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A485 and Thinkpad Ultra Docking station USB issue

Q: A485 and Thinkpad Ultra Docking station USB issue

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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm experiencing an issue with intermittent shutdowns on my new T580 (20L9) with the Ultra Docking Station (40AJ). The issue appears to derive from the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework driver, as I typically see a corresponding error (DPTF Event ID 256 - Unhandled Exception) in Event Viewer, the details for which I'm including below. I'm running Windows 10 x64 1803 (Build 17134.81). It appears that certain CPU/GPU-intensive tasks will tip the driver to immediately put the system in sleep mode, so not technically a full system shutdown. Most recently, I attempted to restore a browser session in Chrome after an OS restart, opening a number of browser windows w/ multiple tabs each, which triggered the issue. Over the course of my daily use, it will happen anywhere from one to five times, and it's extremely annoying. I have not experienced the issue with the system undocked, however, my computer is docked about 90% of the time I'm using the machine, and I did recently update to Win 10 1803, which could be part of the problem (?) I am using **all** of the latest drivers available on Lenovo's site, including that for the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, version 8.3.10207.5567 as of the time of this post. I'm also running the latest BIOS, i.e. 1.10.  I'm not sure if there's a BIOS setting available that could help with the issue or some power management setting? I'm including the full Event Viewer details below. Please advise. Log Na... Read more

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I'm experiencing an issue with intermittent shutdowns on my new T580 (20L9) with the Ultra Docking Station (40AJ). The issue appears to derive from the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework driver, as I typically see a corresponding error (DPTF Event ID 256 - Unhandled Exception) in Event Viewer, the details for which I'm including below. I'm running Windows 10 x64 1803 (Build 17134.81). It appears that certain CPU/GPU-intensive tasks will tip the driver to immediately put the system in sleep mode, so not technically a full system shutdown. Most recently, I attempted to restore a browser session in Chrome after an OS restart, opening a number of browser windows w/ multiple tabs each, which triggered the issue. Over the course of my daily use, it will happen anywhere from one to five times, and it's extremely annoying.
 
I have not experienced the issue with the system undocked, however, my computer is docked about 90% of the time I'm using the machine, and I did recently update to Win 10 1803, which could be part of the problem (?) I am using **all** of the latest drivers available on Lenovo's site, including that for the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, version 8.3.10207.5567 as of the time of this post. I'm also running the latest BIOS, i.e. 1.10. 
 
I'm not sure if there's a BIOS setting available that could help with the issue or some power management setting? I'm including the full Event Viewer details below. Please advise.
 
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A:Random sleeps on T580 w/ Ultra Docking Station - Intel Thermal Framework issue

Did you ever get this resolved?  I have a user with the exact same symptoms, but we haven't done a lot of testing off the dock yet.  We've updated to the latest Intel Thermal Framework drivers from Lenovo (Just came out on 6/8) but that didn't help.  Updated to the latest drivers from Intel, no better.  Tried dock firmware, nothing.  Lenovo came out and replaced the system board - no better.  We push a clean corporate image to ALL machines, include a few hundred Thinkpads we have out there, and this is the only one exhibiting this behavior (Also the only T580 we have out there so far, everything else is T480.)  Lenovo wants their image back on it before we do anything else, which is tough because the user is a few hundred miles away.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I hooked up DP cables on the docking station and the maximum resolution that I could get is 2560x1440.  When I tried to connect directly from the laptop to the monitor I was able to get 3840x2160.  So I know that the laptop is able to display at 4k. Does anyone know whether the docking station has a limitation or whether there is some firmware that needs to be updated? Thanks.

A:HP 2013 Ultra Slim Docking Station can't display at 4k on Be...

