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Laptop docking station recommendations?

Q: Laptop docking station recommendations?

I'm looking for a laptop that will snap into a docking station. I haven't been very successful so far. What I find primarily are docking stations that plug into a laptop's USB port. The two problems that I have with these are that they generally don't seem to do video well, and they generally don't let you close the laptop, which leaves a clumsy setup for staff as they use it. I have a few Targus docking stations, but they're really not being used much. I'd like to simply replace desktops with the docking stations, and it seems that finding a laptop with a snap-in bottom would be ideal.

Any good recommendations for this?

Thanks.

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I recently purchased Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit MSI G Series GT780DXR-405US laptop (http://www.msimobile.com/level3_productpage.aspx?id=336) and SAMSUNG S27A950D monitor (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=982723).

I am now looking to purchase a Universal Docking Station and hence looking for your recommendations. I should be able to connect multiple monitors in the future.

I looked at Plugable USB 2.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station with DisplayLink DVI/VGA up to 1920x1080, Audio, Ethernet, and 4 Available High-Speed USB 2.0 Ports @ http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Univ...NXAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323381796&sr=8-1 But not sure how good this is.

I am REALLY looking forward for your recommendations.

Thanks a LOT in advance.
 

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I'm planning to buy a new docking station(for 3,5" sata disks) and would appreciate any input & good/bad experiences with brands & models you guys might have.

A:Docking station recommendations & suggestions

I have 3 of these, Thermaltake BlacX ST005U
Newegg.com - Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5” & 3.5” USB 2.0 & eSATA

One is at work, 1 is connected to my HD DVD cable box, the other attached to my home computer. They work great, hence reason that I bought 3 of them.

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What Universal Docking Station do you recommend for my Spectre x360 13-4005dx? On the HP Store under Universal Docking Stations there are 4 to choose from. 2 that are Targus brand and 2 that are Belkin brand. I am aware there is not a docking port on my Spectre x360, but that the Universal Docking Stations are connected to the PC via USB 3.0. Thanks!

A:HP Spectre x360 Universal Docking Station Recommendations

Any of those should work well for you; it comes down to the options and your personal preferences. Try the one that looks like it will best meet your needs.




------------Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.Please click the little thumbs-up dealybopper to the lower right if my reply was helpful to you. Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem. This will help others, too!

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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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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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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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Hey everybody

I am wanting to get a good Laptop Docking Station that I can have at the house to easily plug my laptop in when I get home, so I can use it on my Vizio TV

I've been checking around, but can't find one with a good rating from CNET, and just wondering if anyone had any ideas.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 9300. Thanks
 

A:Looking a Laptop Docking Station

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Hi folks, I am looking for a cheap laptop with a docking station for my parents. They are nearly 80 years old. They also want/need a keyboard, a bigger screen and a mouse (they cannot work for a longer time just with the laptop screen).So I think the best would be, that they can put the laptop into the docking station and work.They also could take it out and use it somewhere else.It just should be very easy to handle and it should be an about 15'' monitor. They don't need a power machine (they only do internet, writing letters and watching photos etc., so nothing special). My question is which HP laptop does have a docking port and which station fits with it.I saw the "HP 250 G5"  which is an approximate specification that would fit. Could you list one or two with the docking station that matches to it? Thank you in advance for your hjelp. 

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am trying to find out if i have an issue with my laptop
Manufacturer: compaq
Model: presario 1075
OEM Number: 261831-001

or my port replicator (docking station)
2904 port duplicator
docking station
261845-001
when my laptop is pluged into the docking station display is not working all of the time.(not hooked up to an external monitor)
every thing else is working

how do i check the laptop port, or can a selftest be run on the docking station?
 

A:laptop docking station

There is only one way (assuming you don't make the things) to test this.

Hook up the laptop to another one (or hook up someone elses laptop to yours) - there is no other way to test something like this.
 

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I have a HP Compaq 6510b laptop attached to a HP docking station with Dual-link DVI (product # EN488AA, S/N CNU830Y0NH). The laptop power adapter quit ages ago, the docking station adapter (HP part # 384023-001) will fit both laptop and docking station.

I was trying to identify the old adapter and briefly plugged it into the laptop while the laptop was attached to the docking station. There was no power to the old adapter. The laptop switched to battery power and will not charge on the docking station. I can plug the adapter into the laptop and it will charge and run off the adapter. The problem is my network connections do not work through the docking station if it is not plugged in. Do I need a new docking station or is there an easier fix?
 

