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 1/2 hardware failure, but USB 3.x works fine. Can I connect USB 1.1 peripherals over any other pins? (SuperSpeed, HDMI, ...)

In previous questions, I have sought for any non-hardware explanation, to no avail. So the situation is this: My laptop has one USB root hub, with 3x USB 3.1 A ports and 1x USB C (3.1 gen 1) port. All ...
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Single USB-C from computer to a dual setup of Huawei MateView 28" and a Dell P2423DE?

I have two modern monitors: Huawei MateView 28" (3849 x 2560) Dell P2423DE 23.8" (2560 x 1440) They are arranged as depicted below: Currently I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad T490 and a Dell ...
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Usb-c Hubs with power delivery support

I was considering to buy a usb-c hub for my new laptop Asus TUF fx507 model and the thing is that it does not support usb-c power delivery BUT I actually don't need it. I just need to know does that ...
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External monitor USB-C with DisplayPort to HDMI works initially and then stops

I have the following setup:- DELL Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop running Windows 10 with 1 x HDMI port 1 x USB-C DisplayPort port 2 x External Acer Monitors each with 1 x HDMI port 1 x DVI port 1 ...
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Power rating of USB 3 type A and type C

Almost all modern motherboards have a type c connector on the I/O Shield. I checked many manufacturers but they do not state how much power delivers through this tyoe c connector. I know a normal USB2 ...
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The display flex cable of my Windows 10 tablet died. Would HDMI out to USB C work?

I own the Voyo i7 plus (Windows 10) which has an HDMI out, 2 USB A and 1 USB C port. The display flex cable is broken and not replaceable/fundable all over the internet somehow. When I connect the ...
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What is killing my usb-c ports?

The past year I've had 4 laptops which usb-c ports has stopped working. Two laptops has been HP elitebooks, one Lenovo yoga 920 and one Apple macbook air m1. This has all happened within a year and I ...
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How to use a KVM switch with newer USB-C / DIsplayPort systems without 3.5mm audio

I have a challenge. I have a "work from home" setup provided by an employer. I want to add my desktop in a dual setup, with a KVM. They provided a Dell laptop with thunderbolt port. They ...
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USB-C through dock connected monitor randomly freezes after waking up from sleep

My Razer laptop is plugged to a Razer Chroma dock trough USB-C. My monitor is a Samsung Odyssey G7 plugged to the dock with a USB-C to DP1.6 cable. Upon waking up, the screen freezes a couple times ...
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Supporting non-USB-C capable devices on USB-C docking station

In a conference room we have an active optical USB-C cable (10 meters) with support for power delivery. The cable runs from the table to a docking station connecting to a large display, webcam, ...
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USB C not giving video output on Ubuntu but works on the same setup with Windows

I'm quite new to Ubuntu. Recently I've run into a problem with my external display, which supports connecting to a device via USB C. I'm using Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptop and Dell P2720DC display. No ...
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HDMI doesn't work when using a USB C docking station

When connect my USB Type-C adapter to the Thunderbolt/Charging USB Type-C port, the monitor flickers. But the laptop detects the monitor and even can communicate with it so far that it knows its ...
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Unreliable connection on USB-C to Ethernet adapter

I recently purchased a new Win10 64-bit laptop with no Ethernet port. I obtained a USB-C adapter with three USB-A ports and an Ethernet (RJ-45) port. I leave it connected most of the time. When I turn ...
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Unable to connect 4 displays at once

I have a Dell XPS 15 9500. I have a powered USB-C hub with 2 HDMI adapters. I have been using 2 external displays and the built-in display for weeks. I attempted to hook up a USB-C monitor that I ...
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Direct connection to USB-C docking station reports "Not enough USB controller resources" while attaching an additional USB hub works fine

I have a HP G5 USB-C docking station with a keyboard and a wireless mouse dongle connected to it via USB ports (3.0, in case it matters). Today I tried to attach a wireless headset USB dongle to one ...
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Do the PPS fast charging and USB PD standards only specify USB-C cables?

