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Have exteranal usb card -

For some reason when I power off and transport laptop next time I power up the usb card is not recognized....? receive error that not firmly in .... ? ...

seems I have to almost force the usb card into the expansion slot and try several times before computer recognizes it is inserted.. then PC with external drives works fine? ...

Any suggestions as to why is is occurring or what might need to be repaired?

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Sounds like the daughter card may be partially disconnected from the main motherboard. The usb ports on this model are on a seprate daughter card, and connect using a small socket to the bottom of the main motherboard. If you can pull it all apart you will be able to easily re-seat this card. Another option is the daughter card is going bad, or the usb ports and or drivers are bad, but it sounds like the card is not properly seated.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

  • Grant Cameron
    Grant Cameron Nov 24, 2007

    oops- if this is a pcmcia card- it may be a similar problem, but either a pin is bent on the pcmcia module, or the card, and or pcmcia module are not properly seated. have a look in the slot and see if there are any bent pins, obvious signs of damage, or any foreign objects in there.



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