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P51 docking station questions

Q: P51 docking station questions

Just purchased a P51. Want to use it with two external monitors (1600x1200 and 1920x1200), so 3 total including the laptop screen. Doing research on docking stations but had some questions: 1) Is the primary difference between a mechanical docking station and a USB 3.0 one that the mechanical one also charges the laptop? They both seems to have all the necessary ports. Why would anyone buy the USB 3.0 one when the mechanical one does the same thing but also charges? 2) Lenovo's website implies that the workstation (230W) docking station is the only one that is compatible with the P51. But from my research it seems the Ultra (170W) will also work, maybe with some additional parts. Is that correct? If so what parts are needed and are they actually required or just nice to have? The two external monitors are also used by a desktop computer, so I plan to set up a KVM to easily switch the monitors and keyboard/mouse between computers. Any recommendations on that front would be appreicated as well. I've also read that a software solution is also available, such as remote desktop into the laptop from the desktop, but I'm not sure that works in my situation.

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ok all, I plan on getting married in 6 months and I would like to know what is the best way to set up a high speed network with my fiancee's computer at her desk (Dell Laptop) and mine (Dell 8700 Tower). Our desks will be relativly close (across a hallway - about 10 feet). I DON'T WANT TO USE WIRELESS FOR HER DOCKING STATION IF I CAN (in that, the wireless I share right now stinks...so, I'm down on wireless).

I'm thinking that getting her a laptop a docking station. But, can she share my "cable" modem with her laptop on her docking station???

Also, as far as docking stations, do some do more than others???

Sorry if these questions are elementry, I'm a software guro (not a hardware).

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hello -  My x220 does not lock into  Mini Docking Station Series 3 that I bough recently. The rubber pads on the battery seem to be preventing the laptop from being docked. (Not sure if I am doing something wrong instead.) Also I am trying to set up a multi monitor display ( Dell U2415). Will appreciate some inputs on how I should resolve both the issues or a link if that has been covered before .  

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Hi!
I have a Latitude E7740 that runs Ubuntu Xenial (16.04). I dock it to a "Dell EURO2 Advanced E-port II" docking station. 
If I boot it in the docking station, everything works fine, and I find all my two DVI-connected monitors. 
However, if I undock, then put it into the dock again while running, it fails to enable the screens. I'm using a script called autorandr for switching between display modes - it uses xrandr. It tries to run:
xrandr --output DP1-1 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 0x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal --output DP1-2 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 1920x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal
But the X server responds with:
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)  Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR)  Minor opcode of failed request: 21 (RRSetCrtcConfig)  Serial number of failed request: 48  Current serial number in output stream: 48
Running this exact command after booting in the dock is doing the right thing, but after undocking then docking, it doesn't work.
Any ideas here? I have updated to the latest BIOS version.
Problem also reported in launchpad with lot's of debug info, here:
bugs.launchpad.net/.../1585884
Autorandr script is here: github.com/.../

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Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking system itself being plugged in?

A:Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking s...

Hi, What is your laptop ? Does it have docking port and use a PROPER docking station ?  If YES for both then yes, docking station will changer the battery on laptop, Normal USB port replicators (vendors also call them as docking startions) won't charge battery on laptop. Regards.

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File Transfer - Help Wanted

It will be from the old computer running Windows XP to a new computer running Windows 7.

The old computer has files which I have accumulated over a number of years, it is a mixture of those used rarely, used frequently and junk.

The chances are some of the files will never be used again, but they just might be wanted at some future date. I am therefore reluctant to scrap anything. Neither do I want to put a lot of possibly unnecessary files on the new computer.

I need to be able to search the old hard drive and recover a file if it is wanted.

The old computer is about 9 years old and is slow and may not be worth upgrading.

I now have two computers and one monitor and I am not sure what would be the best route.

I have not used a Docking Station before but thought this could be a possibility, on Amazon I found:

DUAL 2.5"/3.5" IDE SATA HDD HARD DRIVE DOCK DOCKING STATION IDE SATA eSATA USB ALL IN 1
By DX-MALL

Any ideas would be a big help. Thanks.

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RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232048 MB, Free - 150174 MB; D: Total - 6404 MB, Free - 1505 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Basswood
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I'm looking for a CD player / docking station - all in one. Tired of having all these gadgets. Does anyone make such a thing?
 

A:Docking station + CD all in one

Hi and welcome to TSG?

Are you talking about a docking station for an iPhone/iPod or some other brand and model of device?

FWiW, here is a link to an Clock Radio/CD Player Dock for iPod/iPhone:

http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-EC-B160-Player-iPhone/dp/B00303G9MM
 

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Hello Does anyone know which docking station is compatable for a G50-80? Thanks Jill

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I have Z60m lenovo laptop,and need a docking station to be able to use external monitorDid not find a docking station for this model, just a Port ReplicatorCan I use external monitor via Port Replicator?Thanks! 

A:Docking Station

or just get a lenovo usb port replicator, which is going to do the same thing. 

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Gibt es eine Dockigstation zu diesem Modell wenn ja welches modell 

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Is there a docking station compatible with the 450 G2 that anyone is aware of?

