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Can an X360 Be Charged via USB C?

Pavilion x360 14-cd1033nr
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Howdy, folks.

 

Just bought a Pavilion x360 (14-cd1033nr), and wondering if the laptop battery can be charged via the USB C port?

 

Also, if I wanted to do a 'clean', or 'minimal' restore, how would one go about doing that?  In times past (i.e. an old 15t Quad Edition), the recovery offered a minimal restore as a factory reset option.  Wondering if such a thing is possible with this new machine.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Can an X360 Be Charged via USB C?

No your USB-C ports are data transfer only:

 

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c06325428

 

Generally, if the laptop can be charged and powered from a USB-C port HP will provide a USB-C adapter in the box and if not you get a barrel type adapter. 

 

Since Windows 10 is now a free download without the need for a Key Code (google Microsoft Media Creation Tool) you can use a usb thumb drive made from the Media Creation Tool site to do a bare metal reinstall, which is something I tend to do with new laptops myself. You can then install drivers provided by the support page for your laptop on this site and have a clean minimal Windows 10 install. 

 

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Understood.  Looking for a magnetic 'break-away' AC adapter.  Can you recommend one, if any exist?

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Apple has a patent on that design and I have never seen one for a PC. However, a quick google search turned up this:

 

https://the-gadgeteer.com/2013/07/08/chargesafe-a-magsafe-style-connector-for-non-apple-laptops/

 

Not sure how or how well it works but seems to be an option. 

 

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Can an X360 Be Charged via USB C?

Unfortunately, that's a no go.  It was a crowdfunded project that never happened.  I've seen DIY guides for this sort of thing, but that makes me nervous.  Thanks anyway!

 

https://www.instructables.com/id/MagSafe-for-the-Rest-of-Us-A-DIY-Magnetic-Power-A/

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