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no sound from docking station line out

HP Elitebook 8540W, HP Docking Station VB043AA#ABA, Windows 7 64-bit; audio out works fine from laptop internal speakers and laptop headphone jack; when I plug speaker cord into line-out on docking station, the sound continues to come from the internal speakers; when I right-click speaker icon and select "playback devices" I see "Speakers / HP" and "Headphones (RTC)" but I don't see any option to switch to docking station lineout.

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Re: no sound from docking station line out

problem solved! apparently the labels (and the docking station documentation) are BACKWARDS! the jack with the arrow pointing TOWARD the hole is the LINE-OUT. I can only assume the other jack would be line-in but I haven't tested it. somebody fell asleep for a while on the assembly line because my coworkers with the same dock have the same issue. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't "arrow pointing away from jack" = "line out" = "speaker jack"?

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Re: no sound from docking station line out

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problem solved! apparently the labels (and the docking station documentation) are BACKWARDS! the jack with the arrow pointing TOWARD the hole is the LINE-OUT. I can only assume the other jack would be line-in but I haven't tested it. somebody fell asleep for a while on the assembly line because my coworkers with the same dock have the same issue. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't "arrow pointing away from jack" = "line out" = "speaker jack"?

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Re: no sound from docking station line out

Who would have thought? I swapped the connections and now the audio works from the docking station. Definitely a mislabel problem. Thanks.

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