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My Lenovo T61 will lock up if the power is interrupted to the docking Station 2504. Right now, it is connected to a UPS but even then, if the power surges or drops out, the momentary flicker in the power is enough for the docking station to freeze the screen and freeze all inputs from the mouse or keyboard. Supposedly, the fix from 2 years ago was to upgrade the BIOS but my BIOS is already newer than the upgrade they suggested. And even then, the suggested "fix" would kill the ports on the docking station, which makes it ridiculous to have a docking station. Is there a real fix out there now? I can't find one anywhere.

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SOURCE: I have Thinkpad T60 and

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Ensure that

Ensure that on Thinkpad you have selected between external monitor and buit in display. I think the button combination is fn+F7 check also the rest of function buttons.

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Important NOTE: Ensure that video and keyboard drivers are installed, working and up to date. If video or keyboard drivers are not working you will not be able to use the external video port.

If all the above does not work, you can test the docking bay port using a multimeter set on Ohms on the contact in the two video socket portss in the docking bay. Id the connection is good there must be continuity (zero or low Ohms) in the correspondent pins between computer side and monitor side DVI socket.

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