Monitors connected to CSV-1568 flicker or disconect

Updated on 02-03-2023 in Docking Station
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About half a year ago we purchased six CSV-1568 (USB gen 2 type-C) docking stations which we are using on multiple different laptop models (mostly from Lenovo). The docking stations are generally running OK, but we have occasional reports from the users about the following two issues:

1. Screens (that are connected to the docking station) flicker about once a day (screen goes black and then back to normal after about 2 seconds). This is not a huge issue, but it happens very often.

2. Once in a while, one of the multiple connected screens totaly disconnects (no signal from the connector). And it takes a lot of random actions (laptop reboot, USB-C cable disconnect, docking station reboot) to get the picture back on the “temporary disconnected” screen. When there is no picture shown on the screen, Windows does not detect that the screen is connected to the laptop via docking station (even though the physical connections do not change).

With most laptops, we are connecting two screens to the docking station (in most cases we are using 2xDP, but in one case we are using 1xDP and 1xHDMI, but the issues are similar on all different monitor connect situations)

I’m asking if there is a solution for the two problems that are described in the text above.

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What resolutions are you trying to achieve? (+hz and color)

Are all the laptops completely up to date? Including the BIOS?

USB power settings are correct? Correct is that Windows can not turn power off the connected USB-C port.

There is only 1 DP on the dock, I assume you meant to say 2 x HDMI and 1x DP+1xHDMI?


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Resolution: 1920×1200, Aspect ratio:16:10 (60hz 8 bit color depth)

Laptops are updated trough Windows update and the manufacturers utility software. We have problems on Win10 and Win 11.

We did not change any USB power settings. Can you send more documentation around USB-C port power. Where can i set these setting and what do they need to be set to?

Sorry. Like you said, users are using 2 x HDMI or 1 x DP + 1 x HDMI.

on 02-03-2023

Resolutions fits inside the 16.4Gbps, so that should be ok.

What laptop is it? Does it support DP1.4 or DP1.2 Alt mode?

For USB power go to Device Manager -> Universal Serial Bus Controllers.

Check each below for power management and un-check the “Allow the computer (…)”


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