Print
login Account
Search

Docking and Undocking to a ThinkPad Advanced Dock - ThinkPad R60, R60e, R61

Preparing for docking

For Microsoft Windows XP:

To use a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, you do not need to install any additional device driver.

For Microsoft Windows 2000:

To use a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, you must install Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 on your ThinkPad computer. If you have not yet installed Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and you want to install it from the drive on the ThinkPad Advanced Dock, visit the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com. Search for the document titled "Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Installation and Deployment Guide (SPDeploy.htm)". Follow the instructions for "Scenario 1: Installing Windows 2000 integrated with the service pack".

Docking the ThinkPad R60, R60e, R61 system to aThinkPad Advanced Dock
  1. Turn off the computer.
    Note: If you are using Windows XP or Windows 2000, you can dock the ThinkPad Advanced Dock when the computer is either in standby mode or operating.
  2. Make sure that the power cord is connected to the ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
  3. Make sure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad Advanced Dock is in place and in the unlocked (horizontal) position.
  4. Put your computer on the platform of the ThinkPad Advanced Dock, making sure that the top-left corner of the computer is aligned to the guide plate on the ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
    Align guide plate

  5. Press firmly on both sides of your computer until you hear a click. The computer is now docked to the ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
Undocking the ThinkPad R60, R60e, R61 system from aThinkPad Advanced Dock
  1. Make sure that:
    • The devices connected to USB, serial, and parallel connectors are not in use.
    • The connection to a modem or an Ethernet port has been ended.
  2. Make sure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad Advanced Dock is in place and in the unlocked (horizontal) position.
  3. If the docking indicator is on and you want to undock the computer without shutting down the operating system, press the eject request button on the ThinkPad Advanced Dock. The docking indicator starts blinking and then turns off. Then the eject inhibit indicator turns off and the eject ready indicator turns on.
    Note: In some cases the eject request may fail and you will have to shut down the operating system to detach the computer. This can happen when a program is accessing a peripheral device attached to the ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
  4. Press the eject request button on the ThinkPad Advanced Dock (1); then make sure that the docking indicator turns off. If the computer is operating, you can select Eject PC in the Start menu at the lower left of the screen instead of pressing the eject request button.
    Eject request button
    Note: Make sure that the undock request to the OS is fulfilled and the Docking Indicator turns off.

  5. Press the eject button (2) until the computer moves up; then, grasping both sides, remove the computer (3).
    Eject button
    If the undock request fails, turn off the computer and undock the ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
Purchase parts online