Add this small thing in series, and voila - now works.
This tells your laptop that the device is now a master (normal is a slave), which allows more current to be drawn. This is enough to allow the tablet to charge.
Please note, not all devices will work. A friends doesn't work, but the device is old and crappy so who knows. Either way for the $16 to be able to charge from a laptop any device that before you can't - really it's a savings.
For those traveling trying to keep cord and peripheral count down, this is so easy.
(Posted on April 8, 2014)
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