USB onside of Monitor

  lazanda 08:46 09 Dec 2005

I have a Philips 170B flat panel monitor and it has a USB cable on the side.

I have a laptop light (I have checked and it works) but it wont work in this USB in the side of my monitor. Neither will my card reader.

Is there anything I have to do to get this working ? its a new monitor.


  SG Atlantis® 08:52 09 Dec 2005

Is there an extra lead that came with the monitor?

I'm guessing, that the monitor would have to have a lead that also has to go into a usb port on the back of the computer?

  SG Atlantis® 08:53 09 Dec 2005

Also did you get an install cd with the monitor?

I'd run it.

  mgmcc 08:55 09 Dec 2005

The USB port on the side of the monitor may only support very low powered devices such as a mouse or keyboard. Both of the items you have tried are likely to draw to much power to work - flash cards are very "power hungry".

I have a Mac keyboard which has two USB ports at the back. One runs a USB mouse and, when I attached a Compact Flash Reader to the other, the operating system shut down the port with the message that the device required too much power.

  lazanda 08:55 09 Dec 2005

It says that its for adding hardware etc - there is two usb ports, one sqaure one on the back and one on the side.

No extra cables

  lazanda 09:07 09 Dec 2005

Monitor square usb goes into pc base then it works. No cable supplied but I have one.

Thanks everyone.

  SG Atlantis® 09:08 09 Dec 2005

glad to help.

  SG Atlantis® 09:08 09 Dec 2005

tick as resolved!!

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