Unable to connect my windows 10 laptop to my desktop screens via the plugable dock.

The screens are Acer model S201HL’s.

Hi Tom,

Thanks for posting!

The first steps we’ll want to take is to make sure that the software used by the dock is in a good state by reinstalling the DisplayLink software and running the DisplayLink cleaner tool. To do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect the dock from the system and please remove the power cable from the dock so it turns off completely (this is important so the unit resets). Please keep it disconnected until the last step
  2. Uninstall any and all software with ‘DisplayLink’ in the title that is present from within the Control Panel -> Programs and Features. Don’t worry if these entries are not present or if the process does not work, just move onto the next step
  3. Download, extract and run the DisplayLink cleaner tool (https://s3.amazonaws.com/plugable/bin…)
  4. Once the Cleaner has been run, reboot (even if not prompted to)
  5. Now download and install the 8.5 M2 DisplayLink software (https://s3.amazonaws.com/plugable/bin…)
  6. Reattach the power cable to the dock first. Once the dock is powered on, reconnect it to your system which will trigger the final portion of the installation

If these steps help, great! If not, I’d like to request some logs from your system to investigate further. We have a diagnostic utility that helps us understand what is going on in siutations such as these. Please keep the dock connected to your system, then navigate to our PlugDebug tool (https://plugable.com/support/plugdebug/) and follow the instructions there.

This will create a ZIP file on your Desktop containing system logs and information. Please simply send that ZIP file to support@plugable.com with “Ticket #233192” as the subject line.

Thank you,

Plugable Technologies