06-19-2019 09:48 AM
I just started having issues AGAIN with my X1 Extreme and Thunderbolt dock (40AN workstation model). I had issues in the past with a first gen Thunderbolt dock that stopped working. I had to switch to the 40AN with 230w+65w connections and it has run fine until this past week. I have an 34" Ultrawide Samsung CF791.
The issue is the screen goes black and shows disconnected in the middle of working. It also now does not come up when i start up the system. Cycling the dock cable restores the connectivity.
I've updated bios and updates to the system yesterday. Not aware of any new dock drivers. It's a shame this laptop & dock have been plagued with issues since I got it. I came from W540, W541, and T580 series systems without issues. This model seems awesome but runs like a lemon.
Anyone else experiencing similar issues?
07-02-2019 09:25 AM - edited 07-02-2019 10:09 AM
I have a very similar setup:
Everything has been working flawlessly. I'm actually amazed how stable it is. I rarely reboot the systems, it's on 24x7 and it always goes to sleep and wakes up correctly.
One thing though, I noticed the dock getting rather hot after continuous use, so I put a little fan close by to cool it down a bit.
07-02-2019 10:25 AM - edited 07-02-2019 10:25 AM
I apologize for not being very clear.
No, my system was always pretty stable. I was initially experiencing random wake up issues where the external screens wouldn't turn on, but that has been fixed with recent BIOS updates.
I just put a fan as a preventive measure and hopefully to extend the dock life.