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Acer Docking Station

My docking station stopped working when I docked. None of my peripherals work, and the "undock" icon in start menu doesnt show up.

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  • frekers Dec 22, 2008

    after hiiking the acer6592 to the docking station, then removing it again, the LAN network is not recognized anymore. System indicates "no cable connected", --stupid!! to say the least. But how can I fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I have a Toshiba Tecra A9 that only works when the laptop is in the docking station. Its not the power supply. If I have the laptop out of the dock on either battery, power or power without battery it will not start. If I dock the pc with no power other than the battery its starts up. The power button only works when the pc is docked!!! This ones got me stumped

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How can i update dell dock?


A docking station is an extension or addition of ports for a laptop computer. Once the portable computer is docked, you can access the docking station's ports, such as PS/2 or USB 2.0 ports, through your computer. Some docking stations have monitors that you can connect your computer to, placing your video on an external screen so you can turn off your computer's monitor and conserve some of your computer's energy. All Dell docking stations will have the same general troubleshooting steps.

Plug your laptop's power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If there is no power going to your laptop from the docking station but it works when the power adapter is plugged into the wall, the docking station is bad and needs to be replaced. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power goes on but your computer doesn't recognizes accessories such as a USB mouse--plugged into the docking station, try a different port on the station. If it works in a different port, the previous USB port is burned out. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power is going through the docking station but no accessories are being recognized, you might have a corrupted docking profile. Undock the computer and dock it again once it has fully started up to reset the docking profile. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If you have an external monitor and it is not working, completely close the lid on the laptop so the image will move to the external monitor. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power is going through the docking station but no accessories are being recognized and resetting the docking profile fails, update all drivers through Dell's support website and then re-dock the computer. Some of the software that runs the hardware may have become corrupted. Hope this helps

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My screen goes dark when I use my laptop. I have a docking station with monitor and the machine works fine. However when I undock or start up with just the laptop the screen goes black. I can still see...


Hi wilhejl,

I see that you are experiencing a video issue with you back light on this case,
you mentioned when docked on your docking station you see the video on you monitor but when undocked you get a black LCD screen and see shadows of what is on the LCD screen.

this is a back light issue that you are experiencing.

We can try and check some settings regarding this concern and se if there is anything we can do to correct what you are experiencing with your laptop

As soon as you turn your Laptop on keep on tapping F1 to will bring you to the BIOS screen if the BIOS shows up on you LCD screen without going black then most probably yo may need to change some settings in windows regarding the the LCD and power options.

  • Try docking back into your docking station and inside windows go to power options, and set your system power options to balanced.
  • On your Desktop right click anywhere on an open space to get the menu list click on personalize then click on display then click on advance settings, look for screen refresh rate change it to 59Hrtz then undock from your docking station and try booting into windows without using the docking station to check if the video will show on the LCD again on this issue.
I hope that this can help regarding your case,

Have a nice day.

Apr 07, 2011 | Dell Latitude E5400 Laptop

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Dell D630 Docking Station


First option if using Windows XP is to undock the system then delete the Docked hardware profile in Device Manager, Hardware Tab, Hardware Profiles. Once deleted, power off, dock the system, boot, Profile recreated.

Jun 28, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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No internet when docked.. needs network controller


Assume the docking station is powered. I have seen funny behaviour with my docking station. Sure way for it all to work is, everything off, fit to docking station, turn on with power button on docking station. Ensure network cable plugged before this.

Sep 16, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Battery/docking station ac power


There is no manual way to switch from battery to AC, the machine or docking station should automatically switch between battery and AC. There is a power management chip inside the laptop that regulates the power and switches from battery to AC when plugged in. Some docking stations have a chip built into them to do this. Start by ruling out the power supply. Do this by undocking the laptop and plug it in using the power supply that is attached to the docking station and see if the machine is just running off of battery. If it is running off battery, then check the power supply with an ohm meter for the proper output. The output readings are on the supply. If you have two power supplies, and you know one works with the machine, try that supply on the docking station. If the power supply checks good, then I'm afraid the pm chip on the motherboard has gone out. You will need to take this in to have it professionally diagnosed, because it could be a replaceable component that works in conjunction with the pm chip. However, if it is the pm chip, then the motherboard will have to be replaced in order to fix it.

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Dell D600


If the docking station is not charging the laptop while docked, it may simply need to be plugged in using the power cord to recharge the battery.

Jul 21, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Docking Station problem


You can try to update any system utilities drivers and docking station drivers. However, I found that with IBM and Gateway, when you remove a running machine from the docking station they tend to glitch just a bit and when you redock them they have issues. Your issue is the docking station attachments, I've also seen issues with the monitor only, mouse only and keyboard on the laptop, all not working. I've had a couple that if I used the "safely remove hardware" then they would work when removed then redocked, but not all machines give the safely remove hardware option with the docking station. If yours does, try that. If it doesn't and there are no driver updates or the updates don't work, then, unfortunately, I'm afraid you'll just have to live with restarting after every redock. One other thing you might try is, after redocking, do a hardware search. It may find the attachments. I know this is also a pain, but it may be easier than rebooting every time.

Jul 09, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad X61 PC Notebook

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Drivers for docking station?


The driver that's needed for docking station (it's more a port replicator than a docking station) support is Toshiba's Mobile Extension 3. After that, it oughta support warm/cold dock/undock.

Go here to find and download Mobile Extension 3: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=160273&rpn=PS610U&modelFilter=6100&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768667

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Setup to my laptop docking station


Docking station Most docking stations allow a user to connect their laptop computer to a docking station and get the added support of other peripherals such as other drives.

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