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StormyMountains
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new computer setup question

Probably a dumb question, but I want to avoid any serious mistakes if possible -- I took delivery today on a new T61; also have a Thinkpad advance mini dock, which arrived a week or so ago. I'm assuming that I set up the laptop first? Then the mini dock? Have never used such a tool, so am a bit lost, and neither of the install sheets addresses what to do in this case.

 

Also, if there are any common install errors to avoid, would appreciate hearing about them. I am not new to computers, but new to Lenovo etc. TIA

T61 widescreen - Intel Core 2 Duo CPU - 2.20 GHz XPpro SP3 - 2g RAM - Advanced Mini Dock
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Re: new computer setup question

StormyMountains, welcome to the forum,

 

You assume correctly, set up the ThinkPad first without the Mini-Dock. Once you're happy that it's running OK, shut down and connect it to the Mini-Dock. It is important that the Mini-Dock is powered. Once you have cold started your T61 in the Mini-Dock and allowed to recognise all the ports you should be able to "Hot - Dock / Undock" at will.

 

Enjoy Smiley Very Happy

Andy  

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Re: new computer setup question

Thank you for your prompt reply, Andy.
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