Lost all USB functionality on my Dell Latitiude x300
Cannot access or use any of my USB ports, weather on the docking base or the laptop itself. The DVD drive module which is plugged on the docking station, also cannot be used coz it uses the USB circuitry and functionality. The problem started after I've completed its clean up from a virous/spyware attacks. I had several attempts to fix it, by fixing the registry codes/entries; as advised by Dell and microsoft support services, also some GURUs advice; but nothing worked. Could the USB circuitry physicaly be damaged or the BIOS corrupted? If yes, how can I then check/test those to confirm?
Re: Lost all USB functionality on my Dell Latitiude x300
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Fresh operating system installation is your last option before this you please try to refresh your BIOS. Hopefully it will solve your problem. If you still have any question let me know please.
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A docking station is an extension or addition of ports for a laptop computer. Once the portable computer is docked, you can access the docking station's ports, such as PS/2 or USB 2.0 ports, through your computer. Some docking stations have monitors that you can connect your computer to, placing your video on an external screen so you can turn off your computer's monitor and conserve some of your computer's energy. All Dell docking stations will have the same general troubleshooting steps.
Plug your laptop's power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If there is no power going to your laptop from the docking station but it works when the power adapter is plugged into the wall, the docking station is bad and needs to be replaced. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power goes on but your computer doesn't recognizes accessories such as a USB mouse--plugged into the docking station, try a different port on the station. If it works in a different port, the previous USB port is burned out. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power is going through the docking station but no accessories are being recognized, you might have a corrupted docking profile. Undock the computer and dock it again once it has fully started up to reset the docking profile. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If you have an external monitor and it is not working, completely close the lid on the laptop so the image will move to the external monitor. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power is going through the docking station but no accessories are being recognized and resetting the docking profile fails, update all drivers through Dell's support website and then re-dock the computer. Some of the software that runs the hardware may have become corrupted. Hope this helps
refresh the USB ports: 1. Right click MY COMPUTER 2. Select PROPERTIES 3. Select HARDWARE 4. Select DEVICE MANAGER 5. Select UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLERS 6. Right click on each USB CONTROLLER and select Uninstall 7. Uninstall all entries 8. Reboot your computer 9. As your computer re-boots it will reinstall all USB connections it detects THEN, when all other USB items have been configured and connected by the system, you then should try connecting your USB device.
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No, it's not the only way, if you have an unused PCMCIA port in your notebook. The width of the PCMCIA port is about the height of a credit-card, and the height of that port is about the thickness of a few credit-cards.
Purchase a PCMCIA adapter that has two or three USB ports.
Insert the PCMCIA adapter into the slot,
and connect your USB device to one of the USB ports.
did you install the drivers? If not, try to install it you can find it in Control Panel - Add Hardware, then see what drivers are missing. If it was installed, try to download Dell drivers. Go to www.dell.com then search for the x300 drivers.
I would recommend that you undock the laptop, go into the Printers and Faxes console, and delete the printer. Then, dock the laptop, connect the USB cable to the dock and then re-install the printer through the dock. The USB ports on the laptop are assigned different hardware values than the PCI interface of the dock, and if the laptop is trying to print to a local USB port, it may not find the printer if it's connected through a PCI interface like the dock. That'd be my next move.
Remove Any Docking Stations or Port Replicators From the Computer Note: Docking stations and port replicators are optional equipment. If you are unsure if you have a docking solution attached to your computer, refer to Table 1 and Table 2 for examples. To remove the docking station or port replicator, perform the following steps: Shut down the computer. Remove the docking station: Universal Docking Stations: Disconnect the docking station's USB cable from the computer. D/Port or D/Dock: Remove any cable locks from the security slot on the right side of the docking station. Move the slide lock forward to the unlocked position. Press the Eject button and lift the computer from the docking station. C/Port II or C/Dock II: Remove any cable locks from the security slot on the left side of the docking station. Pull the locking lever forward until it stops to eject the computer, then slide the computer out of the docking station. Dell manufactures the following docking stations and port replicators (Table 1): D-series DocksC-series DocksSpecialty Docks D/PortLatitude? C/Port IIMedia Bases D/DockLatitude? C/Dock IIInspiron? Advanced Port Replicator Table 1: Dell Docking Stations (Click an image to enlarge it) Universal docking solutions are also available from third-party manufacturers including, but not limited to, the products below (Table 2): TargusKensingtonBelkin Table 2: Universal Docking Solutions (Click an image to enlarge it) Reseat the Keyboard Connector to the Motherboard Caution: Before performing any of the procedures in this section, read and follow the safety instructions in Dell Knowledge Base Article: "Precautionary Measures for Personal Safety" Article ID: 339031. Reseat the keyboard connector to the motherboard. Be sure to handle only the connector and not the cable. For information about how to open the chassis and remove, reseat, and replace components, please refer to your Online User's Guide and browse to the Replacing and Removing Parts section. Remove All Power Sources and Reset the Computer Remove the battery and disconnect the AC power adapter from the computer. Note: For information about how to open the chassis and remove, reseat, and replace components, refer to the Online User's Guide. Click Systems, then the make and model of the computer. Download the Owner's Manual or User's Guide and refer to the Adding and Replacing Parts section. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Reattach the AC power adapter to the computer. Power the computer on. Replace the Internal Keyboard
but may as you know that the anttena for wi fi in the laptops located in the side of monitor so it is polarization issue sure when you open the laptop screen it will be different when you close it to put it inside the docking station>>>to solve this you can change the direction of your router anttena