I have an XPS M1530 running Vista Home Premium 64-bit, T-9300 Processor, 6 gig RAM, 320 gig 7200-rpm harddrive. I am using it with the Kensington SD100S Laptop Docking Station (with stand) and a 22" Samsung monitor (monitor as primary display and laptop display as secondary display) and the Dell Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The Kensignton docking station attaches to the M1530 via USB.
My question is, is it safe for me to detach the docking station when the M1530 is booted up and running? What about detaching the monitor? Except when I have an external USB harddrive turned on, there is not anything in my tray icons to indicate (as far as I can tell) that any hardware needs to be safely removed.
I have a 2nd AC adapter in my den separate from my home office, but I so rarely take the laptop mobile in the house since I power down first. Please let me know whether I am being too cautious, and if it is safe to detach the docking station and monitor while running any precautions that I should take. I do have my XPS backed up via Ghost if a problem should happen.
Like many others, the power jack in my HP zv5000 appears to be broken or faulty. When i had this problem on my Compact Presario, i bought a port replicator that had an excellect power jack. i had hoped the Targus universal docking station would do the same but am told it will not power the laptop. Anyone know of a docking station or port replicator for this model that will power the laptop? i am seriously not into paying over $100 to get it fixed only to have it happen again...as so many others have done.
i saw the quickdock on Hp site and asked them if it was compatible with the zv5000 series, but they still have not responded.
In the 2008 HP Advanced Docking Station, there is an Upgrade Bay slot where you can insert a hard drive into it. I'd like to know if the SATA connection actually works as expected instead of converting to a USB interface.
I'm looking for a laptop that has a port that allows it to connect to a docking station that will actually provide power to it.
I see a lot of them have docking stations available that connect via USB, but you still need to connect a separate power supply to the laptop. Ideally,
I'd love to have one that connects to the docking station by "sitting" in it... i.e., rather than plugging a cable into the "special" port on the laptop, the port is underneath or even just in the back of the laptop in such a way that it connects to the dock by simply resting the laptop up against it.
I just ordered a docking station from ebay. Everything looks good and works fine except when I plug in my power cord to the dock it the computer says the adapter doesnt supply sufficient power to charge the laptop and requests that I plug in a 90W adapter.
The thing is I'm using the 130W adapter that came with my laptop. If it makes any difference my adapter is a PA-4E model and the dock is the E-Port Plus Replicator
We are using the sony prz1 docking station with our z590 laptops. we are having a lot of problems with the video signal and monitor resolution.
When we start the laptop (docked or undocked) the video signal and resolution has to be set manually everytime to use an external monitor (if you have already docked it and setup the dual monitor settings (clone) and just restart without undocking it the settings will stay the same).
after the resolution has been set for the external monitor and then we undock the laptop (start>undock). the resolution does not change back to the native laptop resolution. we have 4 machines setup like this. they all use different external monitors (samsung, viewsonic, hp, and sceptre).
Has anyone used a docking station with a Z11x? I'm looking at picking one up but want to make sure I do not have to reboot when I dock or undock.
To avoid any confusion: I attend meetings off and on all day and would like to be able to use it at my desk, de-dock, use it in a conference room, go back to my desk and dock it and have it switch over the power, network and keyboard/video/mouse without rebooting, etc.
I am planning to buy one of the Sony Vaio NS series laptops. My question is in regards to a docking station. I really want to be able easily use my current desktop monitor and keyboard. Most of what I do is in Photo Shop and I have a big monitor that I can see lots of detail on my desktop. I contacted Sony and they said they don’t currently make a docking station for the NS series. It has been years since I’ve had a laptop and not sure of the options out there. It used to be I could just slide my HP laptop into this “station” that would automatically “plug” into my monitor, keyboard, etc.
i finally got the docking station for my Sr, have to say its not as good as i had hoped, the unit doesnt seem to click in, and in general its a fairly poor dock compared to the HP ones i have at work. That aside i have an issue.
1. When using the SR in the dock, i have to open the screen before the power button will start the unit? Seems strange, is there a setting for this or is this a poor design?
2. When the laptop is on and docked, my network connections both connect at the same time, eg i have wifi and lan both connected, this seems a bit strange, i would have thought that when im docked the unit wouldnt use wifi, and would use LAN instead. Again is there a setting for this as its not ideal currently.
Aside from that all seems well with the unit, seems stange to me that the dock provides gigabit network and the machine unit provides up to 100.
My daughter's D610 slowly died during a 10 week car holiday trip in Northen Australia. From the description of how it gradually happened I assumed it could be bad power connection and eventually the battery failed.
Completely dismantled very carefully and tested the power connector, whilst not perfect I believe the solder joints were acceptable.
When power supplies PA10 or PA12 plugged in directly to the laptop no lights of any kind, with or without battery. Checked with other battery too, same result. The power supplies do deliver right voltage and good under load.
