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Docking Station problem

Every time I undock, and dock again into my docking station - the standalone monitor & wireless mouse & keyboard that are connected via USB do not reconnect, which forces me to reboot the computer to regain connection.

How do I get around this problem?

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  • Cyril Bihary Mar 26, 2013

    I am getting the same issue in a dell latitude laptop.

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I had the exact same problem. When i undocked the laptop i had to reboot it when i put it back, in order to get the USB devices working. By updating the System Interface Driver, located here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67228.html , the USB devices now power back up when you redock the laptop without having to reboot the machine.

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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.

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