This document pertains to HP and Compaq Notebook PCs with a docking station.
This document contains recommendations for resolving issues that you might encounter while using your computer with any model of HP docking station. Use the information in this document to verify that your computer is compatible with the docking station and with the power adapter, to resolve connection issues, and to update device drivers.
HP manufactures a variety of docking station models with various methods for docking and for connecting external devices. The following graphics show two sample models.
In sample one, dock the computer onto the docking station connector on the docking station. The remaining connections are located on the back and sides of the docking station.
Figure : Sample one – Docking station model
In sample two, slide the computer onto a display panel on the docking station. The docking station is connected to the computer using a connector cable located on the back of the display panel. The remaining connections are located on the back and sides of the docking station.
Figure : Sample two – Docking station model
If you encounter issues with any HP docking station, try the following solutions.