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12-07-2007

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Advanced Mini Dock: Pass Through Audio is Busted

2008-05-10, 6:11 AM
I just checked out my audio and it appears there is something wrong with my Advanced Mini Dock.  So when I plug my ipod directly to my stereo receiver, audio is crisp.  Same goes when I plug my T61's headphone jack into the stereo receiver.  However, when I play the same audio using the audio port on the advanced mini dock, I get choppy audio.  Is this a software defect, physical defect?  Is there a way to correct it?

<--edit--->

I just tried some other things - when I listen to audio while the station is docked, i get static using audio from the dock or the laptop itself.  It is fine when undocked ... gonna try a driver replacement.


Message Edited by singularity2006 on 05-09-2008 11:20 PM
T61_Wide | Model No. 7662 - CTO
Core 2 Duo T7250 | 2GB OCZ DDR2-800
82566MM Gigabit | 4965AGN Centrino Pro
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Re: Advanced Mini Dock: Pass Through Audio is Busted

2008-05-10, 6:51 AM
I tried installing the original released version of the audio driver and it does nothing.  I still get choppy audio when docked and clear audio when not docked.

However, I did notice that when I installed the driver again, the installer couldn't find any of the .dll or .sys files.  I had to browse for all them manually.  And as a side note, I'm using the newly released SP3 with the new UAA audio patch... I wonder if that has something to do with it.
T61_Wide | Model No. 7662 - CTO
Core 2 Duo T7250 | 2GB OCZ DDR2-800
82566MM Gigabit | 4965AGN Centrino Pro
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Re: Advanced Mini Dock: Pass Through Audio is Busted

2008-05-12, 16:41 PM
I ran another test....

Installed WinXP SP2 w/ original SoundMax driver and latest - audio is fine undocked.  When docked, static occurs

Installed WinXP SP3 w/ original SoundMax driver and latest - audio is fine undocked.  When docked, static occurs

That being said, I think I've narrowed down the issue to the docking station itself.  Is there a way to trouble shoot the dock itself? Reset it somehow?  And how do I determine if I'm elligible for warranty service?
T61_Wide | Model No. 7662 - CTO
Core 2 Duo T7250 | 2GB OCZ DDR2-800
82566MM Gigabit | 4965AGN Centrino Pro
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