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Dell E-Port Replicator Docking Station

Q: Dell E-Port Replicator Docking Station

It looks like all the new Dell Latitude laptops are not compatible with the E-Port Replicator Docking Stations. Is there any solution to be able to still use them as a docking station on the new Latitudes such as using a usb port instead of the pins?

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I want to use my Dell Inspiron 1501 as a desk top.
I want to connect my desktop monitor, and keyboard to my laptop.
If I do can I still use the USB ports on my laptop to connect my mouse, external disc drives,
printer etc or should I connect all devices to a docking station or port replicator?
Should I use a docking station or port replicator?
Can you recommend a good reasoable docking station or port replicator?

A:Docking Station VS Port Replicator

I just found out DEll Inspirons do not have a docking station port.
Looks like I will have to use a USB connected port replicator.
Any comments on this option greatly appreciated.

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My current answer based on limited research is Lenovo model number 433810U Are there ones made by Lenovo that are better than this model, or would this docking station serve most common needs well enough? Thanks!

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Hi, What portreplicator/docking station with support of atleast 2 monitors works with the new Yoga 3 Pro?

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A:Docking station/port replicator Yoga 3 Pro

Hi clashelaeander, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
A general-purpose dock like the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock will do that. I'm not aware of a replicator/dock made specifically for the Yoga 3 Pro. 
Hope this helps!

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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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The newer Dell laptops (the Precision 7510, for example) have the bottom dock connectors very close to the back edge of the body, so that when you connect to them you have this huge gap at the back even if you slide the little dealy forward that is meant to account for different battery sizes. Yes, I know you can get this plastic spacer to fit in the gap so it is easier to line up, but the way it fits makes it take up a stupid amount of space.
Is there a Dell port replicator that actually has the connectors close to the back so that it doesn't waste all this desk space?
And, yes, I know that they make port replicators that the laptop doesn't sit on, that use the thunderbolt or usb port instead of the dock connector on the bottom. I'm asking specifically about port replicators that use that bottom connector.)
And BTW, Dell, it really doesn't help that you try to hide this by offering one photo of most of these replicators taken at an angle where it's really hard to judge that space. 

A:Port replicator / docking station that fits new laptops without huge gap at back?

blackbrook,Below is a link to our Dell port replicators and docking stations. You will need to chat to the sales person for more information. Also, is a post from a user on the DCF with the same system. He was issues an E-Port plus II.Dell Sales http://dell.to/2hBxzd9Quote from DCF Forum User-GeoDosch2"At work my laptop was upgraded to a Precision 7510. With it I got an E-Port Plus II docking station, which was basically the same as the one I had for my Dell Latitude E6520, except wider. It's a stretch to say that the laptop fits this port expander. Yes, you can connect it, but it's like putting a 5 year old kid in a 42 large suit-- he can get into it, but it certainly doesn't fit.I told our procurement dept. that they gave me the wrong port expander, though from the answers here it seems that Dell doesn't make one to fit this laptop. Is that something that's coming out soon? Or am I stuck with the kludge I have now"

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Can say an HP use any docking station or replicator for any HP if all things (ie: vga vs hdmi or PS2 vs USB) are equal? I am buying a new laptop and trying to decide between two. I have both a replicator and a docking station. I looked them up but can't find specs on models they work on so I am thinking they are open as far as spec are right.

A:Docking station/replicator

Are you looking them up on HP's website? I find it hard to believe that any HP docking station or replctr. will work with any HP laptop model. Check compatibility under HP

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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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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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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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Please help me with selecting Compatible Dock for this notebook. Which are compatible? Official Docs says nothing.

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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:
Autorandr script is here: github.com/.../

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Here is my situation,
I own a Lattitude E7450, and needed to connected two displays to it. I went ahead and bought the Dell E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator with USB 3.0, since it has 2 DVI ports on the back. It shows it is compatible with my laptop.
I set up my dock, connected my laptop, as well as both external monitors. Only one monitor shows a duplicated desktop. When I go into the display settings, I cannot see any existence of another external display being connected.
All of my drivers are up to date, restarted laptop many times. Pretty bummed out.
Anyone have any solution/knowledge to this?

