How to Connect PD1560 to Computer Correctly?

How to Connect PD1560 to Computer Correctly?

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Dear customers,

You might be confused by the 5 connectors of the cable of PD1560 when connecting PD1560 to your computer. The ways to connect PD1560 to a laptop and a desktop are different. When connecting to a desktop, you should not plug the HDMI connector into the port of the motherboard on your computer; while connecting to a laptop, you may need to buy an HDMI converter for a Mac or Windows. This article will tell you how to connect them correctly.

General knowledge of the cables.

There are five connectors of the cables, which have been marked as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 respectively.

The 1, 2, and 3 are attached together and should be plugged into the ports on the computer, except number 1 connector which should be connected to a power adaptor.

The 4 and 5 connectors are in one and should be plugged into the ports on PD1560.

five connectors of the cable of PD1560

1: it is a male standard HDMI connector (type A) which should plug into the HDMI port on your computer

2: it is a USB type-A connector which should plug into the USB port on your computer

3: it is a power connector which should plug into the power adaptor.

4: it is a male mini HDMI connector (type C) which should plug into the HDMI port on PD1560

5: it is a USB type C connector which should plug into the USB port on PD1560


Difference between the old cable and the new one.

There are two version cables of PD1560: the new; the old.

difference between new cable and the old of PD1560


IMPORTANT!!! When the sockets of your PD1560 is an updated version, please purchase the new cable and vice versa. Any question to  purchase cable, please feel free to send us an email (

Desktop computer

When you are using a desktop computer, please note that the number 1 connector, standard HDMI connector (type A) should connect to the HDMI socket of the graphics card (in Area B), not that of the mainboard (in Area A).

Below is the rear of a computer, just for an example.

Rear of a desktop computer

Area A is where the motherboard is. There often is a big fan beside the motherboard.

Area B is where the graphics card is.

If you don’t have a graphics card installed, then you can plug the HDMI connector of Pd1560 into the HDMI port of the mainboard.


The below picture shows how to connect the PD1560 to a desktop.

correctly connect PD1560 to a desktop computer


Laptop computer

When you are using a laptop, you may buy HDMI converters to convert the HDMI connector of PD1560 according to your computer. Please purchase those with good quality. Because of the bad quality of a converter will cause problems.


Here takes Lenovo ThinkPad as an example, you should buy a DP to female HDMI converter, shown as below.

DP connector to Thinkpad

  • Plug the number 1 connector (the standard HDMI of PD1560) to the converter.
  • Plug the DP connector of the converter to the DisplayPort on the ThinkPad


When you are using a Mac laptop, here takes MacBook Air as an example, you can buy a Thunderbolt to HDMI converter.

a thunderbolt to HDMI converter for GAOMON PD1560 to Mac

  • Plug the number 1 (standard HDMI of PD1560)  to the converter
  • Plug the other end of the converter into the Thunderbolt port on the Mac

connect PD1560 to Macbook with a HDMI converter


Any questions on connection, please feel free to contact us. We’re always here for you. You can submit your question from here: GAOMON SUPPORT TEAM.

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Sam Panthi
Sam Panthi

if I am using laptop, is Laptop used only to download the program or it is needed even when using the PD1560?


I have a 27″ iMac, Late 2013, running Mojave 10.14.2.
I should be able to use the tablet with this computer and operating system yes? I just need an HDMI to Thunderbolt adapter?


I’m using a Mac computer not a laptop, and I can’t seem to connect it to the tablet. Help??

Sydney M Myers
Sydney M Myers

hi I have a 2017 macbook pro and I am having this same issue. I only have two micro usbc ports on my computer and I am utilizing an adaptor. Any suggestions?

Caleb Regi
Caleb Regi

Hi I’m confused on where the wires supposed to go, I have two wires connecting into the PC (not monitor) or is the HDMI supposed to go into the monitor