07-11-2016 11:59 AM
Just purchased a Thinkpad P50 and Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station before I head off to college in the Fall, and having the issue of the docking station not charging my laptop while it is running. If the laptop is closed down, it will charge the laptop as indicated by a little green light by the charging port, however as soon as I open the laptop and start doing anything, it will not charge anymore. The docking station is working fine otherwise, as indicated by an external monitor, keyboard, mouse, and hard drive all plugged into the docking station, not into the laptop. This is a brand new machine, I bought it and have had it for less than 10 days now. I spent alot of the morning on call with a Lenovo technician but couldn't resolve the issue; he recommended that I send the laptop back to them so they could replace/fix the motherboard.