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The DockMate IV is an ergonomic docking base
designed specifically for the TravelMate 7100
series notebook computer.
The following is quick guide is divided into easy-to-
follow sections. You can also make quick jumps to
topics below:
To look at DockMate IV's ports
To make connections with DockMate IV
page 5
To dock and undock the notebook computer
starts page 6
To look at some frequently-asked questions
page 10
DockMate IV
Quick Guide
page 2
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  • Page 1 The DockMate IV is an ergonomic docking base designed specifically for the TravelMate 7100 series notebook computer. The following is quick guide is divided into easy-to- follow sections. You can also make quick jumps to topics below: To look at DockMate IV’s ports To make connections with DockMate IV page 5 To dock and undock the notebook computer...
  • Page 2 A Look at DockMate IV DockMate IV is uniquely-designed and allows you to connect your notebook computer to all the peripherals you need, and adds two more CardBus PC Card slots for even greater flexibility. Dock guides Left Ports CardBus PC Card slots In addition to the two PC Card slots on your TravelMate, DockMate IV has two more CardBus...
  • Page 3 A Look at DockMate IV Rear Ports Rear ports and their descriptions are listed below: Icon Port Joystick/MIDI port PS/2 keyboard/ keypad port PS/2 mouse port Speaker-out/ headphone jack Line-in jack Microphone-in jack USB port FDD/printer switch DC-in port 9-pin serial port 15-pin external CRT port 25-pin floppy drive...
  • Page 4 A Look at DockMate IV Important! You can only select either the 25-pin FDD port or the 25-pin parallel port. The two ports cannot be used simultaneously. Set the FDD/Printer switch to the FDD icon using a floppy disk drive. Set to the Printer icon when using a printer.
  • Page 5 Using DockMate IV DockMate IV Connections Follow these steps: 1. Connect one end of the AC adapter to the DC-in port on DockMate IV; then connect the other end to the power outlet. If you do not connect the AC adapter, the computer uses power from the battery pack.
  • Page 6 Using DockMate IV 3. Route the cables and position DockMate IV on your desk — there should be enough space in the front of DockMate IV for the computer to easily dock and undock. Now you are ready to dock and undock the computer.
  • Page 7 Using DockMate IV 2. Press Fn-F9 to access the eject menu and select the Mini Dock option. The computer enters suspend-to-memory mode (screen blanks). Note: If the computer does not enter suspend-to- memory mode after 5 seconds, you can already dock in your computer.
  • Page 8 Using DockMate IV 5. Press the dock handle towards the back end of DockMate IV to lock in the computer. Press any key to wake up the computer. After docking, the computer automatically detects the presence of all peripheral connections on DockMate IV and configures itself accordingly.
  • Page 9 Using DockMate IV 2. Press the dock lock to prepare DockMate IV and computer for undocking. The dock lock prevents accidental undocking. Make sure the dock lock is pushed in place. 3. Press the dock handle towards the front end of DockMate IV to undock the computer.
  • Page 10: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Following are common questions and answers related to your use of DockMate IV. Question How do I know the computer is successfully docked into DockMate IV? Does my docked computer support Plug and Play? After undocking, my infrared port does not function.
  • Page 11 Question I use my computer with an internal CD-ROM drive and an external floppy drive. How do I maintain the same configuration when I use DockMate IV? How do I manage four PC Card slots? The CardBus PC Card slots on the TravelMate 7100 series notebook computer support Zoomed Video.

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