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Lenovo t480 not charging with Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station

Q: Lenovo t480 not charging with Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station

According to https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/docksSearch/ the Lenovo T480 20L6 laptop is compatible with the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station. However the docking station uses an entirely different power supply than the laptop (the old blocky rectangular one vs the newer mini rounded rectangle). The laptop itself fits on the docking station, but does not charge despite the docking station being plugged in. There are two connector slots on the dock that appear to be for the newer power supply, however neither of those provide power either. Is the docking station incorrectly listed as compatible when it really isn't, is there a hardware malfunction, or something else entirely?

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Hello,before I updated the firmware utility, my thinkpad A485 was recharging witht he 65 watt adapter attached to the docking station.However, now I need the 135 watt adapter attached to the docking station?Why is this happening?is there a way to uninstall the driver update? I cannot find anything related to dockign station in the contorl panel-->uninstall programs. Please help me, this is very frustrating. I am using the docking station for just one 1080p  display, it was able to work smoothly with the 65 watt adapter plugged to the docking station.My laptop was charged and the ports and the 1 1080p display was functional. Please help me, I do not want to use the 135 watt adapter as I need it for another lenovo dock.

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I have a new Thinkpad T480 docked to a new ultra docking station.  I have a new Logitech M500 (corded) mouse plugged into a USB port on the docking station.  As I am using the mouse, the cursor will sporadically "freeze" on screen for a couple seconds and then go back to normal.  This will happen frequently as I am using the computer.  Very frustrating.  Substituting this mouse for a Logitech MX400 yields the same results.  If I instead plug (either) mouse into the laptop directly (instead of the dock), the issue is does not occur.  Any ideas as to why this is occuring and what I can do to fix it?  I have already installed the latest updates from Lenovo Updater and for Logitech Setpoint as well. Thank you,CJ

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Hi *, I'm looking for a docking station, that supports most to all features of both T420 *and* T480.Does a docking station like this exist? And if there is more than one, which one would fit best? TIA.Bye.Michael.

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Hi, all USB ports on docking station seems to be not working (Mouse/Keyboard... etc). I have 2 same docking station, both have same issue, so problem may be more propably in laptop (or drivers). But i updated everything...  LaptopModel: ThinkPad T480Product Key: 20L50002MCS/N: PF1827RMWindows 10 64bit, Version 1803BIOS: N24ET43W 1.18 DockModel: ThinkPad Pro Docking StationsType: 40AHS/N: M3F070GM Any ideas?

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Dear all, I have T480 which used to work fine with ThinkPad Pro Docking Station. About a month ago, after connecting laptop to the dock I could not get it to display video on external monitor. I managed to fix the issue by pulling the power out of dock, waiting for five mins and then putting it back in. It was fine for some time, but today I put my laptop in the dock and it won't display video on external monitor, power trick not working anymore. If i open the lid, while laptop is in dock, screen constantly flickers, laptop making USB connection|disconnection sound, mouse cursor (mouse connected to dock) disapperar and appears - so it does not look healhty. I thought about updating firmware on the dock, ut considering abovementioned sympomts I am afraid that dock does not have stable connection with laptop and updating firmware in this conditions may make things worse. Is there anything else I can try other than throwing dock out of the window? Thanks. 

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Hullo!I have a user whose laptop was working fine on his docking station until late last week.  Now, it will not see additional displays when docked, nor will it charge.  Network functionality, keyboard/mouse, and power still passes to the laptop through the docking station.  Very odd.I tried it on a few other docking stations, with the same results.  I believe it's an issue with the laptop itself, perhaps. Thanks!

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Hey there,I tried to update my Lenovo ThinkPad Basic Dock with the FW Utility, but it gives me the following: ThinkPad Basic Docking Station FW Utility v3.0
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Date:05.03.2019
Time:17:29

Checking current Dock FW version.
USB Audio: 0012
USB Hub: 02C3
PD Control: N/A

PD Control can't be detected.

