Targus ACP60 User Manual

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ExpressCardTM Notebook Docking Station with Digital Videoand Audio

USER GUIDE

Visit our Website at www.targus.com Features and specifications subject to change without notice.

© 2007 Targus Group International, Inc. and Targus, Inc.

ACP60US / 410-0493-001A

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TARGUS EXPRESSCARDTM NOTEBOOK DOCKING STATION WITH DIGITAL VIDEO AND AUDIO

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus ExpressCard Notebook Docking Station with Digital Video and Audio. This portable expansion module allows you to connect through an ExpressCard slot up to 4 USB devices, monitor or LCD, highspeed Gigabit Ethernet/LAN, 5.1 channel PC audio with optical S/PDIF, and a serial port for legacy device.

The docking station also offers Targus Always On technology, Targus USB Power Ports providing twice as much power as the standard USB spec and widely spaced to accommodate for larger adapters. Targus Always On provides power to the

USB ports even when the notebook is shut-down,disconnected from the docking station or inhibernate/stand-bymode which allows USB devices to keep charging.

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Ergonomic Design

Ergonomic design increases airflow under notebook for cooler operation. The raised platform provides a more comfortable position for typing.

Features

(4) High Speed USB 2.0 ports

(1) Serial (RS232) port

(1) 24 pin DVI-Dconnector

(1) VGA (HD D-sub)HD-15connector

(1) ExpressCard upstream cable connection

(1) RJ-45Gigabit Ethernet 10/1000

(3) 5.1 Surround sound audio jacks

(1) Microphone In

(1) S/PDIF digital audio out (Toslink Opitcal Connector)

(2) Security Lock Slots

Package Contents

In addition to this user guide, the package contains:

Targus ExpressCard Docking Station with Digital Video and Audio

ExpressCard Cable and Card (with Spacer card)

AC Adapter

Driver CD

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System Requirements

Hardware

PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent

CD-ROMdrive

ExpressCard 34mm or 54mm slot

AC power source (AC adapter required)

Operating System

• Windows® XP - Service Pack 2 or greater

NOTE: TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST SERVICE PACKS, PLEASE VISIT YOUR

COMPUTER MANUFACTURER’S WEBSITE OR MICROSOFT’S DOWNLOAD CENTER:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh%3BENUS%3Bsp

Preparing the BIOS for the ExpressCard

Before installing the ExpressCard Docking station, it is very important that you make sure that your system BIOS has the latest BIOS update available. A number of system vendors have released updates that fix many issues related to the ExpressCard Slot.

Please visit the Targus website for a list of known notebooks that requires BIOS update in order to operate correctly with the ExpressCard docking system. http://www.targus.com

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About the ExpressCard Connector Card

The ExpressCard dock comes with a cable and 34mm card to connect to an ExpressCard slot in your notebook. The cable is removable from the card. The card can be left in your system when not in use.

The 34mm card has a small switch located in the circular area in the drawing below.

When connecting the cable to the ExpressCard, Please make sure the cable tip is properly and completely inserted into the cable port on the ExpressCard. Make sure the tip is connected in the correct direction and do not force the connection or it might break the device.

On-Pre-bootsupport

Off-Post-bootsupport (Default)

This switch is used to determine how the dock is recognized in the system at boot up stage. Certain notebooks will detect the dock and not work properly during a pre-bootmode (ie. trying to boot up on the external VGA device, not the internal VGA of the Notebook). This switch needs to be set only once, and most model notebooks will not have an issue.

This issue was observed in notebooks that use Phoenix BIOS (e.g. Fujitsu, some models of Sony and Toshiba). If you experience an issue with this, please switch it to the “On” for Pre-bootmode. The default position is “Off”.

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Using the Spacer Connector

A spacer is available for the ExpressCard to ensure the proper fitting of the 34mm ExpressCard into a 54mm slot. This spacer has no functionality other than to prevent any movement of the card once it is inserted into the 54mm slot. The spacer is not needed if you have a 34mm slot on your notebook. (See the diagram below as to the two different slots that are currently shipping in today's notebooks)

The spacer simply snaps on to the existing ExpressCard and is inserted with the card connector into a 54mm ExpressCard slot.

Carefully align the spacer with the ExpressCard and join the two pieces together by locking the clip in place.

Please make sure that the clip is firmly secured and no gap is in between the two items. As shown in the diagrams above.

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Installing the Docking Station Driver

Installing the docking station driver enables your operating system to recognize the docking station and its ports once it’s connected.

1.Turn on your computer.

2.Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

If setup does not begin automatically, click Start,Run, and enterD:\Setup.exe (where D: is the path of yourCD-ROMdrive) and then clickOK.

3. The Installation Wizard window of the docking station will pop up. Follow anyon-screeninstructions to complete the installation. Please connect the ExpressCard into the slot when prompted.

Connecting the Docking Station to Your Computer

Step 1. Connect the supplied AC power adapter to the AC power jack on the docking station.

Step 2. Connect one end of the ExpressCard cable to the docking station and the other end into the ExpressCard Card.

Step 3. Connect the ExpressCard Card into an available Express Card slot in your Notebook.

WARNING: THE DOCKING STATION WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AC ADAPTER PLUGGED INTO AN AC OUTLET.

DO NOT CONNECT ANY DEVICES TO THE DOCKING STATION UNTIL THE SOFTWARE HAS BEEN INSTALLED AND AC ADAPTER PLUGGED.

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4.Click Finish and restart your computer when prompted. In order to install the driver files properly, you must restart your system.

Installing the Default Device Drivers

Once you connect the docking station to your computer, the default drivers begin installing for each of the ports automatically.

NOTE: PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST SERVICE PACKS INSTALLED

Some hardware devices may prompt you to install the drivers.

To install the drivers:

1.Select Install the software automatically(Recommended) and click

Next.

The Found New Hardware Wizard program begins installing the hardware drivers.

The Completing the Found New Hardware Wizardscreen appears.

2.Click Finish and repeat as needed for each device.

3.Restart your computer.

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LED Status Indicator Lights

Once all device drivers are installed, the USB LED status indicator lights on on each side of the docking station glow when you connect devices to the docking station.

Green Tx light illuminates when connected to a network and the yellow Rx light flashes when data is transmitting to or from the network.

The Power LED will glow when the AC power cord is plugged into the Docking station

Docking Station ports

Laptop Support Pad

Gigabit Ethernet

Laptop Support Pad

 

 

 

VGA

 

 

DVI-D

ExpressCard

 

 

upstream

5.1 Surround

 

 

Serial

 

cable

Sound &

 

 

connection

Microphone

S/PDIF

DC

5V

 

Power and

Power LED

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“Easy Access” High power USB ports with

LED light indicator

Lock slot for use with Targus locks - Models nos. PA410U or PA450U (not included)

Connecting New Devices

To avoid possible damage when connecting a new device, do not force the cable connector into the port on the docking station. If the cable connector does not attach smoothly, turn the connector over and try attaching it again.

Connecting a Serial Mouse / Keyboard

To connect a serial mouse or keyboard, attach the cable connector to the serial port on the docking station.

Connecting and Configuring a Serial Modem

To connect a serial modem:

1.Attach the cable connector to the serial port on the docking station.

2.Install the modem software driver according to the instructions that come with the device.

3.When prompted to select the port, choose the Serial USB (COMx), where x is the COM port number assigned by your operating system.

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