What does the power button on the TBT4-UD5 do and what do the lights indicate?

Last Update: January 19th, 2024
Article ID: 2370886

The power button for the TBT4-UD5 is simply to turn the dock on or off. This button does not have any influence on the computer itself (power button will not power on/off the attached host system). 

When the dock is powered off all devices attached to the dock will also lose power and the dock will no longer be recognizable by the system or offer charging (until it is turned back on).

Please note that the dock will automatically power on when attached to AC power and this is indicated by a orange (or blue) light on the front. An orange light means the dock is getting power but that it is not connected to a host system. A blue light means the system is getting power and has successfully connected to a host system.