When connecting your Lenovo to your Thunderbolt 3 docking station, ensure your laptop is plugged in properly.

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Check your connection on your laptop. If your laptop has connections, as pictured below, plug in as follows. Do NOT use the USB-C connector. Use the Thunderbolt connector. This connector is disguised and not dedicated. Once this is plugged in, your docking station will function normally.

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On the docking side, do not plug into the port on the front of the dock.

Plug in the rear of the dock. The cable with the 3 on it is the Thunderbolt 3 cable. Make sure the 135-watt power cable is plugged into the correct port.