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Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

Why isn't there any avaliable Thunderbolt Firmware for my laptop? Thunderbolt products is not being detected by the laptop. I have ThinkPad Yoga 730s / s730 81J0. Docking station is Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock (1st gen). The USB-C port detects other devices, but not TB3 devices such as this dock.

 

 

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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

Hi TN001!

 

Thank you for using community forums.

 

You may check the links below on where you can download the firmware for your Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 1 and the Thunderbolt Firmware for your Yoga S730.

 

Thuderbolt 3 Dock Gen1: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/accessory/docks/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock/downloads?li...

 

Yoga S730: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-s730-13iwl/downloa...

 

Let us know how it goes.



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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

Thank you for your response.

 

For the first link (dock) I am all good. For the second link, the laptop; Can you please tell me what update that is for the Thunderbolt 3 Firmware? Because I cant find it. I find Thunderbolt driver which is allready installed. The software is also on my laptop. But not the firmware which I understand is a must-have!?

 

There is no info regarding Thunderbolt Networking or Controller Driver in the TB software. I have reset my laptop, cleaned it, re-boot/re-installed windows, downloaded the docks driver, the docks firmware and the thunderbolt driver(software) is already here. I feel I miss the Thunderbolt Firmware when I read oterh forums. My laptop still dont detect my dock. 

 

Security enabeled/disabeled have been tried in reacent efforts. Im kinda tierd of trying now. My company bought this new expensive equipment that we still can not use.

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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

Hi! The Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock is not compatible to Yoga S730-13IWL Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 81J0. The model 81J0 is not a Thinkpad Yoga 730, it is a different model. Please refer to the compatible devices here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/accessory/docks/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock/accessories/....



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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

Hi. 

 

My laptop is not a Thinkpad. In Norway it's called Yoga s730. But I understand it's called Ideapad 730s in the US? Anyway, please find attached screenshot from my search in Lenovo's "Dock Finder". 

 

The dock finder say that these two products is kompatible? Og this is wrong and they dont match I need to return it to the store fot another one that fits. Please be 100% sure in your answer. Thank you very much Smiley Happydock finder.jpg

 

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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

Hey there, TN001!

 

As we were checking here, we found out that the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock https://accessorysmartfind.lenovo.com/products/40AC0135US?CID=ww:lenovosocial:20x9m6 is compatible with your laptop, other than that, this is the only compatible docking station for your laptop. 

 

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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

Hi,

 

OK. That is great new! Smiley Happy Thanks. But then I need to repost my question before I was told that the dock was no good for my laptop..:

 

For the first link (dock) I am all good.

 

For the second link, the laptop; Can you please tell me WHAT update that of all this updates is for the Thunderbolt 3 Firmware for Yoga s730? Because I cant find it. I find Thunderbolt driver which is allready installed. The software is also on my laptop. But not the firmware which I understand is a must-have!?

 

There is no info regarding Thunderbolt Networking or Controller Driver in the TB software icon. I have reset my laptop, cleaned it, re-boot/re-installed windows, downloaded the docks driver, the docks firmware and the thunderbolt driver(software) is already here. Security enable/disable in BIOS is tried. I feel I miss the Thunderbolt Firmware when I read oterh forums. My laptop still dont detect my dock. 

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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

You can check out this link https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds505188?CID=ww:lenovosocial:20x9m6 for the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock firmware download. Let us know how it goes. 

 

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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

That link you posted is for thunderbolt 3 dock workstation 2 gen. I have the first gen. And i already have the firmware to the dock.

 

Shouldn't the laptop iteself have the firmware installed? Or only the driver? I see that updates for other laptops have both firmware and driver avaliable. But my laptop have only the driver.

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Re: Thunderbolt Firmware Yoga s730/730s 81J0

TN001, thanks for getting back to us and sorry for the confusion.

 

As per  https://support.lenovo.com/do/en/solutions/acc100356, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is not tested to be compatible with the Yoga S730 (model 81J0) so this is likely the reason why it’s not being detected.

 

Regarding your questions,

1. Shouldn't the laptop itself have the firmware installed? Or only the driver?
Ans. The Thunderbolt 3 Dock has a firmware installed by default but from time to time, newer firmware is released so you will need to update the firmware either via Lenovo Vantage (automated install) or download them manually on the Lenovo website. Same goes with the driver.

 

2. I see that updates for other laptops have both firmware and driver available. But my laptop have only the driver.

Ans. If the Lenovo Vantage app doesn’t detect an updated firmware for the dock then you will need to check it manually from the Lenovo Website.


Link:

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/accessory/docks/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock/downloads?li...

 

 

Let us know if you have other questions.



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