A Docking station or port replicator or dock provides a simplified way of “plugging-in” an electronic device such as a laptop computer to common peripherals

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Is it safe to hot dock?

My technology administrator said to shut down my computer when I dock/undock my laptop from the docking station, because it will mess up Windows 10 if I don't. I have been hot docking (not shutting ...
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Building a laptop docking station with usb hub

I want to build a cheap docking station. So, I thought to buy USB 3.0 Hub, USB Mouse, USB Keyboard, USB sound card and USB to VGA adapter. I have two questions: Is this will work? I want to know, ...
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Western Digital HDDs not showing up in a docking station while others do?

I recently bought a Kingwin EZ-Dock Model EZD-2535U3 so that I could use some HDDs and SSDs I had laying around for back ups. At the same time I bought a brand new Western Digital WD NAS Red 4TB HDD. ...
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How to use legacy monitors with single Mini DisplayPort output

I have two ASUS VN289H monitors. Each monitor has one VGA/D-Sub and two HDMI inputs. I am currently using one M-M VGA cable and one DVI to HDMI cable to power this dual-screen setup. I am ...
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Unexpected variations in icon and display size on NEC monitors via Targus dock

The icon and dialogue size on the monitors attached to my dock are huge, while other icons appear really small. What could be causing this, and is there anything I can do to fix it? Setup 1x NEC ...
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Return programs to window size after docking / undocking macbook pro?

I have a 13 inch macbook pro that I'm using with a Henge Docks vertical docking station and two external monitors. I switch back and forth between the dock and using the laptop by itself. When I plug ...
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Cannot connect to external monitors with E-Port dock station

I have an E-Port dock station and Dell Latitude E7440. I have recently switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. System stopped detecting external monitor connected to my dock station. Regardles of ...
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are docking stations dead? [closed]

I've got a HP Folio 9470m which is 1.5 years old and cant handle my new 4K-Screen because of the displayport (1.1a) and I've got the HP Slim Docking Station and I love it! Now I want to buy a new ...
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Power configuration for docked - undocked laptop

I have a problem with my power configuration for my laptop. I have a laptop (Dell E-6530) which I use for work at home and at office. At office I also have a docking station (Dell E-Port Plus II) with ...
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What equipment is required to replace the DVD-ROM with a hard disk drive?

I just bought a Samsung ATIV Book 2 (http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/pc-peripherals/notebook-computers/laptops/NP270E5G-K03UK) yesterday and the salesperson said if I would like to replace the ...
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Dell Laptop - 100% CPU usage when using Docking station

Update 2: On further investigation, I have reproduced the issue on my windows side. I put the laptop on the dock while in sleep mode and woke it to find it climbing to 100% cpu usage. removing from ...
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Connecting two different laptop docking stations to dual monitors [closed]

Hoping someone can tell me what I need to get this accomplished for my boss. We have two monitors in a conference room and want to set them up to two different docking stations. Some of our reps have ...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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Removing my lenovo computer from the dock re-sizes my windows

I am experiencing a strange problem that seems to be specific to the lenovo that myself and my work colleagues have. It is a W540 thinkpad and the issue is that when you undock the computer from a ...
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Dual-display with Dell E7440, docking station, and CentOS

Hardware: I have a company-issued laptop (Dell E7440) on which I have installed CentOS 7; 2 Dell monitors which support VGA, DisplayPort, and DVI; and a Dell docking station for the laptop ...
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How to safely undock a Surface Pro 3?

Maybe this is a non-issue, but I want to make sure that I don't suffer from data loss when undocking my Surface Pro 3. My setup is as follows: I have an external hard disk connected to the docking ...
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USB Printer Lost Connected To USB Docking Station

I have a new Windows 8.1 laptop connected to a USB docking station. Also connected to this docking station is an HP printer. This happens even if I don't disconnect the laptop from the docking ...
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Unable to release IBM ThinkPad T42p from Docking Station

I recently acquired 3 IBM ThinkPad Laptops - An A31, R40, and T42p. The A31 I was able to successfully install GNOME or BackTrack5 onto via a GNOME.iso burned onto a disk with AstroBurn. The A31 now ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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Temporarily Disconnect Mapped Drives on Dock Disconnect

My work desktop was recently replaced by a laptop with a USB docking station. It's nice to now take my workstation home with me, but I'm running into a problem with the network drives. Once I undock, ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p / Windows 7 - Docking issues / After entering credentials, desktop is just a black screen

When booting the laptop on a docking station, the logon screen appears and user X is able to input thier credentials. Then the desktop does not load - just a black screen. When the laptop is ...
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Dell docking station only works when power supply unplugged

I recently was forced to get a new Dell M6500 chassis and hard-drive for work to replace my old identical model laptop. I have a Dell docking station connected to some peripherals and a second ...
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Pulling a docking station serial from Windows

