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Lenovo Thinkpad X240 compatible docking station(s)

2019-01-07, 11:33 AM

I'm looking for a list of docking stations compatible with my Lenovo thinkpad x240. I've tried a few "universal" ones but they seem to have issues connecting to my laptop (work device) due to, what I believe, the lack of a USB 3.0 connection on the laptop (the drivers seems to attempt to install but fail). So I'm really just looking for confirmation that there are docking stations out there that will work with this laptop.


I've had a look at the Accessories and Options Compatibility Matrix (OCM) but that doesn't cover devices prior to 2016 apparently, which my model seems to fall into. 


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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X240 compatible docking station(s)

2019-01-07, 14:25 PM

Hi Alexcier, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!


In the OCM spreadsheet, click on the + above the column withe header "Before 2014" to see the X240. The columns for the older models are hidden by default.


You can also use Lenovo SmartFind.


Hope this helps!

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X240 compatible docking station(s)

2019-01-11, 15:44 PM



My guess is that by "docking station" you're talking about USB cable-connected versions.


There's a much better way.



Instead of trying to connect through USB, these stations make use of the bus port on the bottom for everything.  There is nothing else to connect.


I have an X240 that I use all the time and two of these "drop-on" docking stations that I no longer use. These are the Lenovo Pro Dock for _40, _50, and _60 -series machines, as detailed here.


They work perfectly and if you want one (or two!) I'll be happy to sell them cheap (I need to declutter). I don't have extra power blocks for them, but you can just plug your regular adapter into the back (the X240 will charge through the bus on the bottom). If you have interest or questions, please let me know:  ams@outlook.com.


In any event, good luck!



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