A:Docking station won't charge laptop

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I need a laptop that will run 6 monitors from a docking station. According to AMD and NVDA the cards in the latest laptops WX150 and M2200 are capable of doing this. In the past, AMD has been the best for multi display solutions (at least on the consumer side of things). Are either of these capable through the dell docking stations? If so, what would be better and what dock would I need?

I have multiple setups this will be docked to, including
6x 1440p
6x 1080p
6x 1600x900
2x 4k

A:6 monitors, one laptop, one docking station

dangerousbeans,You will need to contact Dell Sales at the link below for information on products that meet your needs.Dell Sales Phone Numbers

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Hi folks! Is there a Docking Station that can be used with the HP Pavilion DV4-2173nr? I need more USB ports and, if possible a parallel port to use it with a CNC table. I could not find a suitable one and started wondering why there is an "Expansion port 3" in that laptop, if there is not a corresponding Docking Station.   Another question: is there any docking station and a connecting cable that can be used to provide the same functionality? Thanks in advance for any information you could provide. Regards, Mike

A:Docking station for DV4-2173nr laptop

Hi, The following one could be te one you need:          http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01621867.pdf Regards.

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I have an IBM ThinkPad T22 laptop and I recently was given an IBM Thinkpad Docking station with port replicator and ultrabay 2000 slot (2631 20U). It also has a half-size (half height) PCI slot in it.

My graphics card in the T22 is about crap and I really don't need to get a new laptop for what I'm doing right now. But I would like to be able to have better graphics if the opportunity arose.

My question is, if I was to put a new upgraded graphics card into the PCI card slot of the Docking station, would my laptop recognize the new graphics card and run off of it, or is this impossible with laptops?

I know this is a detailed post but I figured someone out there may have an answer.

Thanks,
Dave
 

A:IBM Laptop Docking Station PCI Slot

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PCI Slot

Note this is a Half Height, or 'low profile' slot. Separate brackets are required for low profile PCI cards. Normal cards will not fit.

Many use the half-size PCI slot for peripherals like secondary video cards, TV tuners, audio cards, etc. This is considered by many to be the highlight of the Dock II, and is a feature that few other docks have. The Dock II does not support AGP or PCI Express. The Ultrabay 2000 slot can be used to connect other IBM peripherals, such as second hard disks or CD/DVD drives. Potential owners of the Dock II are often concerned about compatibility and recommendations of video cards. See the compatible video cardsClick to expand...

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Hello. I have a Thinkpad T470 and it worked fine for a few weeks. Just today I received my docking station for it and plugged it in for use with my external monitor. Everything was going great until I noticed that the battery, while it said "charging", was still losing percentage in battery. I undocked it, which rebooted the laptop, which I thought was weird. At this point I noticed that every time I docked or undocked the laptop, it caused the laptop to reboot. I had a T420 with a docking station and that never happened before. When I plugged the laptop in directly, I noticed it no longer charges. If I plug the cord directly into the laptop, it's like nothing is plugged in. If I put the laptop back in the dock, it will say it's charging, but it's not. The battery lost all its charge, and now my laptop no longer boots. I went through tech support and they had me reset my battery and all that and nothing worked. I even tried a new power cord. My question is: 1) why did my dock cause my laptop to reboot every time I docked/undocked it?2) Could the dock really cause my laptop to completely stop charging? It's a 40A1 docking station. I am using a genuine 20V adapter with it. The FRU is FRU 04W3948. I am getting a replacement T470 but I am worried I am going to ruin that one too and would really appreciate some advice. Thank you!

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The PC in question is a Dell Latitude D620. When off the docking station, the screen display is normal, however when it's hot docked, or cold booted from the dock, the screen displays only 1/4 of the screen, however it shows the entire image. It's hard to put into words for me, it's displaying the entire desktop, same resolution, however the image its self is maybe 4 inches. I did fix this problem on my laptop by updating drivers, however I would have to explain this process over the phone as I am a support guy, and if it doesn't work, then I'm back to the beginning. Has anyone else experienced this, or am I the only one with the off the wall calls..
 

A:Odd Laptop docking station problem

nevermind, it's fixed. the person who is using the laptop forgot to mention they adjusted the resolution, and it's a widescreen monitor, so it had the black bars.. amazing how people forget the details...
 

