ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock

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ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock

ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock

The ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock (Model # 250410U) 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, an AC-Adapter is included. Besides all the pass-through ports the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock comes with an On/Off switch, Key lock and a slot for a cable lock.

Fix for Poweroff on Docking

Fix for poweroff on docking


  • Passthrough ports:
    • Ethernet (RJ45)
    • Modem (RJ11)
    • VGA
    • DVI-D (Dual Link DVI-D supported for certain nVidia / ATI video cards for high resolution monitors)
      • DVI output works for all models with discrete GPU and for the following integrated GPU models: T60, T61, T400, R61/R61i 14", R400, Z61m, Z61t (only Core 2 refresh models)
      • A 30" display at 2560x1600 is confirmed to work with a T61p
      • On laptops with Switchable Graphics only discrete GPU is attached to DVI output.
    • Serial (DB9-M)
    • Parallel (DB25-F)
    • Combined PS/2 Mouse + Keyboard
    • Audio Microphone-in
    • Audio Headphone-out
    • Audio S/PDIF (digital audio)
  • USB (4-ports)
  • Kensington Lock connector
  • Key lock
  • Power button
  • AC-Adapter (90 Watt)

Lenovo part numbers

  • order part number: P/N 250410U
  • FRU part number: 26R9063

Fix for no audio on Headphone-out

If the Headphone-out jack on the docking station does not work you may need to enable it in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:

   options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad

Problem with system crashes on power loss

Some units can completely lock up your system when you lose power. This issue seems to be caused by the legacy ports (parallel and serial) on the dock. You can work around this by disabling the legacy ports in the BIOS: Config -> Docking Station -> Legacy Devices on Mini-Dock

Note: This wont help if you put your system into standby. After resuming your system will be affected again (tested with ubuntu 10.10).

More information is available on this page (google cache, the original one is atm 404):

Supported ThinkPads