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Will cables adapt the Atrix 1 laptop dock with an Atrix 2 phone?

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    Exclamation Will cables adapt the Atrix 1 laptop dock with an Atrix 2 phone?

    I discovered to my dismay that the orientation of jacks on the Atrix 2 were reversed and would not fit directly into the Atrix 1 laptop dock I (optimistically) obtained. I am now looking to make it work anyway by using cables and adapters.
    Alternatively, there may be a way to connect the HD Atrix cradle (hopefully with the jacks facing he right direction) to the laptop dock.
    Ideas? Suggestions?
    Is there a better way? Will cables work?

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    I don't believe there is a way to connect an Atrix2 phone to any of the docks for the Atrix1. Sorry, but that's the way Motorola constructed those docks.


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    No - Each lapdock was designed specifically for either the Atrix 4G or the Atrix 2. They are in no way backward compatible. Even if you manage to create a cable that will fit the plugs - it wont initiate webtop like it would if you had the proper dock.

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    Actually the answer is yes! if you can flip the ports around it should work... according to many people on XDA. Read up on it before you try, though.

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    Marketing schemes....frustrate me.
    Don't make me pay retail price for a phone 6 months later just to get the newest accessories..

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    I havent found anything so far about anyone successfully making this work... Could be that the threads are buried too deep for the 'search' to work... Cog, do you have a link to the thread you were talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Man View Post
    I havent found anything so far about anyone successfully making this work... Could be that the threads are buried too deep for the 'search' to work... Cog, do you have a link to the thread you were talking about?
    just a sec, let's see if I can find it buried somewhere.

    EDIT I found it!
    Posts 2,3,4,6 in this thread
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    osts 33 and 34 in this thread
    Last edited by cogeary; 02-14-2012 at 11:40 PM.

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    Thank you cogeary, I never bothered to follow that thread, seeing as how I got hosed out of my order for the lapdock order by AT&T when they discontinued the lapdock for the Atrix 4G and basically said "well, too bad, we're all out..."

    For the OP - here is the post that details how to make the dock compatible. xda-developers - View Single Post - Atrix 2 lapdock

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    I have got cables to hook the lapdock, but it seems that the lapdock touchpad/keyboard do not work. I can get the Webtop introduction screen to come up, but it quickly changes to a mirrored view. This is on an A2 with ICS installed at the factory(recieved it that way from ATT). Can anyone help me work through this? I know I can flip the connectors, but I wanted to get it working with cables first, just to confirm it is working.

    Edit: Never mind. I just flipped the plugs. Works now, just a bit buggy. I'll have to do some research on Webtop and see what settings I need to make.
    Last edited by LowThudd; 01-10-2013 at 06:21 PM.


 

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