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 Post subject: Docking Station
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:54 pm 
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Hi there,

Is there a docking station out there that comprises HDMI. I have my W520 docked on an older T410 dock and wondering if there is a better one out there that would suit better.

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 Post subject: Re: Docking Station
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:07 am 
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No, but all the docks compatible with your W520 have DisplayPort++, which means they can output an HDMI signal easily with a passive adapter. All the Series 3 docks are compatible with your W520, if the power supply is adequate. I think the W520 may require 170W. Does it fit in your dock? Or do you run it off 135W?

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 Post subject: Re: Docking Station
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:05 pm 
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I am using a DP 2 HDMI adapter, no other choice. My PSU is 135W and fits the old T410 dock.

The problem is that everytime I dock in or out I have to plug/unplug the DP.

So that's about it, don't know what to do..


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 Post subject: Re: Docking Station
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:47 am 
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It's not supposed to be like that. I would suspect it's an adapter issue (but can also be drivers/software). I regularly dock/undock (using a DP to DVI) and do not have to unplug the monitor, ever.

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Current: X220 4291-4BG, T410 2537-R46, T60 1952-F76, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G
Collectibles: T430s (IPS FHD + Classic Keyboard), X32 (IPS Screen)
Retired: X61 7673-V2V, A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad
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