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Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-05-2009
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Views: 1,148
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Thinkpad Advanced Mini Dock Problems

I have just set up a new T500 with the Advanced Mini Dock. I am using a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard. They are connected through one of the USB ports on the dock. The problem I am experiencing is the USB ports aren't working on the dock during start-up so I can not use my mouse and keyboard to unlock the computer. The Mini Dock "instructions" were less than helpful for trouble shooting. Am I doing something wrong, missing something or do I have a bad dock? If I plug my Logitech receiver directly into the computer I can unlock and start-up, then the ports work on the dock but that kind of defeats the purpose of having the dock.
Serial Port
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎05-02-2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Views: 1,122
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Re: Thinkpad Advanced Mini Dock Problems

Sounds like a dodgy dock... I have no issues with an external mouse/keyboard on boot.


I'd talk to who you bought it from

What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-26-2010
Location: Sweden
Views: 696
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Re: Thinkpad Advanced Mini Dock Problems

Those wireless thingys probably require software to work properly - which isn't available on boot.

Posts: 541
Registered: ‎09-10-2009
Location: USA
Views: 650
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Re: Thinkpad Advanced Mini Dock Problems

I use an older Logitec wireless (MX500 I think) with a T400 and advanced mini dock. Once in a while after undocking I have trouble with the kb & mouse being recognized, but always fixed by  a reboot.  Once you are in to windows do they work fine?


I assume you checked batteries and cables.

T61p, T400
formerly x23, x40

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