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T470 Multiple Displays without Docking Station

Q: T470 Multiple Displays without Docking Station

Just started using the T470 and am attempting to setup dual monitors from my home office without a docking station. Can I use the HDMI port to connect one monitor, and the USB C port with an HDMI converter to the 2nd monitor? I'm able to connect the HDMI port to one monitor, I'm also able to connect one monitor using the USB C port with HDMI convertor. However, when connecting the two at the same time, screen continues to flicker and only the monitor connected via HDMI port works. Won't detect the USB C with HDMI converter. Monitors are Viewsonic 2270SMH-LED.

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I currently have a total of three displays I can use. The laptop screen and two Lenovo monitors.  One monitor is hooked up with vga cable and the other with a display port cable. I would like to add an additional monitor, but from what I read the vga on the laptop is disabled while docked, so is this possible,  can I use the mini display port while it?s docked for an additional display?  Or can I use the dvi port and get a dvi to vga adaptor or a dvi to hdmi adaptor on the docking station while it?s docked?  

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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 have a T530 for work and it came with a Mini Dock Series 3 docking station provided by my company. I just recently purchased a T470 for personal use and clearly the mini dock isn't compatible with the bottom of my T470. Is there such a dock out there that I could easily swap between laptops since I don't have the desk space for two setups nor the time to swap out cables every time I need to swap?













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A:T530 and T470 Docking Station?

Welcome to the CommunityTwo docks are compatible with both T530 and T470:ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro DockThinkPad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock

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Hi, I'm looking for informations about the compatibily of some docking stations with a T470 (type: 20JM). Is this one fully compatible with? http://accsmartfind.lenovo.com/products/40AC0135EU Since it's more expensive than this one (http://accsmartfind.lenovo.com/products/40A10090EU), what are the differences and advantages of the first one compared to the latter? Thanks for your kind help :-)

A:T470 and docking station compatibility

Hi,
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/ACC100356  for ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd027981 for ThinkPad Pro Dock
 
I hope you'll find the info you're looking for there.
 
Regards,
 
Pavlo

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I know that T470 got a USB C as well but would it connect/work with the latest docking station model?

A:Is the T470 compatibile with the latest USB C docking station?

with this docking model 40AH0135US

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Hello.  I am a very happy new T470 owner.  So this bad boy has an internal battery and one in the back.  Should I remove the one in the back when my box is in the docking station (90W Ultra Dock), or is it smart enough not to provide continual charging to the removable battery which would wear it out? TIA


























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Does anyone know how to enable 4 displays on a zbook 14 G2 docked on a HP 2013 Ultraslim docking station I want to enable simultaneously the:* Integrted lap top sceen (1600x900)* VGA port  display at (1920x1080) connected to dock* 2 Display port displays at (1920x1200) both connected to the dock This notbook model has a and AMD FirePro M4159 switchable graphics and the integrated Intell HD5500 GPU's I am on windows 10.Thus far I can only 3 out of the 4 simultaneously. I was thinking that since there are 2 GPUs on the notebook, 4 simultaneously displays should be possible. I have updated the graphics drivers to the latest ones from the hp website. 

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I have the 90W docking station with the Pro Book 6470B . I also would like to have 2 monitors and the laptop display. I have tried both the DVI & Displayport adaptor and VGA & Displayport adaptor setup to no avail. All three monitors show up in the control panel Display applet. I can select the extra monitor and extend the display to it, but when I click apply, i get a message "Unable to save settings". When I use VGA & a Displayport, the laptop and the VGA displays work as 3 & 1. When I use the DVI & Displayport configuration, the laptop is #3 and it doesn't dispay.Can I see three displays with this setup?

A:HP 90w docking station supporting three displays (2 monitors...

That could be because you are using Windows 7 but is more likely to be because of the video solution your notebook has. With AMD's Radeon Eyefinity there would not be an issue. See the following HP document Updated!http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02948215-6 I know that may not be what you want to hear, but you are likely to be doing the maximum in terms of video output with the notebook's video capabilities. Your notebook has only the Intel HD Graphics 4000.  There are, however, more advanced options available, but they are pretty costly.

