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Grage sale labtop.

My mom resonly bought me a labtop from a grage sale. its a dell inspiron 3800. i have done a lot of work to it. buti can us the usb port and the fan wont turn on i can't figure this thing out. im normaly good with computers but this one is so screwed up. i need and experts help.

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  • 19sugar Oct 02, 2007

    i mean i cant use the usb port

  • 19sugar Oct 03, 2007

    thank u both for ur help.

  • ladydee20 Dec 03, 2007

    the fan won't turn on and when i hit the power button the green light comes on for a minutes and shuts down, i just purchased a battery and still nothing

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The other problem with USB ports on laptops is they come loose at the solderjoints because of the USB plug sticking out and getting banged around. You can check the plug by GENTLY wiggling the the plug while it is plugged in. If it is loose, go the PCMCIA route, its much cheaper and you may not find anyone who would attempt to re solder it anyway. Good Luck fnshman

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Hi with the USB port they often wear and can be tightend by gently prizing up the flat contact strips inside the socket, this requires a fine needle and a steady hand. If this fails just install a PCIMA USB card. the fan could be faulty, if you can use a multimeter then test the contacts and see if you have power to it. Regards mistyman

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