activating monitor USB ports

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
March 13, 2011 at 13:47:51
Specs: Windows 7 & XP, 4gb
I have a Samsung monitor, model Syncmaster 2043BWX that I bought from a friend. I noticed there are two usb ports on the back of the stand. I was wondering if anyone knows how to make these active? I did not get any drivers for it. If it requires drivers where can I get them?
It would be nice to have the usb's so I can plug my wireless mouse into them.

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#1
March 13, 2011 at 13:50:39
That is called a hub. You need to run a USB cable from the computer to the monitor and they should work. They will probably run at USB 1.1 speeds, which is fine for a mouse.

I checked the specs for that monitor and they don't mention any USB ports. Are you sure they are present? Does mention a security slot, which is a place to fasten a cable to prevent theft.


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#2
March 13, 2011 at 13:57:38
Do you mean to use a usb cable with m to m plug and plug it into one of the sockets?

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#3
March 13, 2011 at 14:10:45
Did you read the second part of my response above. If the monitor actually has a hub, the specs don't indicate that. If USB ports are present then there should be an input port to feed the USB to the hub. Look at the link below for pictures of the various ends.

Are you sure about the model of that monitor?

http://www.cablestogo.com/resources...


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#4
March 13, 2011 at 14:20:08
Ok,
It has two type A usb ports plus a type B. I used my printer cable and plugged it into the computer and then the type B on the monitor and plugged the usb wireless mouse adapter into the type A usb port on the monitor and it works.
Thanks a lot. I learn something everyday. Never too old to learn, ha.

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#5
March 13, 2011 at 14:22:53

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#6
March 13, 2011 at 14:26:14
That is odd the specs don't mention the ports. Glad you got it working.

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#7
March 13, 2011 at 14:27:52
I posted again before I read you last response.
The monitor has two different stands one does NOT have the usb's and is called a Simple stand but the other one does called HAS stand. The HAS stand also has height and rotation adjustments where the simple stand does not.

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#8
March 13, 2011 at 14:33:36
Hey mickliq,
How cheap is cheap?

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#9
March 13, 2011 at 14:34:12
The slim, sleek SAMSUNG 2043BWX offers a 20” widescreen so you accomplish the most in the least amount of time. Its height adjustable stand with built-in USB offers total convenience and the 8000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio will have you seeing stunning, vibrant images.

<Edit>Ops, a few minutes late</edit>
http://www.testfreaks.com/monitors/...

Nigel

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#10
March 13, 2011 at 14:49:24
A new 20" LCD is about $100. The one you bought is used (obviously) & appears to be a couple of years old. If you paid more than $50, you paid too much.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#11
March 13, 2011 at 14:59:39
How about $40?
I base what I spend on diffenent things to a tank of gasolene for my car. I use to spend $20 to fill my tank and it griped me but now it cost near $70 and it is gone in a short time. So if I spent more than $50 for the monitor no big deal. It works fine and no bad pixels and it has lasted longer than the tank of gas.

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