How do you troubleshoot a docking station?

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How do you troubleshoot a docking station?

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Check the cables – Are they plugged in and if so, are they plugged into the correct spot?
  2. Device fit – Ensure your device is securely in the docking station.
  3. Power strip – If you are using power strip double check that the switch is turned on and that the outlet works correctly.

How do I get my monitor to recognize my docking station?

Use either of the following methods to force detection of the external monitors:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Win+Ctrl+Shift+B.
  2. In Display Settings, click the Detect button.

Why is Dell docking not working?

Verify if the device is detected in Windows Device Manager and that the correct device drivers are installed. Ensure that the docking station is connected securely to the notebook laptop. Try to disconnect and reconnect the docking station to the laptop. Check the USB ports.

How do I bring the taskbar down in Windows 7?

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  1. Click a blank portion of the taskbar.
  2. Hold down the primary mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer to the place on the screen where you want the taskbar.
  3. After you move the mouse pointer to the position on your screen where you want the taskbar, release the mouse button.

How to troubleshoot a problem with the Surface Dock?

Troubleshoot Surface Dock 1 Surface Dock isn’t connecting to your external monitor. If your monitor won’t project to a second screen, check your display adapter and cables. 2 Update your Surface Dock. 3 Surface isn’t charging while connected to Surface Dock. 4 Audio problems while connected to Surface Dock.

What do I need to know about the surface docking station?

Here are a few things to check: Your Surface is securely seated in the docking station with both sides of the docking station fully inserted into the sides of your Surface. The light on the right side of the docking station is turned on. The power cable is securely inserted into the charging port on the docking station.

Is there a way to connect a second monitor to the Surface Dock?

If your monitor won’t project to a second screen, check your display adapter and cables. For more info on troubleshooting your external monitor, go to Trouble connecting Surface to a second screen. Download the Surface Updater tool and use it to update your Surface Dock, then follow the instructions in Update your Surface Dock.

How are the speakers connected to the Surface Dock?

Speaker cables are securely connected to the audio ports on your Surface Dock and to the speakers. The speakers are plugged in to an electrical outlet and turned on. In the search box on the taskbar, type manage audio, and select Manage audio devices from the search results.

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