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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, 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 HP Pavilion dv4-1199ee laptop(http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...1002_USEN#N277) with Vista Home prem SP1.

I have expansion 3 port on my laptop and I didn't know what is it for but I read the you can hock up a docking station that transform your laptop to desktop where you can connect the devices that you used to connect to your desktop.

I don't know what kind of docking stations that you can connect to my laptop that has thing that are not already in my laptop( expect USB, because the more the better because many devices can be connected through this port)

It will be nice if you give also links from www.ebay.com so I can know about the cost of these devices including the shipping to UAE.

A:question about docking station and expasion port 3

a docking station just makes it quicker to 'unplug' the laptop,

HP Pavilion dv4-1199ee Special Edition Entertainment Notebook PC
main page:

Using a docking station
A docking station, also known as a port replicator or a dock port, allows you to plug your monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables, and other peripherals into the docking station itself, while the notebook only connects to the dock. This set up saves wear and tear on connections each time you need to pick up the notebook and leave the peripherals behind.Click to expand...

some hp docking stations and accessories:

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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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My M4600 Can not use USB & RS232 Port on Pro2X Docking Station.  This is new to me and in 100% mint condition as it had never been used and only turned on about 3 times.

I can use both DVI monitors attached to station, but can not see any of the USB or RS232 ports on my docking station.  My old M6600 can see them all just fine.

If the M4600 can not utilize the docking station ports, it is bye bye to the M4600.


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Hi All, I have a brand new Elitebook 850g3 (T9X36EA), a HP Slimline dock (D9Y32ET)  and two Dell P2415Qb 24" monitors. My aim is to extend my desktop to the two external Dell monitors  whiclst still viewing the display on the EliteBook. The monitors are DP monitors with MST technology so am able to set one as a primary and one as a secondary. I can achieve my goal simply when the laptop is off the dock (See image)But on the dock I get nowhere with it. I noticed the dock had a firmware update on the drivers page which specifically talks about the DP functionality, but on running the update it tells me I am already running at the latest FW version on the dock. At best, I can extend my desktop to one Dell monitor which duplicates to the other. I know my cabling is setup correctly and that the equipment is ok as it works off the dock, I have been banging my head for a while now, so any help would be really appreciated. ThanksPaul 

A:Chaining Display port monitors through a HP Docking station

Quick update..... I have a Displayport to MiniDisplayport cable going from EliteBook to Monitor 1 which is set to MST Primary, and then a Displayort from the out channel on monitor 1 to minidisplayport to monitor 2 which is set to MST Secondary. Cheers!

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M11-17V laptop, which I frequently use with the docking station that came with it.
There is a DB9 serial port on the back of the docking station but I do not know what COM Port it is.

I am using Windows 7.

In Device Manager, COM9 - COM22 are identified as BT Port (bluetooth). COM7 - COM8 are RIM Virtual Serial Port v2, COM17 is Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port and COM18 is USB-Serial CH340.

I figured that COM17 or COM18 were the most likely candidates, but have not been able to get it to respond using either of them.

I am connecting a Psion 5 (Comms app) to it, and have set the ports and the Psion to 19200 baud, 8bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.

A:Tecra M11-17V - Identifying the serial port on the docking station


> There is a DB9 serial port on the back of the docking station but I do not know what COM Port it is

I think you misunderstood something wrong?
The COM ports available in device manager are ?virtual com ports?
There is no connection between an virtual com port and serial port.

I?ve got one question: what docking station do you have exactly?

I had an express port replicator and this device required an installation of additional serial port driver.

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I"m looking for help, I have a Lenovo G50?80 80L0 laptop and i'm looking for a docking station thats compatible with this series and that also has two ports to connect 2 monitors for work.  Any help is much appreciated!

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I have a thinkpad p51, and recently bought a thinkpad workstation dock of type 40A5. However, I noticed that the slop on the dock doesn't quite align with bottom of the laptop, and the dock can actually swing back and forth a bit when I lift up the docked laptop. I'm wondering will that swinging damage the docking port on the laptop. Thanks!  

