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Dell D3100 Manual

D3100

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.


A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed.


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Contents

Contents

  1. Dell Docking Station – USB 3.0 (D3100)
  2. USB 3.0 I/O cable (2 ft)
  3. Power adapter & power cord
  4. Installation CD
  5. HDMI to DVI adapter

Specifications

Upstream Input

  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Standard B Type)

Downstream Outputs

  • 3 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2 x HDMI
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Combo Audio (Headphone/Mic)
  • Audio line out
  • 2 High-powered ports () for battery charging (BC 1.2).

Resolution/Refresh Rate

No. of video ports connected DP HDMI 1 HDMI 2
Single 3840 x 2160 / 30Hz Not connected Not connected
Single Not connected 2560 x 1440 / 50Hz Not connected
Single Not connected Not connected 2560 x 1440 / 50Hz
Dual Display 3840 x 2160 / 30Hz 2560 x 1440 / 50Hz Not connected
Dual Display 3840 x 2160 / 30Hz Not connected 2560 x 1440 / 50Hz
Dual Display Not connected 2048 x 1152 / 60Hz 2048 x 1152 / 60Hz
Triple Display 3840 x 2160 / 30Hz 2048 x 1152 / 60Hz 2048 x 1152 / 60Hz

*Resolution supports also dependent on display EDID resolution

Product Overview

Front View
Front View

Back View
Back View

Hardware
Processor: Intel Core i7 2+GHz or better
Memory: 8 GB
Video Card: Intel HD 4000, ATI Radeon HD5/6xxx, NVidia GeForce 4xxM or better.
USB: USB 3.0
Disk: 7200 RPM or SSD

Operating System

  • Wins OS (Win 7, 8, 8.1) 32/64 bits

Operating Temperature

Max. operating temperature is 40°C

Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup

Note: Setup with Bundled CD.

  1. Double click on "Setup.exe" when CD is installed.
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup with Bundled CD Step 1

    DO NOT connect the Docking Station until you have installed the drivers on your laptop.
  2. Once clicked on "Setup.exe", it will run installation software end user license agreement on the window.
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup with Bundled CD Step 2
  3. Click "I Accept". DisplayLink Core software and DisplayLink Graphics will be installed.
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup with Bundled CD Step 3
  4. Connect your docking station and peripherals to your PC.
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup with Bundled CD Step 4

Note: Setup without Bundled CD

  1. Connect the dock to your laptop
    Note: It is recommended to download the latest drivers from the DisplayLink support website at www.displaylink.com/support
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup without Bundled CD Step 1
    For network/IT administrators, please visit this link for a corporate installation software package. (*User registration required)
    http://www.displaylink.com/corporateinstall/
  2. Windows will start installing the displaylink Driver Automatically.
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup without Bundled CD Step 2
  3. Follow the screen instructions until the installation is complete.
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup without Bundled CD Step 3
  4. Connect your docking station and peripherals to your PC.
    Windows 7/8/8.1 Setup without Bundled CD Step 4
Menu Option Description
DisplayLink Manager Clicking on this item will show the version of DisplayLink software installed.
Check for Updates Windows update checking.
DisplayLink Devices Connected DisplayLink devices checking.
Audio Setup Opens the Windows Audio Configuration Window.
Video Setup Opens the Windows Screen Resolution window.
Screen Resolution Displays a list of available resolutions.
Screen Rotation Rotates the screen in clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.
Extend To Extends the display to the right or left of the main display.
Extend Extends the Windows desktop onto the display.
Set as Main Monitor Sets this screen as the main display.
Notebook Monitor Off Switches off the display of the notebook and makes the DisplayLink display the main display.
Mirror Copies what is on the main display and reproduces it on this display.
Off Switches off the display.
Fit to TV Use this function to adjust the size of the windows to fit the TV screen.

To set the display into extended mode

  1. Click on the DisplayLink icon.
  2. Select Extend.
    The device is now extended in the direction it was the last time the display was in this mode. For more control, use the Extend To submenu and select one of the options. This puts the device into extend mode, and places it to the Left/Right/Above/Below the main (primary) monitor.

To set the display into mirror mode

  1. Click on the DisplayLink icon.
  2. Select Mirror.
    The resolution, colour depth and refresh rate of the primary screen are replicated on the monitor connected to the DisplayLink USB Graphics device.

Fit to TV configuration

  1. To configure Fit to TV, choose the option from the DisplayLink GUI.
    The following interface appears
    Fit to TV configuration Step 1
  2. You will also see a red border on the DisplayLink screen
    The red border shows the size of the new Windows desktop. Use the "+" and "-" controls on the Fit to TV GUI to change the size of the red border until it fits on the TV screen.
    Note: Finer configuration of the size of the border can be achieved by holding down the CTRL key and clicking the "+" and "-".
  3. Once the red border is at the edges of the TV screen, click "Apply" to resize the Windows desktop.
    Fit to TV configuration Step 2

FAQs of Dell Docking Station - USB 3.0 (D3100)

Troubleshooting Suggested Solutions

There is no video on the monitor attached to the dock

Check the video connection cables.
Unplug from the power, wait 10 seconds, and then reconnect.

The video on the attached monitor is distorted or corrupted.

Check video connection cables.
Check the video resolution under Control Panel Items\ Display\Change Display Setting.

The video on the attached monitor is not displaying in extended mode

Change the settings by either:
  • Configuring under Control Panel Items\Display\ Change Display Setting.
  • Switch by cycling the "Windows Key +P".

The audio jacks are not functioning

Check the settings under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sound to make sure the USB Audio device is available and set to default. Right click to show all available options.

USB ports are not functioning on the docking station

Unplug from the power, wait 10 seconds, and then reconnect.
Update to the latest USB 3.0 host controller driver

External USB 3.0 Media Card Reader is not detected.

Unplug from the power, wait 10 seconds, and then reconnect.
Update to the latest USB 3.0 host controller driver

HDCP content is not able to display on the attached monitor

HDCP content support is currently not available.
Get the driver by either:
  • Downloading the latest driver from the Displaylink website.
  • Connect to Windows Update with Docking station (by using Wi-Fi or Ethernet port of the laptop).

Laptop failed to boot with dock connected

Remove all USB devices connected to the dock; some unqualified boot devices may cause lock up at boot screen.

No CD drive and no Internet access for getting the driver

Get an external CD drive to load the driver from CD
Download the driver from an Internet connected computer and copy the driver over USB flash drive, and run the setup..

First time Internet access causing error message

Get an external CD drive to load the driver from CD
Download the driver from an Internet connected computer and copy the driver over USB flash drive, and run the setup.

Laptop failed to wake up from Ethernet port

Check the settings under BIOS Items to make sure laptop supports wake-up-from-Ethernet port function.

Power LED Instruction

Normal Working Mode: Bright White LED Light
Sleep Mode: White LED Light
Power Off: Light Off

Regulatory Information

Dell USB3.0 SuperSpeed Universal Docking System - D3100 complies with the FCC/CE rules and abides by worldwide regulatory compliance, engineering, and environmental affairs.

Contacting Dell

  1. Visit www.dell.com/support
  2. Select your support category
  3. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.

Or Visit: http://www.displaylink.com/support/.

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