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Almost a week ago I received my new P51 loaded with all available components, as did my last Lenovo W530. The P51 appears to be a great machine. My current problem is that I cannot display 4 screens (notebook plus 3 external displays). Since I have used my W530 with 4 displays for over two years I fully expected to achieve the same with an even more powerful Notebook. The new P51 has two 512 GB SSD drives, the Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 vPro MB CPU, a NVIDIA Quadro M2200M 4GB graphics card, 32GB(16+16) DDR4 2400 SoDIMM, a notebook display of P51 FHD NT 2D MC CS WLWW and the latest Windows 10, 64 bit operating system. Since I received the P51 and its docking station (P/N: 40A50230US) I have connected the three external monitors to the docking station via a HDMI port, a DVI converter to HDMI and a Display Adapter converter to HDMI. The BIOS was updated to the latest and the 256 Mb default memory for the displays was increased to the 512 MG setting. I have also moved the displays and cables around to confirm that cables are fine and only two external displays will be seen at any time. In speaking with Lenovo hardware support, one individual said I needed to subscribe to software support to get the BIOS changed. Later, a second person said that I needed to play around with the BIOS settings and it should work. I have also rebooted the system a few times. Unfortunately I still cannot view 4 displays.  As an IT, Telecom and Cybersecurity SME... Read more

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OS:windows 10P50:Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Laptop Computer 15.6 inch FHD IPS Screen, Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ, 32GB RAM, 500GB Solid State Drive, W7P / W10PDockingStation: Lenovo 40A50230US ThinkPad Workstation Dock with 230w ac adapter Monitors: 3 of HP Pavilion 22cwa 21.5-inch IPS LED Backlit MonitorI am having a problem getting my Monitor connected through VGA to work with the two display ports monitors.When I have the two display ports connected, they both work perfectly with the laptop screen open.once I connect the third monitor through the vga port, the two display port monitors go dark. Then I unplug it, and the two display ports turn back on.I have tried figuring this out but I dont under stand why. I was told that my p50 could support three extrenal monitors and my laptop screen meanin 4 total(3 external and laptop screen)I have tried updating all the drivers but I don't know how to get it to work

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Hi there, I'm having a t430 notebook with NVidia Optimus and according to this post here https://support.lenovo.com/en/en/solutions/migr-76617 I should be able to extend my display with at least 2 more monitors.My display settings correctly identify all 4 displays that I have connected right now: 1 laptop display, 1 VGA monitor, and 2 x DVI monitors but I only can use 2 displays at once (the t430s's display and another "random" monitor). If I pull out one of the DVI monitors, then, another one will take its place an so on, but not more than 2 displays at once. What can I do to have at least 3 displays (the laptop's display and 2 more monitors)?

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I have ThinkPad T470 laptop with Windows 10 pro x64 installed. Sound plays just fine from the laptop's speakers, and when I plug external speakers into the laptop's 3.5mm audio port they work just fine too.But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy


























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A:Audio port on Ultra Dock docking station not working with T470 docked, but it worked with T450.

But...when the laptop is docked in my Ultra Dock 90W docking station and the external speakers cable is plugged into the dock's audio port, no sound is heard. If I'm playing music through the laptop's speakers, as soon as I plug a cable into the dock's audio port no sound is heard. I can still use the laptop's audio port to connect external speakers, but that defeats the object of having an audio port on the Ultra Dock. I believe the driver of external speaker plugged into dock is well-installed and well-detected by the device managerI already set it as default audio output and can see the volume symbol up-and-down while testing it.I also had my T450 docked and the audio port from this Ultra Dock worked just as expected!! It seems everything works fine but still no sound can be heard when T470 is docked.Is it a bug when using Dock with T470 docked ??What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Anyone can help ?? Thanks a lot in advance!Kind regards,Jimmy

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I installed Ubuntu on an mSATA card in my T520, which is on the 4338-35U docking station connecting 2 external monitors via digital video cables. This dual-display works nicely for Windows 10. The only troule is, with this configuration, the power-on ThinkPad logo (where I can press the F12 key to select boot device) doesn't show on neither monitor and doesn't respond to my pressing on the F12 key. The Device Manager shows all drivers are installed. When power-on off the docking station, I can use the F12 key select boot device to go for either Windows 10 or Ubuntu (Linux). I need advice on how to get the boot device selection screen to show up when the laptop sits on the docking staion.   