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I have an HP Compaq nc8430 laptop running Windows 7 attached to an HP docking station HSTNN-1X01-444706-1.
The battery in the laptop will not charge when it is in the docking station, but will charge when I pull it out of the docking station and plug the AC adaptor directly into the laptop itself. All other functions in the docking station work normally except for the battery charging function.
I have also tried it in a 2nd docking station with the same results, so believe the problem is in the laptop and not the docking station.
HELP!
 

A:HP Docking Station won't charge laptop

It may be the power adapter.
I do know that Dells do this sort of thing where they won't both run and charge in a docking station if the power brick is not a 90Watt one. Use a 70watt one and it complains.

Check that the adapter is powerful enough.
 

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Getting a random blue screen on an HP Elitebook 8470p. I believe it is caused by the docking station.

Thanks for any help

Yoseph

A:BSOD On Laptop With Docking Station.

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002ed5b05, fffff88009618c60, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExpInterlockedPopEntrySListFault16+0 )

Code:
Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, memory
An error occured when translating from privileged code to non-privileged code.


Code:
0: kd> !error c0000005
Error code: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 (3221225477) - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
This is commonly related to memory access violation errors; drivers have been referencing invalid or corrupted memory addresses.

Remove:


Code:
0: kd> lmvm mfehidk
start end module name
fffff880`01000000 fffff880`0109fe00 mfehidk T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: mfehidk.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys
Image name: mfehidk.sys
Timestamp: Thu May 31 16:15:54 2012 (4FC78B2A)
CheckSum: 000B1952
ImageSize: 0009FE00
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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Hey all-

I have a Dell Latitude D800 that I use with a docking station. Everything has been working but occasionally when I put the laptop into the docking station and power up, the external monitor will not come on unless I open the lid of my laptop. When I close the lid of my laptop, the system goes to standby and the external monitor goes out. I went into the power options and changed the option for when the laptop is closed to "Do Nothing". I would like to be be able to keep it on Standby like it had been working originally. Any ideas why this may be occurring?
 

A:Problem with Laptop and Docking Station

standby mode is known to cause system issues (instability, currupt files, screwed up settings). I wouldn't use standby anymore if I were you.

To get your old settings back in order, run system restore and choose a restore point prior to when the issue started happening. (then you should disable standby mode so that that doesn't happen again)

also... check your display settings, there may be an option for primary monitor default when docked.
 

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My HP Quickdock station is not charging my laptop and I've had to connect the AC adapter to the laptop since the battery went down to 40% yesterday. Is there a fix short of replacing it? I run a small business and can't afford to have these issues!
 

A:Docking station won't charge laptop

If I were you, I would take it back. If it's plugged in properly and not charging, I'd say it's a hardware fault with the actual HP quickbook station.
 

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I have a Lenovo G50-45 laptop and want to purchase a docking station replicator for it.  Does anyone know which docking station works with this particular model because I can't find anything on the Lenovo web site.  Is anyone using the USB 3.0 Basic Dock with this model? Thanks, Naumni

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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.
 

A:Networking With Laptop Docking Station...

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I am getting a Dell Inspiron for a new job. I am now debating whether or not to get a new personal desktop for use at home or to somehow make the new Dell the "centerpiece" of a home configuration consisting of stand-alone hard-drive, DVD burner, printer, and monitor connected to either a docking station or just plugged to a powered hub that connects to the laptop. What would be some of the technical pluses or minuses of that setup? Thus would be under XP, and I think I could create two users, Jekyll and Hyde, one for at-home and one for at-work so the system would recognize or not recognize the peripheral configuration. Am I correct in this? Thanks for your thoughts.
 

A:Pros and cons of using laptop + docking station

Well, there's almost no technical pluses as except for not having save your print jobs to disk, or disconnecting and reconnecting your printer if you have the desktop and the laptop + docking station. It really depends on what you're going to be doing with it. I have a Dell Inspiron 8500 and it can play all of today's current games, but it can't play them as well as my gaming rig. The only Dell notebook that could truly even compare with a well equipped desktop is a maxxed out Inspiron 9100 (that's what they're calling the XPS isn't it), and even then, you can't overclock, install as much new hardware, and all that other fun stuff. If you're not going to be doing much gaming or graphics intensive apps, I'd say that a laptop plus docking station should do just fine. After all, I went for months with mine before building my gaming rig, and only then because it was in the shop!

