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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?

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

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.)

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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I have a ZBook Studio G3.  I received the docking station for this laptop which is part number:  P5Q58UT#ABA.  I have plugged it in as instructed, but it is not charging the ZBook.  The power light on the docking station is illuminated.   The USB ports do not work either.  It appears that the only thing that is working is the power indicator and its ability to put the laptop to sleep if I press the button.  Do I have a defective docking station (it appears to be defective)?  If not, how do I get it to work?  By the way, the power supply that came with the docking station seems to be working just fine if I plug it directly into the ZBook.

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I'm thinking about getting a docking station for my laptop, but I'm running into some confusions. First off, I don't know if my laptop is a ZBook 15 or a ZBook 15 G2. I think it's a ZBook 15 because it says "HP ZBook 15" on the bottom without the "G2" suffix. Also, it was issued to me by my university in August 2014, a month before the ZBook 15 G2 was announced. So unless my university was able to get early access to the G2's, it must just be a ZBook 15. Second, I don't know which docking stations are compatible with the ZBook 15. And I don't know what the merits of each of these docking station models are. I use a second monitor a lot with my laptop, which connects by VGA. So that's one thing I'd want the docking station to be able to support. Other than that I'd just want a bunch of USB ports, an audio port, and other stuff that I think is standard for a docking station. So, what advice can you give me?

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I am using this Zbook 17 g3 for the third week now. It is significantly fasters than the elitebook 8760W it retires. There is still some issues not resolved. I have established a routine to making docking to the thunderbolt 3 work. I have one thunderbolt 3 at home and another in the office.  I found to have the thunderbolt 3 docking work properly I need to log in to the laptop standing alone without having it connected to any device. The external keyboard and the mouse are both connected to the thunderbolt 3 via USB so when I start up they are both inactive. After the laptop starts up, I then plug in the thunderbolt 3 to the laptop to provide it with power and communication. The screen (dual monitor in both locations) flashes and then the second monitor, external keyboard and the mouse work this way. If I plug in the thunderbolt 3 connector to the laptop right when I start up, it will not communicate with the laptop which means the external keyboard, the mouse or the second monitor all will not work.  I think this is not right. I'd like to be able to walk into the office, or home office. Dock the laptop. Turn it on and every device works, like any HP docking device I used to have. But before I found an alternative my established start-up procedure is an acceptable work around. Not good enough. But I'd live with it. How is everyone else's experience with the zbook 17 g3 docking to the thunderbolt 3? Another issue is I have not yet had the USB ports on ... Read more

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Hello. My work computer is a 15" Probook.My personal computer is a Zbook 15. I have the old 90W HP Docking Station. I have speakers, 2 monitors, a keyboard, a printer, and a mouse. Connecting all of them each time I connect my laptop is a huge pain. I also use both my work and personal computer a lot at home, and I definitely like using my full setup for both when I do that. What is the best (and ideally cheapest) way for me to get a docking station (or some kind of workaround) that will dock both laptops?  Thanks,Justin

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Does anyone know how to enable 4 displays on a zbook 14 G2 docked on a HP 2013 Ultraslim docking station I want to enable simultaneously the:* Integrted lap top sceen (1600x900)* VGA port  display at (1920x1080) connected to dock* 2 Display port displays at (1920x1200) both connected to the dock This notbook model has a and AMD FirePro M4159 switchable graphics and the integrated Intell HD5500 GPU's I am on windows 10.Thus far I can only 3 out of the 4 simultaneously. I was thinking that since there are 2 GPUs on the notebook, 4 simultaneously displays should be possible. I have updated the graphics drivers to the latest ones from the hp website. 