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I have an A485 with the ultra docking station using ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10. Whenever I undock the laptop, the USB ports stop working completely. Docking or undocking does not help afterwords. Removing the USB and reattaching does not work. Adding a USB after the undock does not work. It's like the USB ports don't even exist. The only thing that makes the USB ports work again is restarting. I have upgraded the dock firmware, BIOS firmware and upgraded the kernel to the latest version to no avail. Anyone have this issue or know of any fix? Thanks!

A:A485 and Thinkpad Ultra Docking station USB issue

 Whenever I undock the laptop, the USB ports stop working completely. Docking or undocking does not help afterwords. Removing the USB and reattaching does not work. Adding a USB after the undock does not work. It's like the USB ports don't even exist. The only thing that makes the USB ports work again is restarting. I have upgraded the dock firmware, BIOS firmware and upgraded the kernel to the latest version to no avail. Anyone have this issue or know of any fix? Thanks!

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Hi guys, anyother with some issues with the docking station and wired mouse?I've a lot of lags, but if i put the mouse directly in the pc usb works perfectly. Some advice, please? Thanks.

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Hi I have searched on Lenovo's pages and cannot find any documentation that confirms that "Thinkpad Ultra Dock" docking station (in my case 40AJ0135EU) is compatible with the latests T490(s)/T590(s) series. Does anyone know? ThanksKind regards

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I have a Yoga 260, and have been given a Lenovo Ultra Docking Station.  Is there any way to get this combination to work?  I know the recommended is either of the USB Hubs, but is there a cable or driver available to enable the Yoga 260 work with the other Lenovo Docking Stations?  I have tried to get a Male : Male USB 3.0 cable (Only possible option given the ports available), and installed some drivers for the dock, but will not connect.

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I have a Yoga 260, and have been given a Lenovo Ultra Docking Station.  Is there any way to get this combination to work?  I know the recommended is either of the USB Hubs, but is there a cable or driver available to enable the Yoga 260 work with the other Lenovo Docking Stations?  I have tried to get a Male : Male USB 3.0 cable (Only possible option given the ports available), and installed some drivers for the dock, but will not connect.

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Hi ,I have got a new ThinkPad Pro Docking Station , It comes with 135W power supply . When I dock my laptop , it is always charging  , in order to get the maximum of my battery , I usally was darining the power out of  the laptop battery and then starting to charge it . How can I do it now ? Once I disconnect the power of the docking station my screen goes black .... Thanks in advance

A:ThinkPad Pro Docking Station is always charging my X1 6th Gen

Welcome to the forum.
 
There's a setting in Lenovo Vantage -> Hardware Settings -> Power -> Battery Charge Threshold to check. If it's enabled it will stop recharging the battery at a percentage you specify. This feature is specifically intended for use in situations where a ThinkPad is connected to AC power for long periods of time in order to extend the life of the battery.

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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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Hello, I'm trying to connect 3 or possibly 4 monitors to my lenovo docking station. The way I've set it up now utilizes 2 monitors + my laptop screen which is duplicated by monitor 2. I want to use 3 monitors, but I do not know how to make this work. I've tried: HDMI on monitor 1 to the HDMI on the side of the machine.HDMI on monitor 2 to the HDMI on the back of the dock.VGA on monitor 3 to the VGA on the back of the dock. I've also tried using HDMI on monitor 1 to HDMI/Displayport converter on the back of the dock. Nothing works. Any ideas? Best regardsEmil

A:Lenovo L580 with the Ultra Docking Station connecting 3+ monitors

Also, I do not have a monitor that has a displayport connector, so I have to use an adapter.

