Question about the Dell 2005FPW

paleck

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 11, 2005
572
0
with the Tequila!
I semi-recently bought A PM and a Dell 2005FPW. It works great and no dead pixels, but can the apple use the USB connections on the monitor? :confused:

I have tried using it with my printer and it sees the device, but i can't print to it, but when I connect it through the keyboard or directly it works fine. This would seem to point to the usb ports at least partially working, since it can see it, but not use it.

:rolleyes: I apologize in advance if this has already been answered, I hadn't been able to find anything when i searched.
 

ravenvii

macrumors 604
Mar 17, 2004
7,582
490
Melenkurion Skyweir
I have the 1901FP, not the 2005FPW, but I think the USB hub is basically the same...

My Mac mini uses any device I attach to the LCD's USB hub just fine - my mouse, my camcorder (for transfering photos, NOT streaming video! :D) and my keyboard works just fine through the USB hub. Maybe try your mouse through it? If it works, then maybe it's just not for printers? Dunno.
 

rmhop81

macrumors 68020
Apr 4, 2005
2,247
93
Dallas, TX
yeah i've got the 2005 and it works just fine with my powerbook, i actually have everything hooked to that hub so i don't have so many plugged into the pb @ once. works well actually.
 

alex_ant

macrumors 68020
Feb 5, 2002
2,473
0
All up in your bidness
I have the 1704FPT and every time after my computer wakes from sleep, the hub is "dead" until I unplug it and plug it back in. Then it works fine until the next sleep. Turning the monitor on & off doesn't help.
 

Similar threads

Replies
5
Views
446
  • TorontoSS
11
Replies
11
Views
578
  • Texas_Toast
18
Replies
18
Views
973
  • drumguy1975
1
Replies
1
Views
365
  • EpicEsquire
6
Replies
6
Views
659
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.