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Docking station Hi When I try to dock my laptop all I get is a image on my monitor. I have sent the docking station back a few times and the problems still happens i also tried another laptop of the same model and still the same problem. Dose any one know of a fix or any settings that need to me set?? Thanks J

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  • Jaz Deep Feb 13, 2008

    Hp advance docking station and compact NC 8430.

    When I rang HP they told me that it is compatible

  • Jaz Deep Feb 13, 2008

    I can see a clear image but nothing else works on the docking station. The USB ports Ethernet port or power supply none of them work. Only the VGA out put dose.

  • Jaz Deep Feb 14, 2008

    I tried to down load the firmware for the Docking station and still no joy. i know this dose not help but the FN key dose not work.

    Any other ideas??

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What brand name laptop and docking Station???

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    Jason Medeiros Feb 13, 2008

    What kind og image are you getting??

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    Jason Medeiros Feb 13, 2008

    What kind of image

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    Jason Medeiros Feb 13, 2008

    Do you have the latest drivers for the docking station? Also on the laptop there is a button on the number keys. Shows a docking station Icon. Press the FN button and the number button that has the docking station on it. This should solve your problem if you had the drivers installed before you hooked up the docking station if not you can call me. 661-619-5928





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    Jason Medeiros Feb 13, 2008

    Can you chat with me on here?

  • Jason Medeiros
    Jason Medeiros Feb 13, 2008

    Can you chat with me on here

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