Questions tagged [docking-station]

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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DVI to USB 3.0 to Thunderbolt: Laggy Screen and mediocre USB bitrate

I'm connecting an Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13'' which only has USB 2.0 port via its Thunderbolt 1 port to a Kanex KTU20 Adapter which successfully allows me to connect USB 3.0 cables to this old Mac ...
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Monitoring performance/throughput of USB-C

I've got a Lenovo laptop that supports USB type-c docking and I've got a Thunderbolt 3 docking station along. I know that this means that I'll only get the speed of USB 3.1 (gen 2). Hooking up two ...
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redocking suspended laptop causes reboot

This procedure has worked for me for years flawlessly: Close lid to cause sleep/suspend. Undock laptop Leave lid closed Redock laptop Open lid to wakeup/unsuspend/resume/thaw However, after a recent ...
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Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 Firmware Update fails

I have a ThinkPad P52s with a Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2. Updating the firmware of the dock shows Can't read Thunderbold controller version, Will skip Thunderbold firmware update! The title of this ...
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Turning on/waking a computer from USB C dock without laptop being powered through the dock

Is it possible to wake/turn on a laptop with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 dock when the laptop is not powered through the dock? (the laptop cannot be powered through the dock)
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2x3 input/output display solution

I am looking for hardware solution that would allow me to switch between 2 separate inputs that would display to 3 outputs. My hardware are as follows: Inputs: Laptop - 1 HDMI PC - 1 HDMI, 1 DP, ...
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Second Monitor for Laptop not displaying correctly

so, I've just bought a docking station for my hp elite book and tried to hook it up. Following problem occured: when plugging in an dp cable from the docking station to the monitor the laptop will ...
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debugging boltd and Dell TB16 on Dell Latitude 5491 and Xubuntu 18.04

Every now and then my Dell TB16 dock device stops working i.e. port replication is off, also the dock's white LED goes off. OS: Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic #58 System: Dell ...
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Thunderbolt Dock into Desktop?

I have a desktop that I added a Thunderbolt card to. I also have a work laptop with Thunderbolt. Lastly, I have an old Dell TB16 Docking station. As a matter of convenience, I'd like to run all my ...
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Connect Desktop & Laptop to USB C Laptop Docking Station to Utilize Desktop Monitors for Both

I have an ASUS M32CD Desktop (Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse and I want to connect to my desktop monitors using a Hiearcool USB C Hub,USB-C Laptop Docking Station,11 in 1 ...
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GPU preference not working; what's the workaround?

I have a laptop in a docking station on which I cannot select GPU preference at autostart. The laptop has one integrated Intel GPU and one "extra" Nvidia GPU. I can select GPU preference clicking the ...
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How to connect laptop + Desktop pc to dual 4k monitors

I have a setup at home, with dual 4k monitors (over display port), and mouse/keyboard/soundsystem connected the ordinary way. I also have a work laptop Dell XPS 15, that I would like to be able to ...
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GPU Is Underperforming When Connected Through An External Docking Station

I am using an external docking station to connect a desktop-based GPU Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB into my notebook Lenovo ideapad 310. After connecting it successfully and installing recommended drivers, I ...
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ThunderBolt 3 Dock/Hub on a laptop with USB C (Gen1)

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad l390) with 2 USB C and wanted to get a hub that had VGA and RJ-45, and maybe some other ports but most of the options I can find are Thunderbolt 3 Hub/Docks I was ...
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Lenovo T450S laptop docking station issue

I am having difficulty utilizing a docking station with my Lenovo T450s laptop. I purchased the laptop in 2016 and it is running Windows 10. At the time of purchase I also bought a Lenovo docking ...
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Docking station : 2 monitors

I have a laptop connected to a docking station and in addition to the laptop there are two monitors. The problem is that when I have the laptop open, the 2 additional screens are black. They are ...
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External Monitors not detected

External Monitors not detected with Dell Thunderbolt TB16 Docking Station. I moved my computer and unhooked everything. When I plugged everything back in the external monitor did not come on. I tried ...
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How to increase length of a USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 dongle's pigtail cable?

