I have 2 switches, multiple F/F adapters, multiple chargers, etc.
I have tried any and every combination with the Amazon Y cable. Those cables do NOT work.
A no-name USB HDD Y cable that I had from before works perfectly fine, but that will require me buying YET ANOTHER adapter to get it to work with normal usb devices.
Pics of the Amazon cable NOT working:
imgur: the simple image sharer
People that want a NON-DX switch could get this one:
Amazon.com : EZOWare® USB Fast-charging Switch for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod, and most Android smartphones : Computer Cable Usb To Usb Adapters : Computers & Accessories
Works perfectly with my mini-USB Y cable ...
Just in case people didn't believe me, here is the Amazon Y cable in every possible combination with the DX switch. The DV8P charges fine with 2 of the combinations but NO USB device is recognized.
Tried it with both a USB mouse and a powered hub:
The last photo shows my WORKING setup with a HDD Y cable - my problem with that is the need for YET ANOTHER adapter to go from male mini USB to female USB A in order to connect to "normal" USB devices. Hate to say this but it is getting ****ing ridiculous.
Hey guys. I have a diy e-gpu or a vidock....
Let's figure out how to make a DIY eGPU (previously DIY ViDock)
So for my laptop it uses the expresscard slot adapter. A mini hdmi cable goes into the expresscard slot adapter, then it is connected to the vidock.....
Can I get something like a micro usb to hdmi then a hdmi to mini hdmi to the vidock?
Micro USB to HDMIÂ® MHL Adapter - Black - Monoprice.com
How is the pci-e from the expresscard slot running at 1x for a vidock, different from getting the venue 8 pro micro usb>hdmi>vidock??
If u can install a display adapter through usb....is there a reason you cannot install the vidock and have it work through usb???
Does it charge with that setup? And is the switch itself working??
And I use: USB Data/Charging Extension Cable for Samsung P1000 - Black - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
You use: USB Male to Micro USB Male Charging Data Cable w/ Switch for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - Black (100 CM) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme (I also have one of these).
But I dont know, if that makes so much difference.. Also i got my Y-cable from amazon.DE and not .COM, as I am from Austria.. Maybe the cable is really not working at all.. Sorry for linking it then, but I just found that Y-cable on amazon.com..
@variable: About the 2nd image link you posted.. The last picture, with your "working" setup shows a different Y-cable, because at one side the plug is now MINI-USB and not normal USB anymore?!
@hansalbers: I have the 64GB version of the V8P!
A thought : what version of BIOS is everyone useing?
Reason : A04 removed the advanced BIOS settings of which the internal OTG setting have been removed. This there by means A03 and potentially earlier version could use different wiring combinations then those who are on A04. ie... some diagrams would work for A03 (with custom settings) that will not work on an on a A04 DV8P (Dell Venue 8 Pro).
food for thought...
This is NOT the Amazon cable.
The Amazon Y cable does work to charge the DV8P (you might be able to see the charging light on the tablet), but the connected USB device does not work. I have tried it with a USB mouse, a powered USB hub and a USB memory stick. None of these work with the Amazon Y cable and I have tried all combinations of connecting tablet, charger and USB device to the Y cable.
PS: Schöne Grüße nach Österreich!
So any word as to whether either the EZOWare switch or NewerTech cable can be used as a substitute for one of the DX switches? (obviously not including adapters since the cable ends on these amazon switches are standard usb). I'm holding off on ordering the DX switch until I hear whether one of the Amazon ones work, considering the order delays with DX. Thanks to anyone who ordered, received, and tested one of the switches from Amazon and wouldn't mind sharing the results.