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Will a Lenovo ThinkPad W530 run 3 x 2560x1440 External Monitors @ 60Hz with the Docking Station

Q: Will a Lenovo ThinkPad W530 run 3 x 2560x1440 External Monitors @ 60Hz with the Docking Station

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 as an additional display. If I cannot run all 3 @ 60Hz, what are the implications of running @ 30Hz? I am not gaming or anything, I'm an IT Consultant so I will be using the screens for just general use if more than anything! However it would be nice to be able to watch videos without the screen(s) flickering. Thank you in advance! Jonathan.

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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 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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Hey everyone, I think this is easily possible, but I wanted to confirm before pulling the trigger on another monitor. I currently am using my W530 with a Dell U2713H external monitor (2560x1440) and would like to add another one. Would the W530 be able to handle Mini DP to DP into the Dell U2713H and then DP out to DP in of a second Dell U2713H. I think this is a common daisychaining method, but wanted to confirm. Please share your setup if it is at all informative. Thanks for the help!  

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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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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 am looking to purchase an XPS 15, 16GB RAM and 4k touch model.
I want to use this laptop with one (maybe two at a later stage) external monitors. I am considering purchasing monitors that are 4K, although I may opt for FHD instead. Ideally I am looking for a docking station that connects to the thunderbolt USBC port, and that gives me USB ports, Ethernet, and display outputs.
However, I haven't been able to have any luck (in the UK) at finding this. Why? Because I can't find anything that will allow me to output to two 4k monitors at 60hz frequency.
The closest thing I found was this, and I don't know if it will work especially since the monitors I am looking at don't have displayport:
However with this I can't use it like the docking station as it only does the displayport and not the Ethernet and USB, so I would have to get separate adapaters and separately charge the laptop - very messy and time consuming every time I want to use the laptop away from home to unplug everything!
Please can someone advise me on a good docking station that supports two 4k monitors at 60hz in the UK?

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

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Hi there, I am using a Thinkpad T460s in a docking station and I have one external monitor attached with HDMI, the other one with VGA. They have run on 1920x1080 for two years now and all of a sudden one of the monitors cannot do more than 1280x1024 any more.Both monitors are exactly the same brand and type and the configuration has worked for quite a while. When I want to configure the lower resolutions monitor in Windows 10 or in the Intel console, the maximum resolution I get is 1280x1024 at 60p and the other monitor still runs on 1920x1080 at 60p what am I missing? Thank you!Michael

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Hi,Is there any possibility of connecting the monitor without docking station? The Dell S2718D delivers a resolution of only 2048x1080. It is connected via miniDP (notebook) and HDMI (monitor). Eventually, which docking station?Thank'sjba

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What is compatible docking station for Thinkpad W530? Can any one share link, where I can buy it or page with list of docking station which works with W530.

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Hi,

I am experiencing BSOD around a minute or so after ejecting from my docking station. Would love any pointers on where to start troubleshooting.

Please find the dump file attached.

Thanks,
David.

A:BSOD on Lenovo W530 after ejecting from Docking Station

  
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Hi,

I am experiencing BSOD around a minute or so after ejecting from my docking station. Would love any pointers on where to start troubleshooting.

Please find the dump file attached.

Thanks,
David.


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I have a new docking station connected to a new thinkpad P50. I can get the dual monitors to work fine (Display port). I changed the power settings so the external screens stay on with the lid closed. The only thing is the display settings show two monitors (1\2) (3). The display on the laptop ois shared, not independent. As a result, If I want to change the resolution on the laptop so It can be easily read, the second monitor also changes. I updated the quadro M2000m driver with the same results. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a new docking station connected to a new thinkpad P50. I can get the dual monitors to work fine (Display port). I changed the power settings so the external screens stay on with the lid closed. The only thing is the display settings show two monitors (1\2) (3). The display on the laptop ois shared, not independent. As a result, If I want to change the resolution on the laptop so It can be easily read, the second monitor also changes. I updated the quadro M2000m driver with the same results. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I work from home and all the equipment I have was provided by my company.  I have an HP ultra slim docking station which my HP laptop is connected to.  Also connected to the docking station is a mouse, keyboard, and two HP EliteDisplay E190i monitors.  Since hooking everything, I keep losing my screen.  What I mean by that is they keep going black and when they come back on, the screen distored and there is an error message at the bottom of the screen.  I can't recall the exact message because it disappears pretty quickly but it basically says that the graphics was lost.  I assume this has something to do with running three screens on the docking station (the laptop, and two monitors).  Is this right?  If so, how do I fix it?  I lose time everytime it happens becuase I usually have to reboot the system to get rid of the distortion.  Please note:  I have called my IT and they aren't too much help.  

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Hi i'm thinking of buying the T460 Can It drive three external monitors on hdmi @ 1920x1080 via a dock?