Jim
 

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Will a HP ZBook 15 G2 Laptop with a A7E38UT#ABA 230W Advanced Docking Station run two Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz using both DisplayPorts on the Docking Station? I am currently running a HP ZBook 15 G2 Laptop using the A7E34AA#ABA Docking Station running two Samsung UHD UE850 Monitors at 4K.I am using the DisplayPort on the A7E34AA#ABA Docking Station to run one of the Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz.I am using a StarTech USB to DisplayPort adapter to provide a second DisplayPort. The adapter driven monitor will only refresh at 30 Hz and looks terrible compared to the 60 Hz monitor.  I can use the mini DisplayPort on the laptop to drive the second Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz, but I am afraid the laptop mini DisplayPort physical port will wear out quickly and give me trouble quickly because I remove laptop from the port at least daily. Can the A7E38UT#ABA 230W Advanced Docking Station run two Samsung UHD Monitor UE850 monitors at 4K and 60hz using both DisplayPorts on the Docking Station?Thank you.Bill

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My wife has an HP docking station that allows all the cables and such to be plugged in to that, instead of into the various outlets around the laptop. Sure is nice to be able to plug everything into one central location. However, her laptop was stolen. I have a Dell Precision M60 laptop and am wondering if it will work.

Anyone out there absolutely certain it would work? Obviously, unless I'm absolutely certain it won't fry my system I'm not going to try it.

Thanks.
 

A:Will HP docking station work with Dell laptop?

Unless for some amazing coincidence the connections on the back of the two computers are identical, a docking station for one manufacturer's computer won't work on another.
 

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When I start my laptop or login to my laptop in docking station, the laptop screen often remains black. Appearantly it is sending the screen signal to the tv only. The tv is connected with an active 4k display port to hdmi adapter to the docking station. Windows key + p does not help. When taking the laptop out of the docking station, or, when disconnecting the display port plug from the docking station, there is no issue.Is there a way to set this up ensuring that the laptop always shows at least its own screen? I use the tv connection less often. I prefer not to have to plug in the display port for use. many thanks for your help!  

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I recently acquired a Vaio laptop along with the docking station. I have little experience with laptops and was wondering if it would be bad for the battery to just leave the laptop plugged into the docking station when I don't need it mobile?

Thanks,
JTN
 

A:Solved: docking station bad for laptop battery?

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I have a HP Pavilion 15-au123cl laptop and need to know what kind of docking station works best.  Ideally, I want to get the kind that I just snap my laptop into.

A:docking station for my HP Pavilion 15-au123cl laptop

Kipper4 wrote:....  Ideally, I want to get the kind that I just snap my laptop into.Hi, Your machines does NOT have docking port therefore you can't find any docking station for this simple snap your laptop to. You now only has option to use USB port replicatos (vendors also call them as docking stations) and normally any standard USB port replicator is ok. Please ONLY look at USB port replicators from the following products.            http://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/docking-stations-142510--1 Regards.

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Hardware:
I have 3 monitors (Two HP EliteDisplay E241i LED and one Dell E228WFP ) + laptop (Dell Latitude E6540) monitor display. I have connected them to Dell E- Port II docking station. 
Display Adapters:  I have AMD Radeon HD 8790M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 installed.
When I try to use the 4th monitor it says "Disconnect this display". If i select extended display, some other monitor goes blank. Meaning, I can only see one laptop monitor and any other two monitor.
I guess it is not supporting 3 monitors. Can you point me on what am I missing? 
Please let me know if you need any other information to understand the issue. 
Thanks
Durga

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I am looking for a PC laptop with docking station and internal docking port so I can operate it with my current peripherals (full size monitor, key board, mouse, scanner, printer, hardwire modem connection, etc) when working at my desk.
 
What models do you have that are equipped with a docking station port?

A:Laptop with Docking station and internal port

Only the Latitude and Precision models have true docking station support - the consumer-grade models (Alienware, Inspiron, XPS and Vostro) do not.

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I have a Toshiba laptop and I just purchased a Toshiba Dynadock U3.0. Every time I connect the docking station to my laptop all my USB ports stop working and I have to disconnect the docking station and reinstall the drivers. Any suggestions on how to fix?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop 2ec017649c and I just purchased a Toshiba Dynadock u3.0 docking station. Every time I connect the docking station to my laptop all the USB ports stop working. I have to reinstall the drivers. Any idea what might be causing this?

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I am running XP on my Dell Laptop. When it is in the docking station, the CPU runs at 100%. I am running Norton and Spybot. I am unable to determine what is causing the issue. If I take the laptop out of the docking station or do not have the power cord plugged in, the laptop runs great. Please help me.
 

