Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Windows XP Windows XP
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Dell monitor with usb port...


(!)

puter hater's Avatar
Member with 1,992 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Norco,California
24-May-2007, 05:27 PM #1
Dell monitor with usb port...
I have a 19 inch flat screen Dell. It has a usb port on the rear of it. It does not work at this time. When I installed the monitor it was plug and play. I do have a disk for it though. The disk says ... html user documentation, drivers(inf,icm and cat files).
I would like to use the port. If I use the disk will it add what I need or will it mess up my working monitor?

Thank you
Memnoch322's Avatar
Memnoch322 Memnoch322 is offline Memnoch322 has a Profile Picture
Senior Member with 880 posts.
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego
Experience: Advanced
24-May-2007, 05:58 PM #2
YOu have to connect a USB cable from the monitor to the Tower. The you can use the other ports. I have the same monitor.
puter hater's Avatar
Member with 1,992 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Norco,California
24-May-2007, 11:16 PM #3
So there is 2 ports on the side and yo have to waste a port by using a usb cord?
kiwiguy's Avatar
Member with 17,584 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
25-May-2007, 12:13 AM #4
Quote:
Originally Posted by puter hater
So there is 2 ports on the side and yo have to waste a port by using a usb cord?
Unless you know of a magical way of connecting USB to the video stream, yes.

The monitor simply contains a USB 2 port hub.

If you don't connect the hub to the PC, its an unused hub.
puter hater's Avatar
Member with 1,992 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Norco,California
25-May-2007, 02:25 AM #5
monitor


i accidentally came across this while surfing so the actual connection is on the bottom of the screen. Now that makes since didn't realize all that stuff was therefore giving you the 2 ports to use in a more convenient location.
kevinedwin's Avatar
kevinedwin kevinedwin is offline
Member with 62 posts.
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Red centre, Australia
25-May-2007, 05:02 AM #6
I use a similar monitor as well and after complete installation your monitor should have 3 cables connected to it - the usb, Power cord and digital cable.

I have my printer, camera, mem stick connected to them and a spare one.

Memnoch322 is right - after the connection you should have 4 usb ports to use on the monitor.
puter hater's Avatar
Member with 1,992 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Norco,California
25-May-2007, 11:41 AM #7
Wow had this monitor for a long time and I never used them....I don't remeber seeing a usb cord in the box but the specs said there was so I will have to locate it or buy a new one and utilize those ports...

thanks
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