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== IBM ThinkPad Port Replicator II ==
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The [[ThinkPad Port Replicator II|Port Replicator II]] (Model # 74P6733) is the cheapest dock IBM sells. It contains basic pass-through connections for notebook ports, including power pass-through. It comes without integrated power supply but provides the same power jack as found in a ThinkPad, so you need to use either your Thinkpad AC adapter or another IBM AC adapter. Besides all the pass-through ports the Port Replicator II comes with an On/Off switch and a slot for a cable lock which secures the device and prevents the Thinkpad from being removed.
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=== ThinkPad Port Replicator II (74P6733) ===
 
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This is a proprietary docking station for models with a [[Docking Port|CS00 standard docking port]].
===Features===
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=== Features ===
* Passthrough ports:
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==== Pass-through ====
** Ethernet (RJ45)
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* 1x PS/2 (Mini-DIN 6, keyboard) port
** Modem (RJ11)
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* 1x PS/2 (Mini-DIN 6, mouse) port
** USB (2-port)
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* 1x USB 2.0 (Type-A) port
** DVI
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* 1x Modem (RJ-11) port
** [[VGA Port|VGA]]
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* 1x Ethernet (RJ-45) port
** [[Serial Port|Serial (DB9-M)]]
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* 1x DVI-I (dual-link) out port
** [[Parallel Port|Parallel (DB25-F)]]
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* 1x VGA-out (DE-15) port
** [[PS/2 Port|PS/2 Keyboard]]
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* 1x Parallel (DB-25, ECP/EPP/SPP) port
** [[PS/2 Port|PS/2 Mouse]]
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* 1x Serial (DE-9, RS-232) port
** [[Floppy Connector|External Diskette drive]]
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* 1x Stereo line-in port (3.5mm, TRS)
** Audio line-in and line-out
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* 1x [[Floppy Connector|Proprietary floppy (17 mm) port]]
* Kensington Lock connector
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* 1x DC-in (barrel) socket
* Power button
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==== Non-pass-through ====
 
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* 1x Headphone port (3.5mm, TRS){{footnote|2}}
===Pros & Cons===
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* 1x Kensington security lock slot
* Positives: Inexpensive ($149 Retail)
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=== Resources ===
* Negatives: Requires AC adapter, only one USB port
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* [https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/options/92p1837.pdf ThinkPad Port Replicator, Port Replicator II, and Mini-Dock - User's guide (January 2003)] (191 KB)
* Compatibility: X20/30, T20/30/40, R30/40/50, and A20/30 series (Does not support X40/41, R40e/50e/51e, or G40/41)
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* [https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/92p1836.pdf Docking Solutions 2003 - Hardware Maintenance Manual (January 2003)] (242 KB)
* Warranty: One Year
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* Guide: [[Opening port replicator II|How to open up the Port Replicator II]]
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{{footnotes|
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#This model does not support DVI pass-through.
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#This port has insufficient power to properly drive a pair of headphones/earphones. If you choose to use this for whatever reason, expect unreasonable amounts of clipping and distortion.
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*[http://www-132.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=-840&storeId=1&langId=-1&dualCurrId=73&categoryId=2581897&productId=8581830 IBM Website for Port Replicator II]
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* [ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/92p1836.pdf ThinkPad Docking Solutions HMM (February 2003)] (248,638 Bytes)
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* [ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/options/92p1837.pdf User's guide for the ThinkPad Port Replicator II and ThinkPad Mini-Dock] (196,180 Bytes)
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=== Part numbers ===
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* 13R0292 (74P6734), 74P6735 (74P6734)
  
==DVI pass-through==
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=== DVI pass-through ===
 
LCD monitors are getting larger and higher-resolution. Currently, DVI based on 165MHz TDMS transmitters can only (officially) support 1600x1200x32 at 60Hz, which is the resolution of your average 20" non-widescreen LCD. IBM's driver support for this resolution through DVI ports on docks has been inconsistent. Also in Linux you might experience [[Problem with DVI throughput|problems]] even with this resolution and IBM officially states that the pass-through DVI port only supports resolutions up to 1280x1024. Read [[Problem with DVI throughput|our page]] of information on how to solve these troubles.
 
LCD monitors are getting larger and higher-resolution. Currently, DVI based on 165MHz TDMS transmitters can only (officially) support 1600x1200x32 at 60Hz, which is the resolution of your average 20" non-widescreen LCD. IBM's driver support for this resolution through DVI ports on docks has been inconsistent. Also in Linux you might experience [[Problem with DVI throughput|problems]] even with this resolution and IBM officially states that the pass-through DVI port only supports resolutions up to 1280x1024. Read [[Problem with DVI throughput|our page]] of information on how to solve these troubles.
  
