ThinkPad Dock Series 3

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ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3

stock picture of ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3

Features

  • Passthrough ports:
    • Ethernet (RJ45)
    • VGA
  • USB (4-ports)
  • Special Kensington Lock connector, which locks the Port replicator to the desk, and the ThinkPad to the port replicator

Lenovo part numbers

  • Option PN: 433610W, TYPE 4336
  • (observed) FRU P/N 75Y5909, other PN 75Y5906
  • (according to MIGR-72866) ASM pn: 0A70350, 0A86663, 0B00032, 0B00035
  • (according to MIGR-72866) FRU pn: 45M2488, 04W1503, 04W1817, 04W1806

Documentation

Supported ThinkPads


ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3

stock picture of ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3

Features

  • Passthrough ports:
  • USB (6-ports)
  • Kensington Lock connector
  • Key lock
  • Power button
  • AC-Adapter (same as with the TP)

Lenovo part numbers

  • Marketing: 433710U, TYPE 4337

Documentation

Supported ThinkPads


ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 90W

stock picture of ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
NOTE!
Originally, only called "ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3". Starting in 2011 with the introduction of a third variant, Lenovo adds the wattage of the included power supply to the name.

The only difference between this Dock and the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 135W is the included AC adapter to support the ThinkPad W510.

Features

  • Passthrough ports:
    • Ethernet (RJ45)
    • VGA
    • Two DVI-D (Single Link)
    • Two DisplayPort
    • eSATA
    • Audio Microphone-in
    • Audio Headphone-out
  • USB (6-ports)
  • Kensington Lock connector
  • Key lock
  • Power button
  • AC-Adapter (Includes 90W AC Power Adapter)

Lenovo part numbers

Marketing: 433810U

Supported ThinkPads


ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 135W

NOTE!
Formerly called "ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 for Mobile Workstations". The naming changed after the introduction of the 170W dock the following year.

The only difference between this Dock and the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 90W is the included AC adapter to support the ThinkPad W510

Lenovo part numbers

Marketing: 433820U (United States)

Documentation


ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W

The only difference between this Dock and other ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 is the Power Connector to support 170W AC adapter, and to support ThinkPads W510, W520, and Quad-core models of the T520.

Lenovo part numbers

Marketing: 433830U (United States)

Supported ThinkPads

Documentation


ThinkPad Series 3 Docking Stations with USB 3.0

As of June 2012, variants of the docking stations with USB 3.0 support have been released. They are identical to the original docks, except each has a single USB 3.0 port, distinguished by a blue color. The USB 3.0 docks can be identified by the 433x-x5x part number (as opposed to the 433x-x0x of the original models).

The following docks are available with USB 3.0:

  • ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (433615W)
    • One of the four USB 2.0 ports replaced with USB 3.0
  • ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0 (433715U - U.S.)
    • One of the six USB 2.0 ports replaced with USB 3.0
  • ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 – 90W (433815U - U.S.)
    • eSATA port replaced with USB 3.0
  • ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 – 170W (433835U - U.S.)
    • eSATA port replaced with USB 3.0

It is unknown why Lenovo chose to sacrifice the eSATA port on the Mini Dock Plus instead of one of the USB 2.0 ports as on the other docks. This means, unfortunately, that there is no docking station in this series supporting both eSATA and USB 3.0.

Supported Thinkpads and USB 3.0 compatibility

Each of these docking stations supports the same Thinkpads which are supported by the respective original models. However, the USB 3.0 functionality is available only on the Ivy Bridge Thinkpads, and an the Core i7 variant of the X220, which includes a third-party USB 3.0 controller where special provisions have been made to support the USB 3.0 docks. With all other models, the USB 3.0 port will only function as USB 2.0.

USB 3.0 support on Series 3 Docking Stations

Documentation


Modification for X220 Tablet

photo guide to modify Dock Series 3
Kaze22 wrote on forum.thinkpads.com:
I tried docking my X220 Tablet to my W520 Series 3 Plus Dock today, didn't work cause the stupid alignment blocker was in the way.

I ripped the blocker preventing the X220T from attaching off with brute force.

Problem solved, it works like a charm, saved myself 150 bucks on a ultrabase, now I have a series 3 dock that supports all the laptops with no blocker.

Tip by Kaze22 on forum.thinkpads.com.