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mdnor07
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ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

I have a new Macbook Pro 13 Touchbar.

2 x external 37'' LCD with DP ports n HDMI.

1 new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

 

Need to do extended screen from 2 external screens via DP or HDMI.

Macbook screen lid is closed.

Doesn't work.

2 external screens mirror each other.

 

Reports state it will work.

 

https://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/28/lenovo-thinkpad-thunderbolt-3/

 

Please advise.

 

Hench
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

Hi mdnor07!

 

I can confirm that it works, we have the same setup as you @ my office.

The only thing is that you need to connect one of the monitors thru the usb-c/tunderbolt3 connector in the front.

We use tunderbolt3 to displayport cables, they are pretty expensive but it works.

 

The displayports on the back uses a MST(Multi-Stream Transport)-technology that apple for some reason desided not to support...

Funny thing is that if you install windows 10 via bootcamp it works becaus windows have support for MST.

monicatyelle
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

Yes, it should work as stated in the article, but if it's not working for you then you can explore another thunderbolt 3 dock for MacBook Pro.

alex869
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

I confirm this dock works with Macbook PRO space grey and Dell P2414 monitors

 

D.Port to DVI cable - OK

D.Port to D.Port - NOT OK

As long as it is conencted to the monitor's DVI port it works. I didn't test with other ports\cables.

 

I also tried connectin Apple's older Thunderbolt 27' display: 

Displays thunderbolt > Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter > HDMI cable > Lenovo Thunderbolt back HDMI port - DIDN'T WORK.

 

I have an issue:

The power button on the dock can't turn on\wake up the Macbook PRO so I have to use the mac's power button.

I'm using the latest driver and update the dock's firmware to 3.12.003 31th October 2017.

 

Any ideas how to solve this?

 

delh
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

Hi All,

I have same setup and facing issues, I am using 2 DP to HDMI cables into my monitors. It was working fine intially, however from today it has somehow change setting and only allows me to view one additional monitor and just mirrors on the second monitor....

Please can somone advise how you resolve this issues?

alex869
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delh
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

thank you. Do we know when this will be resolved pls?

alex869
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

Just follow DisplayLink's (the vendor) product manager response from the article. A solution seems already available on their site

delh
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

Hi Alex,

Sorry to bother you again on this subject, I am still having no luck extending two displays using my Thinkpad USB C dock (Macbook pro Touchbar) ... I also tried downloading the latest driver from displaylink and it does not work...

Has anyone found a work around please, I am only able to extend one screen and mirror on the second screen. Quit  disappointed given how expensive the dock is

mhw23
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Re: ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Macbook Pro Touchbar

I want this to work too.  I have one monitor connected via displayport on both ends, and another monitor connected via HDMI on both ends.  I don't have displayport on the second monitor (Options are HDMI or VGA).  I can get the MBP to display on the screen connected via displayport but the computer doesn't recognize that there's even a second screen.  This setup work fine with my X1 Yoga but I also want it to work with my MBP.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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