Usb ports not working on nec i-select m5210 laptop?
I have a nec i-select m5210 laptop and none of the USB ports are working.
If I plug a device in to them the power comes back and lights up the external hard drive but the laptop doesn't reconize the device that is plugged in.
Could this be the controller on the motherboard or is it something easy?
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Usually this means the computer saw that something was plugged into the USB port, but it doesn't know what device it is. It will require device drivers from NEC to recognize the drive. If your drive came with a driver CD, install these drivers. If the drive was working before, but now it's not, reinstall the drivers. If this does not fix the problem, then most likely either your drive is bad, or else your registry has become corrupted. Try another USB drive and see if your USB port is working, that is another possibility.
you can go on ebay and get a battery for an nec m5410, they are the same
Does the battery in an nec m5410 work in a nec 5210? I have an nec m5210 computer and need a battery, it looks like BATTERY FOR THE M5410 may work but i want to certain before i order from ebay HELP!!!!!!!!!!
1 month ago
Report Abuse by DavidG Member since:07 June 2008Total points:15365 (Level 6)
when you plug it in does anything come up? If not then go ahead and try different usb ports and see if its read by any of them. If none of your USB ports read the magic jack and you know the USB ports work cause you can hook other devices to them then that means the magic jack is bad and would need to be replaced.
If none of your usb ports are reading any devices then that means the motherboard is bad at that point.
does your usb mem stick have any light indicators? if yes , whenever you put you usb stick, does it light? if it lights are USB ports is still ok, You just have to reformat or partition you USB stick.
(you can also try other devices like usb mouse or any usb devices that lights up when you connect it)
if there are no lights if you plug, or no indication that a power goes to your stick, its possible that your usb your are busted. if this is the case, if your laptop has a PCMIA slot, you can find a pcmia USB card, if you dont have. your only option is replace the motherboard.
go to microsoft.com and enter your vista model no(i.e)that is the no you mentioned(nec i-select)......you will definitely find the required drivers in that site.[but please enter enter your no correctly...otherwise you will find different drivers...].Try this it will work 100% for you.