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C29372
Paper Tape
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T430 won't physically attach to ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3

I just got a T430 and a Mini Dock from a refurbisher, and the dock won't physically attach to the laptop. From inspection, the latches don't fully insert into the holes on the laptop. I've tried messing aronud with it a bit but I can't get it to lock. With the dock plugged in, the computer light will come on if I press down on the dock. Anybody have any ideas what to do? 

Thanks, 

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Re: T430 won't physically attach to ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3

Do the latches move when you push the release button?  The dock could be broken


Rich


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C29372
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Re: T430 won't physically attach to ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3

The latches do move, and the two tabs move upwards. From videos I've watched the top piece doesn't seem to have the full range of motion it's supposed to, the metal tabs barely protrude when fully depressed.

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Re: T430 won't physically attach to ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3

When they work correctly, the machine should attach quickly and easily.  They should release when you press the button.  It sounds like yours should be described as "broken", rather than refurbished.


Rich


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C29372
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Re: T430 won't physically attach to ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3

I took it apart and there was a broken part of the latch mechanism, I was able to jerry rig it to work inside using some string. 

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