Questions tagged [usb-c]

USB-C is a symmetrical USB connector system. Use this tag for questions specific to USB-C; for all others, use the generic USB tag.

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USB-C Splitter for external SSD enclosure

I just got myself an external enclosure for 2 x NVME SSDs. Got it from AliExpress and from the description and the pictures I was expecting it to have only one USB port. However, it seems it has 2 ...
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Direct USB type C connection preventing SD card reader from being recognized

I have a micro SD card I want to read on my M2 MacBook Pro (Ventura). I recently bought an adapter, that in theory is supposed to read said card. On the manual the reader is described as a “T-Flash (...
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Why isn't my USB C to HDMI cable that supports monitor extender working as expected?

I have an IdeaPad Flex 5 15ITL05 and then I bought a triple monitor extender. The USB C to HDMI cable that came with the monitor extender works fine. One of the monitors works. Then I bought a USB 3.0 ...
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Why is monitor not sensing display signal from MacBook Pro via USB-C?

I bought one of the newer USB-C monitors (Arzopa 14" A1 Gamut slim), and was able to utilize it connected to a new Windows laptop using only the USB-C connector with no external power connection. ...
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20V from Dell Precision 3581 USB C/Thunderbolt 4 Port with Power Delivery

USB-PD provides up to 100W of power through the USB-C Port, so I wanted to use 20V power from my Laptop to power my device. According to the data on the Dell homepage regarding the ports, they are ...
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Stop WD My Passport SSD going to sleep on Asus Vivo X513EA w. Win 10. NO power options shown in win 10

Asus Vivo X513EA running Windows 10 all updates installed. I have two new WD My Passport SSD's, 1x2TB & 1x1TB, both only a couple of weeks old. I connect them via the USB-c port and within 20 ...
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Can USB-C docking-stations be used with unidirectional USB-C cables

I have a Windows 10 Pro 64 bit gaming desktop behind a concrete firewall (physical), and I want to transfer two monitors pluss USB signal out on the other side of the concrete wall. I have bought a ...
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Connecting a Thundebolt 3 docking station to a Windows desktop via optical 15m Thundebolt optical cable

I have a Windows 10 Pro 64 bit gaming desktop behind a concrete firewall (physical), and I want to transfer two monitors pluss USB signal out on the other side of the concrete wall. My idea was to buy ...
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Why does a USB-C connected monitor goes blank when an embedded HTML browser video starts playing?

I have a Latitude 7490 i7-8650U 32GB RAM Windows 10 system with 2 external HP 24es monitors. The graphic card is Intel UHD Graphics 620. My resolution is set to 1920x1080. I am using a dual HDMI to ...
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LG 34WP75CP-B flickering while connected by USB-C to DisplayPort 1.4

I having some flickering issues connecting my laptop to an ultrawide monitor using a USB-C-DisplayPort cable (my laptop doesn't have displayport) when I set the monitor display version to 1.4. Every ...
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Having DDC/CI detection issues with different USB-C adapters on Linux

I'm experiencing a challenging issue with DDC/CI communication between my laptop running Ubuntu Linux and two external monitors connected via a USB-C to HDMI adapter (hub). While DDC/CI functions ...
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How can I get 5 monitors to work on an LG Gram 16T90R-K?

I've connected 4 external monitors using two cheap USB-C port expanders. Each of those has 2 HDMI, 1 DPort, 1 Enet, and 1 USB-C. At the moment, I'm using only the 2 HDMI ports on each device. I am ...
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USB-C cable working fine on one machine but on new 650B only USB 2.0

I have a USB-C cable that works fine on my ThinkPad T15 G Gen2 and worked fine on my Z390 Intel MB. But on my upgraded one (MSI 650B) it connects only with USB 2.0 (while other cable work). I use the ...
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Windows 11 cannot recognize my USB-C earphone but can recognize its microphone

I use ThinkPad X13 Gen2i and I have a HUAWEI CM33 USB-C earphone. When I plug the earphone in, the sound cannot go from my earphone but still from my speakers. But the sound output (microphone) have ...
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How to know if a charger will be compatible with Lenovo T15?

I don't have my charger for Lenovo T15 Gen 1. I bought a temporary replacement until I get it back. But, with the replacement, I get a message on startup that the charger has insufficient wattage and ...
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Is there enough evidence that this USB-C power bank works with my laptop as per the specification and not harming my laptop? [closed]

I recently purchased a HP ProBook 440 14 inch G9 Notebook PC. According to the specifications, user manual, and user guide that came with the unit, as well as the USB-C power connector port symbol on ...
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What USB header supports USB4 Gen 4 SuperSpeed 80Gbps?