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When I connect only one monitor through the HDMI port on the port replicator, it works fine. When I then add the 2nd monitor to the DVI port on the port replicator, the DVI connected monitor displays, the HDMI connected monitor shuts off - and...I can no longer even see the HDMI connected monitor in the display settings options. How do I make the HDMI & DVI connected monitors to work at the same time? Thx, Jim

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Hi, I am trying to connect my T470s to two external monitors using a ThinkPad Docking (HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, DVI-D, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, LAN/RJ45). One of the monitors is connected to the docking station through a VGA cable, the other monitor through an HDMI cable. I run on Windows 10 Pro. Both monitors are shown in the control panel. However, unfortunately only the monitor connected through the VGA cable displays. Once I disconnect this one, the HDMI suddenly displays. I want to have both monitors working at the same time.  Would anybody know how to do this? Many thanks,Sebastian

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My system configuration: Machine type/model number:  20L8SAGW0A (ThinkPad 480s)Docking Staion model number: 40AJ0135US (ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station)Dual Acer 27" monitors model number: B276HULOS: Windows 10 Enterprise Version: 10.0.16299 (Build 16299)BIOS Version: N22ET53W (1.30), 02/19/2019BIOS Mode: UEFI My firmware and software is current. Using displayport connections cause a rapid flicker in all three devices (laptop, both Ace Monitors).   Not even a single displayport connection works with these monitors. The only connection that works is HDMI and is limited to one monitor with these docking station. I used these monitors for more than 2 years with a T450 and different Lenovo docking station and had no problems. Please advise on proposed solutions. Thanks in advance.   

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I have 3 Dell P2210 monitors hooked up to a DK1633 doscking staion. 2 hooked up using DisplayPort connections and 1 using a VGA connection. The VGA is 1024 X 768. Can I get it to 1680 X 1050 like the other 2? I think I can since when I first hooked it up the VGA monitor was displaying 1680 X 1050 and one of the other monitors with the DisplayPort connection was at 1024 X 768. Do I need ot use the HDMI connection on the laptop it's self?

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Hello, I have a lenovo T560 with a basic docking station. I would like to use two external monitors (without the in-build laptop monitor). The docking station has a VGA output and the laptop a build in HDMI output. It works fine with laptop monitor + HDMI and laptop monitor + VGA through docking station but can't figure out how to disable the laptop monitor and use the two external ones simulatiously. Any ideas would be very welcomed. Thank you, Alex

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Hi guys! I'm about to buy a 4337 docking station for my T400 (I figured out that it should work with it). So I was wondering is it possible to use two external monitors and the laptop's monitor at the same time by connecting the first external monitor in the VGA port of the station and the second monitor in the VGA port of the laptop. Any ideas?

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This is really strange, but when laptop is docked and headphones are unplugged from docking station I'll get a message from DTS Audio application that says "you just unplugged an audio device" and then both of my HP Compaq LA2206x monitors will go to sleep. The way to recover is remove laptop from docking station, open up to get display, then close and re-dock. My display adapters are AMD Radeon R7 M260X and Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500. My sound device is Realtek HD Audio. Is this an audio driver or display driver issue, or both? thanks.c

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I have a user with a Thinkpad T460 (20FN003FUS) and a LenovoThinkpad Ultra Dock. We are using two external monitors: one going out from the VGA port of the docking station and one going out from the DisplayPort port and going through a DisplayPort - VGA adapter. The system worked fine at first. I had three displays: 1 being the laptop display and 2 and 3 being the dual monitors.The problem we're having is that when she undocks and redocks the laptop, both external monitors show in ScreenResolution as "Disconnected." If I change the multiple displays setting to "extend" I get an error message.If I undock the laptop, reboot it and then redock it, I can extend the displays, but it will stop working after the nextundock-redock cycle.I noticed the Lenovo has it's own multiple dispay management application. Should I be using that instead of Windows own native application?Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey Lenovo Team, I have a T580 laptop connected to a Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra Pro docking station. There are two monitors connected via Displayport and a third (which is actually a projector) via HDMI. I read that if you were to use three external monitors on a docking station, that you need to get an Ultra Pro Docking station, but I didn't know if that meant three not including the external display. As of now, I can't get the extended desktop to display on the projector, unless one of the other monitors or the built-in monitor on the laptop gets disabled. On the Intel Display software, I am only given three monitors that I can configure, even though there are FOUR on the pull down list. In the Windows Screen Resolution settings, you can see there are four monitors detected, but the fourth one, you can't do anything with and it says it's not active. The graphics drivers software, BIOS, and Ultra Pro Docking station firmware are all up-to-date. I tried configuring the other monitors' resolutions as requested on the support site for resolutions/refresh rates supported (they are all 1920x1080 @ 60 Hz) and yet I still can't get the fourth monitor to work. I'm not sure if there's a BIOS setting that needs changing or what I need to do to get all the monitors to work or if, in fact, you can't get the three external monitors plus the internal laptop monitor to work.Could someone provide some assistance or suggestions to get the monitors working? That would be appreciated!

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Hello, so I purchased the TB15 docking station thinking it would support up to 3 external monitors for the XPS 13, since it has a VGA, HDMI port and Display port mini. I can get 2 external monitors to work, but I can't get 3 to work. I wanted to keep the lid closed and use a 3 external monitor setup. I already purchased the monitors and my desk mount stand for 3 monitors... If the docking station won't work, does anyone know of any alternatives?

