Forum discussion tagged with USB.
  1. A

    Question Computer keeps freezing when i plug in USB devices

    Hello. I have a desktop, but i couldn't find any other thread where this seemed relevant Everytime i plug in a USB device to my computer, it freezes 3-4 times for 10-15 seconds each time. If I'm in a game i get disconnected, and the audio still remains, but the microphone cuts. Anyone that...
  2. S

    Question Will I still get audio support if I buy a USB A male to USB C female adapter and plug a USB C to 3.5MM dongle into it? (

    I realize this is a confusing mess of a question... Sorry. Basically, I have a Windows 10 laptop with only USB A 3.0 ports and a broken headphone jack that I can't really afford to fix. I'd like USB A to C adapters for it anyway, just in case I need them for something else, since USB C only...
  3. leon black

    Question Laptop doesn't charge through USB-C

    The port works and it detects something in, but doesn't charge through it, it's a fairly old laptop (dell precision 5510) don't know if it's a driver issue or not? What could be wrong?
  4. C

    Question Thumbdrive issues in certain computers

    We sell training programs on thumbdrives and lately we seem to be having problems with people not being able to view the content. In some cases their work network actually creates a hidden folder on the drive and dumps all the content into it. However, even after getting into the folder, the...
  5. M

    Question MacBook Pro A1502 model + Lost MacOS (no recovery partitions) and cannot boot MacOS USB drive!

    Hi, I am newbie to MacBook Pro config world, so I own a used MacBook Pro A1502 model and I lost all MacOS volumes (no recovery partitions) and now cannot boot MacOS USB drive, to re-install it! What to do now? please help (OPTION does not work anymore, Command + R also does not work...
  6. simptive

    Solved! USB Speakers working on PC but not on Charger

    I've bought Bluetooth speakers having 3.5mm jack. Recommend power supply is USB. Works with jack only if both Jack and USB connected to PC. If USB is connected to adapter (tried many), one of the stereo channel is replaced by noise. However Bluetooth input works fine in this case. Can you spot...
  7. xxnikki

    Solved! Trying to connect laptop to tv via hdmi to usb converter.

    I'm trying to display my microsoft surface go 12 to my lg tv via an hdmi to usb converter. I downloaded the driver, and my tv is showing that something is hooked up to one of my hdmi inputs, but when I go to the proper hdmi display, it says there is no signal for the current input and doesn't...
  8. marinff

    Solved! Connecting headphones with TV via wire

    Hi I have an 83 year old grandpa, as he is getting older his hearing capabilities are getting worser... He likes to watch TV but then he sets the volume at like 40... and still then he doesn't hear it that well A few weeks ago we gave him a pair of headphones to try out, he said how he can...
  9. C

    Question How can I connect mouse and PC to phone at the same time?

    Hello, I am an automation tester and I need a special connection between smartphone, device, and mouse. Could I connect a mouse to the phone, meanwhile controlling the phone from a PC from Android Studio via USB? I need to handle this scenario to make tests faster. Thank you a lot. ~...
  10. B

    Question How to extend Internal memory on an Android 9 TV ?

    Hi! I have a JVC branded Android9 TV (43LT series). It comes with 16GB of internal memory of which Android etc takes up 8GB. I use the TV for iptv via the Tivimate app. I'd like to have a folder for my recordings. To augment the internal memory I have a high capacity USB attached. I am able to...
  11. M3TAGH0ST

    Solved! Dual monitor setup on a laptop

    Hello I have an Asus vivobook x571lh-al084 and I was wondering how can I setup two external monitors on that laptop. Bought myself a Docking Station Hama Multiport, 5 Ports, HDMI, LAN, USB Type-C but either I have driver issues or something else because my second monitor that goes in that...
  12. NovaBrunswick

    Question Connecting my MacBook Pro's internal HDD as an external drive

    Hi there, Tom's Guide community! Recently, I've started to have problems booting up my MacBook Pro Mid-2012 with OS Mojave. When I press the power button, I hear the usual start-up sound, but instead of an Apple logo, the dreaded flashing folder with a question mark appears. When I looked...
  13. R

    Solved! USB 3.0 port only works for 2.0 electronics

    One of my laptop's USB 3.0 ports seemed to have died, as it wouldn't detect my external hard drive (the drive powers up normally, it just isn't detected by Windows), though connecting it to another port worked fine. I tried the regular stuff - Disk Management didn't show it, deleting everything...
  14. V

    Solved! Question about soundcard and headphones

    I'm planning on purchasing the Sony WH-1000XM4 headset. This headset only has a 3.5mm jack. I usually get headphones with a usb so that the sound quality doesn't rely on my soundcard, because I kind of assumed it isn't any good. So my question is whether I should get the Sony WH-1000XM4? Is it...
  15. J

    Solved! USB ports shortcircuit?

