M#PRX dell docking staition

By eyemfedup2
Dec 9, 2009
  1. i recently purchased a dell computer
    it has been damaged that's why i bought it was to gain experience working on different types of laptops.
    anyway it has xp pro but kinda looks like 7 never seen that one before.
    anyway he said he just did a clean OS install .
    the problem with the laptop is as usual the dc jack ,
    so it wont plug in to charge
    it came with a docking station
    you can charge it with it, but when you try to operate the laptop hooked up
    to the station it says the operating system isn't for it???
    are there drivers or settings, something or another OS all together
    I've never owned a dell or docking station
    any info out there??
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes there may be drivers for the docking station
    Have a look here: Dell Support

    Also you could just fix the power plug, but if its on the laptop side (likely) You will need to fully dismantle the laptop; remove the Mobo; and try resoldering the plug back to the motherboard (basically the solder points can break with age and physical abuse :D )
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