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USB 2.0 port on front of Pav. a1010 does not work, how do I turn it on

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My son was on computer with his ipod hooked to the 2.0 usb port, it just went out. a note came up saying that it had a overload and it told how to reset it but my son clicked on it so not sure how to reset. Thanks for the info everyone.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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Re: USB 2.0 port on front of Pav. a1010 does not work,...

Maybe its broken.

Look into your ports, check for any bent pieces, if you ever bent them, or shorted them then you cooked the USB headers on the mainboard.

Maybe its turned off?
Right Click My Computer
Click Hardware
Click Device Manager
Do you have any yellow or red marks next to anything? (this could be where it is disabled)

Still not working?
Reboot the pc, go into the bios, and search for the front usb ports. Thats the only other place they can be disabled.

Have they worked in the past, did anything change since they worked last?

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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