First of all the power adaptor is supposed to be connected to the docking station, not the laptop. Make sure the laptop is turned off/ shut down before trying to dock it. If running Windows 98 you must first install the DOCKING drivers on the laptop before attempting dock. They are availble from Dell's support web site. Windows XP already has the driver built in to the OS.
Follow this link to view the instruction manual http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~cat=1&~subcat=4
Message Edited by Joe385 on 05-23-2005 11:05 PM