The USB-C dream is to have a single cable that provides connectivity to my external displays, ethernet, USB hub, etc. All of the components will be stored in a drawer or mounted out of view. A single,...
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Dell Latitude e5250 not charging

My daughters's Dell Latitude e5250 is unable to charge through the DC jack. When the adapter is plugged in (standard Dell 65W charger), the laptop runs, but it will not charge the battery. When I ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad P51 with Lenovo Thinkpad Prodock

Recently, I've bought the Lenovo Pro Dock docking station. This one requires 90w to function according to the official Lenovo website. However, my Thinkpad P51 doesn't charge when plugged into the ...
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Can you use a thunderbolt 3 dock with a laptop only capable of usb 3.1 gen 2?

I have a late 2018 macbook pro (tb3) and a surface book 2 (usb 3.1 gen 2). I was wondering if I would be able to buy a tb3 dock and have it work with both (albeit with bandwidth constraints on the ...
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Fujitsu port replicator compatibility

We have some port replicators for older Fujitsu Notebooks from the type FPCPR231. Now we would like to buy a FUJITSU Lifebook E548 and wonder if the connector is still the same. Unfortunately, there ...
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Any ways to repair a HDD which cannot be formatted and write-protected? (+Disk error: CRC)

For a few months, I used the 3.5 inch WD Blue 500GB HDD and a SATA to USB docking station so that I can connect the HDD to my Raspberry Pi, to be used as a small version of NAS. However, in some days,...
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For professional hard drive data recovery, what hardware/software tools are essential? [closed]

I'm "gearing up" to start a computer repair business, but hard drive data recovery is my weak point that I haven't explored much. I am preparing to give myself the ultimate "crash" course in HDD data ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to USB 3.0

Here is my problem: A) Goal Connecting a MacBook Pro 13'', Early 2011 (MacBookPro8,1) to a Laptop Docking Station (Sabrent DS-RICA) via USB 3.0. B) Situation/Setup Said docking station only ...
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How do I hook a WD Passport portable HD up to a docking station?

The docking stations I have seen are USB to SATA. I would like to be able to plug my portable hard drives into it as well.
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Connect a Dell XPS Windows laptop to Ethernet via a generic docking station

I have a generic docking station for laptops. It connects to the laptop with a USB 3.0 connection, and supplies several USB connections plus an Ethernet connection. When I connected it to a two-years-...
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Dell Dock TB15 on Macbook Pro Thunderbolt charges but does not work

I have a Dell TB15 connected to two 1920x1080 screens (one via display port, other via HDMI; DP chaining always made trouble) and been using it with an XPS13 9360 running Ubuntu, and a Dell mobile ...
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Can I use a USB-C laptop dock with a USB-A to USB-C connector on a laptop that DOES NOT support USB-C docks

This is a frustrating one for me. I have an acer SF314-52 and I absolutely love it. One thing is really grinding my gears however; It's the USB-C port. Specifically, it's compatibility with USB-C ...
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Is the number of monitors limited by the computer or the docking station?

I am looking at purchasing a Dell laptop which can connect to a docking station via DisplayPort over USB-C. I would like to be able to connect to two 4k displays, but the only "compatible" docking ...
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Why is my laptop not turning on my external monitors when being plugged into a docking station?

Laptop: Dell Precision 5220 running Ubuntu 16.04 Docking Station: Dell (can't find any more info on it), connects with thunderbolt. Monitors: 2x Benq Senseye 3, Model # GL2670-B BIOS Version: 1.9.4 ...
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is it ok to keep hard drives in Docking Stations (vertically oriented)

i have hard drives in docking stations always on and connected to my computer (since my computer has limited SATA ports) all are dandy until i got my 2nd failed drive from the drives in my docking ...
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Windows 10 laptop doesn't charge on a dock

I have a HP zBook 17 running Windows 10. When I remove it and return it to the dock, it does not recognize that it's connected to power and able to charge. The dock has a sticker that says "Pumba 1.0"....
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Dell Type C Dock WD15 has Blinking Monitor