What USB header supports the full 80Gbps of USB4 Gen 4 SuperSpeed 80Gbps? I have only been able to find PCIe cards with the USB Type C ports but no headers. Can the 40 pin header do this or is there a ...
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What is the 40 pin internal USB header used for?

The USB 3.2 Gen 2 header (20 pins) is sometimes refereed to as a Type C header or Type E header, but I can not find any evidence of that being apart of the standard. There is also a 40 pin variant: ...
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Snowy display when connecting Yamakasi Catleap to 2018 MacBook Pro

I'm trying to connect a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) to a Yamakasi Catleap Q270, using a Club3D CAC-1510 USB-C to Dual Link DVI-D adapter. When I connect the monitor, I get ...
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Does a power button of USB-C dock brand X work on laptop of brand Y?

I currently have an HP laptop and an HP USB-C docking station. I also have an opportunity to purchase a powerful used Dell laptop for a reasonably cheap price. I understand that USB-C docking stations ...
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Do USB-C ports on all laptops have a guaranteed minimum of 1.5A output as required by spec? [closed]

The question is regarding capability of USB-C ports on laptops with regards to minimum supported output power. This is negotiable either via analog resistor pull-up (answered here) or specific digital ...
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Artifacts on external display connected via USB-C hub after sleep (+ few other problems)

I wanted to have a setup where I would connect all the devices to a single USB-C hub and then switch between 3 different computers (ASUS Zenbook, Macbook and a stationary PC) just by simply switching ...
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Using one USB-C port for PD and Video on a monitor

I have a question regarding my mobile monitor setup. I utilize the Asus Zenscreen MB16AMT as my third monitor, and I also use it when I'm away from the office. I'd like to know if it's possible to use ...
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Is connecting a MacBook air to a monitor using a USB-C to HDMI adapter bad for the MacBook in the long run?

I have in the past used accessories that drew too much power from a device that damaged the device, which proceeded to have a lot of problems with it powering off by itself. (Those accessories didn’t ...
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Dell Latitude not charging over USB-C PD 3.1 when powered on. It can charge, but only when I power it off

I have a somewhat weird problem where my Latitude 7300 won't charge over USB-C port when powered on with a specific non-Dell charger; I can charge the Latitude, but only when I power it off. The ...
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Virtual (USB) COM ports on Windows 11 Home (Surface)

I have a device which communicates via emulated serial over a USB A/B (USB-B at the device itself, USB-A into a host computer). I have used it successfully on a Windows 10 laptop, but I also want to ...
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USB A 3.2 generation 2 and USB C 3.2 generation 2 ports show as 2.0

I have a ASUS Rog Strix X570-e Gaming WiFi II motherboard with 7 x Type A and 1 x Type C ports on the back panel I/O all 3.2 gen 2. However in USB tree viewer it shows the USB 3.1 extensible host ...
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USB C headset (Huawei) only recognised on Windows 11 once after PC restart, after subsequent unplugging and plugging in not recognised anymore

I encountered a most peculiar problem. I have a Huawei USB C headset (don't know the model, bought it second hand). It works fine with my Fairphone 4, sound, mic, volume keys, everything. On my ...
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Some USB 3.1 ports only working as USB 2.0

I have a Gigabyte B650i Aorus (1.0 rev) running a 7800x3D. When I connect a USB 3.0/1/2 device to the rear USB C 3.1 port (labelled as DP/USB3.1), or the front panel USB C port, I noticed it can only ...
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How to replace a USB-C hub plug?

I got a USB-C hub with a broken plug (the end which is inserted in the computer) from a friend. Since the connector was completely destroyed inside, he did cut the cable behind it (probably that wasn'...
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How does my 4k@120Hz display work over a 5Gb/s USB 3.1 cable?

I have a GP27U 4k@120Hz display. Aside from HDMI and DisplayPort, this display allows you to connect over USB-C while also functioning as a USB hub and providing 90W of power. I checked the cable that ...
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How can I get keyboard/mouse plugged into a USB-C hub monitor to wake laptop from sleep?

I purchased an HP laptop using Windows 11, and a USB hub monitor (Asus), and connected the laptop, mouse, and keyboard into the monitor. It's working fine, except the only thing that will wake it from ...
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Windows 11 - USB C Docking station keeps disconnecting devices

Scenario I have an Anker Docking Station (model Anker 675) which I bought to help me switching between my personal laptop and the company's laptop without having to connect/disconnect lots of cables ...
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How to boot GParted Live from USB-C drive on a Dell Precision 7540 Laptop?