    Hi! This is my first post on this forum, so hello to everyone and thank you :) I have an issue with my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70): some days ago I plugged in a powered USB hub to the computer, and just after that it shutdown and nothing happened after a few minutes, when I was able to turn it on...
  16. Halo_54x

    Missing Usb root hub driver

    In device manager one of my usb ports shows up as unknown device and says the AMD3.1 roothub driver is missing and I've tried a couple of downloads and none of them seem to get it working again. I just need help finding the right download I'm looking for.
  17. LeoLuca

    Question Keyboard Problem Asus Laptop - Keyboard Idles Until USB Event

    I have a ASUS GL503VM Laptop (ROG Strix) and it always has the following problem. I turn on the Laptop, Log in, and after the keyboard does not receive input for a few seconds, it becomes unresponsive. None of the keys work. The keyboard becomes responsive again when any USB device is...
  18. E

    Solved! LG TV Random Issues With Recording On Philips Flash USB Drive

    Hello, I recently started recording TV shows on my LG 43LM6300PLA LED TV. At first, I started using an old stick with about 15 GB of memory which has to be 2.0 most probably. It was working without any issues but the memory was not enough. I got a new flash - Philips usb 3.0 64 GB, but when I...
  19. LeoLuca

    Question Laptop Keyboard Turns Off - Turns Back On When Any USB is Disconnected/Connected

    I have a ASUS GL503VM Laptop (ROG Strix) and it always has the following problem. I turn on the Laptop, entire my Windows PIN, and after the keyboard does not receive input for a few seconds, it becomes unresponsive. None of the keys work. The keyboard becomes responsive again when any USB...
  20. zeezeear

    Solved! Can I connect (actively use) two bluetooth devices at once? Windows OS

    I would like to use a bluetooth mouse and bluetooth headphones simultaneously. My laptop is the 2017 Acer Swift 7, with limited (2) USB(c) ports. I am aware that I may purchase a USB extender/hub, but would prefer not to have additional hardware. Thank you in advance for responding!
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    Hello! Forgive my English as I will make this short. I have a 32GB HP flash drive (new). I've successfully transferred my phone pictures to this drive and deleted the pictures in my phone. Since I've collected to many flash drive with my pictures in it, I've decided to put them in an external...
  22. M

    USB drives and music

    I download MP3 music to my laptop and copy it to a USB thumbnail device. Most of them seem to perform differently depending on their size and where I purchased them (the cost). Is there a limit to how much music data you can put on a USB stick before the playing device, like a home stereo, has...
  23. H

    Could my USB ports be ''burned''?

    Hi, I’ve connected my Mobius usb cable to my laptop, in the same time my mouse was connected to the other USB port. As soon as I connected the Mobius, my laptop switched off. I disconnected the Mobius, and restarted my laptop. Now all of the USB ports work without that one some my mouse was...
  24. J

    Solved! How to connect newer USB-C laptop to older E-port dock (with no USB-C)

    Hi, I have an e-port docking station with two monitors connected. I've since been issued a new laptop without any docking pins underneath it - but it has USB-C. The e-port has Displayport and HDMI but no USB-C connection. With both monitors connected to the e-port, as before, would it work if...
  25. A

    Solved! USB port smoke

    Hello. So i'm using a Lenovo Legion Y520 for gaming and i have an attached cooler below it to increase the cooling since i use it for intensive gaming. Yesterday i had an error (Power surge on the USB port) causing my USB ports not working and i had to uninstall/install the drivers, but for some...
  26. C

    What is causing white background noise on my microphone?

