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Old Jan 24, 2020, 12:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by gamefoo21 View Post
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.
Has USB-3 been that problematic? Even the Nintendo Switch has a somewhat off-spec version of USB-3 (which was known to brick some units with third party docking stations).

Who's fault would any of this be? having to be pretty anal a bout which charging cable to use kind of defeats the purpose of a universal port......
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