Question about Computers & Internet
So, a couple months ago our mouse just suddenly crapped out, along with anything else that required a usb hookup (keyboard excluded).
We've since come to realize that the front ports and the SD/etc. Card Reader slot also no longer works.
While this is not a necessity it has hindered many of our options with the technology.
So far I have checked out and done all I can in device manager (driver install, uninstall, reinstall, update, rollback, rub it's belly and pat it's head), the device manager at first stated that the devices were not being recognized on the harddrive.
I was recommended to try reformatting if nothing else worked, and even a reformat didn't do it.
Do you think this is a hardware problem; should I just try and find a new usb/card reader drive, and if so, can you point me anywhere? I'm having the worst luck.
From my experience, the problem is reistance and corrosion. Most connections on the motherboard are pushon. Open your computer, find the wires from the front USB devices and 1 at a time gently pull them off and push them one at a time. The rubbing of the two parts should give good contact again and get your devices working. The same happens with hard drive and CD/DVD data cables. It won't hurt to give it a try, just be carefull not to mix up connections or break anything.
Posted on May 25, 2009
If you open up the pc case you will see the bundle of wires that lead from the front reader to the motherboard. Make sure they are tightly plugged in. If that does not work there should be another USB connection on the motherboard near it, unplug it from the original connection on the motherboard and plug it into the second board see if that helps.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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What happens when you tried to plug-in SD card to the computer?
Have you made any recent changes to the computer prior to the issue?
To make the SDHC be recognized by the computer, we need to ensure that the card reader works in Windows 7 first. Please check if the card reader is recognized properly by the computer and you have installed the driver for it.
Meanwhile, you can plug some other storage cards to the card reader and see how it works.
I would suggest you to refer the link below
A Secure Digital (SD) card may not be recognized on a Windows 7 based computer.
Uninstall all the Generic USB drivers and reinstall.
1. Open Device Manager.
2. In "Disk Drives" dropdown, uninstall the "Generic SD/MMC USB device" drive.
3. Restart computer.
4. Insert SDHC card.
Hope this helps.
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