A:450 g2 Docking Station

Hi, It does not have docking port therfore any USB port replicator will do. There are many USB 3.0 port replicators around, depending on how do you want to use the dock, the following one would be more suitable for your machine:               http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5278439 Regards.  

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Ethernet port in not working on Surface Pro 3 docking station

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Using a T430 and trying to get 2 monitors to work. I can get them to mirror but not able to extend my desktop to both.Was wondering if a docking station woud do the trick . Plus im running Redhat open client so not sure if there are any copatibilty dependancies. Please suggest

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 Does anyone know which Docking Station I should pair with my Spectre x360 15-ap007na 4K (T1D64EA#AB)? If anyone from HP reads this, it would be very useful to have a search equivalent of Care Pack Central for compatible Docking Stations. With thanks, Colin

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Is there any docking station for the Probook 450 G3? if yes, can you give me the model? thanks

A:Docking station

Hi,Not compatible with docking stations.But this will work:http://www8.hp.com/emea_middle_east/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5256527RegardsVisruth

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I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive docking station for my dell 1420 laptop and didn't have a clue where to start. Well, I did start looking but everything I found was well over $100 dollars so I chose to ask the forums where everyone knows about computers.

I want it to be able to hook me into my 17in lcd, printer, mouse, keyboard, ethernet (internet), and power.

Thanks! I look forward to your suggestions.

A:Looking for Docking Station

Can anyone even point me in a direction?

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Best docking station doe model 15-g071nr

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Hello Everyone,
I could use a little help solving this problem. I purchased a removable hard drive that I patitioned to save my master hard drive image with Norton Ghost. Well I now have the image on what I will call the G: drive and removed the IDE ribbon from the master hard drive and pluged into the removable hard drive hoping it would boot and this would be all over but when I boot I get a message NTLDR is missing. Am I missing something here?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Chip
 

A:Docking Station

I had posted a question about a docking station and posted to XP/2000 forum.............wrong forum sorry.
please accept my apology,
Chip
 

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1. Can I get any docking station inplace of my damaged pro x2 410 keyboard?2. Apart from pro x2 410 keyboard is the any other keyboard I can use?

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I have a Dell D620. When i connect to my docking station. I can not access my my wireless, air card or lan connection.

A:Docking Station

I have plenty of these docks in my company, and have had a few god bad. That would explain the LAN net working, but your wireless and air card shouldn't be affected in any way. Are you saying that if you are connected to your network by wireless, and you dock your laptop...then connection drops and the card disables?

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Hello, I would like to know if i can use a UltraSlim Docking Station 2013 for an pc HP Probook 450 G3.













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Hi,Unfortunately not compatible.Probook: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=7834555#!tab=specsSee features list:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5422417RegardsVisruth

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Hello, I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 ? Dock (40AC0135US) for my P51, the problem is the docking station is not powering up the laptop using the thunderbolt cable. I have to plugin the power adatpor too.  Any ideas why this is happening ?

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Hi does anyone know of a usb 3.0 docking station for 3.5" and 2.5" sata drives that runs off the usb power? ie no power supply thanks.

A:usb 3.0 docking station

I would think that 3.5" drives would require more power than USB could provide. I don't recall seeing many of those. 2.5" laptop drives should be okay with just USB power.

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I am buying  HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation.  I already have HP 230W Advanced Docking Station. will it work with this laptop.

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I have a new HP ProBook 640 G2 laptop as well as a new 2013 Ultraslim Docking station.  Anytime i dock the laptop, it turns off and then gets in an endless cycle of trying to boot.  It never comes up.  Any ides of what i can try?

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I put my (new) Elitebook 8460p into a (new) HP 90W Docking Station. The docking station does not have a lock. I turned the laptop off but it won't eject from the docking station. The eject button only goes down about 1/8". Does anyone know of a way to release the laptop when the docking station eject button does not work?

A:docking station

I too am having the same issue.  Is there a solution to this?  I'm ready to yank the laptop out of the docking station...

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Any one please advise the right model of docking station with product id and serial number for HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation regardsSankar

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Hi, Any one can please advise the suitable model of Docking station for HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation.And I have docking station with sl no- CNU302Z0V6 , PRODUCT ID- A7E32UT#ABA  . Can I use the same docking station for the  HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation ? if not please clarify the reason for that . Urgent  reply shall be highly appreciated. regardsSankar

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HD Docking station

Hi,

I bought an external HD recently & transferred from my PC's HD a 50GB backup file but, when I tried to see the stored file it did not work & had to return it.

I would like some advise on the item below, if anyone is using it.

If I put a HD in it can I transfer files from my PC to it?

Generic USB2.0&E-SATA To 2.5"/3.5" SATA Multi-Function HDD Docking Station All In One Card Reader
 

A:HD Docking station

Yes.
 

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HI there - I currently use a HP 840G1 model laptop at my workpace, with a Hp 2013 Ultraslim docking station. I have a docking station at home and work, and would like to find a laptop for personal use that can also be docked on this docking station - can anyone tell me what laptops I should be looking at? Thanks Anna

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I am looking at purchasing a docking station for my p50 however I am seeing some comments about the dock blocking the air vents.  Anyone see this or experience issues with this?

