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  # 1403115 9-Oct-2015 15:20
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nathan:
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wellygary: What about disabling the LAN/Network device driver, ?

I know its not very useful to run the laptop in that state, but if it boots OK it would tend to point to it being a Network port/driver issue.


Just so I am crystal clear, are you suggesting I disable the LAN/Network device driver in Windows, then rebooting with everything still plugged in (dock and Ethernet cable included) to isolate whether it is an issue at the laptop end or something that my network is throwing at the laptop?  If so I'll certainly give it a shot.  Cheers.


Since Windows drivers aren't loaded in the UEFI firmware, I doubt this will do anything


Ok good to know, thanks Nathan.  I have plenty of other scenarios to try as per my previous post.  Will let y'all know if successful or not after I get a chance to play around with my set up.

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  # 1403139 9-Oct-2015 16:27
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See if Lenovo support can send you an ethernet adapter (for free) for your Carbon, to connect to ethernet but bypassing the dock?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1403156 9-Oct-2015 17:01

See if there is an option in bios setup to disable onboard lan. Also try plugging the laptop into your network switch but Unplug all other devices from the switch. This is to tell if having a live network cable plugged in will cause the problem. Or if it is another device on your network that is causing the problem.





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  # 1403225 9-Oct-2015 19:44
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have you checked if you have the latest Lenovo firmware/BIOS for the machine

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  # 1403684 10-Oct-2015 23:51
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What are you using to power the laptop - are you using the docking power supply plugged into the dock and not some other combination? do you have anything else plugged into the dock? Can you plug your laptop into an isolated switch (not a router)?



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  # 1404255 12-Oct-2015 12:15
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jonb: See if Lenovo support can send you an ethernet adapter (for free) for your Carbon, to connect to ethernet but bypassing the dock?


One came with the laptop.  I plugged the same Ethernet cable that was going into the dock, directly into the laptop using the Ethernet adaptor and it booted up just fine.  So the dock itself definitely does not like a/my network connection...



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  # 1404256 12-Oct-2015 12:16
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Aredwood: See if there is an option in bios setup to disable onboard lan. Also try plugging the laptop into your network switch but Unplug all other devices from the switch. This is to tell if having a live network cable plugged in will cause the problem. Or if it is another device on your network that is causing the problem.


See post above.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1404258 12-Oct-2015 12:16
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nathan: have you checked if you have the latest Lenovo firmware/BIOS for the machine


Yes thanks to many requests from Lenovo, I have updated all drivers/firmware/BIOS possible as mentioned in my original post.



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  # 1404261 12-Oct-2015 12:21
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MadEngineer: What are you using to power the laptop - are you using the docking power supply plugged into the dock and not some other combination? do you have anything else plugged into the dock? Can you plug your laptop into an isolated switch (not a router)?


Power is provided to dock which then passes power to the laptop via the proprietary Lenovo dock connector.

What else do I have plugged into the dock?

 

  • Monitor via DVI
  • Monitor via DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor and HDMI cable to monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Wireless Mouse
  • Printer
  • Ethernet
  • Audio out to external speakers

Note that the exact combination worked with an older Lenovo laptop and the dock it came with (which is a different type of dock to the one I'm having isssues with now).

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  # 1404335 12-Oct-2015 13:55
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Yeah, that's not what I asked.

The laptop would have come with a power supply, and the dock would have come with a power supply.  Which power supply are you using with the dock?  What is the wattage of each power supply?

Have you tried unplugging _everything_ from the dock leaving only power and network?

I've seen similar issues before but with HP and Toshiba docking stations.

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  # 1404341 12-Oct-2015 14:01
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MadEngineer: Yeah, that's not what I asked.

The laptop would have come with a power supply, and the dock would have come with a power supply.  Which power supply are you using with the dock?  What is the wattage of each power supply?

Have you tried unplugging _everything_ from the dock leaving only power and network?

I've seen similar issues before but with HP and Toshiba docking stations.


Good point.
Docks usually have a much larger / higher-rated power supply.




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  # 1404349 12-Oct-2015 14:07
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Also, does the network work OK if the laptop is turned on before dropping it onto the dock?



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  # 1404362 12-Oct-2015 14:24
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MadEngineer: Yeah, that's not what I asked.

The laptop would have come with a power supply, and the dock would have come with a power supply.  Which power supply are you using with the dock?  What is the wattage of each power supply?

Have you tried unplugging _everything_ from the dock leaving only power and network?

I've seen similar issues before but with HP and Toshiba docking stations.


The dock power supply is being used with the dock.  Both the dock's power supply and the power supply supplied with the laptop are 65W.  They are identical power supplies.

What would unplugging _everything_ from the dock except for power and network achieve?  I'd just be staring at the dock.  Or do you mean also leaving the laptop plugged into the dock and seeing what happens on the laptop screen?



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  # 1404366 12-Oct-2015 14:26
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MadEngineer: Also, does the network work OK if the laptop is turned on before dropping it onto the dock?


The laptop will boot fine when on wireless and not connected to the dock.  You can then connect the laptop to the dock and everything works perfectly.

As mentioned above, if I have the wired network connected directly to the laptop, and everything else connected to the dock (including the laptop), it boots up fine too.

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  # 1404544 12-Oct-2015 17:52
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So again for clarity, does the network work fine via the dock (not wireless - in fact try turning it off) with the wired network connected to the dock if the laptop is turned on before docking it?

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