2698617 / PR 2812761ThinkPad Hotkey Features Integration Package Setup - 10 [64], version 9.0.2.15 Everything was working fine before these updates, but now I can't get the wireless mouse and keyboard (usb dongle) or the usb headset to work connected to the dock. Works fine when connected directly to the X1 Carbon. I suspect the BIOS update, anyone got any tips? The dock is listed as "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)" under Windows settings. I have of course tried to uninstall/remove device and install it again, but it won't work.  I have a colleague who also has a X1 Carbon, with recent updates and his X1 Carbon works perfectly with my dock. And similarly, my X1 Carbon works perfectly with his dock, which is a Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Edit: Tried to update Dock firmware with driver from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/no/en/products/monitors-and-projectors/docks/thinkpad-ultra-docking-sta... But problem still remains When I try to run automatic scan for updates through Lenovo support I get the failure message: "The package catalog for your system is currently being updated on the System Update Server. Please try again later" 

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Sorry for the bit of a wall of text, I'm trying to be as detailed as I can. I've been pulling my hair out a bit on this one, and I've tried steps found in at least half a dozen threads that I read through on here, but to no avail. I wanted to make a separate thread because my issue seems to be happening before most of everyone else's. I've tried: installing drivers in a specific order, not plugging the dock in until everything is setup, forcing a PD reset (hold power 8 seconds), updating bios to latest and trying all the Thunderbolt security/compatibility/passthrough settings, etc.  Specifics: An end-user has a 6th gen X1 Carbon and purchased this dock: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/docking/universal-cable-docks-thunderbolt/Thun... Which specifically says it's compatible, and I've used the dock finder utility to verify the compatibility. I'm running Windows 10 1809 and have triple checked driver versions and BIOS settings. The driver shows up correctly in Device Manager and the Thunderbolt software runs properly. I've disabled my antivirus in case something was interfering.  Problem: However, no matter what I try, when I plug the dock into the machine, I don't get a single prompt or anything that indicates it's been connected, other than that the LED on the dock goes from amber to white, the NIC lights up (if plugged in), and the laptop charges properly and indicates as such. You're suppo... Read more

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

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

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

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Hello -  My x220 does not lock into  Mini Docking Station Series 3 that I bough recently. The rubber pads on the battery seem to be preventing the laptop from being docked. (Not sure if I am doing something wrong instead.) Also I am trying to set up a multi monitor display ( Dell U2415). Will appreciate some inputs on how I should resolve both the issues or a link if that has been covered before .  

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Hi!
I have a Latitude E7740 that runs Ubuntu Xenial (16.04). I dock it to a "Dell EURO2 Advanced E-port II" docking station. 
If I boot it in the docking station, everything works fine, and I find all my two DVI-connected monitors. 
However, if I undock, then put it into the dock again while running, it fails to enable the screens. I'm using a script called autorandr for switching between display modes - it uses xrandr. It tries to run:
xrandr --output DP1-1 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 0x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal --output DP1-2 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 1920x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal
But the X server responds with:
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)  Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR)  Minor opcode of failed request: 21 (RRSetCrtcConfig)  Serial number of failed request: 48  Current serial number in output stream: 48
Running this exact command after booting in the dock is doing the right thing, but after undocking then docking, it doesn't work.
Any ideas here? I have updated to the latest BIOS version.
Problem also reported in launchpad with lot's of debug info, here:
bugs.launchpad.net/.../1585884
Autorandr script is here: github.com/.../

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Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking system itself being plugged in?

A:Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking s...

Hi, What is your laptop ? Does it have docking port and use a PROPER docking station ?  If YES for both then yes, docking station will changer the battery on laptop, Normal USB port replicators (vendors also call them as docking startions) won't charge battery on laptop. Regards.

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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 am looking at purchasing a docking station for my p50 however I am seeing some comments about the dock blocking the air vents.  Anyone see this or experience issues with this?

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