I have the Plugable USB-C 4K docking station and my laptop is an HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-ae0xx w/ 8th Gen I7 CPU running latest version of Windows 10. I have one HD monitor connected, as well as my wireless Microsoft keyboard and Logitech mouse, and Logitech surround sound 3.1 system. The docking station is connected to the laptop via USB-C port. I also have a microSD card permanently mounted in the laptop slot. All laptop drivers are up to date.
Everything works as expected with one exception.
If I plug the USB-C plug into the port with the laptop either awake or in Sleep mode with lid closed, and start using the laptop in desktop mode, after some time windows start popping open by themselves, popping sounds come out of the speakers, and the mouse is moving about on its own.
The cure for this is to reboot the machine (with the docking station connected) and there is no issue.
If I plug in the docking station with the laptop off and then boot up with the docking station already connected, there is no issue.
Now, after having stably used the docked laptop, I pull out the USB-C plug and leave, the laptop is not unstable when used disconnected - it works fine.
- Is this normal behaviour for this docking station?
- Does the docking station not support hot swapping?
- What am I missing?