In brighter news- my new laptop arrived!
In 2021 after getting my Huion tablet(that had USB-C power), I realized that my old laptop could not power my setup the way I wanted it to...also my old laptop crashed in 2019(had a I.T. co-worker to fix it) and it hasnt worked the same since. I made up my mind that it was time to let this old thing go and get a new laptop that will fit my workstation setup.
The new one has a USB-C port which is what I was mainly looking for..!
Only thing I have to do now is get a USB-C to USB-C cable and I'm set.