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USB devices not always working on Gateway 507GR

I have a printer , 2 usb disk drives , and a zip attached to USB slots on a Gateway 507GR . At first they worked just fine but now, they drop off and cannot be seen. If I unplug and replug they sometimes come back and sometimes they do not. I get messages like USB device not recogonized and can't write to drive. Can you help me with this problem? Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

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Truthfully, I've found this to be true about most USB ports -- when more than two devices are installed. I'm not sure there is a real fix for the issue. It's kinda like wifi. It works and it works good, BUT it's not 100% (all the time). It's just the nature of the technology.

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