Dell Docking Station Audio

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      I’m loving my WS2008 workstation. The only problem I’ve had is that the audio from my Dell Docking Station does not work.

      I’m running WS2008 x64 Standard on a Dell Latitude 830. The docking station audio works great if you plug headphones into the laptop itself while it is docked. The docking station USB also works great with a keyboard and mouse. The only thing that is not working is the audio from the docking station headphone port. The sound list only lists a single source (the laptop speakers) and I don’t see anything in the device manager indicating that there is anything on the docking station missing drivers.

      Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

    • #47749
      Arris
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      I don’t have any experience with a docking station, but I expect that if you have no driver problems, you should see the the docking station’s sound playback device if you go to Start -> Control Panel -> (Hardware and Sound ->) Sound. Also make sure that if you right click in the list of devices in the Playback tab, the Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices checks are enabled.

    • #47748

      Thanks for the try. Unfortunately, I’ve tried all that. No matter what, the docking station does not show up as an audio source, only the laptop.

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