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Dell Docking Station - D3100 - Firewire to Thunderbolt or USB 3

Q: Dell Docking Station - D3100 - Firewire to Thunderbolt or USB 3

I just purchased a new XPS laptop and the D3100 docking station. I need to connect a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 that has a 6 pin Firewire 400 out.
Should I connect directly to the XPS via the Thunderbolt port using the Apple sold Thunderbolt to FIrewire adapter?
Is there a way for me to connect with the dock via the Thunderbolt compatible USB 3 ports?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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I purchased a Dell D3100 for my non-Dell laptop in 2016. Initially, I was able to connect two 24" LG tv/monitors to my laptop via HDMI. I'm not sure if there's an issue with a Windows 10 update (I have the latest DisplayLink drivers installed), but my laptop will now recognise the external hard drives attached to the dock via USB, but will not recognise the monitors attached or the dock itself.
Is there something I'm missing?
Any help would be immensely appreciated!
Cheers,
Andy

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I have the Inspiron 5748 and the D3100 docking station.
Windows 10 creator update installed, all latest updates drivers etc.
DisplayLink Manager v8.0.762.0

I have an external HDMI monitor, the problem is simple.
When the monitor is plugged in the docking station anything using that HDMI screen DOES NOT use the NVIDIA GPU, it uses the on-board Intel chip.
When connecting the monitor directly to the laptop all applications on the external monitor use the NVIDIA GPU (I have this as default in the NVIDIA control panel)

Please advise on how I can get the D3100 to work with the NVIDIA GPU.

Many thanks.

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Hello Together
 
Have Docking Station D3100 connected via USB 3.0 to my laptop. 
I recognized many times that when i touch or little bit even Move my dock station, or touch any wire connect to dock station- the second monitor immediately disappeared. And in some seconds or minutes it switched again.
 
it seems to me that docking station reacts to outer static electricity.
 
Does anybody has this issue?

Does anybody has this issue?

A:DELL DOCKING STATION D3100 ISSUE WHEN YOU TOUCH OR MOVE LITLE BIT

Davidaksioma,Make sure all the cables are secure. I am looking into the issue, but I have not found any relevant information to the problem about static electricity causing problems within the Dock.

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HI,         
              We bought Dell docking stations D3100 to go with our Dell Latitude E7450.
I’m trying to configure the laptop for when the user disconnect it from the docking station, it automatically connect back to the network Wi-Fi.
Adapter Switching work great if I use the Ethernet adapter on the laptop itself. Once I disconnect the Network cable, it looks for the Wi-Fi and connects to it with no issue.
If I connect the network cable to the docking station, once I remove the connection from the docking to the laptop(usb3), I lose the wired network and it’s not even looking for the Wi-Fi.
I did configure the Dell gigabyte adapter on the docking station to be the first priority over the Wi-Fi just like I did for the laptop network adapter.
I updated the bios, firmware and drivers.
I also looked at the bios power management: Wireless Radio Control settings
Both local area network connections are above the Wireless one (priority)
Both Local area network adapter metric are set to 10 (only 1 is in use, both are set for testing purpose) while the wireless adapter metric is set to 9999.
As anyone had this issue or was able to get this working? Am I missing something ?
thanks

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Hello,I have got a Dell thunderbolt docking station but it's not working with my Yoga laptop. I have installed the docking station driver and it is able to deliver the power to the yoga but neigther the LAN connection not the VGA display is detected. Please advise. Dell docking station model:https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-thunderbolt-dock-tb16-240w/apd/452-bcnu/pc-accessories TIA

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I have just bought a Dell XPS 15 (9560) and a Dell WD15 docking station with 130W power brick (same wattage as the laptop's AC-adapter). When I only use the docking station to power the laptop the discrete graphics card (GTX 1050) does not seem to work. When I am in a game (eg. Starcraft 2), I get like 15 fps with the NVIDIA recommended settings. Then when I plug in the laptops's own power brick (while still in the game) I get an immediate four-fold increase in framerate. When I unplug the laptop's own power brick the framerate drops down to 15 fps again in a heartbeat. Furthermore, when I only power the laptop through the docking station, I cannot even find the discrete GPU in the list when I'm trying to run the Geekbench 4 compute benchmark (OpenCL). Only the integrated graphics shows up. When I plug in laptop's power brick I find GTX 1050 in the list.
I have run the Dell Command Update application and all my drivers and firmware are up to date. 
Does anyone have any idea to what the problem could be?