A:Dell Laptop runs at 100% when in docking station

Can you precisely identify the process hogging that CPU?

You could download and run the free Process Explorer. You'll be able to precisely identify the culprit. By right-clicking on the process showing high CPU and selecting Properties… > Threads tab, you'll be able to pinpoint the thread that's hogging CPU within the process. You'll need to slide the bar left of CSwitch Delta in order to see the CPU values.

Process Explorer doesn't require any installation. Simply run the executable file once downloaded. Then, configure the Process Explorer window to your liking. You can even replace the Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) by clicking on Options > Replace Task Manager. You'll get a lot more features and details than with the Task Manager.

To determine which Process might be hogging CPU, click on the little graphs located at the top right of the window. A new window with four graphs will open, the first one being CPU. Click inside the window and press the spacebar to freeze the display. This will make it easier to hover your mouse cursor over the CPU peaks in order to read which process(es) is/are creating them.
 

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I just ordered a Dell Inspiron 15R and want to use it to replace my desktop. There are so many docking stations and each review points out reasons to get that one. What is the best one with enough ports to support a monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, subwoofer with speakers, a printer with at least one open for camera, external hard drive, etc.?
 

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Hello, When a user comes in to the office and places her laptop on the docking station, the 2nd monitor she uses turns completely white. The user has to reboot the laptop in order to get rid of the white screen. I have updated the graphics drivers (intel) and the BIOS for the laptop but the issue still persists. I have been searching on forums for awhile now but I can't seem to find any decent solutions. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Skylar

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Hi. I am not a computer tech, so pardon my lack of pc language. I have a Dell Studio, running Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit OS). I have a docking station that I plug into with a monitor, keyboard, etc. For the past few months, I have not used the docking station, but this past weekend, I plugged my laptop into the docking station. I got a request for some sort of update (sorry I don't remember what for, but think it had something to do with video/monitor maybe). I went through the motions, and I think the update failed to install. I rebooted the system, and it runs fine. The only problem I encounter is when I play Runescape online, my laptop provides no warnings, and it just shuts itself off after about 15 minutes of play time. I have tried using different internet browsers (Firefox and Google Chrome) and that does not seem to help. I unplugged the laptop, and played RS and I had no problems, so I feel that the issue is with the docking station or monitor. I have no idea how to proceed in attempting to fix this issue. Please help.
 

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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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As I can't seem to find a docking station made specifically for my new Asus N53S laptop, I am looking for recommendations on a universal docking station (with video output). There are several choices out there, but they all seem to get mixed reviews for performance or installation. Can anyone suggest a particular make/model that works well. Any Asus owners out there with a universal docking station that does the job? Any info and/or recommendations would be welcome!
 

A:Looking for a good Asus laptop docking station

The Kensington universal notebook docking station is compatible with Asus, and all major brands in fact, I'd check that out...

There's a review of an admittedly slightly older version (from 2009) here, but it wins a best buy award and gets a very good write-up.

Certainly well worth considering. Hope that helps somewhat...
 

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Trying to find a docking station - have done a "Pavilion 17-g100 series search", I have also tried to locate on HP Support page [but I don't see this model or series listed on any of their docking stations...in fact they don;t even mention "Pavilion", only Elitebook, etc]. I'd love to find the correct docking station for this laptop which I've just purchased.













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A:Which docking station for HP Pavilion 17-g136nr 17.3" Laptop...

Hi, Your machine does not have docking port therefore no docking station for it. You can use ANY (yes any) USB port replicator (vendors also call them as docking stations). Now up to you to choose depending on how do you wish to connect to it. For example: you need 2 monitors, 6 USB ports .... and you can find one for your needs. Please check the following articles:      http://nerdtechy.com/best-usb-3-0-universal-docking-stations-2016-reviews     http://www.computershopper.com/slideshow/guide-the-best-usb-3.0-docking-stations-for-laptops/startech-usb-3.0-4k-laptop-docking-station-continued    http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-docking-stations Regards.     

