USB-C XP-Pen 16 (2nd) Connectivity


New member
Aug 18, 2022

I recently bought a XP-Pen 16 (2nd Gen) drawing tablet.

The tablet has the option to connect via a single USB-C to USB-C Cable. I purchased a full feature USB-C cable to make use of this, however when I plug it in via this cable, the tablet gives me a notification "No Signal" and no display is shown. It still interacts with the laptop in the normal way (Shortcut button, pen works etc.) but no display is shown. When I connect the tablet with the alternative HDMI + USB cable, everything works perfectly fine.

Basically, my question is - Does the USB-C Port on the MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR support screen tablets?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


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Global Moderator
Nov 20, 2012
it's not so much about supporting screen tablets, and more about supporting the proper outputs.
Most likely, the laptop doesn't support video output via the USB-C cable.
You'll need to get the 3 in 1 cable to support it properly.

For reference, I have an older XP Pen 24 inch display that I use with my GE66. This works great with the USB-C and HDMI output from the laptop.
The USB-C output doesn't support video output, so I need to use HDMI for the display, and USB-C for the actual screen portion.