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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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Hello everyone, since I use both, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet 2nd and 3rd Gen, I was wondering whether there was an adapter or anything I could use in order to use my 2nd Gen Lenovo Thinkpad OneLink+ Dock (EU) with my 3rd Gen X1 Tablet. Is there any such solution or do I have to buy a whole new dock? Best regards

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Hello, I am starting a new job where I will b working from home. Before my orientation, I purchased two monitors for my home office. I am currently at my orientation for this week and was just provided my work laptop (ThinkPad T460). My question is: what docking station or stations are available for me to purchase where I can plug my two monitors into the station and be able to use both the monitors AND laptop at the same time. I am not the most techy person, so you may have to dumb down your responses. I've read several reviews on Lenovo docking stations and some people are saying their monitors will only work with the laptop shut or if the laptop is open then only one of the monitors will work. I want both monitors AND the laptop to be able to be used at the same time. Are you able to point me in the right direction to the right docking station or docking stations that would allow me to accomplish this for my home office? Thank you very much in advance!

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I'm looking for a list of docking stations compatible with my Lenovo thinkpad x240. I've tried a few "universal" ones but they seem to have issues connecting to my laptop (work device) due to, what I believe, the lack of a USB 3.0 connection on the laptop (the drivers seems to attempt to install but fail). So I'm really just looking for confirmation that there are docking stations out there that will work with this laptop. I've had a look at the Accessories and Options Compatibility Matrix (OCM) but that doesn't cover devices prior to 2016 apparently, which my model seems to fall into. 

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P50 with ThinkPad Workstation Dock. It is now paired with a old monitor and I wan't to invest in a good monitor.  I use it for different task at work, including regular office (word, excel ...), web browsing, digital drawing, photo editing, video editing (both HD and  4K 3840 x 2160) and viewing VR models in Sketchfab.  I'm looking at ThinkVision monitors and I wonder if whether HD, UHD or 4K is the right choice, I would be happy to get recommendations? Is it capable of 4K? If I buy two monitors, do they have to be similar regarding definition and aspect ratio? Specifications:Lenovo Thinkpad P50 Windows 10Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1505M v5 @ 2.80GHz32GB RAM64-bitIntel(R) HD Graphics P530 Regards,Ron

A:Lenovo Thinkpad P50 - recommendation for monitor (docking station with monitors)

There is no right choice for everyone.  I will say that right now, I am using a ThinkVision X1 (4k) and it looks really good to me.  I really like the sharp text.  The speakers aren't great, which is common for thin monitors.  The viewing angles are good.  I removed the stand and am using a VESA-mounted stand, which I like.

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Hi, I've got a few clients with new Lenovo E-480s and USBC docking station that are having a lot of problems.  Wifi, monitor issues, general performance quality, etc.  After trying bios updates and new drivers I'm still having problems.  I thought to look at the power supplies and have a new question. Docking stations are dk1522.  Power brick for those are model ADLX45NDC2APower brick for laptop is model ADLX65YLC2AThe brick that comes with the laptop is a 65 watt brick.   20v at 3.25aThe brick that comes with the docking station is a 45 watt brick 20v at 2.25a I suspect insufficient wattage is my problem.  Can someone confirm compatibility?  Thank you

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I have three displays that are working, two from samsung and my laptop display.  a fourth display is not being detected. (It was detected previously).  I've updated drivers for the monitors and the displays but no luck. I've rebooted the system as well. displays are connected via the display port, the vga port and one of the dvi dual ports.  I'm running windows 10.

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the lap... Read more

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the laptop screen... Read more

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the laptop screen... Read more

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Hi, I am currently using the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W with 2 x 1920x1080 displays @ 60Hz a display. I am doing so by connecting one of the monitors to the DVI-D output on the docking station and 1 to a USB to HDMI converter (I was having issues with the VGA for some reason). I also use the laptop display as a third screen in the setup. What I am looking to do is purchase 3 x 2560x1440 displays and have the docking station power all 3 of these @ 60Hz. I understand that I can only use 2 display ports to do this so I intent to add a USB32DPPRO to achieve this, however my question is will they all run @ 60Hz. I have found this link which confirms I can run 2 displays at the resolution I'm after, but it does not mention anything about the refresh rate. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/migr-76767.  I'm just a little confisued as when you start looking at refresh rates on 4K for example, it says you can only run 1 screen @ 60Hz and if you add another screen the refresh rate drops to 30Hz for both. This is when used with the ThinkPad Workstation Dock 230W. More information here https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/acc100247. If anybody could help demistify this that would be great! I am using a NVIDIA Quardo K1000M as my GPU and the Inter(R) HD Graphics 4000 for the onbaord graphics. It's probably worth nothing that if I can get all 3 monitors to run @ 60Hz and 2560x1440 I would not need to use the lap... Read more