A:Does TB15 Docking station support 3 external monitors with XPS 13 9350?

The integrated GPU can drive 3 monitors, but that includes the laptop screen. If you disable laptop screen you should be able to get 3 external monitors to work.

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I just bought two LG E2340 Monitors that I want to hook up to my docking station. I have 1 VGA connector and 1 DVI connector. My laptop is a Dell Latitude D630. I have been reading other forums and they say in Display under Settings I can see which monitor is which but it doesnt say VGA or DVI.....
1 says Plug and Play Monitor on Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
and
2 says (Default Monitor) on Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family

But they both slaved to one another, (they are showing a mirror image of each other)

what am i doing wrong?
 

A:Trying to hook up two external monitors to my Dell Pro1x Docking Station

I dont quite understand your setup sorry, you have a laptop (with a screen) that you want to connect 2 more screens to, thus ending up with 3 screens total? if so, Its unusual for a laptop to be able to do that.
Anyway, have you check the box which says "Extend my desktop onto this monitor"? in display properties? if that isnt selected they will just display mirror images like you say.
 

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Having received a brand-new P51 directly from Lenovo, i am facing major issues attaching external monitors.Win10 image from factory, all windows updates, all driver updates as recommended by Lenovo companion. Manually reinstalled graphics drivers, driver update using windows does not detect newer ones. Latest BIOS (1.15). Upon suggestion of lenovo changed BIOS mode from hyprid to discrete.I have these two issues from day 1:When i attach a monitor using the right hand side mini displayport, it is not recognized. Monitor stays in stand-by, no sound played, nothing happens. Inserting the same cable into the port of a W540 (Win 8.1) monitor immediately wakes up and can be used up to its full resolution (3440x1440).inserting laptop into ultradock (230W) it only recognizes one attached monitor. BIOS password entry lock was not shown on external monitor when lid was closed, needed to enter "blind" and press enter, only upon windows boot the monitor (Lenovo 27") was recognized. i think after changing to discrete mode now it showed the lock symbol when starting with closed lid. but still no second monitor is recognized.This is the first thinkpad in my history where such basic things do not work at all.I noticed once i had Intel and Nvidia context menu items when presing right mouse botton on desktop screen, now i only have "Nvidia Control Panel" and "nView Desktop Manager" shown. Which may or may not be ok. Lenovo seems not to be able to help - they are quite anxious to get it so... Read more

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I have a Dell laptop on a docking station running Windows 7. Everyday I place it on the docking station and use my 20 inch monitor. Is it possible to activate the dual monitor feature and use the 20 inch as the primary and use the open laptop as the secondary monitor? If so, what should my settings be?
 

A:How do I configure dual monitors with laptop on docking station and external monitor?

The value of 'Multiple displays' (see attachment) should be 'Extend these displays.' You may have to switch the positions of the two monitors (at the top of that window).
 

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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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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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Hi! I've just purchased a P50 ThinkPad, docking station and a Eizo ColorEdge 27'' display (2560x1440 resolution) connected through DisplayPort. I'm having trouble using the dock properly as the screen is not reckognized at powerup. I have to open the laptop display, and use the Windows display setup to force the computer to use the Eizo display. Of course this works OK, but it is annoying and shouldn't be like this. I just want to put the closed lapto in the dock, turn it on and use the Eizo as primary screen. Anyone has a solution to this? 

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

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I recently purchased the P52s and the Ultra Docking station.  I am dual booting Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 18.04.  I have dual 27" monitors connected to my Ultra docking station, as well as ethernet and power.  The Ultra connects to my P52s via USB-B Type -> USB.  Inititally all was well, but after a week or so,  my Ubuntu stopped seeing the dual monitors, even though the ethernet from Ultra continues to be picked up.   In Ubuntu the "display" only shows the built in laptop display and I cannot force it to detect external monitors. I have updated all the Lenovo drivers via the Windows updaters.  Previous threads seemed focused on other Lenovo products and didn't help me here.  

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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.8

I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2 Gen that I want to set up 3 external monitors. I have 2 docks, Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock and Thinkpad OneLink Pro Dock. Is it possible to run 3 external monitors?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 85.6

I have been using a T60 (1951-A31) with a full docking station (2505) with both video ports in use.  It worked fine. I have since upgraded to a T400 (6474-U11).  Physically it fits and powers up with no issue.  Originally it contained two 1Gb So-Dimm sticks of ram (PC3-8500s).  I have since tried to upgrade the ram to a stick of 2Gb and a stick of 4Gb (PC3-10600).  If I leave a single stick in place I have no problems.  when I try to include 2 sticks of the new ram, I get a horizontal "shredding" effect on the back ground, the icons, and any windows I open.  I atempted to use one new and one original memory stick but ended up with the same problem. I have tried using a second identical docking station, but with the same results.  I can confirm that the T60 has no issues with either docking station.  The T400, by itself, with a monitor connected to the VGA port on the side has no video issues.  I have done a remove/reinstall of the video drivers.  I am one version back on the BIOS with no way of upgrading until I get a replacement battery. Would anyone have a suggestion on how to clean this up, other than sticking to a single stick of ram? Thanks, butterball

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