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Old Jan 24, 2020, 10:27 AM   #2
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My T420s has Thunderbolt!

Guess it must be the TB3 controller, hopefully Lenovo deals with it. Though their warranty support is pretty awesome, so I suspect if it's under warranty it'll be no issue. For out of warranty machines though... I hope they extend support.

Apple has some wild issues with their TB3 controllers blowing holes in mobos.

I wonder how many people are plugging in shotty low quality USB-C cables that barely or don't meet spec. I've had a few cheap cables that make poor contact and if you try to pump large amounts of power over them you'll kill the port.

HP locks their USB-C ports to only output 15W or accept at max 65W, with some severe charging restrictions.

I don't think it's a sole source issue, which is likely why Lenovo has pushed firmware updates which likely tighten up the charger/cable requirements. So it won't fix the ports but maybe extend their lives.
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