    Hi everyone! I recently bought the Neewer NW-700, along with the NW-100 48V Phantom power supply. I am getting white background noise and I'm wondering what's causing it. I have connected the Microphone to the Power Supply with an XLR-XLR cable I have connected the Power supply to a FIIO USB...
  27. L

    Solved! is it possible to stream videos from sony xperia c4 phone to westinghouse tv via the usb service port

    Stream from phone to TV via usb
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    ModMic 4 too quiet even with a usb soundcard

    Hi! I recently purchased a modmic 4 and antlions own usb sound card (new model), but the mic is way too quiet even with the sound card. I have to boost the mic by 15db (with equalizer APO) to be able to hear basically anything and then the sound quality has been ruined by a bunch of white...
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    my headset won't work

    I have a headset with 2 plugs, 1 headset which is a jack and 1 microphone which is a usb, my computer (desktop) will recognize my headset jack, but it will give me the option for headset or mic and not both, if I plug in my USB, the computer will not even recognize it.
  30. R

    Solved! Adding USB Port to Monitor with Only HDMI & VGA Ports

    I have a HP monitor I use to display from my laptop. The monitor does not have a USB port, only HDMI and VGA ports. I would like to add a USB port to the monitor - is there a way to do this? Link to monitor here: Note: fully aware I can just use the USB ports on the...
  31. A

    Solved! USB transfers files to a "DEVICE" inside it and creates a shortcut to a drive

    Hello all, I plugged my USB drive today and all the files on it were missing, after enabling the hidden files view option I found out that they were moved to a invisible folder called "DEVICE" and also a shortcut to a "removable drive" was created. I suppose the drive got infected somehow...
  32. K

    Dual PC audio setup

    I am using a Blue yeti USB. A Artic 5 Steel Series USB headset. Xenyx Q502 USB mixer For some reason i cannot get the gaming pc to send the audio to the streaming pc, i feel like ive watched 100 different videos, ive done exactly what im told and still the audio either does not come, or it...
  33. C

    Solved! What Microphone Should I Get?

    Hi everyone! I am currently looking for a very cheap microphone to start off my recording but I am confused as to which one to buy. I would be using this with a Desktop PC. I currently own a Fiio USB decoder D5, it serves as an external sound card and is a 3.5mm audio to USB adapter. From...
  34. G

    Solved! Using USB memory stick to record tv

    Hi everyone! I have a LG 55uj634v TV and I am trying to use an ordinary USB memory stick to record video. What happens is that most recordings end abruptly after a few minutes (5 to 10 mins) even if the tv is on. LG tech support say that PVR recording works reliably only if the destination...
  35. V

    Solved! convert HDMI to USB at 4k resolution and surround sound capability

    How can I convert an HDMI output from streaming devices like Roku or Amazon Fire into a USB input? I want to connect streaming device like Roku to USB input of 4k Blu Ray player.
  36. D

    Solved! Dban screen of dots

    Booted Dban from USB-HDD. Got the usual opening page and clicked enter. Immediately the screen filled with white dots on blue screen. The bottom left of the page has the cursor and the last line seems to be moving quickly. Is this a "normal" situation and I just wait? Has anyone had the...
  37. D

    Solved! Connected TV to PC with HDMI to USB cable nothing

    I'm trying to watch my movies from PC to TV. I bought a cable that has HDMI one side and USB the other side as my PC has no female HDMI input?
  38. M

    Solved! what if my mic isn't in the list of devices? the usb won't recognize it when plugged in

    this is in a new alienware gaming desktop. it worked until a couple of days ago
  39. L

    Solved! Samsung Gear IconX usb cable

    So lost the original cable that came with the headphones, boo hoo me. So I try using a generic usb-C, doesn't fit. I try my anker usb-C cable and it also doesn't fit. Do these things have their own weird variant of usb-C cables, or am I just and idiot?
  40. B

    Solved! can't figure out what type of usb-c this is

    was looking at the side of my laptop the over day and couldn't figure out what kind of usb plug this is. googled it and came up empty on search.
  41. B

    Dell e4310 problem mouse

    i have a problem with my usb Mouse laptop Dell e4310 windows 10 / 64 bits
  42. M

    Solved! Usb otg disaster

    I tried to root my phone, it would not let me. I wish to enable usb otg
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    How to connect USB headset to device with optical output?

    Is it possible, through some adapter/converter, to connect a usb headset to a device which only has an optical output port. The device outputs 5.1 dolby surround, which I'd like to enjoy using the headset. All such adapters I can find seem to do the opposite transcoding... Any help is much...
  44. M

    Solved! My computer does not recognize my USB mic. What do I do?

