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Front usb 2.0 drives not working????

I bought this nice new sony computer with front usb drives and they worked once then stoped when i used a flash drive. Now when i put anything into them nothing happens...

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  • gysgt90 Mar 27, 2008

    ty, that worked perfectly :) ty again

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What you do is open up your computer case and find the cable that connects from your USB drive that leads to your motherboard. Unconnect it from your motherboard and reconnect it, it should give you the sound of device connected. What you probably safely removed your USB drives instead of your flash drive.

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