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My belkin soho kvm F1DS104J when just connecting the usb cable from the kvm only to the dock only the keyboard works.  The mouse seems to work for a split second and then stops? If I connect the usb cable from the KVM directly to the laptop both the keyboard and mouse work?

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hey out there, i'm trying to find out if the d3100 docking station work with any machine with usb 3?
i want to be able to have my two monitors, keyboard and mouse plugged into the docking station and then plug it into my xps 15 laptop but i want my partner to be able to use the desktop machine we have while the laptop is away.
if the d3100 supports any machine with usb 3, i can use it as a docking station for both my laptop and desktop ;)

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Team-
I have a Latitude E7470, connected to my D3100 dock via USB3. I have a Dell E2317H Monitor connected to the D3100 via DP. Works fine having it setup as my main display and extending to my laptop. The problem is the Laptop and or the D3100 are not recognizing the 2 other E2317H Monitors that are connected to the 2 HDMI ports with HDMI to DP cables. The OS kind of detects the monitors but will not push video to them. I have tried every which way I can think of with the OS and the Display Link software and have no joy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Erik

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I updated my working station coming from another laptop and had 2 monitors connected (in hdmi and usb->vga adapter). Autodesk 3d applications Revit, 3dsmax all worked fine in all monitors, the usb dongle was using laptop's CPU/GPU to show image.
With new laptop I got D3100 docking station (as usb->vga adapter has some flickering on 5510) to connect my monitors. But mentioned applications do not work at all on that, anything considering 3d runs awfully slow. Using the usb->vga dongle it works well beside flickering.
Is it how it supposed to be with D3100? Can it be forced to use laptop's GPU for showing image (like the cheap usb->vga/hdmi adapters)? This docking station doesn't make any sense now.

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During an office move, I lost a power supply for a D3100 docking station / port replicator. I know that I need a 19.5V 65W power supply, however there is several adapters with those specs listed on the website and the compatibility is also only listed for laptops (not to mention some review saying they followed the compatibility lists provided and still ended up with a wrong adapter).I would like some help knowing exactly which product I need to get the replace my lost power supply.

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I just received my Latitude 7370 along with a D3100 docking station.
According this article: I should be able to get 2560x1440 on HDMI, I'm stuck at 2560x1080
Running 2 external monitors ( LG-34UC87C-B)
Display port @ 3440x1440 (this works fine for me)
HDMI 1 @ 2560x1440 ( I cannot reach this, I can only get 2560x1080..?)
HDM 2 is not used
Running the HDMI @ 2560x1080 just looks horrible, how can I achive the 2560x1440 that this device states it can handle?
If the D3100 cannot handle what I require does Dell make a Docking station for the 7370 that will handle idealy 3440x1440 x2? either HDMI or DisplayPort.
Thanks

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So it seems that this new dell docking station doesn't seem to work well with the new XPS 13 (2015 model) that came with Windows 8.1 OS.  I had ordered 10 for our users for the hdmi output and potential 4k for monitors but it seems after hours with Dell tech support it seems that they can't get no close to resolving the problem.
The issue is that after installing the docking station software.   All but two devices are left under Device Manager as devices with no drivers (Dell Gigabit Ethernet, Dell USB Audio).  I thought I could look live without those two devices but after plugging in a Dell 4K monitor i get no out from my XPS 13 laptop.  
I tried downloading the D3100 drivers from the Dell website but it's the same install that is available from the cd-rom install and re-install doesn't update the drivers.
If someone has found any resolution to this it would be quite helpful.