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I have a ThinkPad X240 laptop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise 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.The Ultra Dock has (I believe) the latest firmware installed (version 2.22.000) and I have the latest audio drivers installed: in Device Manager > Sound, video and game controllers > Realtek High Definition Audio > Driver version is which is the latest available from Lenovo Support downloads.What do I need to do to get the Ultra Dock's audio port working?Kind regards,/Neil PS. Apologies - I mistakenly posted this message on the "X Series tablet ThinkPad Laptops" board. Can a moderator please remove the post from that board?

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A:Audio port on Ultra Dock docking station not worki...

Hi Nwgarside,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with Audio not working from Ultra docking station with your ThinkPad X240.
Have you check with different system/Ultra docking station?
Check with running ThinkVantage system update tool, so that it will update all the required drivers and application for your system.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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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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Not sure if this is the correct forum. I tried searching but must not have used correct key words as nothing came up.

Dell Dock model PR01X which is as I read, a Port Replicator. Does not work on my Latitude D620 running Vista Home Premium. I've also tried XP Pro SP3 on the same machine and still, nothing on the Dock works except the power plug and one light on the top.

I searched Dell user forums. Found this problem has persisted for over 5 years yet Dell has still not addressed it. Many of those users have had some success by installing the XP copy of usb.inf. Vista would not allow that. So I loaded XP onto another drive, swapped it in. Still nothing worked other than the power plug and that one top light that comes on when the lid is lifted. The network cord would not 'pass thru'. I had to un-dock, plug the network cord in to get on-line and go to the Dell site to download and install drivers to get the wi-fi working.

A chat with Dell Tech about this Dock problem was a total waste of time. They wanted to either sell me support or sell me a different Dock. Done a lot of searches, and reading, something led me to Dell R181862 which is Dell Notebook system Software Utility. This installed Client Configuration Utility allows my to edit the system Bios. I used that to add 'Docking'. After making those changes I found during Setup there is now 'Docking' listed and made those selections. It didn't change a thing. Nothing on the dock work... Read more

A:Dell Dock (Port Replicator)

Have you got the power adapter for the Dock ? I read online you need that connected as well as the laptop's own power adapter for the Dock to work.

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We do have some issues with our Windows 10 laptops which are using the Dell E-Port port replicater. The problem is that the network switching between wireless/undocked and wired/docked is not working properly.
When docked the laptop can't switched to the wired connection and no network is available. When removing the network cable from the E-Port, the laptop switched to wireless connection.
I notice that we have two models around here: Dell Port Replicator PR03X and K07A002
Could someone explain to be the differences and if one of the two is not supported by Windows 10 ??

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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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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.


A:Dell Latitude Docking Station

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

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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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After installing the appropriate driver from the Dell  Website, I connected my Inspiron 17-778 to two external monitors. Soon thereafter I began to receive an error message and a restart. The message indicated:
KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED, which I looked up and found that it signaled a problem "when a driver tries to close static streams for USB 3.0 devices.
Is there a fix for this issue?

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I have a Dell Latitude e6440 (Intel+AMD video) with the newest BIOS A18 and the newest video drivers.  It is connected to an ePort Replicator 0PKDGR.   I have a Displayport cable connected between the ePort and an ACER 43" 4k UltraHD monitor at 3840x2160.
When I resume the Laptop from sleep/standby/hibernate, the screen flashes bars and sometimes completely turns off for a few seconds.
If I reboot, then everything is fine.
I've tried:

Making sure the bios and drivers are all up to date.
I had an unrelated issue about 2 months ago, and my motherboard and cooling fan were replaced.  So I'm assuming the motherboard is newer/better if there was ever a fix for this issue, but not entirely sure.   Since the Intel/AMD graphics are on the motherboard.  They were replaced.  The issues remained before and after.  
Tried turning off hibernate.  Using only regular standby.  Issue persists.
Tried turning off standby and only using Hibernate.  Same issue
It seems to happen more when the system is being used more.  Cooling fan runs more often.
Tried a different Displayport cable
Tried a different displayport connection on the EPort, DP1 vs DP2

