How to Fix AOC USB Monitor not Working

AOC produces low power consumption and low-cost monitors. Their monitors are mostly powered by USB and can run directly connected to your laptop or desktop. However, users have reported multiple issues over the years. The issues range from frequent display disconnection to zero display from the monitor.

AOC USB Monitor

Some of the solutions provided online mention changing the proprietary USB cable that comes with the monitor, while others advise updating display drivers.

Use Short Cable for Less Power Interruption

A large number of users reported that the AOC monitors either turned on and worked for a few seconds or they did not show any display at all. Moreover, this issue was faced by a majority of Microsoft Surface users. The solution provided and verified by many users is to use a different cable than the one accompanying the monitor. The reason being that these USB cables are longer and provide more interruption in the power flow. Furthermore, USB hubs also did not generate enough power with the provided cable. Any normal charging cable for a phone depending on the port on the monitor (USB 2.0 or USB 3.0) will work.

A normal Micro USB to Type A (USB 2.0) cable.

USB 2.0 Cable

A normal Type C to Type A (USB 3.0) cable.

USB 3.0 Cable

Reinstall Display Link Driver

Occasionally external devices can have issues with drivers in your machine. Many users reported that just by uninstalling and reinstalling the Display Link driver, the monitors were able to work again. Display Link is a native Windows application that handles all external display and audio settings and allows the user to adjust them. To reinstall the driver

  1. First, press the Windows key and type Control Panel.
  2. Then, click on Uninstall a program.
    Uninstall a program
  3. Find Display Link Graphics.
    Uninstall Display Link Graphics
  4. Click on Uninstall.
  5. Afterward, restart your computer.
  6. Following this, if the issue persists follow the steps mentioned in the solution below.

Download Updated Driver

If the above steps did not work, it means the issue is on the driver side. Again, a majority of Surface users faced this issue. The most probable cause for this problem was driver issues. Furthermore, these issues were either caused by a Windows update or a bug in the driver for the monitor. The solution provided by many users is to update the Display Link driver.

  1. First, visit the download page of Display Link here.
    Download Driver according to OS
  2. Then, click on the Operating System that you are using. For this article, we will be using Windows only.
  3. Download the latest driver displayed under Latest Official Drivers.
    Download Latest Official Drivers
  4. Install the downloaded latest driver.
  5. Afterward, restart your laptop or desktop and hopefully, the issue will have been resolved.

However, if the issue persists contact AOC technical support via this link.


Kevin Arrows

Kevin Arrows is a highly experienced and knowledgeable technology specialist with over a decade of industry experience. He holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification and has a deep passion for staying up-to-date on the latest tech developments. Kevin has written extensively on a wide range of tech-related topics, showcasing his expertise and knowledge in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. His contributions to the tech field have been widely recognized and respected by his peers, and he is highly regarded for his ability to explain complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.