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IBM Thinkpad T41 docking station USB ports

I did a hot undock, and after redocking, my USB ports aren't working. Nothing I plug into them will work. I've shut the machine down and powered back up with the docking station power button.

Suggestions? TIA!

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  • BlaneR Jan 31, 2008

    OK, did that. On rediscovering, it found an Intel 8280 1DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD, three Intel Universal Controllers (24C2, C4, and C7), a USB Composite Device, and four USB Root Hub.



    Still no worky. Next?

  • Veekaye Feb 18, 2008

    I'm not sure if our USB problem is related to docking, but we are having the same problem where the USB ports simply don't work. I've attempted removing them in Device Manager and Windows does re-detect them. The DVD drive is also running on USB on this machine and still functions normally. At this point I'm considering just dropping a PCMCIA card to replace the onboard USB ports but would prefer a fix. Anyone?

  • serez931 Mar 22, 2009

    Hi
    I did operations you described, but USB port still not working. USB key / webcam / mouse.. I have a IBM T41 with XP pro.
    What can I do???
    Thanks for your help

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Try removing all the USB devices in Windows Device Manager with the laptop docked. To do this: Right-click My Computer, left click Manage. On the right side of the window, click Device Manager. On the right side, click the + sign next to USB Devices. Highlight each device under this heading and hit Delete on your keybaord to remove all the devices in order. Then right-click Computer at the top of the list and click Scan for Hardware Changes.

Hopefully Windows will re-detect your USB devices and get them back operational.

Hope this helps!

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