07-14-2017 01:35 PM
Bummer about the black line. You're not the first:
Also a bummer about your Lenovo USB-C docking station. I don't think it should be losing connection like that. And static in the headphone jack? Yikes. Almost sounds like it's under powered, just because I have a USB-C little hub (Cable Matters HDMI, dual USB3.0, and ethernet) and it is flakey with the connections and supposedly works better if I plug power into the USB-C power delivery port (but I don't have any of those).
07-14-2017 03:50 PM - edited 07-14-2017 03:59 PM
snake, wow... the only difference though with his laptop is that you can't see it in BIOS.... with mine, you can. It's permanent.
Nice that they are doing an advance replacement for you, at least. Hoping my screen doesn't have issues, like coming apart or anything like that. Oh well, 3 year warranty will cover it!
On another note unrelated to yours, I'll be getting my TB3 Lenovo dock and trying daisy-chain dual QHD monitors, but not until Monday the 24th probably since I have next week off of work. I got the daisy-chain method working on my W530 with ultra dock earlier today (previously it was only recognizing them as 1 mirrored display), so I know for sure that my cables and monitors can daisy-chain. I have high hopes for the TB3 dock, but am willing to try a USB-C dock that has alt-mode DP as my plan B. Maybe BOSDesignCo will verify that dual DP doesn't work on the TB3 dock by then (yes I'm skeptical).
07-14-2017 04:19 PM
07-14-2017 05:27 PM
07-14-2017 10:43 PM - edited 07-14-2017 10:43 PM
I have the 15" model HOWEVER it does support charging through the USB-C model. I have a USB-C Anker portable charger that I use for my GS8+ and I connected the USB-C to USB-C charger to it directly and it lit up and was actively charging the laptop....
That's why I was surprised that it wasn't charging via the dock....
That's the first I've heard of anyone able to charge the 15" model through its USB-C port. Pics or it didn't happen.
07-14-2017 10:52 PM
07-15-2017 05:03 PM
07-16-2017 08:02 AM
snake -- I feel dumb!! LOL
So, I just tested..... and it does not charge. Apparently, I think I mistook the blinking light on the charger actually as a sign it was charging when in fact it was charging..... the charger was getting charged lol not the laptop
Haha, well that's a relief because I thought you were opening another Pandora's Box.
So do you think 1 of your HDMI ports is using alt-mode (no lag, driven by laptop's GPU) while the other uses an active chip in the dock to provide video? If you look in Device Manager, what do you have under Display Adapters when using both HDMI ports? I don't think both hdmi/dp ports could be using alt-mode, unfortunately.