Have a docking station and partly to my surprise with the 95W or PA10 power supply the D610 works fine. With the PA12 or 65W power supply the docking station refuses to work telling you to shut down and replace the power supply.
Ran into a problem when I tried to test with the car power converter, which delievered enough power but was not recognised so docking station again refused. The second D610 I later had to hand allowed the car power to be used but under "protest", warning that performance might be poor. Eventually I got the PA10 which was accepted.
I have a second D610 which works fine on all 3 power supplies. Now having option for swopping parts, I would like to know what I can try to figure out what is causing the power interruption?
I have a problem with the docking station for my Sony Z-11, the Z11 itself doesn't have a DVI out, but the docking station does, however with windows 7 the docking station dvi port doesn't work anymore.
How do I fix it? Is there some drivers I need to install, otherwise Win 7 works perfectly on the laptop. Just think there must be something I'm missing, and google doesn't help.
I have a Dell d820, docking station, and monitor stand. I am running Vista ultimate.
My problems are two-fold:Hot docking does not work. If I take my laptop out while it's running and open the screen, it is blank, and it never comes back. Pulling it out while asleep results in similar issues. The only reliable way to dock and undock is to shut down completely
I have a sony vaio laptop model number VGNSZ370P and i've recently had to reinstall the OS back onto the laptop. I've managed to get everything installed except now i cannot get the laptop to recognize the ethernet port on my docking station. I have two docking stations both model VGP-PRSZ1 in two different locations and both are not picking up ethernet when in the dock. I tried reinstalling the ethernet drivers 2-3 times to no avail. The laptop works with no issues when i plug the ethernet cable directly into the laptop though.
all I got a new E6410 and 2 docking stations around a month ago.The problem I have is that when the notebook is in my office docking station it is really really slow.I can watch while window contents are draw, switching messages inthugnerbird takes a couple of seconds.In the home dokcing station everything is fine.
I have a Dell Precision M4800, only a few months old. My docking station is a Dell E-Port Plus II, which came with the computer. Very recently, after an update to Dell Command Power Manager, whenever I dock my laptop to the docking station, Dell Command Power Manager will say 'The power adapter attached to your docking station is not recognized', and my system will run slowly. I have a power cord separate from the docking station that, when I plug in, will charge the laptop just fine.Â I am using Windows 7. What should I do? Is it the Dell Command Power Manager's failure?
I have a zbook 15 mobile workstation and love it.Â I have a docking station at work and same docking station at home. Â When I plug into the docking station at home the mouse will double click every time I single click.Â If single click, I have to quickly move off of the object or it will double click every time. I've tried a new mouse, reducing double click speed, and does NOT happen on my docking station at work or when using laptop with mouse plugged in locally. Â It is extremely frustrating and makes working from home a pain rather that productive.
We have an unusual problem with a Dell Latitude E5520. It has been built with Windows 7 32bit SP1 and McAfee EndPoint Encryption, as we do with all of our laptops.
When the laptop is powered on and then docked, everything works fine. If you then give the laptop a restart whilst docked, it just doesn't! It shuts down and stays in some kind of power save mode. I have been through all of the Power options, including closing of the lid and turned off everything that could be causing this to happen, but still nothing.
If the power button is pressed whilst docked, the light comes on but that's it, no activity. Undock it, power up, close the lid and dock it again, all of the external screen, keyboard and mouse work as you would expect. I believe all of the drivers are up to date (it is a new laptop).
The docking station is an E-Port Plus DP/N:Â FFCV6 A00
I'm running a D820 and I just installed Vista 64 Ultimate. I ran the entire install while disconnected from the dock and everything went smooth (SP1 and all patches afterwards).
After connecting the laptop to the dock I'm getting a very annoying latency with my mouse and keyboard. The mouse stops responding for as little as half a second, up to 4 or 5 seconds depending on what
I'm doing. While typing, the keyboard will also repeat the last key I touched when the issue occurs
My Latitude e7240 when docked onto the PR03X docking station, the power adapter that is plugged into the PR03X completely goes dead.Â The only way I can reset the power is by unplugging and replugging the AC adapter FROM THE WALL.Â Tried the spacer.Â Â Tried double powering (1 adapter into the PR03X and another adapter into the e7240).Â Also tried plugging the laptop on first without power, and when powering up the laptop, it would boot up 10x slower than normal and sometimes hang.Â Also tried multiple other PR03X just to be sure the one i have is not faulty.Â The same problem is repeatable.Â The laptop has the latest BIOS.
It seems there is a power mismatch of some sort that would cause a) the adapter to fail, and then b) for the laptop to run extremely slow because of what?Is the problem caused by a faulty docking port on the e7240? I assume the PR03X is compatible to the e7240??