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Will a HP ZBook 15 G2 Laptop with a A7E38UT#ABA 230W Advanced Docking Station run two Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz using both DisplayPorts on the Docking Station? I am currently running a HP ZBook 15 G2 Laptop using the A7E34AA#ABA Docking Station running two Samsung UHD UE850 Monitors at 4K.I am using the DisplayPort on the A7E34AA#ABA Docking Station to run one of the Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz.I am using a StarTech USB to DisplayPort adapter to provide a second DisplayPort. The adapter driven monitor will only refresh at 30 Hz and looks terrible compared to the 60 Hz monitor.  I can use the mini DisplayPort on the laptop to drive the second Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz, but I am afraid the laptop mini DisplayPort physical port will wear out quickly and give me trouble quickly because I remove laptop from the port at least daily. Can the A7E38UT#ABA 230W Advanced Docking Station run two Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz using both DisplayPorts on the Docking Station?Thank you.Bill

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I have a HP ZBook G2. I would like to add a secondary battery. The available options are QK639AA and QK640AA. Will any of these two work with my 230W Docking Station? If they are not compatible, I will have to detach the batttery before docking which seems a bit troublesome.

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Hi.I have a Zbook 15 G3 notebook connected to a TB3 docking station.My problem is that LAN/WAN switching does not work. The notebook dont change to wierd connection when using the TB3 dock, but it works as it should if I connect the TP direcktly in the notebook. I have checked the the priority settings and the LAN/WAN setting is active in BIOS. It's really anoying to manually disable wierless when connected to the TB3 dock.Is there any known fix for this? //Soren

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Running a ZBook 15 G2 with an 230W advanced docking station for about a year now.  Went ahead and upgraded from W8.1 to W10 with a with a clean install.   No sound from docking station, only notebook speakers. Tried installing latest version realtek HD audio driver, but install creates endless loop of uninstalling previous software.  However I see the driver active and have selected it as default playback device.  Still only sound from NB and not docking station.  Can not find any drivers for docking station on HP.com.   What could be the issue and how might I resolve it? This is a tricky one.  Five stars to anyone who can fix it! 

A:No Sounds from Docking Station after W10 Upgrade to Zbook 15...

HP makes a couple different things called a 230W advanced dock. Can you give us a product number from the device? 

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I have the following:HP ZBook 15 G2 Mobile Workstation (F1M37UT#ABA) (Windows 7)HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station (A7E38AA#ABA)2 x Dell U2312HM connected via Display Port I use one of the Dell displays as the primary display when the laptop is docked. I am using Windows to manage the displays (extend, disconnect) Before I undock, I disconnect the external displays. When I do so, both IE11 and Chrome processes hang. If I extend back to the external displays, they start working again. I originally used the HP drivers for the intel hd graphics 4600 and nvidia quadro k2100m. I was having problems with the system not recognizing the type and resolution of the external displays, so HP support advised me to try the intel and nvidia drivers. That did not fix the issue with the displays and I am also having this problem with the IE11 and Chrome processes hanging. I recently updated to the latest intel and nvidia drivers and they made no difference. I'm disappointed that this very expensive laptop and docking station works so poorly. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Anyone have a suggestion to work around or fix it?

A:Problems with ZBook 15 G2 and Advanced Docking Station

Just got the same ZBook 15 G2 and I'm also having these resolution issues when using a external display. It's driving me crazy. Both displays (laptop and external) have the same resolution 1920x1080. And yet for some reason when I drag a window from one display to another the resolution of that window changes. I either have the correct resolution on the laptop screen or I have the correct resolution on the external display. But not at the same time. While draging the windows from one display you can clearly see the size of the window changing, from perfectly readable to a blurry resolution that is hard to read. I have used multiple display drivers. I have set the Hybrid mode in de BIOS on every possible setting. Nothing solves this issue. There must be more ZBook users out there having these issues.  Anybody got a solution for this mess?

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This has been so annoying as of late. We updated so many drivers, firmware and some HP Zbook 15 G3 mobile work stations do not connect to the display port dock station Thunder bolt 150w.  Is there a quick technique? I seen so many forums saying to install this, restart, install that...restart  but some of these HPs are a pain. Any tips, I'd appreciate it. Im glad my company has finally switched back to lenovo.