I'm shopping for a USB charger: I am trying to buy a USB charger that supports the PPS fast charging and USB PD standards, however all such the USB chargers I could find so far have a USB-C output and ...
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My thunderbolt 3 isn't working properly. Model Name: G5-793 | Part Number: NH.Q1HEG.003

I am trying to connect an external display using thunderbolt 3 port, but it is not working, i tried uninstalling the thunderbolt 3 software, but it just doesnt detect any external display, how can i ...
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How to restore files from a 2020 Samsung DUO Plus USB-C Flash Drive 256GB that doesn't mount at all

I have a 2020 Samsung DUO Plus USB-C Flash Drive 256GB that doesn't mount. I tried on Windows 10 and Mac OSX Catalina. On OSX Catalina, Disk Utility doesn't detect the drive at all and System ...
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Daisy chaining from laptop to two monitors

I am setting up a home office and considered PA278CV's to be my displays. I'd like to buy two of them and daisy chain them from my laptop. Am I able to do it in this manner: Laptop USB-C to USB-C ...
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Are all USB Type-C-to-HDMI cables active?

Devices outputting a video signal through a DisplayPort connector may optionally support DisplayPort Dual-Mode (or DisplayPort++). This allows the DisplayPort cable to be used to carry an HDMI (TMDS) ...
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USB-C has no Alt Mode for HDMI. Can I Connect monitor via USB-C to USB-C?

I just bought an Asus Vivobook. Based on my own research, I assumed this allowed for display connection. This turned out not to be the case (no alt mode for HDMI or display port). Given this info, ...
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Can I connect two monitors to my Asus VivoBook laptop? One via HDMI and one via USB C?

I just bought an Asus Vivobook. The specs stated that it came with the following ports: 2 USB 2.0 A 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 A 1 USB Gen 1 C 1 HDMI port With this I assumed I'd be able to connect two ...
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How to determine whether USB C port supports video out?

I was doing family tech support and a relative purchased a dual screen extender for an Acer laptop that he owns. You can connect either extra screen via USB C cable or an HDMI plus USB for power. The ...
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Why does this PD 3.0 charger no longer switch to 20V 3A (60W) PD 3.0 after charging the smartphone at 9V 3A (18W)?

This Amazon Basics USB C charger was able to use 20V 3A (60W) PD 3.0 to charge a laptop Lenovo Flex 5. However, after charging the smartphone through the 20V 3A (60W) port at 9V 3A (18W), it "...
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Driving a USB-C (video and power) monitor from regular Displayport or HDMI connection from a non-USB C PC?

There are a few display devices available now that use a single USB-C input for both video (Displayport alt mode) and power (USB Power Delivery). However, only devices equipped with the appropriate ...
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USB-C Hub Counterpart

I have a USB-C docking station and I have a (mini) computer without a (compatible) USB-C port. However I would like to plug this computer to my docking station. I'm therefore looking for a "USB-C ...
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Monitor resolution reduced when using multiple displays [duplicate]

I am using 2 external monitors connected to my laptop through a USB-C hub. One monitor has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440 and the other has 1920x1080. When I connect to both the monitors using HDMI ...
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How can I detect the USB-C power delivery voltage?

I have an HP laptop which I charge with a USB-C charger through the USB-C port. I have no idea which power delivery (PD) version it has and if it's PD-compliant at all. However, as the charging works, ...
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Connect two 4k monitors with Power Delivery to laptop with thunderbolt 3

I have a laptop with two thunderbolt 3 ports and want it to connect to two 4k monitors each with 60W power delivery. Do I have to connect each of them to different port on my computer or is it ...
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USB-C Splitter for Power-in & A/V-out - Does this exist?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop that has a single USB-C port (plus a couple of standard USB 3 ports and an HDMI port). The USB-C also happens to be the main charging port for the laptop. I have a ...
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I would like to know if the "Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R1CH" USB-C type supports the displayport

Hello I would like to know if the Nitro 5 AN517-41-R1CH USB-C type connector supports the DisplayPort. The logo displayed is only "USB" (https://www.laptopspirit.fr/comparateur/images/fiches/...
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CPU Fan running post shutdown

After I turn off my computer my CPU fan continues to spin albeit at a slower RPM until I unplug the USB-C cable connected to the back of my monitor. I have also disconnected the power cable to the CPU ...
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Dell Latitude 5490 Intel GPU 3 monitors

I have 1xusb-c (DP supported), 1xhdmi and 1xVGA output from my laptop. I can connect usb-c to monitor A, HDMI to monitor B but I want to connect also monitor C. I have a hub which has usb-c and HDMI ...
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How to prevent a portable OS from booting via a USB C port on my Surface Go 2

