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ThinkPad Dock,
ThinkPad Dock II
User's Guide

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   Summary of Contents for IBM ThinkPad Dock

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    ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II User’s Guide...

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    ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II User’s Guide...

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    Be sure to keep your proof of purchase, because it might be required for warranty services. (See “Product warranty and notices” on page A-1 of ThinkPad Dock II User’s Guide, or Warranty statements on page 2–3 of ThinkPad Dock User’s Guide.)

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    Contents Chapter 1. About the ThinkPad Dock and the ThinkPad Dock II . Front view . Rear view . Inside view . Chapter 2. Using the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II . Docking . Preparing for docking .

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  • Page 7: Chapter 1. About The Thinkpad Dock And The Thinkpad Dock

    For portability, your computer can easily be detached. When the computer is attached to the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II, never pick up the assembly by taking hold of the computer alone. Always hold the whole assembly.

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    (7) The docking connector is where you attach your ThinkPad computer. ThinkPad Dock II (1) The docking indicator turns on when the ThinkPad Dock II is in use. When the indicator is on, you cannot detach your computer by pressing the pop-up eject button.

  • Page 9: Rear View

    (9) The line-in jack, a jack 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter, is for connecting an external stereo audio device. (10) The line-out jack, a jack 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter, is for connecting an external stereo audio device. Chapter 1. About the ThinkPad Dock and the ThinkPad Dock II...

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    DVI, you cannot use this connector. (14) The external-monitor connector is for connecting an external monitor. (15) The Ethernet connector is for connecting the ThinkPad Dock to a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet LAN. Two indicators, to the upper left and the upper right of the connector, show the status of the network connection.

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    (6) (7) The Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors are for connecting USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 devices. Notes: 1. If your ThinkPad computer does not support USB 2.0, any attached USB device will not work in USB 2.0 high-speed mode. Chapter 1. About the ThinkPad Dock and the ThinkPad Dock II...

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    Note: If your ThinkPad computer does not support the modem connector, you cannot use the connector. (17) The Ethernet connector is for connecting the ThinkPad Dock II to a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T Ethernet LAN. Two indicators, to the upper left and the lower left of the connector, show the status of the network connection.

  • Page 13: Inside View

    Ultrabay 2000. Note: To lock the Ultrabay 2000 device, you can use either the bay device lock or the security keyhole for the Ultrabay 2000 device. Chapter 1. About the ThinkPad Dock and the ThinkPad Dock II...

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    (2) By setting the PC Card lock to the locked position, you can secure the PC Card. (3) When you set the bay device lock to the locked position, the bay latch is locked to secure the device in the Ultrabay 2000. ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

  • Page 15: Chapter 2. Using The Thinkpad Dock Or The Thinkpad Dock

    “Installing device drivers” section of your on-line help system). For Windows 2000 If this is your first time to dock your computer in a ThinkPad Dock or a ThinkPad Dock II, prepare your computer as follows: v Check whether the CMD IDE driver is already installed in your computer, by the procedure given in “Checking whether the device driver is already...

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    You do not need to install any additional device driver for the docking station CMD IDE controller under Windows XP. Dock your computer in the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II, and create a hardware profile for the dock configuration with Windows XP.

  • Page 17: Docking Your Computer In The Thinkpad Dock Or The Thinkpad Dock

    2. Make sure that the power cord is connected to the ThinkPad Dock. 3. Make sure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad Dock is in place and in the unlocked (vertical) position.

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    2. Make sure that the power cord is connected to the ThinkPad Dock II. 3. Make sure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad Dock II is in place and in the locked (vertical) position.

  • Page 19: Undocking

    The connection to a modem or an Ethernet port has ended. 2. Make sure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad Dock is in the unlocked (vertical) position. 3. Check to see whether the computer is in the Docked Config status. It is in that status if either of the following is true: v Eject PC is shown in the Start menu (if the computer display is on).

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    The connection to a modem or an Ethernet port has been ended. 2. Make sure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad Dock II is in place and in the unlocked (vertical) position. 3. Check to see whether the computer is in the Docked Config status. It is in that status if either of the following is true: v Eject PC is shown in the Start menu (if the computer display is on).