Please be aware that not all Thinkpad models will support DVI output with a Port Replicator. This is stated as "If your ThinkPad computer does not support DVI, you cannot use this connector." in User's guide. Apparently, X and T2* models do not. [http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-58833#vid ThinkPad R52] and [http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-58317#vid ThinkPad T43] models with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator do not. Please add other models if you know about them to not support DVI.
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Please note that models with an Intel graphics chip are known to not support DVI; such examples would be the GMA 900-based T43 and R52. Most models with an ATI graphics chip on the other hand, are known to support DVI. However, not all models with an ATI graphics chip will support DVI.
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=== Cut internal audio while using dock audio connector ===
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The internal speaker stays on even when you put an audio jack into the port replicator speaker out connector.
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To silence the internal speaker use the mute button, which mutes the speakers and internal headphone output on ThinkPads before the Lenovo *61 series. You may need to unmute the AC97/HDA mixer if your Linux distro maps the mute button to also mute the AC97/HDA mixer. Alternatively, it is possible to silence the internal speaker by using the volume down button to bring the volume to 0, without muting.
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== Models supporting this accessory ==
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* {{i1620}}{{footnote|1}}, {{i1800}}{{footnote|1}}
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* {{A20m}}{{footnote|1}}, {{A20p}}, {{A21e}}{{footnote|1}}, {{A21m}}{{footnote|1}}, {{A21p}}, {{A22e}}{{footnote|1}}, {{A22m}}{{footnote|1}}, {{A22p}}, {{A30}}, {{A30p}}, {{A31}}, {{A31p}}
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* {{T20}}{{footnote|1}}, {{T21}}{{footnote|1}}, {{T22}}{{footnote|1}}, {{T23}}{{footnote|1}}, {{T30}}, {{T40}}, {{T40p}}, {{T41}}, {{T41p}}, {{T42}}, {{T42p}}, {{T43}}, {{T43p}}
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* {{X20}}{{footnote|1}}, {{X21}}{{footnote|1}}, {{X22}}{{footnote|1}}, {{X23}}{{footnote|1}}, {{X24}}{{footnote|1}}, {{X30}}{{footnote|1}}, {{X31}}{{footnote|1}}, {{X32}}{{footnote|1}}
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* {{R30}}{{footnote|1}}, {{R31}}{{footnote|1}}, {{R32}}{{footnote|1}}, {{R40}}{{footnote|1}}, {{R50}}, {{R50p}}, {{R51}}, {{R52}}
  
== Supported ThinkPads ==
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[[Category:Docking Solutions]]
* ThinkPad {{A20m}}, {{A20p}}, {{A21m}}, {{A21p}}, {{A22e}}, {{A22m}}, {{A22p}}
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* ThinkPad {{A30}}, {{A30p}}, {{A31}}, {{A31p}}
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* ThinkPad {{R30}}, {{R31}}, {{R32}}
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* ThinkPad {{R40}}
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* ThinkPad {{R50}}, {{R50p}}, {{R51}}, {{R52}}
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* ThinkPad {{T20}}, {{T21}}, {{T22}}, {{T23}}
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* ThinkPad {{T30}}
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* ThinkPad {{T40}}, {{T40p}}, {{T41}}, {{T41p}}, {{T42}}, {{T42p}}, {{T43}}, {{T43p}}
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* ThinkPad {{X20}}, {{X21}}, {{X22}}, {{X23}}, {{X24}}
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* ThinkPad {{X30}}, {{X31}}, {{X32}}
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 15 October 2020

ThinkPad Port Replicator II (74P6733)

This is a proprietary docking station for models with a CS00 standard docking port.

Features

Pass-through

  • 1x PS/2 (Mini-DIN 6, keyboard) port
  • 1x PS/2 (Mini-DIN 6, mouse) port
  • 1x USB 2.0 (Type-A) port
  • 1x Modem (RJ-11) port
  • 1x Ethernet (RJ-45) port
  • 1x DVI-I (dual-link) out port
  • 1x VGA-out (DE-15) port
  • 1x Parallel (DB-25, ECP/EPP/SPP) port
  • 1x Serial (DE-9, RS-232) port
  • 1x Stereo line-in port (3.5mm, TRS)
  • 1x Proprietary floppy (17 mm) port
  • 1x DC-in (barrel) socket

Non-pass-through

  • 1x Headphone port (3.5mm, TRS)2
  • 1x Kensington security lock slot

Resources


FOOTNOTES [Δ]
  1. This model does not support DVI pass-through.
  2. This port has insufficient power to properly drive a pair of headphones/earphones. If you choose to use this for whatever reason, expect unreasonable amounts of clipping and distortion.
IBM Port Replicator II.jpg

Part numbers

  • 13R0292 (74P6734), 74P6735 (74P6734)

DVI pass-through

LCD monitors are getting larger and higher-resolution. Currently, DVI based on 165MHz TDMS transmitters can only (officially) support 1600x1200x32 at 60Hz, which is the resolution of your average 20" non-widescreen LCD. IBM's driver support for this resolution through DVI ports on docks has been inconsistent. Also in Linux you might experience problems even with this resolution and IBM officially states that the pass-through DVI port only supports resolutions up to 1280x1024. Read our page of information on how to solve these troubles.

Please note that models with an Intel graphics chip are known to not support DVI; such examples would be the GMA 900-based T43 and R52. Most models with an ATI graphics chip on the other hand, are known to support DVI. However, not all models with an ATI graphics chip will support DVI.

Cut internal audio while using dock audio connector

The internal speaker stays on even when you put an audio jack into the port replicator speaker out connector.

To silence the internal speaker use the mute button, which mutes the speakers and internal headphone output on ThinkPads before the Lenovo *61 series. You may need to unmute the AC97/HDA mixer if your Linux distro maps the mute button to also mute the AC97/HDA mixer. Alternatively, it is possible to silence the internal speaker by using the volume down button to bring the volume to 0, without muting.

Models supporting this accessory