I got the same issue. Did you ever find a solution? I've got a HP Elitebook 840 G3 with BenQ BL3201 4k monitor. I get signal directly from my computer but not when connection through the docking station. I've also updated the dockingstation firmware (http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815295&swItemId=ob_165723_1&swEnvOid=419...) but issue persists. //Mattias

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Hi, My laptop updated to Windows 10 OS and now my docking station is not working on it anymore as the current update only supported Windows 7 or 8 Version only. Need help please.  Thanks,chelle

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I have a new LG ultra wide monitor that has support for HDMI and DisplayPort that I cannot seem to get working.  I have tried connecting the displayport cable to the dock and montior and I do not get a signal at all.  I have also tried the HDMI connection but I cannot get the resolution to the recommended 2560 x1080. Any direction would be very helpful/.

A:Dell XPS with Docking Station and LG Ultra Wide Monitor...

DisplayLink can support that resolution, but the D1000 is a very old dock that uses a very old DisplayLink chipset, and that particular chipset probably doesn't.  However, even with a newer version of DisplayLink such as would be found in the D6000 dock, DisplayLink would give you an inferior experience at that resolution anyway if you ever did things like gaming or full-screen video.  You really want your display to be directly controlled by the GPU.  So, considering that you have a 9550 that has a Thunderbolt 3 port, you have two options:
- Buy a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter, which would tap into the native GPU DisplayPort output wired to that port.
- If you want to have everything connected to a dock, buy either a WD15 or TB16 dock.  Either one would allow the attached display(s) to be driven directly by your GPU rather than through DisplayLink, and unlike your D1000, these docks can additionally charge your system via their USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 cable, so you'd have a true single-cable solution.  The WD15 allows a single display of that resolution (or dual 1080p), and the TB16 allows up to dual 4K displays or three 2560x1600 displays.  Since you have an XPS 15 9550, with the WD15 you'd need the 180W adapter version and with the TB16 you'd need the 240W adapter version.

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I have a ThinkPad X240 laptop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 installed. Sound plays just fine from the laptop's speakers, and when I plug external speakers into the laptop's 3.5mm audio port they work just fine too.But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock.The Ultra Dock has (I believe) the latest firmware installed (version 2.22.000) and I have the latest audio drivers installed: in Device Manager > Sound, video and game controllers > Realtek High Definition Audio > Driver version is 6.0.1.7188 which is the latest available from Lenovo Support downloads.What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Kind regards,/Neil PS. Apologies - I mistakenly posted this message on the "X Series tablet ThinkPad Laptops" board. Can a moderator please remove the post from that board?











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A:Audio port on Ultra Dock docking station not worki...

Hi Nwgarside,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with Audio not working from Ultra docking station with your ThinkPad X240.
 
Have you check with different system/Ultra docking station?
Check with running ThinkVantage system update tool, so that it will update all the required drivers and application for your system.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar




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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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Hi, I have a HP 2013 Ultra Slim Docking Station with Elitebook pro 840G1 but I can't display op either DP ports from the docking station when I connect my Dell 2516Q 4k monitor. When I plugin the DP cable directly on the laptop it works like a charm. Seem that the dockingstation doesn't support this monitor. Is there a firmware or driver I need to install to get this working? Thank you for the feedback and assistance. Jack

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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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Hey all, I cannot hook up my Laptop to the aforementioned docking station without experiencing one or more of the following issues right upon booting up the system: 1.) Video signal does not seem to go through to monitors (black screen).2.) USB periphery (keyboard and/or mouse) is not recognised / usable.3.) Short periods of black screen while windows is running. The issues can be circumvented by either repeated hard reboots or by hooking the laptop to the docking station after the boot up process is completed. Occasional black screens will remain however. I already tried running all Lenovo Software / Firmware updates available for the laptop as well as the docking station - to no avail. Is anyone experiencing similar issues or has anyone figured out a solution yet? Cheers

