Docking Station Setup Guide
Part 1: Included Contents
Part 2: Assembly
Part 1: Included Contents
*Indicates that this item is only provided as necessary
• Thinkpad USB-C Dock Gen2 (Comes with a red plated bottom)
• Power supply for the docking station
• USB-C cable
• DVI to Display cable
• Display to Display cable (provided with LG Monitors)
• HDMI to Display cable*
Part 2: Connection Assembly
Begin with the Thinkpad docking station. On the backside, there will be several connection ports to project from your laptop device to the accessories connected to it through the dock. Each port is explained below:
1. USB-C to Laptop port: Denoted by the PC icon beneath the port, this is the port that will power the laptop and project functionality to the external accessories provided for a workstation.
2. Power Supply port: Indicated by the two-prong outlet symbol beneath the port, this slot provides power to the docking station as a whole.
3. Display Port #1: A standard Display port, designated by the disfigured “D” beneath the port (also that marked by the D shape of the cable connection.) This will be used to project to one of the external monitors.
4. Display Port #2: A secondary standard Display port, designated by the disfigured “D” beneath the port (also that marked by the D shape of the cable connection.) This will be used to project to one of the external monitors.
5. HDMI Port: A standard HDMI port. Used to connect the docking station to a third monitor with an HDMI cable (Or HDMI to Display cable / adapter.)
6. USB 3.0 Accessory ports: An upgraded USB port, usable by most USB devices. These USB ports have enhanced data transfer rates, allowing for smoother streaming between connected devices.
7. Ethernet Port: A standard ethernet port, used for connecting hard-lined internet. Not to be confused with a phone-line cable (RJ45), this port provides internet to the docking station from a designated internet source.
8. USB Accessory ports: Standard USB ports, usable by most USB devices (Keyboards, mice, etc.)
Now that each port has been clarified, let us begin putting it all together!
❖ Locate a suitable location on your desk for your docking station. Take into consideration the amount of wires that will be protruding from the back, as there will be quite a cluster of them. Once you have decided on a spot, begin by connecting each monitor individually.
If you were provided LG monitors from Gold Star, the connection ports will be located on the back-right of the monitor.
Display Port / Monitor #1:
With the provided Display to Display cable, connect one end of the Display cable to the monitor. Then connect the other end of the cable to one of the two display ports on the back of the docking station.
DVI to Display Port / Monitor #2:
Now with the provided DVI to Display cable, connect the DVI side (has multiple pins sticking out) into the monitor. Gently press the connection into place, then tighten the side screws into place. The Display end of the cable will then connect to the docking station to project a second monitor.
Docking Station Power:
The 90w power cube has two sides: one with an output cable, the other with a input receiver. First connect the smaller AC adapter cable to the input slot to provide power to the box, then take the yellow square tip from the output cable to seat it in the docking station.
If your workstation is within proximity of your internet source (wifi router or active wall port,) you can connect to it directly using an ethernet cable to provide hardwired connection through your docking station. **If using a Shoretel phone, the connection will have to bypass your phone before going to docking station. Please contact IT Support for additional info.**
USB-C to Device:
With the provided USB-C cable that came with the docking station, plug one end into the “PC” port on the back of the docking station. Then plug the other end into the power slot of the laptop. This will provide both, power and projection functionality from the docking station to your laptop device. **Older laptop models do not have a USB-C slot, and as such will not be compatible with this model docking station. Please contact IT Support for additional info.**
USB / Wireless Mouse and Keyboard:
Simply plug in the USB receiver into any of the several USB ports on the docking station. So long as the device is not recognized as a mass storage device, it will be accepted for use immediately upon plugging in. There are also 2 additional USB ports in the front of the docking station to use.
By now your setup is complete and should appear similar to the filled docking station below.
Should you require further assistance, please contact IT Support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 734-669-3033 between 9am to 5pm EST (leave a voicemail if calling outside of the designated office hours.)
Display not showing after finished setup?
Make sure you are using two separate cables to connect your monitors to the docking station. The use of two display cables for both monitors will result in the monitors being read as a mirror. Each monitor MUST have their own unique video cable to provide an individual monitor from the docking station.