A:D3100 Docking station for Windows 8.1 (XPS13 2015)

I had this problem with a Latitude 7350 2 in 1 and the D3100 dock.  I'm running Windows 10.  This problem was driving me crazy

I went into C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software.  Go into the Audio Driver Folder and the CdcNcmDriver folders and find the files with a .inf extension.   Right click on them and choose Install.
That should load the drivers you need for both items.  That's what finally worked for me.
If you can't see the extensions, you need to go into Control Panel - File Explorer options - View tab and uncheck the box next to Hide Extensions of known file types.

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I have a nearly new Dell Inspiron  15 7000-series laptop. I also have a D3100 USB3 docking station. The dock has a monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard, and disk drive attached. All was working fine for weeks. Just a few days ago, the speakers stopped working. Sound is now coming out of the laptop speakers even when the laptop is docked. In the Device Manager, when it is docked, there is a USB Audio device that has an exclamation mark on it. (E.g. isn't working.) I've tried updated the audio driver through the Dell support site. No improvement. I then found the latest driver on dell.com for the D3100 dock. I tried installing it, but it was refused, saying that the existing driver was up to date.
The speakers work fine when plugged directly into the laptop audio jack. E.g. there is no problem with the speaker hardware.
Any ideas how I can get the dock audio working again

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Hi 
I got dell laitude 7270 model and recently purchased the D3100 (DisplayLink) docking station. I believe it used the USB 3.0 to connect the laptop to the dock 
I got two external Dell screens (normal wide screen with max 1920x1286 resolution not 4K screen)

We experience laggy, delay when using mouse and keyboard. It does not matter if cord/cordless or plug in directly to laptop or to docking station

Using laptop by itself dont have that problem

It prove to me the limitation of USB 3.0 bandwidth create this issue

Not too sure if Dell is aware of it and make any improvement. I have chat with ProSupport but so far only recommendation is to upgrade laptop to latest firmware

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I have recently purchased a 5510 and a D3100 docking station. Used primarily for solidworks and rhino. My issue is that besides 4k and older applications being terrible bedmates is that the docking station stops the quadro so everything is running software open gl. I understand the new thunderbolt dock DB16 has some additional graphics capabilities but they are by no means a quadro solution, nor it is recognized by solidworks. 
This is hugely problematic. Is there a method to remedy this? Attempting to access the quadro settings while plugged into the docking station results in windows stating that the hardware is not available. 

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Hi, guys,I have next setup: Dell Inspiron 7567 laptop, Dell D3100 docking station and LG Flatron e2360 monitor. And I have a problem with it.The problem is related to video cards installed on the laptop. The laptop is equipped with Intel HD Graphics 630 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. And the problem is that laptop/docking station/whatever doesn't use NVIDIA card to display the picture on the second monitor. So, if I run game or movie on second monitor it's displayed using only Intel card. Problem doesn't appear if I connect everything directly into the laptop(I guess, it's a docking station problem). How to solve that problem?

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As the subject line implies. I have a xps13 running windows 10 and I just purchased a d3100 docking station.
I assumed I would be able to run 2 monitors and the built-in digital display (3 total screens) all autonomously. 
I downloaded the drivers and then plugged into the docking station and to my dismay, the monitors are not working as I expected. 
I currently have just 1 27' dell monitor connected through the display port. (I need a dvi cable before I can connect the second monitor.)
The Intel HD graphics control panel doesn't recognize that I have multiple monitors. It only recognizes the built-in display. The system display settings do allow my to go into extended desktop mode but it's very clumsy, it won't let me decide which monitor is primary, etc...  
Am I doing something wrong? 

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I am struggling with my docking station for my ThinkPad 480s.  I have two docking stations.  One by Lenovo type 40AJ and the other by DELL.  The dual monitor DP setup resets every 3 to 5 minutes causing the monitors to go black with the Lenovo UltraDocking Station.  So I switched out that docking station with the DELL universal docking station.  When I use the USB C/Thunderbolt port the same thing happens.  When I use the USB 3 port, I have no problems.  I have looked in the event viewer and I can see where the laptop switches from external to battery power, but nothing else.  Also, I have updated the drivers for Thunderbolt. Has anyone seen and resolved this issue?

