A friend of a friend has a Compaq 5380 laptop with a Compaq Multibay Expansion Base (i.e. docking station). It's a Series 2885 Part No 213700-001
she uses to access a CD-ROM, as there is none on the laptop.
When plugged in no lights come on or sounds come from it. The Compaq slides onto it and docks through the port but nothing on the station is accesible to the laptop (e.g. mouse or CD).
I just need to know how I can tell if the station is working (it doesn't seem like it). If so can it be fixed otherwise I am inclined to suggest an external CD if she wants that functionality.