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Help me to Find the Lapdock for Droid 3

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23rd April 2012, 02:45 PM   |  #31  
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Order mine from bensoutlet
Eagerly awaiting its arrival. Thanks for the good post spunker88.
30th April 2012, 05:16 PM   |  #32  
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My lapdick experience
I received my Atrix dock and really like it so far. I had to do quite a bit of trimming on the plastic dock to make the D3 sit properly and make a reliable connection. It works well and I really like it. Played with it for about a day now, Netflix is nice on bigger screen,texting is good, Angry Birds is good. I also like that it charges the phone battery.

All in all it took about an hour of plastic trimming and test fitting. I added one item as peace of mind for myself. Once the phone is docked I have a black Velcro cable tie a wrap around the phone and dock connector so I can move and not be to worried about the phone falling or the connectors being subjected to more stress than needed.
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6th May 2012, 04:42 AM   |  #33  
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I played around with this a title more today testing out keyboard shortcuts.

If you press Fn + F4 (4) it will shut off the screen on both the lapdock and the Droid, its basically the equivalent of pressing the power button. Ctrl + Alt + Del (Fn + Backspace) will reboot the phone. Ctrl brings up settings, Esc will work similar to the back button IIRC, and Fn + Home works as a home button.

The speakers will work even with the lid closed so the lapdock can be used like an audiodock. They aren't the best sounding since they are small, but still an improvement over the little built in speaker and since there are 2 of them on the dock you get stereo.

Remote RDP is a nice Android app that supports mouse input and works using the lapdock, meaning right click and left click work and you only see one cursor, but you'll have to configure this in the options. Unfortunately you are limited to using 960x540, even though the lapdock screen can do more you are limited to the Droid 3's resolution since its being mirrored.
13th May 2012, 05:56 AM   |  #34  
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I ordered one from bens outlet too. I trimmed it and flipped connectors, but the keyboard and mouse and speakers don't work.

I see the battery indicator does not show charging when it is docked, possibly an issue with the usb?

Is there something I need to do to get it to work?
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13th May 2012, 03:28 PM   |  #35  
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Originally Posted by husker_fan

I ordered one from bens outlet too. I trimmed it and flipped connectors, but the keyboard and mouse and speakers don't work.

I see the battery indicator does not show charging when it is docked, possibly an issue with the usb?

Is there something I need to do to get it to work?

Are you running stock 2.3.4? You may have issues with 3rd party ROMs especially ICS.
13th May 2012, 03:35 PM   |  #36  
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Completely stock, just got the new update the other day

Probably defective unit, I will stick with Amazon next time, free shipping isn't worth the hassle of this waste of time.
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20th May 2012, 04:19 AM   |  #37  
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steal of a deal!
Hey guys, been following this thread hoping that there will be some magic solution to enable the full real deal webtop on the D3, and came across this:

www(dot)all4cellular(dot)com/product/motorola-atrix-4g-laptop-dock-hdmi-upgrade-kit(dot)html

seems like a really reasonable price and you don't "have" to mod the dock.
20th May 2012, 02:55 PM   |  #38  
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Hey guys, been following this thread hoping that there will be some magic solution to enable the full real deal webtop on the D3, and came across this:

www(dot)all4cellular(dot)com/product/motorola-atrix-4g-laptop-dock-hdmi-upgrade-kit(dot)html

seems like a really reasonable price and you don't "have" to mod the dock.

That isn't a bad price, Ive seen the cables sold by themselves before but they wanted over $20 just for the cables.

The advantage of modding the lapdock is that it can support the Droid 3 in the dock so you can pick up the lapdock and move around with it. Its actually comfortable to use as a laptop since it doesn't give off heat like a normal laptop.

The disadvantage is that modding it makes it look a bit ugly, at least my mod job, and you'd have to mod it each time you get a new phone.
23rd May 2012, 10:24 PM   |  #39  
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Completely stock, just got the new update the other day

Probably defective unit, I will stick with Amazon next time, free shipping isn't worth the hassle of this waste of time.

You may need to do a bit more trimming. Mine is still a little finicky, a little trimming would fix it up I bet.

I use a velcro strap to hold the phone nice and secure when docked.

Good luck. I use it often at work for meetings and such. On the road its great to use remote desktop over 3g.
24th May 2012, 04:44 AM   |  #40  
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Assuming the lapdock is charged or on the charger, I would try hooking up your phone while the lapdock connections are disassembled. This is what I did before modding it just to make sure it would work. The HDMI should work no matter what, but the keyboard/touchpad can be troublesome sometimes. Closing and reopening the lid usually gets it working.

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