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Hi,My Lenovo Thinkpad T480 Laptop getting warning message notification with sound that "PC isnt charging, use correct USB C charger". This is constant every 5 secs after the battery is fully charged.I am using Windows 10.My battery is charging and discharging. But the message is annoying. My Battery 1 and 2 both gets charged to 100%Then the message starts appearing. I normally use my Laptop with charger plugged in. Please help...

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I would like to know if I can use a USB 3.0 dock with T480 or it must be an USB-C dock? I think to use this USB 3.0 https://www.tutti.ch/de/vi/zuerich/computer-zubehoer/komponenten-zubehoer/thinkpad-usb-3-0-dock/2899... and then maybe exist an USB 3.0 to USB-c adapter? Thanks













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A:T480 docking station

Hello mrripe, yes you can use the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock (pro or ultra) with the T480, not necessarily only the USB -C Dock

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I work in the IT dept in my company and I have over 20 T480 laptops and the docking stations that go with these laptops.My questions: Everytime someone removes their ( not all 20 poeple) laptop from the docking station and then puts it back on the docking station and moves the lever to attach the docking station the monitors do not work. it takes several time opening and closing the lever for the monitors to work. Other times I must go into the display settings and turn on the multipule display settings to extend the display to get the monitors to work.  Other times the monitors come on for a briefly 40 seconds or so and then the monitors go off. no displayI have completed all lenovo updates, I have completed all windows updates and still the same thing ..this is getting very frustrating.I hope someone has a solution for this. ASAP. 

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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 have a Thinkpad T480 and I'm trying to use  a Dell TB16 dock station I have available. Has anyone tried that combo before?  So far it recognizes most of the components, but only one out of the three screens comes up. It doesn't detect the other two.Also, in the device manager I see the "ucm-ucsi acpi" device showing "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)". I try unininstalling, updating, rollback, etc. but nothing. 

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We have two laptops T470 & T480 with docking stations. Both run Ubuntu 18.Everything is working ok if the laptop starts while already in the docking station. But, if I'm trying to dock it while running or while sleeping it never recovers for that the screen freezes.Only restart will be make it run again. BTW, many times I see two strange things:1. Undocking releases it, but only as long as it's not docked.2. When the screen freezes the only thing the sill work is the mouse which I can move around but I can't really use for anything else.

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Hey, I have a T480 with all driver up to date. I'm bougth a Lenovo USB-C docking station, but it doesn't work properly.The sound-, the ethernet-, and usb ports, don't work.  only the VGA port works. Well then connected vga switch also loses the connection from time to time. in the device manager I get unreconized USB device,  the hardware ID of the docking station is USB\DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILUREThe firmewire update tool for the dockingstation can't find the docking station. and also my laptop freezen when I want to shut it down with the docking station connected. The driver package  thinkPadthunderbolt-3dock_and_usb-cdock_driver_v10013  is installed. Does anyone have the same problem ? Kind regards

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Hi, I'm using a T480 with Lenovo Basic Docking station and it doesn't work I can't find the driver anywhere.windows 10 sees it as USB BRIDGEWhere can I get the proper driver for itThanks

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Hey all,?I just grabbed a new ultra docking station for my X1C6 - and want to know if anyone's managed to get two 4K external monitors running at 60hz? (with lid closed).?I've hooked up two 4K dells to it via mDP, but can only get one of them at 60hz, while the other seems stuck at 30hz. Looking up the docking station here seems to imply that it CAN'T run two 4K displays at 60hz. Am I reading that right?https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd029622#Ultra%20Docking?If so, this is somewhat disappointing - getting a brand new machine and dock only to discover that it can't even run two displays at full refresh and resolution. I wonder if a thunderbolt adapter for one of the monitors might help??Thanks.

