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gmreit
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P70 connected to docking station

Just bought a new P70 and workstation dock.  The dock works great when I have the laptop open but if I just put it on the dock the dock's power button does not turn the laptop on.  I originally thought I would be able to walk in and snap it into the dock and run without having to have it open.

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Re: P70 connected to docking station

Is the dock plugged in?  I have the same setup and mine starts fine.  I have latest BIOS, but I don't know if that matters


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gmreit
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Re: P70 connected to docking station

It is plugged in.  Everything works fine if I open the computer and use the laptops power button.  I just thought I could run it without ever having to open it.

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Re: P70 connected to docking station

Mine turns on with the lid closed.  Is your bios set to have primary output display on dock?  under config/display


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gmreit
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Re: P70 connected to docking station

I just checked.  I hit F1 on startup and went into the display tab.  It is set for thinkpad display and it doesnt give an option otherwise.

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Re: P70 connected to docking station

Sorry.  You need to change graphics type to discreet first.  (Same place - bios/config/display


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gmreit
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Re: P70 connected to docking station

The worked for running the laptop on the dock with the screen closed.  I still need to open it first and use that power button to get it started.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: P70 connected to docking station

It sounds like the dock is defective - non-working power button


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