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I recently received a ZBook 15 G3 with the ZBook dock. After installing Ubuntu 16.04 the dock didn't work at all, it only powered the laptop. I changed the BIOS security configuration for the Thunderbolt port (under Advanced, Ports) and was able to get an external disply working.However, the USB ports on the dock are still not working, the audio jack isn't working and the ethernet port isn't working. When connecting a cable to the ethernet port on the dock the laptop will show that it's connected but there still isn't any internet connection.I will appreciate any help as right now the dock is pretty much unusable.

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Hello, Notebook is super noisy and dock wire is way too short to put it somewhere far away. I though may be it's possible just pluging power into notebook and connect docking station via Thunderbolt only but not sure if it will work and if docking station in fact needs external power which thunderbold cable will not be able to provide.

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I have a 5th gen Carbon connected to the Lenovo Thunderbolt docking station. After some time, perhaps a sleep or hibernation, the laptop loses ethernet connectivity and can only use wifi. ipconfig reports media disconnected. But if I do a restart of Windows 10, ethernet is back, no problems. Also if I use the ethernet dongle connected to the laptop's weird little ethernet port, there are no issues.  There are other issues with the dock, like intermittent loss of wireless keyboard and mouse connectivity, but I'll worry about those in another thread. 

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I am connecting my X1 Extreme to Thunderbolt 3 Docking and find out the Ethernet is not working. By looking into network adapters in Control Panel, it shows the Ethernet of the docking station is disabled. However, whenever I try to enable it, it automatically goes back to disabled state. Any help?

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Hello, does anybody know if ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is compatible with T480s? I have installed all the drivers  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ie/en/products/accessory/docks/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock/40ac/40ac013... I have searched this forums and followed some advice re BIOS settings for TB3 (didn't make any difference). Everytime I connect this dock the mesage comes up "Display connection may be limited".All it does it charges the laptop, but no USB devices work (mouse, keyboard), also Monitor connected through display port does not work. I replugged and restarted everything multiple times. I also updated all possible drivers for T80s (Win10 x64). Any ideas how to get this working, or are those products not compatible? Many thanks for assistance 













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A:T480s - unable to use "Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station"

Okkkkk I got it solved... very embarassing. On the laptop I plugged originially USB-C cable to the same port as charger.Next to it is another port that looks like something slightly else, but there is actually usb-c in it too. Connected and all is working Take this tip if you struggle like me, hah  Thank you

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I have installed the drivers and rebooted, but it still does not show up.  The docking station is a 40AC0135US which was indicated as the correct docking station by Lenovo's docking station finder.    I have no idea how they have managed to make this so difficult.   

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I have installed the drivers and rebooted, but it still does not show up.  The docking station is a 40AC0135US which was indicated as the correct docking station by Lenovo's docking station finder.    I have no idea how they have managed to make this so difficult.   

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Community: we just recently purchased a brand new Thinkpad X1 Extreme laptop and Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock.The Laptop is awesome but unfortunately we're on our second dicking station and wondering what we're doing wrong--or if we have a defect.  The docking station came with a 230W and 65W AC power cord, and the dock has both a 230W/170W port and 135W/65W power port. When the 230W cord is plugged into the 230W port, the dock doesn't turn on (nothing plugged in). When the 65W cord is plugged into the 135W/65W port, it lights up but no network when a laptop is plugged in or charge. The only way I get a light on the station is to plug the 230W cord into the 135W/65W port, and then when a laptop is plugged in I get network and charge. We contacted Lenovo and they sent a replacement as they admitted it was not working as it should. The second one also exhibits the exact same behavior and we are at a loss and ready to return for a refund.  I also don't want to plug a 230W power brick into a 135W/65W port for fear of overheating. Anyone else experience this or have any ideas, we'd like to hear them.  Thanks.

