Dell Precision M6800 :: Does Not Starts When Plugged On Port Replicator
May 19, 2014
I receive there is 1 weeks ago a M6800 laptop with his port replicator. When the laptop is plugged to the port replicator and I press the power button (on the laptop or on the port replicator) the laptop starts but it is frozen immediatly and the big "DELL" logo is displayed. I do not see Windows starts screen and I can not enter in the BIOS.
If I unplugged the laptop from the replicator station, it starts immediately and it is work.
If I plug the power charge on the laptop it starts immediately and it is work.
I plug the laptop to the port replicator, I starts it, the starts process is frozen of course at the "DELL" logo. After that I unplugged the laptop (I do not shutdown it, so the laptop is still on), the laptop continue to starts until Windows. After that I plug the laptop to the port replicator and it is work...
So I think the problem come with the port replicator detection at the BIOS level...
I have a brand new (month old) Precision M6800, I generally use it docked on my desk at work attached to two monitors via the docking station (I have confirmed via dell support that it is the correct model of dock). The laptop works fine attached to the dock, and fine on its own undocked.
However during the act of undocking (especially if the screen is locked, although this could be a coincidence) the laptop screen will often be left black. The laptop is still running, programs are still open etc. RDPing into the laptop shows all the programs still open and windows functioning fine. Plugging a monitor into one of the external ports will often solve the problem and bring the screen to life.
I have checked the bios version (it's a new model there has been no release) and the GPU drivers.
Seeing I just got this new Precision M6800, I wonder if Dell will provide a BIOS update to allow for Broadwell, the CPU is socketed and from what I can tell the QM87 chipset will work with Broadwell, RAM also is compatible.
The power also should be less than Haswell so the cooling solution should be able to handle full load with processor.
This is assuming Intel provides a socket version, the TDP is less so there really should be no problems with power given the newer CPU uses less than Haswell.
BIOS upgrade is needed? If so, would Dell offer that in this case given the compatible options?
Thinking about getting one to go with my m4500 which is on order. Reviews seem ok though some complain it's bulky and other complained the release mechanism wasn't great. Worst was that someone said their comp wouldn't boot when docked.
Can anyone share experience and/or high res pics of what one looks like?
I just got my new M6800 laptop- put it in the docking station and everything seems to work except for the USB's on the docking station.
I have had to plug my peripherals into my laptop. This is by design for the docking station. Why do I have a docking station? So that I can have an external keyboard and other peripherals permanently connected when I am in my office.
Went in device manager and searched for USB driver updates and mine are apparently up to date.
No trying a dell support chat window- let's see how long this takes....
I own a M6700 and have had a few problems with it so Dell upgraded me to an M6800. Problem is that my M6700 had an IPS screen and this feature is no longer available with the M6800 so I reluctantly opted for the matt 1920x1080. I currently have both machines while I transfer data etc so I did some comparison photos comparing the screen quality.M6800 on the LEFT (matt standard) and the M6700 on the RIGHT (IPS)I am really disappointed with the quality of the M6800 screen (matt 1920 x 1080). I can't believe this standard is acceptable.
I mean this is a high spec laptop and Dell offer a screen this bad? The viewing angle is almost unusable. Left to right angle - not so bad, but up and down is so bad that I have to constantly move my head up and down to get an understanding of the colours on my screen. Everything thing is washed out and lacks vibrancy with a blue tinge through it.
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I recently got a dell M4400 and large external dell monitor. I purchased the e-port replicator. I should be able to dock my laptop and use an external monitor and keyboard/mouse.
I can do that, but when I shut my laptop, the whole thing shuts down. Is this correct? I know I've used docking stations in the past and didn't have to have the laptop open. If I do, what is the point of the docking station?
The E-Port replicator had pretty much no documentation. Also, when I dock my laptop, shouldn't it see the docking station?
I have a Dell M4400 with nVidia 770 and I also have a Dell 3007WFP which supports 2560x1600 native resolution. Does anyone know if the M4400 will support this resolution if I dock it to an E-Port Replicator and use the DVI output of the docking station to the 3007WFP? When I looked at the Dell manual for the E-Port Replicator (and also the Plus) it didn't say if the DVI output supports dual-link.
At work I use M4400 that is docked to E-Port Plus replicator. If I start the laptop while docked, everything works great.
When I undock the laptop (while still running) everything is still fine. Although sometimes the laptop lid need to be opened and closed twice for the display output to show up on the laptop screen.
The real problem occurs when I redock the laptop (while still running) to the E-Port Plus replicator. Most of the time, the display output does not transfer to my external monitor (22" Dell monitor). The laptop appears to be locked up, and I need to reboot the computer
One of my users brought me this issue the other day. He is using a Latitude D830 laptop with a D/port docking station. With or without the laptop docked, The power button on the docking station flashes Orange and Green when powered. I've swapped power bricks for the dock. The laptop still seems to charge while being docked. After swapping the dock, the new dock is fine.
What might be causing it? Is the dock dead? Could it be a failed port on the docking station?
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The laptop starts for like 3-4 seconds nothing appears on the screen,the fan stops working and after a sec i hear a beep and everything turns OFF.
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I bought a generic 2 HD sata2 RAID1 enclosure based on the chipset Silicon Image SteelVine 5744. It can be used in USB or eSATA2. This embedded chipset (named SiL5744) is known (understand "claimed") to auto-handle Sata I/II and host sata2 controllers that not support the port multiplier feature. The HD are two Samsung F1 1To. There's no jumper to rollback to SATA 1.5Go on them, you can only do it by flashing the HD's bios, however we don't need to do it as I wrote just before, the SiL5744 supports SATA 3Go natively.
The enclosure works pretty well with USB, but *not* in eSATA : the E6500 freezes/hangs just after the POST step (a potential driver issue with the installed vista 64bits is not the reason then). As soon has I disconnect the eSATA cable, the system recovers and continues as normal.
What I've tried/done so far :
Both E6500's BIOS SATA mode AHCI and IRRT mode were tested, Intel Matrix driver and software was updated to the latest 188.8.131.527 version (AHCI and IRRT), The SiL5744 chip was upgraded to its latest firmware as well (in case of...)
In order to verify the esata cable, the HDs and the enclosure itself, I succeed to :
- Use the enclosure's RAID1 feature when using the USB connection, I could partition,format, and read/write on the logical volume - directly connect *one* HD (Samsung F1 1To) to the E6500's esata port -(I have a sata2esata cable), Vista installed it and I was able to use it as normal, even the hotswap feature seemed to work fine (I unkindly removed it). I could so test both HD individually this way... On the enclosure hardware side, everything looks fine then.
An IMPORTANT thing : The E6500's ICH8/9-M sata host controller seems to support the Port Multiplier feature *ONLY* on sata port 0 -as a bubble message from the Intel Matrix soft sometimes shows up-, but this is exactly where the internal HD is plugged on the motherboard I found nowhere you can change the internal sata port ID (switch,bios,ect...). I think this is the key of the problem that seems to be a dumb port conflict, because the esata port is in fact the port sata 4 (the DVDRW drive is sata 1, dock's esata is 5 for instance). If somebody knows how to swap the sata port ID, I think I won't be toasted !
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