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felixsanz
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Let me charge my laptop as i please

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I purchased an HP Spectre 13 and I can't charge my laptop using anything but the official charger.

 

This is pathetic.

 

The laptop is supposed to have mobility but I can't even use a powerbank to charge my device.

 

Please, unlock the BIOS "feature" that blocks me from using 3rd party chargers.

 

Can't believe I have to ask for this. It's my laptop, I purchased it and it's my right to use 3rd party chargers if I want to, by my own responsibility.

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Agreed. I have the same laptop. There is supposed to be a BIOS update which allows it. I have not tried it I bought the smaller 45w HP adapter so I can be more mobile. It would be nice to be able to use a 3rd party port replicator with a power cable to charge the laptop. 

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In fact, i don't want to use a 3rd party charger, i want to use the HP official charger but plugged into a USB hub that accepts power delivery input.

 

What's the point in having usb type-C connectors if i can't plug something like an USB hub because i have to use those ports to charge the laptop exclusively...

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I recently had difficulties connecting my Spectre 13 laptop (Kaby Lake) with a USB-2 keyboard dongle and printer using my third-party USB-C hub, so I went ahead and purchased the HP USB-C Dock Station (Product #Y0K80AA#ABA).  It works!  It both charges my laptop over USB-C and it solves all the connectivity problems I had with the USB keyboard dongle and printer.  I should've just purchased the (more expensive) HP hub for my HP laptop to begin with.

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HP released a new BIOS update last week, Version F.33 Rev.A, for my Spectre 13 (Kaby Lake) laptop.  The only fixes listed are "Provides improved security of UEFI code."  Just for grins, I got out my old third-party USB-C dock (Plugable) to see if the laptop still complains about an unauthorized charger and refuse to charge.  Sure enough, no change and the Plugable USB-C dock still cannot charge my HP laptop.

 

Fortunately I've since switched to the official HP USB-C dock which works great and does successfully charge over the single USB-C cable (see my earlier post).

 

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