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Hopefully someone here can help me before I get an aneurysm. I got the HP Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station (150 watts, model number P5Q54AA). Everything is connected ok but as soon as the dock connects to my laptop it crashes my computer instantly and generates the blue screen of death. It doesn't matter if a monitor is connected or not. There was a couple of scary moments when it sent my fans into overdrive and started beeping loudly as if a bomb was ready to explode. I spent more than eight hours on this yesterday and at this point the dock seems like nothing more than a nice looking brick. I have went through all of the help threads here and tried everything. I updated the bios from 1.14 to 1.15I updated all audio drivers, graphic drivers, firmware drivers, chipset drivers, and thunderbolt related driversI rolled back everything twice and reinstalled everythingI removed the security setting in the bios that relates to thunderbolt devices connectingI've made numerous other changes that didn't work and had to roll backNothing seems to work. I am puzzled as to why HP haven't set this up better. Surely there needs to be a dedicated app for this that handles everything and installs and removes all necessary drivers. By the looks of it this docking station has been a mess from the start. What else can I do at this point? 

A:Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Crashes HP ZBook Studio G3 as...

It is possible you have a defective dock. I have exactly the same setup and went through some difficulties when I first got it but turning off Thunderbolt security made mine work. It is still occasionally finicky coming out of sleep mode or if I disconnect the laptop and use it as a laptop then try to reconnect the dock. Takes a restart or 2 sometimes but mine generally works well.  I would suggest your problems point to a bad piece of hardware. 

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Hello ... I use an Thinkpad Yoga370 together with the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station for business. For private use I have an Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation. Is there any possibility to connect it to the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station e.g. by an adapter? So I would like to use the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station with connected Screen, Keyboard, Mouse with both Laptops. Thanks for your help and best regards ...

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I have several Dell 5510 Precision series with the Thunderbolt USB-C adaptor. Each 5510 is plugged into a Dell K17A docking station powered by a Dell 130W power supply. When I connect the docking station via its USB-C connection to the 5510 laptop, I get a BIOS warning that it only sees 95W of the 130W. But the battery charges and the laptop runs. I can turn off the power warning in the BIOS (which is current) but I worry about powering the 5510's Nvidia video card and other components if the BIOS is not seeing all 130 watts.
Plugging in the 130W psu supplied with the laptop has no such BIOS error.
Why does the Dell docking station K17A not see the Dell power supply? Is it throttling it?

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Thanks in advance.

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Thanks in advance.

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. Dock works fine with both my Macbook Pro's (13 & 15). The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Both my Apple power adapters work and charge the X1 Extreme also... is it because the thunderbolt from the dock is also carrying data and video? Surely not? Thanks in advance.

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Hello Team,
Currently we have one Group policy which is block Thunderbolt docking station due to security reason. More recent versions of Windows 10 (1809 we are currently using) have a built-in ?Kernel
DMA Protection for Thunderbolt? 3? that should be used instead. To do that we need to enable Kernel DMA Protection , how we can enable it?

In BIOS VT already enabled and also enable the Windows Defender Core isolation. Kindly help to mitigate the issue.

Thanks
Amit Laha
  

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Heyo,so i ran into a problem at work with a notebook from an user.She has the Thinkpad P51s with a Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station and 2x Dell U2717D.If one of the two monitors is connected via HDMI to the Notebook directly, the bit depth is at 8-Bit.If the 2nd monitor is connected via DP to the Dock, the bit depth drops to 6-Bit, which i can't change. The 6-Bit creates a horrible banding, especially in photoshop with color gradients you can see the banding in full effect.Firmware for the dock is up to date.Anyone else ran into this issue?EDIT: Wrong board, sorry

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HelloWhen 1903 Windows update installs on my Windows 10 64 system, the docking station stops working (everyting including video, usb, etc)I rolled back 1903 and it works. So it is definetely an issue with compatibility of the docking firmware/software with the 1903 update, as all my drivers should be up to dateDoes anyone know if there is official word on an update/patch that will solve the above?BestOmar