  • Page 21: Emergency Eject

    (horizontal) position. 1. Press the eject button. 2. A release pin is included in the package of the ThinkPad Dock II. Insert it into the emergency eject hole, which is to the left of the system lock...

  • Page 22: Options For Undocking

    To specify the option, do as follows: 1. Open the ThinkPad Configuration Program. 2. Click the Power Management icon. 3. Click the Suspend/Hibernate Options tab, and select one of the options in the window. ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

  • Page 23: Inserting The Pci Card

    Remove all cables from the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II. v Remove all the peripheral devices from the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II. The ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II accepts a short card, no longer than 6.9 in.

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    Wake on LAN cable to the LAN Wake connector of the ThinkPad Dock and the connector of the card. For details, refer to the user’s guide for the card. 4. Reinstall the bottom cover (1) and tighten the screw (2). ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

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    ThinkPad Dock II 1. Turn the ThinkPad Dock II upside down and loosen the screws (1); then remove the bottom cover (2). 2. Loosen the screw (1); then remove the slot cover (2). 3. Install the PCI card and connect it firmly (1); then reinstall the screw (2).

  • Page 26: Inserting The Pc Card

    Inserting the PC Card Notes: 1. The slots that the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II have for the PC Cards are the same as those on the computer. For details on how to insert or remove the card, refer to the “Installing a card” section of your on-line help system.

  • Page 27: Using A Device In The Bay

    Ultrabay 2000 device, except for a second battery. Attention: The Ultrabay 2000 supports warm swap of devices, but the Ultrabay 2000 of the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II does not. Do not remove a device from the Ultrabay 2000 while the docking indicator is turned on.

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    Set the bay device lock to the unlocked position (refer to “Using the bay device lock” on page 25). ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

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    Note: If you set the bay device lock to the locked position, the handle will not pop out. To make it pop, set the bay device lock to the unlocked position. Chapter 2. Using the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II...

  • Page 30: Security Features

    ThinkPad Dock ThinkPad Dock II The ThinkPad Dock also has a security keyhole for an Ultrabay 2000 device. If you use that security keyhole, be sure that the bay device lock is unlocked. ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

  • Page 31: Using The Bay Device Lock

    When the key is in the unlocked position, you cannot remove it. When it is in the locked position, you can remove it; the release button of the ThinkPad Dock or the eject button of the ThinkPad Dock II is locked, and you cannot remove your computer.

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    To use the bay device lock, do as follows. ThinkPad Dock 1. Turn the docking station upside down. Loosen the screw (1) and remove the bottom cover (2). 2. Set the bay device lock to the locked position. ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

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    (refer to “Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 24). ThinkPad Dock II 1. Turn the docking station upside down. Loosen the screws (1) and remove the bottom cover (2). Chapter 2. Using the ThinkPad Dock or the ThinkPad Dock II...

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    3. Reinstall the bottom cover (1) and tighten the screws (2). 4. Turn the docking station right side up, and attach a mechanical lock to the security keyhole (refer to “Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 24). ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

  • Page 35: Using The Pc Card Lock

    ThinkPad Dock 1. Turn the ThinkPad Dock upside down. Loosen the screw (1) and remove the bottom cover (2). 2. Set the PC Card lock to the locked position.

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    3. Reinstall the bottom cover (1) and tighten the screw (2). 4. Turn the ThinkPad Dock right side up and attach the mechanical lock to the security keyhole (see “Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 24). ThinkPad Dock II 1. Turn the ThinkPad Dock II upside down. Loosen the screws (1) and remove the bottom cover (2).

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    2. Set the PC Card lock to the locked position. 3. Reinstall the bottom cover (1) and tighten the screws (2). 4. Turn the ThinkPad Dock II right side up and attach the mechanical lock to the security keyhole (see “Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 24).

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  • Page 39: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of the IBM Corporation in the United States or other countries or both: ThinkPad Ultrabay Wake on LAN Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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    ThinkPad Dock, ThinkPad Dock II: User’s Guide...

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    Part Number: 92P1839 Printed in U.S.A. (1P) P/N: 92P1839...

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