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Alongside with an HP ZBook 15 G3 I got an HP ZBook Thunderbolt 3 docking station (P/N: 841830-001, S/N: CND6440LJR).The problem is that when I connect the computer to it, after the windows login, I receive a blue screen with the error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. The computer restarts and as soon as it enters the Windows environment I receive again the same message.  How do I resolve this issue? Thanks in advance

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I have a new Zbook 15 G2 with Nvidia K2100M and docking station with dual displays (Dell HD). I have the desktop manager configured to use one of the dual displays on the docking station as the default display when the computer is docked. When I boot the computer on the docking station, the desktop manager does not recognize the displays. It identifies them as "nvidia displays" with resolution 640x480. The docking station and displays are powered by a power bar. If I power cycle the power bar, the desktop manager recognizes the type and resolution of the displays. The computer is running the latest intel and nvidia drivers. The only thing I haven't updated so far is the BIOS because I'm waiting for the IT department to provide the bios administrator password. Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so, do you know of a fix?

A:Zbook 15 G2 Nvidia K2100M Docking Station Not Recognizing Ex...

use display with DisplayPort connector, and DisplayPort  to DisplayPort  cable




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Dear all I have bought a HP Zbook 15 laptop and installed Ubuntu 12.04. It does not show anything on the external monitor when I mount the laptop on the docking station.  After installing the Ubuntu 12.04 and putting it on the docking station for the first time, I got this problem:"If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use it instead of the native driver". I have attached the whole log file. Then, I installed the latest Nvidia driver, and restarted the machine. This time, I do not see that error message; however, I cannot see anything on my external monitor which is connected to the docking station. Can you please tell me how to fix this problem? Best regards,Murtaza I did not find a way to attach the log file, so I put it here: [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct[ 0.000000] Linux version 3.13.0-32-generic ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) ) #57~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:20 UTC 2014 (Ubuntu 3.13.0-32.57~precise1-generic 3.13.11.4)[ 0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic root=UUID=062ea7e8-5c86-4852-ba25-0372be603607 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7[ 0.000000] KERNEL supported cpus:[ 0.000000] Intel GenuineIntel[ 0.000000] AMD AuthenticAMD[ 0.000000] Centaur CentaurHauls[ 0.000000] e820: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000... Read more

A:HP Zbook 15, external monitor connected to docking station i...

I have a similar problem with my HP ZBook 15 G2, latest BIOS v01.36, Hybrid Graphics set to Auto, booting with native UEFI.I'm using OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, kernel 4.9.3, X Server 1.19.1. Until kernel 4.8.x I was able to see activate the secondary DVI display on the original docking station with both, nouveau and native nvidia graphics drivers. This has been gone now for some unknown reason. During boot, I see ACPI errors like the following posssible indicating some BIOS issues:[ 11.233480] ACPI Error: [CFGD] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20160831/psargs-359)
[ 11.233534] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_TZ.PSL] (Node ffff89c33fcb35a0), AE_NOT_FOUND (20160831/psparse-543)
[ 11.233592] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_TZ.GFXZ._PSL] (Node ffff89c33fcb3f28), AE_NOT_FOUND (20160831/psparse-543)
[ 11.233653] ACPI: Invalid passive thresholdDoes someone has a solution?

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I have a Zbook 15 G2 mobile workstation, and I recently got the HO 230W advanced docking station(A7E38AA).But when I tried to attach my laptop to docking station, I noticed that my laptop does not have any ports to the back of it, which is needed to attach it to the docking station.Does anyone know how do I connect them?Do we need any additional cable for it?Thanks.