    I've had a USB Steren mic for one year an it worked perfectly, but now it is not even recognized as plugged in by my laptop. I tried to see if it works in other computers and it does and my lap also recognizes any other USB device. The lap is a Windows 7 Dell. Some help?
  45. T

    Solved! All USB ports on laptop connecting and disconnecting repeatedly

    Hi guys. I have a HP Probook 650 G1 running Windows 10. It has always been unreliable when it comes to the USB ports. A few weeks ago though, it suddenly got a lot worse. All the USB ports will connect, disconnect and reconnect in the period of a second or two, repeatedly. None of them are...
  46. F

    Solved! Looking for Oculus compatible thunderbolt 3 or usb c hub

    Hello, I'm considering getting a dell xps 15 9575 2in1 for work purposes and VR gaming on the side. This is intended to be my secondary gaming machine but there's one problem. There are only 2 thunderbolt ports and 2 usb c ports. I've tried looking for a solution to this question but I wasn't...
  47. S

    Solved! Windows 10 Recovery USB corrupted!

    I am working on an old Acer laptop that was recently wiped for a reinstall of Windows 10 by the owner. She previously made a recovery USB, so we assumed that fixing it wouldn’t be difficult. Unfortunately the USB boots into the recovery environment, but after she tries to recover it, It throws...
  48. T

    How do I connect indoor aerial with usb connection and there is only HDMI port?

    I am trying to connect an indoor aerial to my tv. There is no usb on back of tv to connect only hdmi. Can anyone help please?
  49. F

    Solved! USB C to Ethernet adapter not working (Acer A717-71G)

    Hey everyone, I've got this USB C to ethernet adapter for my laptop. The LEDs light up and it heats up over time but it doesn't seem to work at all. (neither Win10 / MacOS Mojave) The page shows it's plug and play and doesn't need any software. Can anyone help?
  50. C

    USB Ports now working at all

    Same problem here but much worse I try all the solutions but all my USB ports not releasing any voltage at all except the 3.0
  51. S

    Solved! Internet periodically disconnects with USB disconnect sound, and reconnects with location service.

    I have an Asus GL503VS laptop running Win 10 Home. It periodically will disconnect from the internet for a few seconds, then reconnect. When this happens I also get the USB disconnect and connect sounds, and the location service activates in the system tray. There doesn't seem to be any pattern...
  52. T

    Solved! Connect 2 pcs to a usb headset

    Hello peoples, I currently have two PCs that I used to output audio on both to a mixer and then connect to a 3.5mm headset to hear both PCs with one headset, but I recently upgraded to a usb surround headset and was wondering if there’s a simple way to hear two PCs on one usb headset at the same...
  53. A

    which windows 10 for hdmi input

    i have bought a HDMI capture usb 2.0 for using my laptop screen can able to connect nintendo switch , but which Windows 10 do i need ? if i updrade to Windows 10 home will it work? thankyou
  54. S

    Solved! How can I transfer pictures from a P20 Pro onto an external SD card via USB connection?

    I've been trying to transfer pictures and other media direct from my phone onto an SD Card. I have tried using a USB C adapter to connect the SD card to the phone but it doesn't seem to allow me to transfer anything across. Any help on how I can manage this would be appreciated.
  55. J

    Solved! usb mouse not working

    I have Windows 7. I plugged in my wired mouse and it lights up, but it doesn't control the little arrow on the screen. I did right click and it opened a little menu. Any suggestions to get it to move the arrow on the screen? Thanks!
  56. W

    Solved! TV USB help please

    Ok, so if anyone can help me with this then that would be greatly appreciated! I have just moved into a new place and today picked up a second hand LG37LH3010 TV for the bedroom, it's older but has a good picture and for £60 it's a decent stop gap until we get something new. I have a new 4k LG...
  57. D

    Solved! How to know and enable external display through USB-C port.

    Hi, I have an ASUS X541U laptop with a USB-C port running Windows 10. Now I have connected a USB-C to HDMI adapter on its USB-C port and hooked it with an external monitor. Now I have no display output (the normal HDMI port is working fine with this monitor). How do I know if this USB-C...
  58. K

    USB Buzzing Sound

    Hey, guys! So, several months ago, my PC fell off my desk (thanks to my cat.) and I thought it had messed up some of my wires to my condenser microphone (Which feeds from my mic, to my phantom power, into my USB), I got new wires but they all still had this annoying buzzing sound. Finally, I...
  59. P

    Solved! using USB Audio Adapter & 3.5 mm simultaneously

    Is it possible to have a USB Audio Adapter in use and a headphone jack in use at the same time? My current situation: Recently bought a microphone, its connection is a 3.5 mm jack, however my laptop has only one jack, which I'm currently using for my headset. Bought a USB Audio Adapter to put...
  60. H

    Solved! Compatibility with Usb Grabber

    I have a swann srpro-t855 camera want it to work with my computer using a usb super dvr grabber. Is the camera compatible to this usb grabber