Targus ACP60US User Manual

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ACP60US / 410-0493-001C

ExpressCardTM

Notebook

Docking Station

with Digital Video

and Audio

USERGUIDE

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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 fiber 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 helps increase 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 Optical Fiber 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 (required to operate the dock)

Driver CD

NOTE: TARGUS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VISIT ITS WEBSITE AT THE LINK BELOW TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE LATEST DRIVER VERSION FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD. FOLLOW THE DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTALLATION STEPS IN THIS USER GUIDE.

HTTP://WWW.TARGUS.COM/US/SUPPORT_DOWNLOADS.ASP

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System Requirements

Hardware

PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent

CD-ROMdrive

ExpressCard 34mm or 54mm slot

Operating System

Windows VistaTM or

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.

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About the ExpressCard Connector Card

The ExpressCard dock comes with a cable, a spacer (see “Using the Spacer Connector” for additional instructions) 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 was observed in notebooks (Fujitsu, some Sony and Toshiba models) that use a BIOS developed by Phoenix Technologies. If you experience such issue, please turn the switch from the default "OFF" position to "ON". You will only need to set it once.

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Using the Spacer Connector

A spacer is supplied 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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Instructions for connecting the spacer to the ExpressCard

Before beginning make sure the spacer and PC card are aligned as below.

1. When attaching the spacer, ensure the spacer is at a 45 degree angle to the PC card. Please make sure the hook on the spacer is sitting in the slot on the PC Card. Refer Fig 1.

2. Push down on the spacer as shown while applying firm pressure to both the PC card and spacer.

Fig. 1

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Finally, make sure the two clips on the spacer are firmly and squarely pushed into the slots on the PC card.

When removing the spacer, pull in an upwards motion to detach.

Attach

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Detach

 

 

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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 ExpressCard 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 THE AC ADAPTER HAS BEEN PLUGGED IN.

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4.After connecting the ExpressCard to the computer, wait until the computer finishes recognizing the devices before pressing OK in the dialogue box. This process will take about3-5minutes.

Windows Vista - dailogue box

Windows XPdailogue box

Click Finish and restart your computer when prompted by the docking station’s installation software. In order to install the driver files properly, you must make sure the installation is completed before restarting the computer.

WINDOWS VISTA WILL PROMPT A MESSAGE BOX TO RESTART THE COMPUTER DURING THE DRIVER INSTALLATION PROCESS. PLEASE IGNORE THIS MESSAGE. THE DOCKING STATION’S DRIVER INSTALLATION SOFTWARE WILL PROMPT THE RESTART MESSAGE WHEN INSTALLATION AND DRIVER SETUP IS COMPLETED.

Window Vista - restart screen

Docking station - restart screen

5.After restarting, the computer will recognize the docking station and the default drivers will finish installing for each of the devices automatically. Please wait until this process iscompleted. The screen’s resolution will adjust and refresh during this process.

NOTE: THIS SETUP PROCESS WILL REQUIRE SOME TIME FOR THE DRIVERS TO INSTALL PROPERLY. IT MIGHT TAKE UP TO 5 MINUTES OR MORE DEPENDING ON YOUR COMPUTER’S CONFIGURATION.

6.You will see a Targus Display logo icon located on the system tray. The monitor mode selection can be set by right clicking on this icon.

NOTE: IT IS RECOMMEND TO SET THE MODE TO “EXPRESS CARD VGA” OFF WHEN USING ONLY ONE MONITOR. THE DEFAULT SETTING IS “EXTENDED MODE”.

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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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