Solved

thinkpad x31 stuck in docking station

Posted on 2009-05-20
2
865 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Must have made a mistake extracting notebook from docking station.  Release lever comes out all the way, doesn't release anything.  Can't move the notebook on station at all.  It's not properly seated--that I can see--but don't know how to fix it without force.
0
Comment
Question by:MarshaPeter
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Ian Meredith earned 500 total points
ID: 24514863
Hi MarshaPeter,

Have you tried pushing the notebook down (as you would when you dock it normally)? and then try the release latch...  you could even try that several times....

If that fails, your next step would be either take it to a local computer shop, who should be able to separate them in a matter of minutes or try a little force.  The worst thing that could happen, the plastic hooks that lock the laptop and base station together get stretched or broken.

The connector between the two devices will continue to work.

If its still under warranty, call for support.

Hope this helps,
Ian
0

Featured Post

Business Impact of IT Communications

What are the business impacts of how well businesses communicate during an IT incident? Targeting, speed, and transparency all matter. Find out more in this infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When I work on a laptop, the first thing I always check is for proper voltage output. Many times I have had customers bring only their laptop in and think their battery is bad - then  I plug in my universal adapter and the battery charges fine. …
For some time some of our users experienced package loss on a couple of our Lenovo Thinkpad S531 machines running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 64-bit OS. I was not able to find many answers online, but did after some investigation I began to suspect Blu…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question