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Hello everyone, I have the case that I have problems with three ThinkPads T580. External screens go out, or a snow effect occursThe screens are connected to ThinkPad docking station with two DisplayPort connectorsBIOS 1.21 (N27ET35W)Intel Graphics Driver 26.20.100.6859Docking Sation:Firmware Version ThinkPad Docking Station FW Utility 3.1                    ThinkPad Pro Docking Station FW Utility 3.1                    PD controller: DA.0.1.8                    USB hub: 5043/5033                    DP Hub: 5.03.005                    USB Audio: 12Windows 10 1809Every driver and firmware is up to date. The flicker occurs also in the POST and BIOS. I changed the docking station (same FW Version) and cable. Other monitors are affected. This concerns at least three devicesAny suggestions? With kind regard, Leonitron

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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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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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I have ThinkPad T470 laptop with Windows 10 pro x64 installed. Sound plays just fine from the laptop's speakers, and when I plug external speakers into the laptop's 3.5mm audio port they work just fine too.But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy


























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A:Audio port on Ultra Dock docking station not working with T470 docked, but it worked with T450.

But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy

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I am trying to find some info on a ThinkPad docking station - 02K8660 Type 2631. IBM only lists the 02K8662. I have a T23 and an X22 and am afraid to dock and boot for fear of frying one or both. Any ideas where I might find documentation on it, and what model ThinkPads it's compatable with?

Thanks.
 

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Hi there,  I have a Thinkpad A31 - 2652 with Windows XP (SP3) and I would like to get a docking tray with the ability to have dual VGA monitors (both external monitors).  I understand that the "ThinkPad T, A, and X Series Dock" has both a VGA and a DVI  I/O ports.  But, here are my questions, what kind of DVI is included with this dock?  Would it be possible then to get a DVI - VGA adapter and attach a monitor to it so the diplay is extended to the second monitor, not just replicated in the second monitor? Thank you.  

A:Thinkpad A31 Docking Station

I have a T-30 XP Pro that I used a type 2878 Docking Station for a while.  Yes, I put on a DVI adaptor and it looks like you can do 2 x AGP.    

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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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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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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 an A31P loaded with XP that is totally normal, except when I try to boot up on my docking station. Has anyone out there seen this one before? I'm getting the 'NTLDR is missing. Press any key to restart.' whenever I try to boot up on the dock.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Thinkpad won't boot only when on docking station

I'm thinking your NTLDR file might be corrupt.

Take a peek at this and see if you can resolve it using the fixes here:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm
 

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Hi,I would likt to know which models are compatible with ThinkPad T460, where could I check? In particular I would like to Know if the model 40A1xxxx is compatible with T460. Kind regards,Luigi 

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I'm on dual monitor with Lenovo Docking station where my Thinkpad P51 shows 95% charge and it says "Not Charging" - I thought it always charge when we dock it. Is there any power management setting i need to look into? I checked on Lenovo Setting App and then click on Power where it shows 95% Charged. When i scroll further down i noticed that my threshold hoption is OFF so should i assume that 95% is Lenovo factory setting or it has to do with my WIndow 10? Please advice. 

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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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I have an ibm 760e thinkpad with a docking station type 3545-001. I need to reload windows back onto the pc via the cd in docking station. please can anyone tell me how I get the cd to work in the docking station and where I might find the driver for it. if I put the correct driver in a config.sys file will that do the trick?

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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 decided to experiment with Ubuntu on an old IBM X30 laptop, which has not been actively used for a long time. I tried to undock the docking station from the start menu of Windows (I need to replace the hard drive) - it demanded to set the hibernation mode. Installed, but when it overloaded to sleep mode, the computer shuts down and does not return to operating mode.I remembered that the battery was disconnected in the laptop, found and connected it to the docking station (there is also a connector for the battery). I tried to charge it, but the charge lasts for 10-20 seconds of the computer running from the battery (the voltmeter shows ~ 10 V on the battery, as it should be).In the laptop there is a lever for undocking the docking station, but it does not work. Apparently the only way to undock the docking station => from Windows.Please tell me how to undock the docking station in this situation?Is it possible to power the laptop from an external power supply during hibernation? - only in order to undock the docking station. 

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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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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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Hi Guys, is there a Docking Station which is working for my W541 and my T470? Thanks,Rick

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