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Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

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Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

#1 Post by johnmsch » Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:26 pm

Just got a new T14 and the Universal USB-C Dock. My external speaker and microphone are the old style 3.5mm male jacks (pink and green) and there is no place to plug them into the dock.
Is anyone aware of some kind of Y adapter where I can plug the old jacks in one end of the adapter and there is a USB male plug on the other end?

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Re: Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

#2 Post by dr_st » Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:44 pm

It has a combo jack, doesn't it? If so, a Y-splitter such as this may work.
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Re: Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

#3 Post by johnmsch » Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:56 pm

Wow, I was so focused on the connections on the rear of the dock, I completely missed the jack on the front. DOH!
That will work, but would still like to find the USB option so that I can plug that in on the back of the dock. The spot I'm going to put the dock will make it awkward to plug the sound connection in the front.

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Re: Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:01 am

I think what you're looking for is a USB audio adapter, like this one: https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-External- ... B01N905VOY
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Re: Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

#5 Post by johnmsch » Thu Feb 01, 2024 7:39 pm

Thanks, but that link isn't working

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Re: Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

#6 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Feb 01, 2024 11:16 pm

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Re: Audio Connection for T14 Dock?

#7 Post by johnmsch » Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:37 pm

That may work, thank you

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