MK802 Notebook!

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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby Rikorum » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:24 am

Harlequin_Felis wrote:...
EDIT: Can I join my voice with the others asking for a sticky or some sort of amendment to the first post to cover this? I know the info's in the thread, but people branching off into different discussions on the MK802-Lapdock do kinda make it confusing for the newbies to figure out which bits are relevant.


Here is the post, what you are looking for....

BUT, it is for MK802 first generation.
t-bon3 wrote:The microusb on the lapdock is designed to charge a phone and connect the trackpad/keyboard/usb hub to the device, it works fine to power the mk802.

After trying a few different options I have settled on the following setup to connect my MK802 to the atrix lapdock:
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3 parts from ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150894158598 Micro HDMI extension cable
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221125665000 Micro HDMI female - mini HDMI male adapter
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300697259050 Mini USB Male - Micro USB Female cable

Used some hot-glue and electrical tape to join the 2 female connectors into a single 'dock' connector, the MK802 lies on the desk right behind the dock.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321000340373 USB audio adapter connected to the full size USB port provides a headphone socket for watching movies.



I have MK802 II, and I bougth this adapters and cables, and everything working fine:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110975153129 Micro HDMI Extension Cable (Micro HDMI Male to HDMI Micro Female)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160892167557 Micro HDMI female - HDMI female adapter
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160744751833 Micro USB Male - Micro USB Female cable (Micro Usb extension cable)
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby edwardng » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:48 pm

So, what are the usb cables that u guys recommended?

1.this adapter
2. male usb to male usb
3. female usb to male micro usb

or
1. female micro usb to male micro usb (need to cut the yellow wire??)

which one will work? better?

My question is do i need to cut the mentioned wire (eg. yellow wire) at male usb to male usb? :?:

Thank you.
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby p20 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:31 pm

OK I solved my problem

Be aware of some of the ‘5 pin’ micro USB cables advertised on eBay - it really is a lottery! I cut open the male end of one of these…
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pin-USB-Cable-Micro-USB-B-Male-Female-Data-Charging-Adapter-Extension-Cord-/261131285160

And found that there are only 4 wires in the cable, and no jumper between pins 4 & 5. No way for OTG so no way was the lapdock keyboard and mouse going to work! Yes the plug and socket on the cable each have 5 pins but what is needed is a ‘5 wire’ or ‘5 conductor’ cable. As sources for 5 wire male to female micro USB cables in Australia are somewhat limited which drives up the price (and some of Amazon’s merchants shown on previous posts won’t ship here), I decided to find another solution.

This requires either using the USB OTG adaptor shipped with the MK802II (which adds some bulk and another potential touch-sensitive point) or better yet, a micro USB OTG cable, which are readily available through eBay and other places (sometimes advertised as a Nexus tablet OTG cable). Here's where I got mine from in Australia (but available in many other places as well) ... http://www.ebay.com/itm/330848273131?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D330848273131%26_rdc%3D1

Also needed is a female micro USB to male standard USB adaptor (as the OTG cables all seem to have standard USB sockets – great for thumbdrives but not for lapdocks). If you’re like me and have a non-working ‘5 pin’ micro USB cable, you can just make an adaptor by splicing its socket end to the ‘A’ plug from an old USB device cable. I just stripped and connected each of the wires like for like, including the red (V+) wire. (Note I could have spliced the socket direct to the OTG cable, but I wanted to keep the OTG cable ‘as is’ for other projects). If you'd prefer not to solder, readymade adaptors also are available, but may need trimming to fit the lapdock... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Usb-A-M-male-micro-usb-b-female-connector-adapter-/390521676231?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D4714809523437488816%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D390518263245%26

I connected it all together (joining the two cables using the standard USB connectors and connecting the micro USB between lapdock and MK802II) and was greeted with a fully functional lapdock, using just the two ‘micro’ ports – another two cable solution.

PS: I had no problem with HDMI using the adaptors mentioned in earlier posts.
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby buzz86us » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:06 pm

I am just wondering can peripherals attached to the lapdock be detected by the stick since it is technically just a powered hub?
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby thelastfoiter » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:40 am

So I've had a lapdock and an Atrix for about 3 months now, and the touchpad on the lapdock is reallly laggy, like a whole swipe behind, laggier than a touchscreen paired with a 450 mhz processor... Is this normal? Anyways I've read every single post, and I'm undecided on what to get. I want a very easy setup that requires no soldering, preferably just a couple of cables that are cheap. Are there any solutions like this for the mk802 iii? And if so does the mk802 work as well as the older models because earlier someone posted that there were resolution issues with the rk3066 SOC, so I'm just asking for recommendations right now.
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby thelastfoiter » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:53 am

So I've had a lapdock and an Atrix for about 3 months now, and the touchpad on the lapdock has always been reallly laggy, like a whole swipe behind my finger's placement, laggier than a touchscreen paired with a 450 mhz processor... Is this normal and will it have this problem with the mk802? Anyways I've read every single post, and I'm undecided on what to get. I want a very easy setup that requires no soldering, preferably just a couple of cables that are cheap. Are there any solutions like this for the mk802 iii? And if so does the mk802 work as well as the older models because earlier someone posted that there were resolution issues with the rk3066 SOC, so I'm just asking for recommendations right now. So basically I need the following... (yes I've read all pages, just confusing)
A) The cords must be just plug and play. Preferaby no cutting/soldering.
B) The faster the better (obviously?), I'd prefer the mk802 iii but does it work? I'd also go with the mk802 because it's cheap, but I'm not sure of the cord setup for that either.
Here is the deal I want but I'm not sure if it'd work, it's only 54 bucks. http://dx.com/p/mk8080b-dual-core-andro ... ack-175870
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby Harlequin_Felis » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:29 am

p20 wrote:I connected it all together (joining the two cables using the standard USB connectors and connecting the micro USB between lapdock and MK802II) and was greeted with a fully functional lapdock, using just the two ‘micro’ ports – another two cable solution.

PS: I had no problem with HDMI using the adaptors mentioned in earlier posts.


Gonna sound like a stupid question here, but I'm guessing the power port is OTG compliant and you plugged the lapdock straight into there?
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby p20 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:23 am

Plugged it into the micro USB socket labelled 'OTG' on the MK802II, the one furthest from the HDMI connector.
Apparently you can power the MK802II (and MK802III as well) through any of the USB ports, but no data is present at the "DC/Power" ports.
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby Harlequin_Felis » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Thanks man. Saw your reply right as I was unpackaging my shiny new IIIS.
I just need to find a way to keep it outputting in 1080/720 now. For some reason, whenever I shut down, I'm back to the low resolutions when I boot up again.
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Re: MK802 Notebook!

Postby thelastfoiter » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:43 am

SO any recommendations on a setup I should buy? I already have the lapdock... Also is the trackpad laggy as shit on the mk802's because it is on the atrix.
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