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I purchased a refurb'd IBM THINKPAD 570. It has the docking station. I have never worked with a laptop before and do not know anything about them. My question is: If I am not using the CD/DVD, or floppy, what, if any, are the advantages to keeping it docked? If I play music in the Windows Media Player, does the docking station improve the sound quality?
 

A:Docking Station

...the docking station is just there so you don't have to screw around with cables every time you get into work. They don't improve anything except time management.
 

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Hello,Customer of mine has a  Yoga Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 20C0, Model 20C0S19900, do you make docking stations for that laptop?  If so do any of the docking stations have Dual DVI ports? Thanks,Joe 

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Will my Inspiron laptop operate with the lid closed while in docking station?

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the best fix for this is both monitors have to have HDMI Inputs connect one HDIM to the Docking station and The other HDIM cable connect to MINI DP converter to the docking station

A:WD 15 Docking station

Umm....the best fix for WHAT, exactly?

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So i bought hp split x2 g110dx a while back and the keyboard/docking station it came with has stopped working all together and has structural damage. I think it is beyond any repair at this stage. I wanted to know if I can purchase the docking station separately or if their is any other docking station that will be compatible with my device. Any help on this subject will be greatly appreciated . Thank You.

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Just purchased a Thinkpad P50 and Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station before I head off to college in the Fall, and having the issue of the docking station not charging my laptop while it is running. If the laptop is closed down, it will charge the laptop as indicated by a little green light by the charging port, however as soon as I open the laptop and start doing anything, it will not charge anymore. The docking station is working fine otherwise, as indicated by an external monitor, keyboard, mouse, and hard drive all plugged into the docking station, not into the laptop. This is a brand new machine, I bought it and have had it for less than 10 days now. I spent alot of the morning on call with a Lenovo technician but couldn't resolve the issue; he recommended that I send the laptop back to them so they could replace/fix the motherboard.

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Hi,i need to know what dock is compatible for my hp spectre. whether zbook dock is compatible for my thunderbolt 3 and USB-c?I need a dock that can do two display output.is dell thunderbolt 3 dock compatible?

A:CompatibleHi Docking Station

You can't use the Zbook dock with the spectre The Zbook dock has an extra power pin for which there is no place to plug it in on the Spectre. I have both devices so this comes from first-hand experience. The HP USB-C docks like the Elite dock are having issues and I would go with a third party USB-C dock. I have not however tried a dual display output dock on my Spectre. Theoretically each USB-C port can drive up to 4 x 4K UHD monitors I have seen written but not in operation.  You might try this: https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Thunderbolt-DisplayPort-Supports-4096x2160/dp/B01F81EIBC/ref=sr_1_1?...

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I bought an extra docking station for my EliteBook 745 G3. It was advertised as a D9Y32AA but is really a D9Y32UT. Googled it and most are saying it's the same but one difference I see is that the AC adapter plugin has a larger plugin to the dock than the one I got with the computer. Didn't see that mentioned elsewhere. Is it ok to use the dock with the different plugin?

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At my work, I have a laptop that is hooked to a docking station. I've only been here for a little while, so yesterday was the second time that I undocked it. The first time, I did not use a power cord when I undocked it. It worked fine when out of the station. I used a power cord the second time. Before I left work, I put it back in the docking station, and I left. This morning, the laptop wouldn't start (in the docking station). I removed it from the station and tried to start it without the station. It still wouldn't start. Finally, I used the power cord and it began charging and would also start. After a while, I tried putting it back in the docking station, but it still would not charge. So right now, I am undocked and charging with the power cord.

Can anyone help me with this?
 

A:Docking Station Won't Charge

also, everything else is in working order when plugged into the docking station. The mouse, keyboard, internet, and monitor work fine. The only problem is the charging.
 

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I have an home office and received a docking station for my laptop which I need help setting up since I have never done so before. I also need to network this computer to my home printer which is in another room in the house.

Thank you,
Susan
 

A:Laptop Docking Station

Hello Susan and welcome to TSG.

What laptop is it ? Please post the full details of the make and model, they will be on a label underneath.
 

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OS: WIndows 10 x64Laptop: Elitebook 8560pDocking Station: HSTNN-I11X (PN: 575324-001) Symptom:  Sound not passsing through the docking station What have I done so far?1. Re-installed sound driver2. Updated sound driver (automatically) Cant find any dock drivers or anything specific. Help please.  Cheers!

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My laptop pairs and works fine with a bluetooth speaker for audio when off the docking station.  But at the office, on a docking station, the speaker does not work.  It shows up in the bluetooth devices and pairs fine, but the audio only comes out the laptop.  If I hook a speaker line from the speaker to the docking station, the speaker works.  But I want it to work wirelessly.  Is there some way to bypass this?  

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I'm desperately looking for a dock for my new Spectre, since it only provides USB-C. I've researched and learnt that the Spectre is not compatible with generic USB-C chargers, and only charges on HP USB-C chargers. Is there a compatible dock from HP in the works, or is there a third party one?

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