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Just purchased three Inspiron 15 5567 laptops (i5 @ 2.5GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) and one user is asking for a 'docking station' or 'port replicator' so he has a single connection to disconnect when he needs to move the laptop.
Presently, he has connected an HDMI monitor, the GB network connection, and three USB connections, which pretty much "maxxes him out" as regards external devices, and lends to his "confusion factor" when he needs to travel with the laptop.
As a relative 'novice' with a laptop (he previously had an OLD Optiplex GX280 Pentium-4 desktop), he is 'uncertain' about connections to externals so I suggested the 'dock' or 'port replicator' to address this. 
Now I need help in determining what is "best" for this use: the Dell D3100 USB 3.0 dock or something different(?).  Unfortunately, I've read a few 'disheartening' reviews in regard to the D3100, but what might be a viable alternative? (bearing in mind that this has to be 'brain dead simple' for this user..)
So... Can anyone suggest alternatives, or give an 'unbiased' assessment of the D3100 dock station..?

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Every time I restart my laptop on a docking station, I get an error saying missing operating system. When I take the laptop off the docking station and reboot from there, it works fine.

A:Docking Station laptop Missing Operating System

Does your docking station contain a hard drive, or a hard drive bay? How about an external drive connected?

Boot it from the docking station and check the BIOS boot order.

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I am trying to build the following setup:
1) Asus laptop (TUF gaming series FX504 with 1 hdmi port), Windows 10
1) 2 or 3 high resolution external monitors connected to laptop via a docking station
3) Multiple peripherals like keyboard, mouse, speakers etc.

I did a lot of research about docking stations to buy but I can't seem to find the one that I need. The things that I would like my docking stations to support are:
1) 2 or 3 external monitors
2) many usb ports
3) high performance

I am also not sure about the performance between docking stations that connect to the laptop via USB vs docking stations that connect directly to laptop ports, is there a performance difference? Am I confusing the port replicator with the docking station here?

I am also confused about the hdmi, vga and other graphical ports. My laptop has only 1 hdmi port so what's the appropriate docking station to buy and can I for example connect external monitors with graphical ports other than hdmi to the docking station and then connect the docking station to the laptop's hdmi or usb if it's a docking station that connects to the laptop via usb?

I would also like to just use the external monitors and not use the laptop display. Some people on the forums say that this can be done by changing the power settings - set "Choose what closing the lid does" to not sleep or shut down the laptop while the lid is closed and instead leave it running. Is this correct?

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Hello, I am starting a new job where I will b working from home. Before my orientation, I purchased two monitors for my home office. I am currently at my orientation for this week and was just provided my work laptop (ThinkPad T460). My question is: what docking station or stations are available for me to purchase where I can plug my two monitors into the station and be able to use both the monitors AND laptop at the same time. I am not the most techy person, so you may have to dumb down your responses. I've read several reviews on Lenovo docking stations and some people are saying their monitors will only work with the laptop shut or if the laptop is open then only one of the monitors will work. I want both monitors AND the laptop to be able to be used at the same time. Are you able to point me in the right direction to the right docking station or docking stations that would allow me to accomplish this for my home office? Thank you very much in advance!

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I am on my 3rd docking station.
The first two reported that my power supply was suppose to be 180w but apparently only 130w was being passed.
My current one only shows 60W.
I have all the BIOS updates for my 7510 and I have followed the procedure for WD15 and it too has the latest updates/drivers and yet, it still will not charge my laptop and I need to also connect my external power supply for it to charge.
Does anyone have this working?  Is it suppose to actually charge?  Should I return and try yet a 4th docking station?

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Hi All, I was wondering if anyone knows if I can get docking station for this laptop? Thanks, Mark

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Laptop is on and plugged into the docking station which is "powered".  Connection to monitor / keyboard and mouse is fine, however I'm surprised to see a lower power - plug is soon message.  Isn't docking station supposed to provide power to the laptop?

A:Super Speed USB 3.0 Docking Station - No power to laptop?

Actually, I believe what makes a docking station a docking station, is because it is a device which actually connects to a docking port. Thus the name docking station.
A usb port is not a docking port.
A docking port is a single port which provides many pins so different protocols such as video, audio, usb, and yes power etc. all have their own connections so they may run at their full potential.
A docking port is not a conversion of many protocols to a usb signal, then trying to cram it two ways across far fewer pins.
And seeing as all 'docking ports' as far as I know, do have power connectors in them, I can see how Dell's calling a port replicator a 'docking station' could confuse somebody.
I don't believe it to be an honest mistake either, just deceitful tactics of the marketing department to take advantage of what people believe to be a docking port so they can make a nickel.

Think of it not as a shipping dock, with full access to power, fuel, water, sewage connections, the whole works.
But rather a boat anchor so you can anchor your ship off shore, then take your time waiting on what ever ship to shore transportation boats you can find to cart a limited amount of resources through a limited method.

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