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Docking station for P53

2019-08-27, 15:50 PM

I am getting a new P53 soon and I am trying to find a compatible docking station with it and I can't find one since the P53 is not even available on Finding dock station page,  is there any docking station compatible with it 

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Re: Docking station for P53

2019-08-27, 18:49 PM
Hi!

I would guess you need the same as the P52, with 230W power adapter. Maybe it's the one for the P72?

Key items: 230W, Thunderbolt, same power connector?

One clue could be to look at the Hardware maintenance manual for both the P53 and the P72...

It's only an educated guess, but might help you in your search...

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Re: Docking station for P53

2019-08-28, 2:17 AM

Given that there are many ports on the P53, why a dock is needed?

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Re: Docking station for P53

2019-08-28, 2:58 AM
To NOT have to plug/unplug all those ports when you take the P53 with you ;-)

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Re: Docking station for P53

2019-08-28, 6:07 AM

Short answer: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Displays-Options-and-Accessories/ThinkPad-Dock-Compatibility-An-exhaustive-list-anywhere/td-p/4502508

 

Long answer: you can buy the Thunderbolt Workstation dock. Just go with the one that matches your computer's AC adapter (no need for the 230W if you only have the 170W adapter).

Alternatively, you can get the Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2, which is identical to the Workstation dock except for the AC adapter (insufficient to power the laptop, but you can use the one you already have) and the special TB+Power cable (you can power the laptop directly; unfortunately that cable does not seem to be on sale as a separate item). It's a cheaper option that can provide one advantage: you can have a longer distance between the laptop and the dock if you buy a longer TB 40Gbps cable (the longest I found so far is 0.8 meters/2.6 ft; Lenovo's seems to be shorter and the connectors are angled in a particular direction). Just be aware that if you decide to get the 170W AC adapter separately you end up at the same cost as the regular 170W workstation dock, and you'll have an extra 135W adapter that you won't be using for this setup.

 

I personally ordered the 170W dock and a TB cable. I want to power the laptop and the dock independently and have them a bit further apart, and I'll take the second adapter home so I won't have to carry it with the laptop.

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Re: Docking station for P53

2020-02-01, 16:02 PM

Hola, yo también estoy buscando una DOCK STATION compatible con mi portátil LENOVO P53.  ¿Alguien me puede confirmar si la ThinkPad USB-C, Gen 2 es compatible?  ¿carga la batería del portátil? ¿Se puede encender el portatil desde el botón de la esta dock station?

Gracias a todos.

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Re:Docking station for P53

2020-08-13, 12:17 PM

I have the P53 Thunderbolt 3 "USB-Dock".

Absolutely Terrible. As soon as the computer goes black screen ( i'm away for a moment) logging on again, the external monitors go flicking for several minutes, if it awakes at all. i have had several cases where i had to press the power button until it halts. 

Trying to arrange my two external monitors also initiates this flickering. ( = black screen / lit screen/black screen /lit screen etc etc.)
 

Anybody else experiencing this issue ?

 

( if i could get rid of this dock and use the old type of dock I would gladly take the cost for that. )

 

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Re:Docking station for P53

2020-08-13, 19:16 PM

Hi Toost,

 

Are you talking about the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock/Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2/Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Gen 2 - Type 40AN?

 

If so, verify that :

  • - The Dock firmware and software is up-to-date with the files on the support page,
  • - The Thunderbolt firmware, software, BIOS and display drivers are up to date from the laptop support page.

 

In some rare circumstances, Lenovo Vantage will indicate success in installing the updates but the update is incomplete.

 

If you install the updates, read the release notes and follow the procedure to the letter. 

 

I have seen incomplete or failed updates because a USB key or monitor was plugged in the dock. Only power and the computer should be connected to the dock for firmware updates to the dock, and nothing should be connected to the laptop's Thunderbolt/USB-C for Thunderbolt firmware and software updates.

 

Good success!

 

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Re:Docking station for P53

2020-08-14, 8:16 AM

It's the "Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation dock gen 2 Type 40AN ".

 A moment ago, i went for a coffe, the machine/dock went into "black screen" , and i can't "wake it up".   need to halt via long press on the power button.
  I will try you advice .

 

Btw, is there still an option somewhere to disable the "Optimus" option ?
 I.e, in earlier versions of Lenovo Laptops there where an option in the Bios to set the graphics to something like "advanced mode", that stopped the switching between the Nvidia graphics adapter and the mainboard graphics , and made the Nvidia run 100%. ( The Optimus is intended to save power by temporarily switching off the Nvidia graphics . We run a few applications which "does not like" this switching. )


Thanks ,
 Tomas


 

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Re:Docking station for P53

2020-08-14, 14:19 PM

Hi Toost,

 

Two ways that worked for me where to power off-on/disconnect the monitor, and to unplug/reconnect the dock from the computer. I also noticed it came back after many minutes sometimes.

 

Long-press is crashing the computer, avoid! File corruption is a real possibility.

 

This said, I didn't have the problem in the last few months on my P52 after a few updates (sorry, I don't have a P53). My computer is always on and it responds every morning now.

 

Good success!

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