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05-28-2008

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-05-28, 22:43 PM
I am having the same problem. I view this as a LENOVA PROBLEM. Lenova designed the docking station where you can't just physically undock you have to push the undock button and get permission to undock.  Who's stupid idea was that.  This is driving me nuts. As a side note I am the top decision maker for 8000 computers - this does not make me happy.
 
This need to be redesigned. Give me a warning but let me proceed to undock if that is what I want to do. The alternative that I am doing now is much worse - hold down power key under you crash then PC down.  
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06-27-2008

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-06-27, 21:44 PM
Any fix for this yet?  I am having the same problem.
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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-06-30, 16:53 PM

Hi - this is still an issue for me (I was the original poster).

Any work from Lenovo on this?  Having this type of problem really defeats one of the main goals of the docking station and is a really annoyance.

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11-27-2007

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-06-30, 19:09 PM

I unfortunately can't offer offer a solution, but possibly a method to find the solution.

 

We have here different operating systems and peripherals which are connected to the docks. The typical fixes namely, disabling parallel and Legacy devices in BIOS, haven't helped; this leads me to think that some sort of service is blocking the ability to undock.

 

The problem here is finding out which service is causing the "block", but due to the different systems and peripherals the solution for each member may be a different one. Hence I am suggesting an idea for "self-help".

 

My suggestion is as follows; there is a very usefull tool from Microsoft Technet Sysinternals called AutoRuns which members experiencing this problem could use to investigate their system for services and autostarts which could be the cause of the problem.

I would approach this problem starting with Logon Autostarts and maybe disable anything that could be categorised as something which has to do with printers or multifunction devices and then check to see if this has helped, it is also necessary to also check that the device also works with these changed settings.

 

What I am basically proposing is using the Autoruns tool for the good old "process of elimination".

 

Please note that I wrote "disable" and not "delete" as the selection can be reversed if necessary. If you choose to try my suggestion please do so carefully, making the wrong move could potentially cause more problems.

 

Hoping that this may help.

Andy  

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04-29-2008

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-09-13, 3:05 AM

I am getting the same message as posted earlier, problem undocking printer using lpt1. I removed all USB connections and still say's I am using the lpt 1 port.

 

Any answers yet?

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06-27-2008

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-09-13, 4:13 AM
For me it was my combination epson printer/scanner.  Now to undock, I first remove the printer usb cable from the docking station.  Then press the undock button.  Stupid that I have to do this but its pretty quick.  Yours sounds different though.  Mine was USP, yours is lpt1.  Is something attached to the parallel port?
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06-09-2008

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-11-11, 8:09 AM

I just started to get the same problem, LPT1 in use unable to undock.  I have no printer in LPT1, I only just got a new samsung CLX-3175FN scan/copy/printer attached via ethernet.  I expect it has someting to do with this.

 

I will try the BIOS disable on legacy devices thing as I do never use the real LPT1 printer port.

 

I have winXP SP2 , enhanced minidock and T60 1951-A47 with latest bios 2.23

 

Looks like Lenovo did not fix this issue in bios yet.

 

Cheers smiler

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04-29-2008

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2008-11-11, 11:32 AM

I was able to undock after disabling the lpt1 port in the device manager. I guess it will have to be done each time I reboot. This remains to be seen. : smileyhappy:

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05-14-2009

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2009-05-14, 17:06 PM

I think I finally found something folks! I spent 2 hours on my boss's computer today (he's the only one with a mini-dock - everyone else has port reps where this doesn't happen) and I think I found the needle in the hay stack (pun intended). But first, I should tell you that disabling the parallel port in the BIOS didn't help, but pulling out the USB cable did. He just got tired of that solution. BTW, it's a T61P running XP, but that's not really relevant.

 

So, what's the big news? BTSTAC~1.EXE. I found that when I killed the bluetooth stack (now you get the pun) in the Task Manager, I could undock in a second. A bit more research pointed to the printer service in my Bluetooth devices (which I wasn't even aware of). This actually makes sense. Even if it's not active, the Bluetooth stack is apparently keeping the USB Printer Support open.

 

I then spend another hour trying to disable just the printer service, so I could leave the rest of the Bluetooth running. But eventually, my boss said he rarely uses the Bluetooth at all, so we just turned off the radio (Fn-F5). That's the extent of my solution, though I'm aware that may not be a solution for everyone.

 

Does anybody else here understand the inner working of the Bluetooth services enough to tell us how to free up the printer, but not lose the rest of the Bluetooth? I don't really need this, but I'm just really curious. :-)

 

 

 

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12-26-2008

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Re: Problem Undocking From Docking Station.

2009-05-16, 9:15 AM

Thanks for solving the riddle :smileyhappy:

 

Disabled lpt1 in device manager months ago and having no problems but it's nice to know the reason there was an lpt1 port to begin with.

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