The USB ports (hub) on the left side of my BenQ XL2730Z are not working when I plug my wired mouse and wireless keyboard into them.
I have connected my Macbook Pro to the monitor using the USB A/B cable that comes with the monitor and then plugged in an Evoluent ergonomic wired mouse and a Microsoft ergonomic wireless keyboard to the USB ports on the side of the monitor. The red light on the bottom of the mouse turns on but the mouse does not respond when moved and typing on the keyboard does nothing.
According to BenQ support (although I don't have much faith in them), the ports on the side of the monitor do not provide enough power and therefore can only be used for data transfer (USB drives, cameras etc.) and not to power peripherals like mice and keyboard. I couldn't find this written in the user manual of the monitor anywhere.
Has anyone managed to get a mouse and keyboard to work by plugging them into the USB ports on the monitor?