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USB Ports Not Working On Monitor


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USB Ports Not Working On Monitor

  • I have a Dimension 8400 with a 19 inch Dell Monitor (Dell 1905FP Color Monitor).  I think what I need is a USB upstream cable.  I don't remember seeing this when I purchased the computer 3 1/2 years ago.  Can someone tell me what it looks like and where I can get one from???  Thanks!!!
  • You need a Type A to Type B male to male cable like this:



    Even supermarkets sell them.

  • Thanks!!  I'll pick one up today!!! :smileyhappy:
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  • Three years and I thought the monitor USB ports didn’t work & would not mess with it until I saw this and stole my printer cable … now it works; I did not see this cable in the setup guide … if all fails read the directions … I am a MAN!


    Thank You!!!



  • thanks GPRO! i was having this exact same issue and resolved it with the help of your post.