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Hello Community, appologies in advanced if this appears a little off, it is my first post here. Here is the following set up I want. My Laptop only came with ONE HDMI out, no VGA out and no DVI or any additional Video port.For my set up in my home office I need at least a second output to run my two monitors .My basement setup controlls a little mor and I need dual monitors and a port to duplicate the last screen to my projector.I could run my laptop as one screen and the other one duplicates the projector, but that would be inconvenient.I spotted two universal HP docking station to plug in the USB 3.0 port, but the first seems to be to weak for my purposes. Option 1:https://www.amazon.com/HP-3005PR-USB-Port-Replicator/dp/B008KMDVPQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474938242... Option 2 :http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/business-solutions/hp-zbook-200w-thunderbolt-3-dock-p5q61ut-aba But Option 2 seems very buggy, but has enough ports. If not something from HP, I might have to go with a competitor :https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Display-UltraHD-Universal-D3100/dp/B00O0M46KO/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=147... Please help with advices. Thank youB     

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit and I'm having trouble connecting to 3 via the HP 120 W advanced docking station. I was able to do this in the past without issues when I was running Windows 7. I'm on a ZBook 15 (1st Gen) I know the laptop has 2 display adaptors: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, and Intel HD Graphics 4600. When connected to the docking station, I usually ran 2 monitors through the NVIDAI via Display Ports, and the 3rd through the Intel adapter via VGA. Now, after upgrading to Win 10. If I boot the laptop in the dock, it says there is an issue with the Intel graphics adapter, so I'm only able to use the NVDIA and therefor only 2 screens. I've tried updating/reinstalling drivers for both adapters but nothing seems to work. Tried versions from NVIDIA, Intel, and from HP Directly. Whats funny is that if I boot up the laptop BEFORE I connect it to the docking station, everything works fine. Once I dock it all three monitors will come up and work just fine. So I do have a workaround, but it is a little inconvenient  Any Ideas what the issue could be, maybe I have something misconfigured in the BIOS? I think I tried changing a few settings related to hybrid displays, but no luck...

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I'm in IT security. I have 3 monitors -- it could be 6.

I just want to know if Windows 7 Enterprise has a setting that will allow the docked laptop with 3 monitors to keep the desktop window settings and icons and everything about the layout when in 'multiple monitor mode', and then have a different desktop settings
and layout for the undocked laptop using it's own screen.

Docked with multiple monitors? Detect it and revert to saved layout/settings for this desktop.Undocked with just the simple laptop screen? Detect it and revert to saved layout/settings for this desktop.

Does that make sense?
P.S. Does Windows 10 do this?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer...


Noel Stanford Oveson
ArchiTech89
MCITP, MCTS, CCNA, CCNA Security
Berlin, Germany

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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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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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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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Hi, I would like to know what is the part number compatible with T470 laptop in India? I saw 3 different models with 65W and 90W. The product detail page has some issues. can you please let me know the difference?

A:Dock station for T470

Hello and welcome to the communityRead this guide, Options Compatibility Matrix https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_august_2017.xlsxOnce you'll choose the dock station take a look at the tab with country speific p/ns.

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Hi,I'd like to know if the new Thinkpad T470 is compatible with the "Pro Dock 90 W - 40A10090US" docking station?













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A:T470 Docking - Is the "Pro Dock 90 W - 40A10090US" compatible?

Hello and welcomeYes, the dock is compatibleThinkPad Options Compatibility Matrix - https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_mar_2017.xlsx

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Do the ThinkPad T470 use the same docking station of the ThinkPad T440

A:ThinkPad T470 docking stations compatibility

All docking stations for T440 are compatible with T470.Follow this guide:https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_october_2017_revised.xlsx

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Hi all, Does anyone know how many external monitor can the latest T470/T470s connect to without a dock? The T470 specs I am considering is:CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (Max 32GB) / 1 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)GeForce 940MX GDDR5 2GN/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI / 1 x RJ-45 /1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 2W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio /microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), supports SD 3.0, UHS-l And this is the specs for T470s: CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform12GB (1 x 4GB DDR4 2133MHz onboard + 1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz) (Max20GB)/ 0 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)Intel HD Graphics 620N/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI /1 x RJ-45 / 1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 1W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio / microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC) I am look... Read more

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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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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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Ethernet port in not working on Surface Pro 3 docking station

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

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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 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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Gibt es eine Dockigstation zu diesem Modell wenn ja welches modell 

A:docking station

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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