ThinkPad Basic Dock - Overview and Service Parts

Features and specifications
ThinkPad Basic Dock (40A00000WW)

Everything you need, nothing you don’t. Completely re-designed for a new generation of ThinkPads, snap into the ThinkPad Basic Dock with and get connected to your Local Area Network/Internet and workplace accessories such as an external display, keyboard, mouse and printer so you can get more done faster. One of the dock’s USB ports also supports always-on mobile device charging, which means that you can charge your mobile phone or tablet, even when your notebook is away. Our unique physical alignment guarantees perfect notebook-dock alignment every time.

Ideal for: Individuals above-and-beyond the budget and small businesses which need the basics done right.

Features include:

  • 3x USB 2.0, one supports always-on USB charging
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 10/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, supports enterprise manageability
  • 1x VGA
  • Driver-free, perfect video quality
  • Charges your ThinkPad with your system’s ThinkPad AC Adapter
  • Security lock hole
  • Convenient eject button for one-step system removal
  • Physical rear alignment for a perfect dock every time
  • Smaller desktop footprint vs Series 3 docking stations


Drivers Operating System Version
 Release Date
Firmware (Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7) (240 KB)
ReadMe (3.65 KB)

Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7
1.43 10 Feb 2015


Manuals  Version
 Release Date
Setup poster (5.0 MB)
Dec 2014 23 Dec 2014


Physical Specifications
  • Approximate Height: 55.6 mm (2.19 in)
  • Approximate Width: 345 mm (13.58 in)
  • Approximate Depth: 162.5 mm (6.40 in)
  • Approximate Weight: 0.82 kg (1.81 lb)

Operating environment:

  • Temperature: 5 degrees C (41 degrees F) to + 43 degrees C (109 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 95% (non-condensing)

Storage environment:

  • Temperature: -20 degrees C (-4 degrees F) to + 60 degrees C (140 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)


  • The ThinkPad Basic Dock
  • Publications
Agency approvals
Hardware compatibility
Description Machine Type Models
ThinkPad T540p, T440p, T440p, T440, T440s, T450,T450s, L450, L540, L440, W541, W540 All Integrated Graphics (Intel) Only
ThinkPad X250, X240 All  Integrated Graphics (Intel) Only 

For best user experience it is recommended to use with the dock the AC adapter of same or higher electric power in watts than adapter which comes with the ThinkPad.

Note: Refer to the Accessories Compatibility Guide to check the compatible systems for this product.


1 year - Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 9 July 2013 (Worldwide)
  • Availability date: 23 July 2013 (Worldwide)


Service Parts
  • Description: A description of the product.
  • Geography: The geography where the product is available.
  • Marketing part number: The marketing part number is the part number used for purchasing the product.
  • Service part number (FRU): The service part number for the product or one of the product's components.
Description Geography Service part number (FRU) Marketing part number
ThinkPad Basic Dock Worldwide


Additional product information
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.
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  • Last Updated :18 Feb 2015
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