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Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2019-09-20, 22:54 PM

I'm getting conflicting information. The dock finder points me to this dock, and so did customer service chat dude. I've tried with two docks (returned first and got replacement). I don't think both are bad. Tried installing drivers from Lenovo. I want this dock to display two external 4k monitors. Anyone else in same boat? 

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Re: Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2019-10-03, 17:35 PM

Hi Jasonnak1! Welcome to our forums community. The ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock is compatible with Thinkpad P53s and you can refer to this link: https://accessorysmartfind.lenovo.com/#/search?categoryL1Name=Docking&categoryL2Names&filters=%7B%7D&keyword=&pageIndex=1&pageSize=40&query=&subSeriesList=22TP2WPP53S&systemId=22TP2WPP53S. As per the PSREF: https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_P53s, you can have 4k resolution at 60Hz using USB-C and another 4k resolution under 30Hz via HDMI. You can download the driver and firmware of the docking station here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/il/en/solutions/acc100356.



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Re:Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2020-04-07, 21:45 PM

Your link is to a page with multiple Thunderbolt 3 docks listed.  Specifically: 

 

40ANY230US - 230 Watt

40AN0135US - 135 Watt

 

So the individual posting has the same question as the rest of the known world.

 

A question to which Lenovo refuses to provide an answer.

 

A question for which an answer would save many people frustration.

 

That is... exactly which Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 docking station is compatible with the Lenovo p53s?

 

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Re:Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2020-04-08, 6:40 AM

Hello,

 

I do not have a ThinkPad P53s, but I am using a ThinkPad P43s with the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock (Type 40AN).  The P43s is the same generation of device, but with a 14" screen instead of a 15" one

 

The dock has both 230W and a 135W power supplies plugged into it, using the Ethernet port, the first DisplayPort with a Dell P2416D, and a USB keyboard and mouse.  To connect with, or more specifically, to charge, the P43s, I had to use the rear Thunderbolt 3 port (the one next to the supplemental AC port for when you're using a P5x [non-s] or P7x series) with a Thunderbolt 3 cable from Amazon that supports 100W USB Power Delivery (PD).

 

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Re:Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2020-12-09, 23:06 PM

lol they just hung up on me for asking that same question. I am never buying Lenovo again. 

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Re:Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2020-12-10, 3:36 AM

BTW I'm using a P43s with the 40AN0135US dock. Run 2 externals, Dell U2718Q 4K at 60Hz (using minDP to DP) and a Viewsonic at 1080p at 60Hz (using HDMI to HDMI). Both cables connect to the rear of the dock. I don't use my laptop screen (turned off) but it will run all 3 at same time. I am also able to charge the notebook without an additional power supply.

I was told to run another 4K monitor I need to get another TB3 cable and plug into the front of the dock and this would go to the monitor. I assume would have to not run the 1080p monitor.

There should be a product/ compatibility matrix online regarding the dock. I don't have the link.  I believe all you need is the 40AN0135US dock. The 235W is for real workstations. P43s and P53s are called that for marketing purposes but really a glorified T490 and T590 with Quadro cards IMO.

 

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Re:Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2020-12-10, 3:42 AM

Regarding the driver install, it should work out of the box. To upgrade I suggest the only thing hooked up should be the dock- no other externals. Upgrade driver then firmware. Before all that make sure your TB3 firmware on the P53s is up to date. Same with BIOS. I had no problems with setup. Some quirkiness on interference with mouse receiver but a firmware update fixed it. Only weird thing/bug is some issue (quick blackout for a second) with autoplay videos on certain websites which Lenovo replicated and is working on a fix. They do go out of the way to resolve technical issues IMO. Great service.

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