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Can't find USB ports

When I plug in my flash drive the light does not flash on it and I can not find it on my drives. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the USB ports many times and even downloaded repair software from the web. Nothing seems to help. Is this a motherboard problem or is there a way to test this?

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  • tim lantz Feb 25, 2012

    I have tested he flash drive on my desktop computer and it works normally. I have also tried a different flash drive and that does not work on the laptop either. What would you recommend I do next?

  • Jeffrey McDaniel Feb 28, 2012

    Back up everything that is important, and do a complete factory restore of the system. This will take the software back to a fresh install like it was the first day you purchased the computer. If you flash drive still will not work in the laptop at this point, there is an issue with the connection from the mother board to the port.

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If you have another flash drive or something else like a mouse that plug in USB try that. If these work then the flash drive you are trying to use has gone bad. If they don't then the computer has an issue.
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Take the flash drive you are trying to use and plug it in to another computer. If it reads on that computer then your laptop has an issue. If not its the flash drive.

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