I have an HP Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop. I am looking for a docking station. I have been told by HP that they do not make a compatible docking station, but I find it hard to believe that my laptop cannot be used with any docking station. Does anyone have a suggestion for me.
I ran into a similar problem. Here is a solution.
If your laptop is similar to mine, you have a video out port and several USBs.
Your video out port can be used to remote your monitor, and USBs for keyboard and mouse. Since my laptop only had 2 USB ports, I had to purchase a USB divider to accommodate my printer, keyboard and mouse. Agreed, it is not as visually aesthetic as having a docking station, but with creative wiring it can be done. To keep your laptop from shutting down when the lid is closed, there is a setting under the power saver options in your display settings.
Here is a link that will show you how to make the correct settings.