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MrPdot

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    USB slots on dell monitor
    « on: September 11, 2009, 06:19:12 PM »
    I have a Dell 1707FP monitor with USB slots on it.
    I'm running Windows 2000 Professional.
    My computer does not recognize any of the usb ports. I've opened the My Computer file & it only shows...c drive, a drive etc. Nothing at all about the usb.
    The monitor picture is fine and nothing looks physically damaged.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: USB slots on dell monitor
    « Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 10:19:43 PM »
    I suspect you'll have to plug in a USB cable from the monitor to the computer in order to activate the USB ports in the monitor.  Are all the ports rectangular, or is there one that looks more square?


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    Re: USB slots on dell monitor
    « Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 10:44:57 PM »
    Plus they will not show up as drives unless something is plugged into them...
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      Re: USB slots on dell monitor
      « Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 10:47:03 PM »
      I plugged a flash into the slots, didn't work.
      My son has a monitor like mine...he doesn't have a usb cable from computer to monitor. That's why I'm confused...I thought I'd have to have one.
      Any thoughts?

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      Re: USB slots on dell monitor
      « Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 03:42:22 PM »
      I guess you haven't got the monitor manual, because if you had, you would surely have looked in it and seen that you need a USB cable from monitor to computer if you want the ports on the monitor to work, right?

      http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/1707FPT/EN/index.htm



      Quote from: This monitor's manual
      Connect the USB, keyboard and mouse cables to the computer as shown.

      a)    Connect the short USB  cable (shipped with monitor) to the upstream port of the monitor. Route this cable through the opening on the side of the cable cover. Connect the other end of USB cable to any computer USB down stream port.

      b)    Route the mouse and keyboard cables through the opening in the bottom of Cable Cover and connect to two USB ports on the computer.
           NOTE: There are four USB ports available on the back of the computer.

      c)
         Route any other cables that connect to the computer (network, printer, external audio, etc.) through the opening in the bottom of Cable Cover before connecting them to the computer. Connect all the cables before installing the cable cover.

      d)
         Route all the cables that connect to the monitor (video, optional audio, power for monitor, power for optional audio) through the opening on the side of the cable cover.

      Quote from: This monitor's manual
      USB interface is not working  /    USB peripherals are not working     

          * Check that your monitor is powered ON.
          * Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer.
          * Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector).
          * Switch off and then turn on the monitor again.