I have a new Surface Go 2 with a USB C port. I'd like to disable this port as a security measure, thereby preventing someone from using it to boot a portable OS and bypass my other security. When I go ...
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USB-C multiport hub not detected on USB-A port after plugging it in USB-C port

I have a multiport USB-C hub - SATECHI USB-C MULTIPORT V2 (it has some USB-As, a HDMI, a USB-C and a GigaBit Ethernet port). By Windows 10 it is detected as "USB Billboard device" alongside ...
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Watts When Charging Devices [duplicate]

While battery technology is constantly developing and evolving and along with the the commonly accepted "best practice" where it comes to charging (Li-ion Batteries) something troubles me... ...
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Disable display output signal from USB-C port

I want to disable USB-C port for exernal display output signal and instead only use the HDMI as display port. I have USB-C connection from laptop to a screen/display, purely for the reason to provide ...
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USB C to HDMI only works after restart

The problem I have a problem regarding my USB C to HDMI connection. When I first boot my laptop recognizes it, but loses sync, it recognizes it again and loses sync again. So what I end up with is a ...
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USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (for LINK MODE)

device : Lenovo YOGA AIO 7 27ARH6 Ports 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (for LINK MODE) What does the term Link Mode mean?
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PC to PC file transfer with USB-C <-> USB-C or USB-C <-> USB ordinary cables. Is it possible?

I have a Win 10 64-bit HP laptop (model: 15-dw0088ca) which has 1 USB-C port and two USB ports. Can I use an ordinary USB-C <-> USB-C cable, like the one in Pic 1, to transfer files from this ...
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How to connect USB to USB-C between laptops to transfer information

I've recently bought a new laptop. My old one has the traditional USB ports and my new one has a USB type C port. If I connect the traditional USB end of my cord into the old laptop and the USB-C end ...
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Second monitor via usb C using ASMEDIA ASM 3142

I would like to add a second monitor to computer unit, the setup is not very powerful (it doesnt have to be) it does not even have a graphics card in it. Nonetheless a second monitor will go a long ...
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USB-C docking station can't keep image up - keeps kicking me out to Windows lock screen

New Lenovo Win10 laptop set up with lenovo docking station (thunderbolt 3 gen 2) and display port cable to external monitor. Problem is after a few seconds computer kicks me out to Windows lock screen....
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connecting external hard drive to Thunderbolt connector, via Micro-B USB 3.0 to USB-C cable

Is it safe / possible to connect a "standard" USB-compatible external hard drive, to the Thunderbolt 3 connector of my Windows machine (Lenovo ThinkPad P15), via Micro-B USB 3.0 to USB-C ...
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Is it safe to connect external USB 2.0 hard drive to laptop via USB to USB-C adapter

My Lenovo P15 Gen 1 laptop has 3 USB-C connectors: A single USB-C (3.2 Gen 1) connector Two Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) connectors Is it safe to connect "standard" USB-2/3 external hard drives (...
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VGA monitor panel "twitches" between normal and slightly yellow on MacBook but works perfectly on Windows laptop

I have a cheap Lenovo 1920x1080 flat planel VGA display, a 7-year old HP ProBook and a new M1 MacBook Air. When I connect the monitor to the PC laptop it just works perfectly. When I connect the ...
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When using a USB-C hub for your PC, can you connect multiple inputs and outputs at the same time?

When using a USB-C hub for your PC, can you connect multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously (such as HDMI/ display port out, USB stick, charging your phone and PC charger all connected to the USB-C ...
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Can DisplayPort MST be combined with USB-C to use two monitors over one USB-C connector

I have the following set-up: Laptop with: USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 HDMI Monitor 1 with: USB-C DP in and out (with MST support) HDMI Monitor 2 with: HDMI Currently I have my first monitor ...
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Is it safe to unplug an extra monitor from a laptop without turning off the monitor?

I have an extra monitor which is connected to my MacBook Pro 13 2020 using a USB-C to VGA convertor. Is it safe to unplug the extra screen without turning off the monitor? Because when I plugged in ...
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What is the functional purpose of a PD type-C port on a desktop board?

I've had the ASUSTeK Maximus X Hero Wifi for several years now, but only recently realized the on-board type-C port is intended for PD. Then a few seconds later, I realized how paradoxical that was: ...
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