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I'm considering buying a docking station to go with my T480 but I'm not certain what solution is best for me.I want to connect two monitors, one runs [email protected] (VGA or DVI) and the other [email protected] (VGA or HDMI). Initially I was considering the 'ThinkPad USB-C-dockingstation (40A90090EU)' and use the VGA plus one of the DP ports with an adapter. However, when I was reading the display configuration options for this dock I came to the conclusion that this does not seem to be possible. (https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/pd029622#USB-C%20dock) Browsing through the forum the second best option appears to be the 'ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC, 40AC0135XX)'. The advantage is that it supports higher resolutions and direct HDMI connectivity. What I read from the display configuration options my configuration should not be an issue. (https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/pd029622#thunderbolt)However, I cannot confirm that this dock is compatible with a T480. I think it should be as the T480 manual lists one of the USB-C connectors on the left as Thunderbolt-3 compatible. Does anyone have experience with this combination of hardware or otherwise can someone confirm this solution is going to work?The docks are just to expensive for just giving it a try in my opinion.   

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Good Morning, First of all thank you very much in advance for your support... I have a problem with this product, I have plugged in an EliteBook HP, but unfortunatly when docked the VGA of the laptop could not be used. I would like to use the VGA embedded in the docking station AND at the same time the VGA of the laptop. Any solution? many thanks Solution already tried but still not working:1) I have already tried to move to the screen page on the control panel, but the monitor linked to the laptop VGA is not working (when the docking station is plugged in)2) sp65034.exe returns me an error "Faild to find synaptic mst dp hub ic" so I cannot install ithttp://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_128239_1

A:HP ULTRA SLIM 2013 docking station

I don't know which notebook model you have, but I'm finding random posts online about HP notebooks only being able to drive one analog monitor at a time, so you may be out of luck there. That docking station firmware update is for Displayport hub built into the docking station.  It can only be updated if you're connected to at least one monitor using displayport.  And it has nothing to do with analog port anyway, so it won't help you even if you could update the firmware. 

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HiI have a docking station pro and a T480s with windows 10.Probably since the last firmware update for the T480s (but this might not be related), my external monitor (display port) isn't recognized anymore (I have a Samsung 28 Zoll 4k monitor). I can only connect using the HDMI port from my T480s to connect.Any idea how to solve this issue? I updated everything today (Lenovo, Windows as well as drivers/firmware for docking station) but this didn't resolve the issue. CHeersRenger

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when i dock my laptop my monitor plugged into the vga port works fine, but when i undock & later redock the monitor will not work. it goes to sleep & the only way to wake it is to open the lid on the laptop. we have 25 of these laptops & only 3 of them are doing this. anyone know how to fix it??????

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I have a T440s presently with a T480s due for delivery this week - It seems that the docking platform for the T440s won't work with the T480s - correct?  I have looked for a similar dock for the T480S without success (though this doesn't always mean something isn't available, just impossible to find on the Lenovo website...)  Can anyone pont me to an Ultr Dock for the T480s - and/or confirm that the one for the T440s won't work?  Is the Thunderbolt 3 dock the closest I can get to the same functionality (without the usefulness of an actual docking base) for the T480?  Thanks for any assistance in advance. 

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Hi- I'm considering buying an Ultra Docking Station (40A20090US with the bottom mechanical dock connector) for my recently purchased T470. My intention is to use this computer for home music production, and I need to make sure that I can access the USB-C/TB3 port without difficulty. I plan to purchase a USB-C external sound card for recording, so this is a *must*.  Can anyone confirm that you can indeed plug in USB-C peripherals without difficulty (or sharp right angles that could damage the USB-C cord) while connected to an Ultra Docking Station?  Thanks!   

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