How to Activate USB Ports on a Dell Monitor

Written by chappy sinclair
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Most of the later model flat screen monitors from Dell come with USB ports. These a low powered ports intended to be used for simple USB peripherals such as a mouse and keyboard. There is no installation required. To power the USB ports, the user must connect the supplied upstream cable to their computer. On start-up, the computer will recognise these USB ports as regular USB ports. From there, you will be able to connect USB peripherals at your leisure.

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  • USB upstream cable

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  1. 1

    Turn the monitor off.

  2. 2

    Connect one end of the USB upstream cable that comes with the monitor into the monitor's upstream port. Connect the other end into a USB port on your computer.

  3. 3

    Turn the monitor back on.

  4. 4

    The USB ports will automatically be ready to be used. No further installation is needed.

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