Talk:ThinkPad Advanced Mini-Dock

From ThinkWiki
Revision as of 17:20, 25 April 2007 by Dave abrahams (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

We do have 8 Advanced Mini Dock in our company, but none of my collegues can manage to dock in properly. To do so you have to press very hard in the middle of the edge on your notebook, I cannot imagine that the display will survive this for a longer time. You control to have connected properly by lifting your notebook - if connected properly, it will not disconnect. In all cases, ours do disconnect, even when locked with the key. Our unsatisfying solution: We place a mouse-pad under each Mini-Dock - now connecting is no problem any more.

Lenovo is unable to reproduce this problem with their own hardware - the support asked me to send one notebook and one Mini-Dock to them to schottland so that they can investigate in that case. That means one collegue will have to survive without his comuter for I don't know how many weeks. Lenovo cannot send somebody to confirm the problem inside our house. This kind of Support is very poor! And, of course, I am wondering: I am the one who bought exactly this 8 notebooks together with this 8 Mini-Docks, which don't want to fit together.

Are all the others connecting without problems ?

Please tell me your experiences.

I have the same problem. I put some rubber feet on the bottom of the dock, but it's still pretty hard to dock the computer reliably and it requires lots of force. I'll try the mousepad trick, for what that's worth. --Dave abrahams 17:20, 25 April 2007 (CEST)

Mini-dock power problem

I have a T60p, and if I place the machine onto the Advanced Mini Dock when it is asleep, it turns off. The only way I can prevent this from happening is to wake the machine up before I put it on the dock. Does anyone else have this problem? --Sridhar 14:38, 2 January 2007 (CET)

I have the problem about half the time even when the machine is already awake. --Dave abrahams 17:17, 25 April 2007 (CEST)