A:Lenovo Thunderbolt USB C Docking station does not work after I update Windows with 1903

nice post Padron Cigars

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I have a t480s coupled with basic docking station type 40AG. everything was working perfectly fine until yesterday I updated the Thinkpad docking station utility unsuccessully. this generated an error message any attempt to load the docking station driver (see enclosed file description) proved unsuccessful. Any possibility to restore the situation ex ante or to overwrite these errors> thanksenclosed file description and error message

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Hello so my laptop (Precision 1350 Workstation) with windows 7 which i bought in September 2016 stopped charging after I used it with my docking station . It worked for a week or two prior to this and then I started getting a notification every time I put the laptop on the docking station that said "ac power adapter not recognized , use adapter of 65 watts or above" but the adapter was 130 watts. Even when the laptop was taken off the docking station and the ac adapter was just plugged into the wall it still won't charge at all. I made sure the bios was updated 1.11.4 and even checked for driver to update and ran the online diagnostics there was no problems but it still won't charge. A tech came out last Wednesday and replaced the motherboard and this fixed the problem for about a day but then when I put it back on the docking station the same problem occurred and it still won't charge. I even tried it on a different docking station but the same make and model as mine and the problem persists. Does anyone know what is wrong? The phone tecnicians and the technicians don't seem to know what to do 

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I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, i15RV-1334BLK. Are there docking stations available for this? I don't see any place on the bottom where the laptop would dock.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 15 docking station

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Our laptop assets consist of Dell E series laptops. Most laptops (approx 50) have the standard dell docking port station.

As Dell change the design with each revision including the dock port style and position, does anyone know if Dell are introducing a new series anytime soon or in the near future? I don't want to have to spend ?200 on a dock only for the next laptop not to fit.
Of course there are the USB style docks which will work on any laptop, obvious downsides is to keep having to plug the AC charger in.
How do you guys manage this in your organisations, 50 x ?200 is a lot of money to spend every 5 years or so adding in the price of new laptops, screens and stands.

A:Dell docking station lifecycle

The Dell Community Forum would be the best place to ask this. People knowledgeable about Dell and their products/usage there.

Dell Community

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Hello All,
I work in a school district and we have a number of Dell Latitude 3350 laptops along with a Dell D1000 USB3.0 Dual-Video Docking Station. One of the docking stations has recently started having a strange issue with the USB ports seem to stop working. The video and LAN ports seem perfectly fine and continue to work. But the teacher will lose connectivity to their mouse, keyboard, and document camera.
I can disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to the laptop, but not even 15 minutes later the same issue comes back. I've reinstalled the drivers, and even replaced the entire unit (and it's USB cable) with a brand new one out of the box and the same issue still comes up.
Could this still be a software/driver issue? Or am I potentially looking at a bad USB port on the laptop?
Many thanks for any and all help. Have a great day!

A:Dell D1000 Docking Station

A bad USB port on the laptop seems unlikely if your video and LAN traffic are working correctly given that they're also flowing through your laptop's USB port.  You can certainly test another USB port on that laptop (assuming that system has more than one), although even that wouldn't be a conclusive test since all USB ports on a system are often wired to the same controller chip.  Do you have another laptop you can test with?  Otherwise, the best way to rule out drivers would probably be to get the latest version available directly from DisplayLink, which is the company that makes the chips that enable those docks to carry video and other traffic on a USB cable.  Head over to DisplayLink.com for those.  Good luck!

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I have a personal Dell XPS 13 and a work HP ZBook 15. Is it possible to setup a dock that can connect both of these to my monitors/keyboard/mouse? I could do power separately.
 

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Just installed Build 7100 on a Latitude D830 and it doesn't want to reconize the external monitors when docked. Network, mouse, keyboard are all fine but no displays. The Dell Fn keys don't seem to be doing anything either. This did not require any driver updates when I put Vista on it and evetrything worked great.

Thoughts?

A:Dell Latitude Docking Station

nvidia drivers from dell.com (Vista version) did the trick.

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