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Solved: Sound on laptop doesn't work when I use docking station...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by alcosaint, Sep 5, 2006.

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  1. alcosaint

    alcosaint Thread Starter

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    Any ideas????

    I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and OS is Windows XP Pro 2002 (SP2). Sound is great when I don't have the docking station (Kensington Notebook Dock), but there is no sound at all when I do use it.

    I've tried looking through my computer/properties/hardware/device manager, but a) I'm not sure in I'm in the right place and b) if I am, I can't see the wood for the trees....
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    Most of these all in one dockingstations (ones not made for a specific brand and that connect to anything) kind of take over the Laptops functions what you need to do is disable the kensington audio drivers as when you attach the docking station these drivers try and replace the notebooks ones.

    What you want to do is look at the device manager with the dockingstation unpluged then plug it in and see what audio devices it loads up and disable them.

    Either that or write/look ionline with kensington and get a list of them.
     
  3. alcosaint

    alcosaint Thread Starter

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    Thanks StumpedTechy !

    I was just about in the right place, but needed that little bit of guidance - I've disabled the "USB audio device" and it's job done.....

    Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros (from their album 'Takk') is playing loud and clear as I type this.

    Thanks again

    Alcosaint
     
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