Might be a coincidence, but I was just trying something and switched my monitor from Displayport 1.2 to 1.1.  The resolution of the display went down to 2k.   Then I switch back to DP 1.2 and the issue seems to have gone away.   I'm going... Read more

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I joined Dell Communities very recently after buying myself the Dell Precision 7510 laptop. It's a great product so far, but I want better. I want more ports. A docking station to go with it is the obvious solution.
What is the best docking station compatible with the Dell Precision 7510 laptop??? My specific needs/setup:
- 2 external screens (D-sub / HDMI connection, or for £50 more I can get display-port), possibly more screens in the future
- high-speed internet cable
- headphones/microphone
- USB sockets for mouse, keyboard, printer, scanner, external hard drives, etc.
I presume that the Advance E-port Replicator is the best/most suitable. I just want to be sure of this, because my laptop model (Precision 7510) is still very new, and not all information everywhere has been updated about compatibility. I don't want to make an expensive mistake. I'll be travelling and won't have the opportunity to "return" the products I buy. 

A:Docking Station for Dell Precision 7510

Yes. I contacted Dell sales... and they told me that the Dell E-Port Plus II, is compatible with my Precision 7510. After written confirmation I went ahead and bought it from a UK supplier on Amazon for £100... but it came in dodgy packaging and wasn't quite working, and the adapter was the size of a brick (literaly). I returned that back to Amazon... and tried my luck with Amazon Germany. You can get the original product from them for about 140 euros, and it works perfectly. The link to the product:
(that's actually UK now that I check it... that's the one I bought and it's good)
Basically Dell hasn't updated it's information about compatability yet. The docking station is listed in the check-out for the Precision 7510, but doesn't specifically say it is compatible with that model. I've had other similar problems elsewhere too, like I want to instal LoJack on my laptop, but can't find any information on whether my laptop model supports something called "persistence technology" in the BIOS (which makes it impossible to uninstall LoJack even if you change hard drives).

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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.


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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What computer cant be use with a Dell PDO1X Docking Station?
I bought a monitor that as a PD01X Docking Station with it. No computer
What computer can be used with this device. The Docking Station was
in a yard sale so I figure it is some what old for older machines?
Thank you,

A:What computer cant be use with a Dell PDO1X Docking Station?

Looks like it is for Dell Latitude D-series laptops.

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Hello All, I have a Thinkpad T480 and I'm trying to use  a Dell TB16 dock station I have available. Has anyone tried that combo before?  So far it recognizes most of the components, but only one out of the three screens comes up. It doesn't detect the other two.Also, in the device manager I see the "ucm-ucsi acpi" device showing "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)". I try unininstalling, updating, rollback, etc. but nothing. 

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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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How can I hook up 3 monitors using a dell docking station? My dell docking station has 1 DVI and 1 AGP port. I currently am using both ports 1 using a DVI 19" monitor and 1 19" AGP monitor. I would like to hook up 1 more 19" monitor? How can I do this?

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Hi guys. Not sure if this should have gone in the hardware section, sorry if so. Heres the situation:

A friend is using a Dell E4300 laptop with th edock docking station.

Sometimes, not all the time, whiile docking the laptop, the power is shutting off. No idea why.

I checked the event viewer but saw no errors that would point towards shut downs.

i rebooted and disabled automatic restart so if it is caused by a blue screen ill be able to see any errors moving forward.

Googling has not been to helpful, hope some of you can help me out.



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Is there an adaptor for the DELL PR02X docking station to be able to use it with a mac Book OR a non dell PC? Thanks!  
My Dell Eseries broke and don;t want to throw out the docking station. 

A:DELL PR02X docking station Adaptor

It will work only with Dell E-series notebooks.

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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!

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Recently purchased the HP Spectre x360, formerly using a Dell laptop. Have Dell accessories and a docking station, will these products be compatible with the Spectre?

A:Is my Dell docking station compatible with my new Spectre x3...

Hi, What is the model of your Dell docking station ? Many HP docking stations won't be compatible with HP Spectre x360 machines, I don't think your Dell would BUT I need to know what exactly is your Dell docking station. Regards.

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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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