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T40p usb 2.0 ports acting like usb 1.0

Whenever I plug a usb 2.0 compliant device into my t40p (running xp pro), i get a message that "this device can perform faster if plugged in to a usb 2.0 port" I have updated the bios, uninstalled and reinstalled the ports and hubs (and updated the drivers), installed windows xp sp3, oh, and verified that the machine does actually have usb 2 ports. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Michelle

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  • ciustagabber Nov 27, 2008

    By Ciusta,

    Sorry guys, I used my ibmt40 for 5 years and I love it, but now have a problem with my usb port, when I plug the external HD that I used for years now said: Pheripheric not reconize, but why?If yesterday worked well and now are 1 month that I can plug something only after 30 times trying.Plese don't tell me software problem, there aren't! Thanks a lot everybody!!!

  • skime123 Jan 18, 2009

    Same problem exactally - when I plug in a USB 2.0 device my IBM T40p doesn't find it and says I could be running faster if it was plugged into a USB 2.o port (which it is)!!! No splats on system setup.



    Help!!!

  • skime123 Jan 18, 2009

    Help -



    same issue...seems as if machine doesn't know it has a USB 2.0 port.

    Other site havee suggested that it is a motherboard issue and IBM is aware of it. Any ideas how to get IBM to fix/replace if machine is out of warranty?



    Thanks,



    Gds

  • doomhacker Mar 15, 2009

    Also in my thinkpad T40P usb ports run at 1.1 speed.
    HELP HELP
    someone please..


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There is no hardware or software fix for this. Here is a thread on what might be your problem. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=67571

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2. Verify that the latest BIOS and embedded controller for the ThinkPad system has been installed.

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5. Verify the USB device works on another machine, if available.

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7. Verify that the USB device is USB 1.1 or 2.0 compliant.
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8. Verify that external power is attached if required.
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9. Verify that the latest Microsoft Windows Service Pack has been installed for the operating system installed on the computer.
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