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

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

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

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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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 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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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 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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Gibt es eine Dockigstation zu diesem Modell wenn ja welches modell 

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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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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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Best docking station doe model 15-g071nr

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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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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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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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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.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
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
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
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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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A:Docking station

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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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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Ethernet port in not working on Surface Pro 3 docking station

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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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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 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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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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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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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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My son just purchased this laptop and now wants to get a docking station for it. Any ideas what will work with this unit?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230171
 

A:Solved: Docking station??

Most USB docking stations should work, but this model doesn't have a dedicated docking port interface that's generally only found on business class laptops. Asus does, or did, have a docking station but it seems it may be discontinued: http://commercial.asus.com/product/detail/49

Newegg has a lot of universal USB docking stations that should work: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=537&name=Replicators-Docking-Stations

Depending on what he really needs, a USB hub may suffice.
 

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Good morning,someone would know tell me with certainty what is the docking station model that I can use with my EliteBook 8560w?The models that I found on e-bay NOT have USB 3.0 ports.Thank you.

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The notebook itself and the power cord work fine.  The base/keyboard was subject to water damage and stopped working.  Is there an option to purchase a new base for this?  If so... where?  

A:where do I purchase a new docking station

Hi, I don't know where you are therefore all I can do : please look at the following manual, page 19:                http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03581901.pdf (a) Select the right one,(b) Contact HP store(s) in your country to order one or use part number to order elsewhere. Regards.

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Hi there, can someone tell me which is the correct docking station for the Yoga X1 thinkpad? I haven't found any information about that. Thanks!

A:Docking station for Yoga X1

Hi friend, 
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you have query regarding supported Docking Station for your X1 Yoga
The following iare the supported docks for your system Source

40AA0045US 
40A70045US
40A80045US
40A40090US
40A60045US

I hope the above information helped you. 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Cheers,
Prabhansh
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does anyone know which docking station has the capability to plug in two monitors for the envoy15t laptop?

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Hi, Currently I am owning "hp pavilion notebook - 15-ab206no" model notebook.  I would like to purchase docking station for my laptop.  Can you please suggest docking station which is suitable for my laptop.  Using docking station I would like to Connect Monitor, Mouse and KeyBoard etc..  

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Hi All,
i have E7470 laptop with docking station and 2 displays ( connected to DVI and VGA). I just bought KVM and connect it throught the KVM but the display on the VGA stopped working and it is black without any message.
I tried to change cables, update bios, update display driver.
Windows 10

Thanks,
David

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HiI just set up my T470s with the pro docking station. If I put the notebook in the docking station (and sometimes using it without), the fan makes a very loud noise even when there is not much going on.Task manager infoI checked the temperature using Core Temp 1.1 and see rather high core temperatures I have the latest Lenovo Power Management drivers, etc. The power plan is "balanced".Any help would be appreciated.Renger 

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I see used docking stations for T61 for sale. Can't tell if they have additional fans or any other goodies? If my desktop (XP) fails, this laptop will take it's place.   Montior , Keyboard, mouse and printer.  Additinal USBs is the main reason.  I remember some docking stations had fans to help cool the laptop?










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A:T61 docking station worth it?

I'll throw in my  two cents on this one.  I have both the 2505 and 2504 docks.  I much prefer the 2504's because they have a DVI video and a separate audio output that the 2505 doesn't,  besides they both sell for about the same used.  The DVI output allows a digital video signal that hooks up directly to a monitor with same or I use a DVI to HDMI cable to hook up to a HDMI port.  I have speakers already hooked up to the audio and the mouse and keyboard hooked to the USB ports on the dock, and a dedicated, to the dock, power adapter.  This allows me to plug in the laptop, power up and everthing boots up without even having to raise the laptop lid by setting up the video to go to the monitor screen.   I have them set up in multiple locations so can move my laptop easily to areas where I want to use it for:  music, internet, videos, etc.  These docks are readily available and inexpensive. As far as heat both docks are designed to raise the laptop off the surface and have venting to allow air to go underneath the fan area as well as air vents in the upper corner where the fan is located.  I am not sure how effective this is but it does seem to be a well thought out design so I am sure it does some good but probably not enough to prevent the well documented NVIDIA issue.  I have both laps with the Intel gpu and NVIDIA and none have failed so far. I am running Windows 7 on... Read more

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