1. David Saber's Avatar
    Hi all!
    I have a lot of micro USB cables. And now I have a brand new Microsoft Lumia 950 which has a USB-C port. I wanted to re-use these old cables so I bought 5 Micro USB to USB-C adapters:
    On Ebay, look for "USB 3.1 Male to Micro USB Female Adapter"
    Here's a photo of this:
    wp_20160126_09_06_39_rich_li.jpg
    But unfortunately, the phone isn't charging when I use this I tried 2 of them.
    Anyone else have tried the same setup? Is it a general problem with these kind of adapters, or is just with the ones I ordered from Ebay?
    Thanks, and see you soon
    David
    01-26-2016 03:05 AM
  2. arislgr's Avatar
    Same here, I have four of them and cannot use them. Can anyone suggest a BRAND of adapter that will do the job? There are some branded ones on Amazon that claim they can charge a variety of devices, but have not found one that mentions the Lumia 950
    01-30-2016 01:56 PM
  3. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    01-30-2016 06:26 PM
  4. arislgr's Avatar
    WORKAROUND for the USB-C adapters that don't work:

    While waiting to take delivery of more adapters that claim to work on my 950, I played around with the ones that didn't, till I got them to work.

    Try it:
    1. Power-off the 950.
    2. While the phone is OFF, plug in the charger with the 'bad' USB_C adapter.
    3. The phone should power-on by itself and start charging.

    That's it!

    You might have to try plugging it in a couple of times before it works, turning it 180degrees each time. It worked with my cheap Chinese ones.
    midnightfrolic likes this.
    02-02-2016 11:01 AM
  5. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    I have two adapters off ebay, and a cable which looks to be similar quality to the official one(s), none of them work without powering off first. They all feel different to the real ones when plugging in too, it feels rough or like it's scraping.
    02-09-2016 04:42 AM
  6. David Saber's Avatar
    Hel , I didn't realize people were answering the thread I started :) Thanks for these tips that I didn't try yet. But in the meantime I bought on Amazon an adapter that works : the brand is "Aukey". Hope this helps.
    See you!
    David
    03-26-2016 11:32 AM

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