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Docking Station W520

Q: Docking Station W520

Please I also realised the W520 comes with a 170w charger. I fitted the W520 on the docking station Thinkpad Mini dock Series 3 3.0 USB but when i switch on the pc i got the nessage that the wattage was too low. Please can you advise which docking station is i need for the W520? ThanksMichael

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A: Docking Station W520

MAH11 wrote:
Please can you advise which docking station is i need for the W520?

That's weird, I'm not aware of an AC adapter more powerful than the 170W model... It should be ok...

Where do you get the error? When booting? Or in Windows? Is PowerManager installed?

Regards

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I have experienced this problem twice and am very confused about why it is occuring.  I usually use my W520 laptop on a docking station and when I am at home or travelling I keep it powered by with a wall adapter.  So at work it stays charged and operating from the docking station (i.e. ports on the bottom of the laptop).  When I am at home it stays charged by pulling it in using the Lenovo (170W power adapter). Last year I was in China working and all of a sudden my laptop would no longer charge and would shutdown when the battery died) with the wall adapter.  I ended up buying a docking station and managed to keep it charged and operating that way.  Obtaining any type of warranty service in China was a major pain but the problem was diagnosed to be an issue with my motherboard.  I returned to Canada and had my computer replaced (computer was about 3 months old). Now I am back in Canada and have the same problem with my new replacement laptop.  I am puzzled why this keeps happening.  Has this occured with anyone else?  Is the plug on the W520 not very good quality?  Any thoughts or suggestions will be super appreciated. 

A:W520 only charges with docking station wall plug d...

I have never heard of this problem. The DC-in cable is very similar to all the other models. Do you use the same AC adapter with the dock?

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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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At home, I am using a Docking station (ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3) which has a different power demand than the W520. The docking station works properly but does NOT charge the laptop. So, I plugged in a spare charger-plug directly into the laptop but it will not charge. My logical guess is that the docking power plug is over-riding the laptop plug. Is there a way around this so that I won't lose power while working from home using the docking station?

A:Lenovo W520 Docking Power Supply

I was recommended to purchase 135Watt charger for the dock station. I received it last night and when I went to dock my laptop, I started smelling something burning. THe laptop won't boot up. The fingerprint reader, microphone and CapLok keys are lit but it will not boot.

Anyone?

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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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Ethernet port in not working on Surface Pro 3 docking station

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

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

Thanks! I look forward to your suggestions.

A:Looking for Docking Station

Can anyone even point me in a direction?

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

A:Docking Station

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

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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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Gibt es eine Dockigstation zu diesem Modell wenn ja welches modell 

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

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

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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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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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I'm looking for a CD player / docking station - all in one. Tired of having all these gadgets. Does anyone make such a thing?
 

A:Docking station + CD all in one

Hi and welcome to TSG?

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

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

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

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

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

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Best docking station doe model 15-g071nr

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

A:docking station

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

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

Thanks in advance,
Chip
 

A:Docking Station

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

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

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 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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HD Docking station

Hi,

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

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

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

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

A:HD Docking station

Yes.
 

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

A:usb 3.0 docking station

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

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File Transfer - Help Wanted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas would be a big help. Thanks.

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

A:450 g2 Docking Station

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

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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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Can someone confirm which docking stations work with the Elitebook 850 G3. I've beenn usiing a D9Y32AA#ABA for my Elitebook 840 G1 and the Elitebook 850 G3 does physically fit into the D9Y32AA#ABA, but the 850 G3 has a different power supply than the 840 G1 and I noticed there are two possible part numbers (D9Y32AA#ABA & D9Y32UT#ABA) for docking stations and just want to confirm which docking station is appropriate for my new Elitebook 850 G3. Thank you!

A:Docking Station for EliteBook 850 G3

Hi,Both HP UltraSlim Docking Station models are compatible with HP EliteBook 820 G1-G4, 850 G1-G4, 840 G1-G4 Page 17:http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04168358.pdfRegardsVisruth

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1st: The dock is not powering the HP x2 210 G2. Screen flickers when charging from the dock. My question is why isnt this dock powering the HP Tablet? Upon plugging in the dock to the X2 210 G2, battery doesnt charge as advertised, screen flickers and there doesnt seem to be a way to install any software on screen alert. There also is NO support option listed on a dock that costs $159 dollars? Why not? I need to know how to install software if necassary to power the x2 210 and what number to call for support. 

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Running a new HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 with Windows 10 64bit. I do not get any audio when connecting external spealers to the dock. If i connect directly into the jack on the laptop the external play audio fine. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers numerous times.

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When I plug my laptop into my docking station before I've booted the laptop will lock up. If I wait until it's booted it works fine. I'm using VGA and HDMI cables to the 2 monitors but playing around with configurations of the monitors doesn't seem to matter.  It did work at one time but perhaps an update broke it. I've run the HP support tool to make sure I have the latest updates. Any ideas?

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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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hi
I have an ibm 760e thinkpad with a docking station type 3545-001. I need to reload windows back onto the pc via the cd in docking station. please can anyone tell me how I get the cd to work in the docking station and where I might find the driver for it. if I put the correct driver in a config.sys file will that do the trick?

thanks
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A:docking station cd will not work......

solidone,

I'm pretty sure this will give you what you need.
Driver File Matrix
 

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I have a company supplied ZBook 15 and its companion ThunderBolt 3 based docking station.  No problems with the computer, lots problems with the docking station.  The latest is a continual, periodic blinking to black on one of the 2 monitors connected.  The only cure is to reboot the system.  The problem occurs after the system goes into sleep mode overnight.  I use the system primarily in the desktop mode, and seldom disconnect it from the docking station.  Basically, I have to reboot the system every morning!  I have already updated every driver in the system with the HP SoftPaq utility,  verified Windows V7 and all of its associated files are up to date, replacing and swapped cables & monitors, etc. The two monitors I am using support DVI or HDMI interfaces, not the latest Display Port?   I am using generic adapter interface cables from Amazon Basics.     

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