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T530 and Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - Problems with 170W/20V power supply

2017-10-26, 16:42 PM


I am using both a T530 and a W530 and also have a Thinkpad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (the one with eSATA port). I would like to use both ThinkPads with the same docking station (of course not both at the same time :smileywink:) and therefore have a 170W power supply (from the W530) connected to it. The problem is that the T530 does not recognize the 170W power supply and is running on battery only without having the docking station ports enabled. Its working fine though if I change to the original 135W power supply of the T530, but this one does not work with the W530. From my point of view a higher wattage should not be a problem, does anyone know why the 170W power supply does not work with the T530?


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Re: T530 and Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - Problems with 170W/20V power supply

2017-11-27, 22:10 PM

I have the exact same issue, let me know if you find a solution. Bought one from ebay and its not powering the laptop while in the dock. Not sure if the dock is faulty. Extra monitors connected to dock work fine and I can see the LED blink on the lan port of the dock.

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