I want to attach a Ugreen USB2 4 Port 10M active cable - it's effectively a 4 port hub on an active cable.
The hub is powered by a 2 Amp power supply.
There are three USB ports on the rear of the Ultrabase, but the active cable/hub is only recognised if it is plugged into the Ultrabase USB port nearest the right when facing the screen.
Other devices work when plugged into any of the three ports.
With the Ugreen and other devices plugged as above the laptop can be restarted and all devices connect.
The power supply is working and delivering 5V.
Any reason for this behaviour>
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You can try testing with ThinkPad firmware, if you do not have a different operating system handy. Try using a USB keyboard to navigate Setup, or just going up and down 'F12' list: does it work when hub is connected to all three of UltraBase's receptacles? Or you can attach a storage Stick and look for it in 'F12' boot source choice selection list.
I am not able to help you. I only bring this question where your problem exists, whether in hardware or in Microsoft Windows.
Following your suggestion, I formatted a memory stick to be bootable and tried it in all three USB ports.
In each USB port, under F12 the stick was listed every time as a bootable device.
I then tried all the combinations of the 4-port cable, a USB-to-Serial cable, in all three USB ports.
I couldn't fault the USB ports.
I also tried an inline voltage/current/resistance USB dongle on all three ports, again all seemed okay.
Tonight I tried again, having undocked and redocked the X41.
This time the USB port nearest the left was dead - the USB voltage dongle didn't power up, suggesting to me no USB volts from that port.
So I'm wondering if there's an intermittant inside the dock.
When I dock my T410, about 10% of the time the mouse does not get power, and about 30% of the time the keyboard does not get power. Undocking/redocking, or even just wiggling the laptop around the connector a bit solves the issue after 1-3 attempts.
T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G, X32 (IPS Screen), A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad, A21m 2628-GXU
1) Boot up with Hub in port 1, USB-to-Serial in port 2, port 2 is dead.
Move USB-to-Serial to port 3, it works.
2) Next boot, USB-to Serial in port 3 does not power up.
Move USB-to-Serial to port 2, it works.
etc, ad nauseam.
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