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[FOUND] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#1 Post by N33dF0rSp33dFan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:35 am

Hello.

I'm interested in buying a ThinkPad Advanced Dock 42W4629 (2503) for my 15.4" T61.

I would like one which is in at least working condition, small scratches don't mind me, but no dents if possible. I'm not interested if it doesn't have the keys, as long as the dock is in unlocked position.
I already know that shipping will be tricky, that's why I would like a unit which is located somewhere in Europe.

Thanks in advance.
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Owned ThinkPads : T61 (6457-6PG), X61 (7674-4NG), W500 (4061-38U) + 2503 Advanced Dock w/ RX 550

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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#2 Post by dr_st » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:52 am

Welcome to the forum. :D

Do I understand you correctly that you don't mind if there are no keys, as long as the dock is unlocked? Because "I'm not interested" can be interpreted as "I don't want it". Please clarify.

Another question - why are you looking specifically for the 2503? What do you need from it that the 2504 (mini-dock) will not give you?
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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:45 am

2504 is also a lot less bulky than the 2503, just compare pictures.
(Search eBay with: dock 2503 or dock 2504)
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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#4 Post by N33dF0rSp33dFan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:51 am

Glad to be part of the forum :)

I don't mind if the keys are missing from it, that's what I was trying to say.
What I forgot to mention in the first post was that I also don't care if the DVD drive is missing from it.

I do have a 2504, but I want to add a powerful graphics solution to the laptop, like a 6570 or a GT610, or something else, if it works (~50W TDP, if I read right).
I'm also planning a processor upgrade, but that's a lot easier to get than the dock.
I also know that the CPU will be bottlenecked, but in what applications/games I want to run, that's less of an issue, at least for me.
Current ThinkPads: X41 (2525-63G)
Owned ThinkPads : T61 (6457-6PG), X61 (7674-4NG), W500 (4061-38U) + 2503 Advanced Dock w/ RX 550

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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#5 Post by Pokrzept » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:07 am

Please pay attention that your T61s BIOS is written really badly and it does have serious problems with memory allocation. Please get familiar with an T61 TOLUD problem before you make your final decision. You may start here: viewtopic.php?p=747077. If you really want to use this docking station with an classic ThinkPad, T400 or T/W500 is a best option for you.

PS. I do have one of these docks so if you're interested send me PM.
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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#6 Post by N33dF0rSp33dFan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:37 pm

Well, I got rid of my T61 and I'll have a W500 around monday.
Still looking for a dock.
Current ThinkPads: X41 (2525-63G)
Owned ThinkPads : T61 (6457-6PG), X61 (7674-4NG), W500 (4061-38U) + 2503 Advanced Dock w/ RX 550

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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#7 Post by zoltan87 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:24 pm

I have a 2503 dock in really good condition, let me know if you are still looking for.
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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#8 Post by N33dF0rSp33dFan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:39 am

Up
Current ThinkPads: X41 (2525-63G)
Owned ThinkPads : T61 (6457-6PG), X61 (7674-4NG), W500 (4061-38U) + 2503 Advanced Dock w/ RX 550

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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#9 Post by franz4ever » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:10 am

I have a working one in very good cosmetic conditions,
it has only a big scratch on the bottom and it's missing the screw caps.

In the drive bay there is a replica sata hdd caddy perfectly working (it detects the hdd if installed).

Let me know if you're interested!

Thank you.

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Re: [WTB] ThinkPad Advanced Dock 2503

#10 Post by N33dF0rSp33dFan » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:38 am

I got one. Thanks for the offers. Thread will be closed.
Current ThinkPads: X41 (2525-63G)
Owned ThinkPads : T61 (6457-6PG), X61 (7674-4NG), W500 (4061-38U) + 2503 Advanced Dock w/ RX 550

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