Dell has a knowledge base article addressing this blinking monitor problem. It is about updating drivers and flashing the firmware of the dock. I have two problems with the instructions in that ...
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Dell D6000 Dock / Macbook Pro 2017

I've bought a Dell D600 Universal Docking Station for my Macbook Pro 2017 and 2 DELL U2713H Displays. Unfortunately I've been encountering all the issues listed here: https://support.displaylink.com/...
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laptop not displaying after undocking Hp Zbook (with Windows 10) from docking station

The laptop (Zbook with Windows 10) has a blank display screen after undocking from the docking station. I have to perform a hard shutdown on the laptop and turn the laptop on again in order to use it ...
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Accessing Data from an Old Windows XP Hard drive

I have a really old Windows XP computer with data still intact in its two hard disk drives. Due to stability issues with the motherboard hardware, this computer hasn't been able to boot up stably, but ...
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Saving Multi-Monitor Configuration with Docking Station

I recently picked up a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop, which runs Windows 10. I love having multiple monitors, so I also got a Kensington Universal USB3.0 dual display docking station for when I'm seated at my ...
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SSD not detected when connected via USB disk docking station

(Moving this question from unix.SX) I'm connecting a newly-bought SSD (Samsung 850 EVO) to my Linux Mint 18.3 via a USB 3.0-connected disk docking station (this one). Unfortunately, the disk does not ...
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4TB from HDD1 to HDD2 - usb3.0 hdd docking station - dual bay or two single bay?

right now I'm transferring 4TB of files from HDD1 to HDD2 both connected to the same dual bay usb 3.0 docking station (specifically this one). The file manager of my pc says "approx. 9 hours left". ...
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Is it possible to monitor when docking stations/ monitors are in use?

I am looking for a way to monitor and log when docking stations are connected to a computer. Say I have 10 docking stations in a room I want to see when they were in use. Is there a way I can run a ...
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Monitor connected to USB-C dock continuously wakes up for 1 second when it should be off

The monitor and everything else works perfectly, except for this problem. When the display is turned off automatically after 10 minutes, it will continuously wake up with no display signal and go back ...
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Asus TX300CA “pulses” - periodically interrupts power when connected to DC supply?

I've got an Asus TX300CA, and as if I wasn't unlucky with it already, now I have this problem. The TX300CA has a tablet part, and a keyboard/dock part. When the tablet part is docked to the keyboard ...
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Is Dell D3100 docking station is compatible with Lenovo Thinkpad L440

I am looking to buy Dell D3100 docking station for my Lenovo Thinkpad L440. Please let me know, if, Dell D3100 docking station is compatible with Lenovo laptops. My Laptop configuration is : Model: ...
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Can a USB 3.1 type c dock work on a USB 3.1 type A?

I have a laptop that has two USB 3.1 type A ports and I want to use a dock on it to expand its IO's to use more than one external display on it. The problem is that every affordable dock that ...
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Dell Latitude E5450 and Dell E-Port K07A

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 that I connect to a Dell E-Port mode K07A. When I dock the laptop the rear USB ports on the laptop are disabled as documented on Dell's support pages. My question is... I ...
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I have to re-enable Bluetooth or open settings before my keyboard will connect after docking my Windows 10 laptop

I use an HP ZBook 15 G2 with Windows 10 as my laptop. At home, I use its corresponding docking station (HP 230W Docking Station) to connect it to my external monitors. I also have a Logitech K380 ...
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Does G-Sync work through a docking station?

Assuming Thunderbolt 3 to the docking station and either Thunderbolt 3 or DisplayPort (1.2 or higher) to the display, does G-Sync pass through a docking station, or does the intermediary hardware ...
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Seagate 8TB Barracuda drives to use in a usb3.0 docking station

Just bought 2 Seagate 8TB drives to use in a usb3.0 docking station with my older Acer i3 laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. I plugged one of the new drives into the docking station and it was ...
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USB C 3.1 Gen 1 to DVI

I recently purchased i-Tec USB C Travel Adapter for my ASUS T100HA. As this tablet has no USB C 3.1 Gen 2 support (DP/PD), I could not use the HDMI port included in that dock or charge it using the ...