Is there any known method to access the serial number of an HP (or Lenovo) Docking Station? I've got a large number of HP UltraSlim 2014 Docking Stations for PC deployments. We can pull the ...
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Have a HP 8470w, Ubuntu, dual monitors

I have a HP 8470W with a docking station. trying to get dual monitors working in Ubuntu. Any ideas? Currently only the VGA side works.
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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Thinkad w540 docking station and Linux Mint

I have got Lenovo Thinkpad w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes. I have to undock and wait until the login window is loaded. How should I go ...
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When undocking a laptop, how can I get Windows to stop resizing windows for minimized applications? [duplicate]

I use a laptop running Windows 7 with a docking station and a pair of monitors (one large). Naturally, when working this way I size my windows to take advantage of the available real-estate. When I ...
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laptop not connecting via docking station

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise - Service Pack1. I was previously able to connect my laptop to the LAN via a docking station. However, I can now connect to the LAN through the wire or connect ...
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W540 docking in Mint freezes

I have got Lenovo w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes, including the laptop's own keyboard. How should I go along about finding out what is ...
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use a usb docking station over powerline

I have a computer in a room away from my living room and I was thinking is it possible to for example use a docking station such as this (which has these inputs : HDMI, DVI, USB, VGA,....) which ...
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Trying to connect 3 monitors to Dell E6530

For work, I had a Dell E6530 with the e-port plus docking station (and additional shelf thing above it). After looking up the CPU, it uses integrated HD 4000, and claims up to 3 monitors. What I'm ...
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USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work

I have a HP Ultraslim docking station for my HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ultrabook. The connection to the external monitor and the network works fine - but I cannot seem to plug in any peripherals into ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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Dell Latitude E6430 Docking Station + Dual Monitor + Laptop Screen Tri-Monitor setup

I have a company issued laptop and docking station as well as two monitors The specifications of the hardware are as follows; Laptop: Latitude E6430 BIOS: A02.00 Processor: i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60 (8 ...
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Docking station and personal desktop questions

Here's my set up: I have my work laptop connected to a docking station. The docking station is connected to 2 monitors so while I'm working I've got the extra screen space(extended desktop). My ...
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Connecting 2 external monitors and 1 laptop using a docking station

I am trying to connect 2 external monitors with the Dell Docking Station. I have a Dell Latitude E6230 laptop. Now I have connected both of the monitors or external displays through the docking ...
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connecting monitor to docking station

I recently got one of these docking stations (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FIKV524/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It all works perfectly (keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer), ...
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Very strange harddisc behaviour

Running Windows 7 64bit. Harddisc is installed internally and connected via SATA: Videofile xyz.mp4 can be opened and played without any problems. If I remove the disc and put it in an external ...
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How do I make it so that when my laptop is not connected to the docking station, that only a single monitor is recognized?

I have two external monitors connected to my laptop docking stations (total of 3 monitors including my laptop screen). When I disconnect my laptop from the docking station, it still operates as ...
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How can I check if my Dell has a dock port?

I just bought Dell 17R and would like to connect it to a docking station (ordinary one, not by USB). How can I know if my Dell has a docking port? What does it look like?
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It is possible to dock a laptop to a desktop?

I would like to dock my laptop to my desktop so that I can work from both systems. I think I have seen this done before but, the only docks I can find online are docks that add more USB ports and ...
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Windows 8 tablet keyboard dock hard drive

I've bought an ASUS TX300CA Windows 8 transformer tablet which has a detachable keyboard dock. The tablet is a Core i7 machine and has serious power - so I want to use it to do sporadic and ad-hoc ...
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Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
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How do I conect to a second monitor when not connected to my docking station?

I used to connect to a 2nd monitor and projectors all the time, but eversince my computer has been connected to a docking station I can't connect to a 2nd display withkout it. The monitor/projector ...
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Nvidia 5400M DVI Output Lost Color and Changed to Grayscale

I have a Lenovo T530 with an Nvidia 5400M GPU, It is docked into a Lenovo docking station with 2 DVI monitors plugged in. Today I unplugged one of the DVI cables while both monitors were turned on and ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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Inspiron 15SE laptop and two monitors

I have seen this question How to connect two monitors to a DELL Inspiron 5520 15R and I am aware that it is possible that the 15R does not have the ability to connect to two monitors at the same ...
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Safely removed external USB 3.0 disk reconnects on its own in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I have an external USB 3.0 docking station. The docking station is made by Plugable and it has an ASMedia chipset (http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sata-u3). In ...
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Docking solution for ultrabooks [closed]

I am seeking to interface with my Samsung Series 9 ultrabook through a larger screen and separate mouse/keyboard, ideally in a manner similar to how Lenovos are commonly docked in corporate ...
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My Laptop does not switch to wired connection when put into a docking station. Is this normal?

I have a Dell 6430u laptop for my job. I usually work off wireless, however when I place my laptop BACK on my docking station, it does not recognize my LAN network. I continues to use wireless. Is ...