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Problems with your USB port? How to solve it

If you have problem with your USB device or if you try to connect your USB to your laptop or desktop computer here is the solution, just read carefuly and follow my rules down here:

First of all turn on your computer and plug in the USB and keep following these instructions by numbers:

1. Go where START and open control panel.
2. In control panel look where say "device manager" (if you don't see device manager option don't worry, then look for computer decive and then look for device manager or device hardware)
3. Click on device manager
4. click on universal serial bus or USB devices
have a good luck!!

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It's not clear what exactly you mean. Generally, you don't connect two computers together using a USB cord. You can use a "cross-over ethernet cable" to connect the network jack of one computer to another computer. This allows transferring files and/or sharing an internet connection. If you have a wireless router you can enable Windows "File and Printer Sharing" on each computer and transfer files that way. Please provide more details of what you're trying to accomplish by connecting the computers together with a USB cable, and we may be able to give you a more specific answer.

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Connect some other USB device (keyboard? mouse? memory-stick?) to your desktop?
Are those devices detected? If not, then either:
* the USB port(s) on your desktop are damaged,
* the device-drivers for the USB ports on your desktop are not installed.

Try connecting it to a different desktop/laptop, to see if the Seagate works at all, on any desktop.

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USB devices draw electrical power through the USB cable.

Sometimes, the power-output from a USB port on a laptop is _less_ than that of a USB port on a desktop computer.

Hence, there are "Y" cables -- connect to two USB ports on your computer, and to the USB device at the other end, to draw more current.

Which manufacturer of laptop?
Which model-number?
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Do other USB devices work when connected to the laptop's USB ports?

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What I have seen with some computer models, is that the USB port cannot deliver enough current to run some devices.

If possible, use an external drive with its own power supply and see if it will work. Most likely it will.

Also, try a powered USB hub. I found that most of the time, a powered USB hub solved many problems with having enough power for some external USB devices.

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