USB 1/2/ compatible with later versions?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by KaisoArt, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. KaisoArt

    KaisoArt n00b

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    I just bought an MSI Stealth GS75. I set it up on my Old Logitech Alto stand (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...h_939_000089_Alto_Connect_Notebook_Stand.html) However, when I plugin the the stand's USB connection I get the unrecognized error from Windows. The stand works fine with my 2010 Sager laptop running Win10. The only thing I can think is the new machine does not recognize USB from 2007. The X stand is powered and working. Hooking it up to the old machine an it again works. I love this stand. Thoughts?
     
  2. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Check USB compatibility mode in the BIOS.
     
  3. Absalom

    Absalom Gawd

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    Try a different cable. It's possible the cable's connector is doing something funny with the laptop's electrical contacts.

    USB 3 is backwards compatible with previous versions, but instead of forcing everyone to new connectors they reused the existing ones (Type-A) and simply added more electrical contacts for the high speed lines. If this is the original cable that came with the stand, it's possible the cable was designed in a way that interferes with the additional contacts.
     
  4. KaisoArt

    KaisoArt n00b

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    The cable is hardwired to the stand, so if that is the problem, I'm SOL.
     
  5. GotNoRice

    GotNoRice [H]ardForum Junkie

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    All versions of USB should be compatible as long as the connector fits.

    Maybe try using a USB extension cable or a USB hub between the stand and your new computer. Whatever quirky connector issue might be going on might not occur while plugged into the hub or extension cable.