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Today's the day! The BIOS's have been tested and set for release! (That's good!)But they will not be available in a Softpaq form until next week. (That's bad.)But I have a copy of them and have put them on an FTP site for all of my friends! (That's good!)But the yougert is also cursed. (Can I go now?)Below is an updated list of key drivers, et al. (Items in Green are new.)You must have all of these updated drivers as well as this new BIOS to making things as "sunshiny and rainbows" as possible.  (Remebmer to always use the Softpaq Download Manager to ensure everything is up to date.) Component NameCategory on Product Support Page on hp.comSoftpaq #VersionBIOS - Zbook 15/17(BIOS) 1.10BIOS - Zbook Studio(BIOS) 1.13Intel Thunderbolt Secure Connect Software(Driver - Controller)sp7614315.3.40.275Intel® Thunderbolt? Firmware Update Utility(Firmware)SP7493516.1.7.0.6 - It will still show up as .3 in the TB software. This is being fixed.Intel Graphics Driver(Driver - Graphics)SP7598420.19.15.4444NVIDIA Graphics Driver(Driver - Graphics - Nvidia)sp76601356.49ASMedia eXtensible Host Controller Driver(Driver - Chipset)SP76277 1.16.35.1ASMedia ASM1042A Firmware Update(Driver - Firmware)SP76208 131025.10.11.23Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver(Driver - Network)sp7602617.2.0.2Conexant Audio USB Driver (called HP Dock Audio in Device Manager)(Driver - Audio)SP741461.31.36.14Conexant USB Audio Driver for Docks(Driver - Audio)sp74876&nb... Read more

A:HP ZBook Docking station update - August 8 2016

Now to just get preboot USB support (I realize this may be as much an Intel/MS issue as anything), and we might just see a unicorn start dancing spontaneously across our screens at bootup!   So far, so good on my system with 1.09 and all of the other updates running - about 12 hours and several reboots into it.

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Today's the day! The BIOS's have been tested and set for release! (That's good!)But they will not be available in a Softpaq form until next week. (That's bad.)But I have a copy of them and have put them on an FTP site for all of my friends! (That's good!)But the yougert is also cursed. (Can I go now?)Below is an updated list of key drivers, et al. (Items in Green are new.)You must have all of these updated drivers as well as this new BIOS to making things as "sunshiny and rainbows" as possible.  (Remebmer to always use the Softpaq Download Manager to ensure everything is up to date.) Component NameCategory on Product Support Page on hp.comSoftpaq #VersionBIOS - Zbook 15/17(BIOS) 1.09BIOS - Zbook Studio(BIOS) 1.11Intel Thunderbolt Secure Connect Software(Driver - Controller)sp7614315.3.40.275Intel® Thunderbolt? Firmware Update Utility(Firmware)SP7493516.1.7.0.6 - It will still show up as .3 in the TB software. This is being fixed.Intel Graphics Driver(Driver - Graphics)SP7598420.19.15.4444NVIDIA Graphics Driver(Driver - Graphics - Nvidia)SP76218354.9ASMedia eXtensible Host Controller Driver(Driver - Chipset)SP76277 1.16.35.1Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver(Driver - Network)sp7608017.4.0.1 Conexant Audio USB Driver (called HP Dock Audio in Device Manager)(Driver - Audio)SP741461.31.36.13Conexant USB Audio Driver for Docks(Driver - Audio)sp74876 1.31.36.14 IMPORTANT!Now, before I post the link, there is somethi... Read more

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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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Hi, I've just started trying to us my Thunderbolt 3 Dock I bought a couple of weeks ago and am having a pretty major issue. Basically whenever I connect the dock to my ZBook I get a blue screen of death! I have nothing plugged into the dock (other than power). If I connect the dock whilst windows is already loaded it happens within about a minute. If I conect the dock before powering up, it happens pretty much as soon as windows loads. I'm running bios 1.12 and have update as much as I can. Whenever I try to run sp76208.exe I get:"Your host device is not ready, Firmware Upgrade Failed!!!, Please reboot your PC tnen try again!!!" And update sp75579.exe never finds the attached device. Can someone help sort this out? Matt

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I have a Zbook Studio G3 with a Thunderbolt 3 Dock. To the dock I have the receiver to a Microsoft Sculpt wireless keyboard connected. Often when I have not used the keyboard for a while the first keypress gets lost.  If I connect the receiver to the computer I do _not_ get the error. There must be some error with the dock! Yes! I have the latest BIOS 1.15, drivers and thunderbolt firmware installed. I think this problem was mentioned somewhere in the very long TB3-thread that somehow got closed. Has this problem solved for anyone? How? It is very annoying!

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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. 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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