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T430S Docking station

2018-10-31, 19:34 PM

Hi guys

 

I've been having myself the T430S for a while now. I'm truly in love with the machine and have been modding it left and right.

I use it daily for university and have in total three batteries and a multibay battery. Always on remote, pretty much.

 

THE QUESTION:

I'm looking to get myself a compatible docking station so that I don't always have to unplug all the cables when I leave the house the next day. However, I've been googling and googling, without success. Is there no docking station available for this series? I'm not to keen on the external 'dockings' as I don't really need them for multimonitor setup. The main reason of getting a docking would be the charging funcitonality and not having to go through the hassle of unplugging cables every single day. Besides, I have my desktop for multiple monitors.

 

Thanks in advance for your reply

 

Kian Van Landeghem

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Re: T430S Docking station

2018-10-31, 20:00 PM
It looks like this may be what you're after:
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thinkpad-Mini-Dock-433710U/dp/B002DUD36S?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1

Not 100% sure it's compatible but I don't see why it wouldn't be.
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Re: T430S Docking station

2018-10-31, 20:14 PM

Hey Roodit,

Thanks for your ultra swift reply man!

I've indeed been eyeballing that mini dock. However no one actually confirmed this one would fit the T430S so I'm a bit hesitant to purchase that one.

Any further input would therefore still be appreciated!

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Re: T430S Docking station

2018-11-05, 20:32 PM

Bump.

 

Need some help with this guys :)

 

Can anyone inform me about this. Google is not willing to help me out.

There's a few ebay sellers that claim it fits but why is this documented nowhere at all that the T430s fits on those dockings?

 

Thanks in advance

 

KVL

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Re: T430S Docking station

2018-11-05, 20:55 PM

Hi,

 

I can't personally confirm or deny, but the dock linked above is listed in the T430s accessories - along with some others.

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/withdrawnbook/ltwbook.pdf

 

 

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Re: T430S Docking station

2018-11-05, 21:45 PM
Hey Zoltan,

Thanks for helping me check this out man.
I'm going to risk it and buy the 04Y2075 to test it out.

I'll keep this space updated with the results!


Best to all of you

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2018-11-09, 19:48 PM
Any luck?
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2018-11-12, 13:11 PM

Hey bud

 

Currently waiting for the packages arrival.

It could take up to a month so patience will do the trick at the moment.

 

Peace

 

KVL

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2018-11-13, 4:15 AM

I'm using the T430s with the Minidock Plus Series 3 (model 4338--the 170 watt version) with three external monitors.  It works fine for me, except that the monitors never turn off: they stay lit all the time. This doesn't happen when I hook the T430s directly up to a single external monitor (without using the Minidock). That suggests a Minidock problem.

 

However, when I remove my T430s from the dock and replace it with my Lenovo W510 (leaving everything else unchanged), all three monitors work as expected, including turning off after a certain period of inactivity.  That suggests a problem with the T430s.

 

Anybody have any idea why my monitors don't turn off with the T430s and the Minidock, but do turn off with the W510 and the same Minidock?

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Re: T430S Docking station

2018-11-13, 10:54 AM

Hey man, thanks for letting us know it works with that docking station. The problem that you're struggling with is rather weird though. The fact that it works on one laptop and not on the T430S does signal it has something to do with the comptability with the T430S and that docking.

 

I suggest you check this out and maybe try and pull some strings there:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Mini-Dock-Plus-Series-3-4338-dual-monitor-not-recognized/td-p/648761

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