04-09-2008 10:59 AM
04-10-2008 08:08 PM
04-12-2008 05:07 PM
04-13-2008 12:12 AM
esmail wrote:I wish there was a way for me to run on battery while docked so that I could put some
use on it instead of having it always fully charged - but when I disconnect the power
supply of the dock, everything locks up.
04-13-2008 03:59 AM - edited 04-13-2008 04:30 PM
03-12-2009 10:23 AM
One of our work laptops was experiencing similar symptoms. The advanced mini-dock would provide power, and the dock power button worked, but USB and video were not recognized. Windows was also unaware that the system had been docked, so the green arrow would not light up and there was no "undock" option on the power menu.
tikibomb made the only suggestion I saw that sounded plausible, but we're using the 90W adapter. I installed all critical & recommended updates through ThinkVantage System Update, including the BIOS update. When I was about to blame defective hardware I decided to push down a little harder and the laptop was able to dock!
It seems like the dock connector is weak, and I believe it is easily made worse by removing the laptop from the dock. I expect better from Lenovo, which is why I rely on them exclusively for my company's mobile computing needs. Hopefully this is improved in future versions, and maybe I will be eligible for a replacement before the warranty is expired.