I want to partition my system (to install dual boot option for Windows/Ubuntu) using GParted. I downloaded and installed the GParted ISO Image and installed it on an USB (C) Stick using UNetbootin. ...
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Are there an standards for magnetic charging cable for USB-C type connectors? [closed]

I have a disproportionate number of problems related to my USB-C interfaces on my cellphones (dust/lint in the jack, excess wear and-tear causing me to have to change the USB connector on the phone. ...
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Is there a USB-C/DP to DisplayPort converter that can maintain the original framerate (and resolution) of USB-C/PD?

I have a monitor with a large screen (3440x1440) supporting 144 Hz, that only has DisplayPort and HDMI ports. I also have a laptop supporting USB-C/DP. How can I connect those two without losing ...
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M.2 NVMe SSD with USB-C to M.2 adapter

I have a USB-C to M.2 (key-B) adapter that uses the chipset JMS580 from JMicron. I'm connecting my KingSpec M.2 NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen3 NE series) but it is not recognized by any computer. I can see the ...
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Can I connect a USB-C (Thunderbolt) dock to a USB-A PC? (re: USB 2.0 peripherals)

I'm using a CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt dock with a few USB 2.0 peripherals connected (keyboard, mouse, etc). Is it possible to connect the USB-C output to a USB-A PC? (ie. Raspberry Pi) I know that Alt ...
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No DisplayLink-enabled device detected

I am using the VisionTek VT8000 quad display dock to hook into 4 LG 35WN65C's (each monitor using displayport cables to the dock) and then using a usb-c cable from the dock to a usb-c to displayport ...
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samsung ls32ag32x "not optimum mode, recommended mode 1920x1080 144Hz"

I recently got a brand new Samsung ls32ag32x monitor, The monitor works fine but it doesn't work with my USBc->HDMI connector, I have 3 laptops (MacBook m1 pro, m1 air and Dell XPS). when I connect ...
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Possible to plug USB-C dock into desktop PC? (re: not working)

Is it possible to use a USB-C dock on a desktop machine? I'm trying to use a SteamDock Pro (USB-C dock) with my PC (ASUS Z790-F Strix motherboard) and it doesn't work with either USB-C or USB-A (3.2) ...
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Power Display over USB-C

thanks for reading and trying to help me. I recovered an old laptop screen and I want to transform it into a PC Monitor. To do that i will use an LVDS to HDMI/VGA kit. (This one) I was wondering if i ...
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Unable to connect iPad with Lenovo ThinkPad Nano X1 through USB-C SuperSpeed/Thunderbolt 3 cables

I have an iPad Pro 11" (2021) and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 1 laptop with Windows 11 Pro. I'm trying to connect them with USB-C SuperSpeed cable, but no luck. Windows shows me an error: On ...
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Emulate Ethernet between two USB-C ports

I have 3 low-end servers with only one ethernet port each that I use for Internet connection. Now I would like to have a second Ethernet interface to each 3 servers to a file server so that reading ...
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Reverse connections on usb-c hub?

I'm wondering if it's possible to reverse the connections on a regular usb-c hub so that, for instance, I can have a single usb-c cable for all the functionality of a PC. So for instance, if a ...
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Unwanted sound when notebook's screen is locked

I have Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H with Win 11 pro. Two external monitors are connected to my laptop, one is via HDMI and the other via VGA. Hence, the laptop has no VGA out; the second monitor is connected ...
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Laptop Audio: Buzzing sound while charging and using Headphone Jack or USB C adapter

Whenever I plug-in USB-C PD Charger, I hear a constant buzz in my earphone irrespective of whether I use Headphone Jack on Laptop or I use Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. I am surprised ...
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Unable to split USB devices to Different USB Busses. Is this a hardware issue or Linux issue

I have i9-13900k CPU running on Asus Z790 MB. When using lsusb. I found out that every USB device is assigned to BUS 1. It does not matter which USB port I use on the computer. I would like to Split ...
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Is it suspicious that a USB-A to USB-C cable only works when plugged into a computer?

Semi-related to Identifying data transfer micro USB cables vs charge only micro USB cables, is a USB cable that only works when plugged into a computer a suspicious sign? I bought a set of cheap USB-A ...
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Google auth saying invalid code every time I try other method to log in without my security key on device without compatible port

I set up a Google account with a USB-C security key, and I am trying to log in to a device that only has USB-A ports. I do not have a compatible adapter at the moment. On the USB-A-only device when I ...
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