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Front side USB port is not working

When I am connecting Western Digital portable Hard Disk in the front USB port the OS( Windows Xp Pro) does not recognize that.... but in the same port if I connect a pen drive/ wireless keyboard it works.... Now the portable Hard disk will work if I am connecting that in the rear side USB port.... Why it is not working the front side ??? Help me out in this

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  • thugogee Nov 26, 2007

    Trying to connect to a WD portable disk (USB), but its not being recognized by the OS. I am on a DELL latitude d600. Works fine on a diff laptop (DELL Lat D600).
    Is there something missing/diff on on the one vs the other?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    media dashboard connected to usb on the board usb will not work on usb 2.0 says not enough power



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Check the power connector is it a 24 pin or 20 pin connector may be that's the cause of low power reaching the mother boards which is causing the usb hard disk only functioning only on the rear side ports

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On some computers the front usb ports are like a usb hub, they don't have enough power to power up a hard drive.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007


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SOURCE: Front Side USN dows not work in ASUS M2N MX SE

The front side port may be a "low power" USB port, it may be possible to "power" this if there is the capacity to connect a power cable to the front panel USB adapter, or there may be an aux power socket to plug into on the motherboard.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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