The USB ports arnt working, when i plug things in for example a mouse it lights up and stuff showing that it's connected but nothing happens, not even my ipod connects it usualy shows up a connected screen but it just lights up the main menu of my ipod then it darkens the screen like nothing ever happened
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Re: USB ports are not working
Sounds like the power portion of the USB port is working but the data portion is not. My guess is that the drivers for the USB hub inside your machine are not installed, damaged or never installed. Check the "device manager" under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers". You might be able to fix it by deleting the hub. When you power off and power back up it should find the hub and reinstall the drivers.
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You should buy a USB mouse. Then you can connect it to any USB port in your computer. The USB ports can be located on the the right side or on the left side of your laptop and you can have one or more in the rearside of your computer also. They can be isolated our they can be in pairs. The exact location varies from computer to computer, depending on its make, model and configuration (I saw an image of yor computer model, that showed two USB port in the right side of the laptop to the front). Most laptops have at least 3. You shouldn't have any problem finding the USB ports or connecting the mouse. Just buy the mouse and then look for a socket that fits its USB rectangular plug. Note that the plug fits only one way, so you might have to turn it around 180? in order for it to fit.
There are 4 possible ways in my awareness...
Method 1: Resynchronize your device with the receiver To resynchronize the mouse or the keyboard with the receiver, follow
Note When you synchronize the mouse or the keyboard with the
receiver, put the device near the receiver and put any other wireless keyboards and
mouse at least 6 feet away.
Press the button on the receiver, and then verify that the
light on the receiver starts to blink.
Some newer Microsoft devices are permanently bound to their receiver
and cannot be reset. If your device does not have a button, skip to
If a dialog box appears on the screen in several seconds,
follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Otherwise, go to
the next step.
Press and release the Connect Channel button on the bottom
of the mouse or the keyboard.
Check the green light on the receiver. A steady green light
means the synchronization was successful. If the problem persists, try steps 1
through 4 again.
For the Wireless Notebook mouse:
This issue can occur if the micro-switch on the bottom of the mouse is
not released. Use a pin or a pen to try to release the button if it is
The following example shows the buttons to push to synchronize a wireless hardware device:
Bottom of the mouse: The connect channel button
Different kind of receiver
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Method 2: Try different portsTo determine
whether the problem is related to the ports on the computer, use only the two
cables that are included with the wireless desktop receiver, or the single
cable that is included with a mouse.
USB keyboard and USB mouseIf the USB cable is currently connected to a USB hub, disconnect
the device from the hub, and then connect it to a USB port on the computer. If
your device is already connected to a USB port on the computer, try to connect
the device to a different USB port if one is available.
Note Only one USB connection to the computer is required, even if
your device has two USB plugs. If the problem persists, disconnect other USB
devices and connect only the USB plug from the receiver to a USB port on the computer.
Warning If you have to change a PS/2 connection, shut off the
computer, make the changes, and then restart the computer. Do not plug a PS/2
device into the PS/2 port while the computer is running.If your devices are connected to PS/2 ports on the computer,
verify that you have the following configurations:
Verify that the USB plug for your mouse is connected to the
green USB-to-PS/2 adapter and that this adapter is plugged in the mouse PS/2
port on the computer. The mouse PS/2 port on the computer may also be green.
If you are not sure which PS/2 port is the mouse PS/2 port, see the
documentation that was included with the computer.
Verify that the USB plug for the keyboard is connected to
the purple USB-to-PS/2 adapter and that this adapter is plugged in the keyboard
PS/2 port on the computer. The keyboard PS/2 port on the computer may also be
purple. If you are not sure which PS/2 port is the keyboard PS/2 port, see the
documentation that was included with the computer.
you have to change your configuration, shut down the computer, make the
changes, and then restart the computer. If your mouse or keyboard has
both USB and PS/2 connections, try using the other connection.
PS/2 keyboard and USB mouseIf
you are using a wireless mouse with a USB connector and a PS/2
keyboard, verify that the USB mouse is plugged in a USB port on the
computer and that the purple keyboard PS/2 plug is connected to the
purple PS/2 port on the computer. If you have to change the PS/2
connection, shut off the computer, make the changes, and then restart
Method 3: Reinsert the batteries or install fresh batteriesBoth
the wireless keyboard and the wireless mouse rely on AA alkaline
batteries for power. Remove the batteries, and then insert them again.
If the problem persists, install a fresh set of batteries in the device
that you are having problems with.
Method 4: Check for interferenceItems
such as wireless routers, radios, cell phones, desktop fans,
fluorescent lights, and large metal objects like computer cases and
metal furniture may interfere with the signal of the keyboard. Try to
keep such items away from the keyboard, and check the behavior of the
Do not put the mouse or the receiver near any
electrical devices, especially transmitters such as cordless or
cellular telephones or other wireless mouse devices or receivers. A
distance of at least 8 to 12 inches is recommended. Do not put the
mouse or the receiver on metallic surfaces or objects, especially long
metallic rails or cables. We recommend that you keep the mouse and the
keyboard a minimum of 3 feet from metallic objects.
Try disconnecting the mouse from the usb port and reboot the unit.
Now, on your touch pad, top left blue led is let showing it is functioning. Press the center button next to the led, which will shut off the internal mouse.
Plug in your mouse to a different USB port and the unit should see the mouse.
If not and the mouse does not light up, replace the mouse.
You may have had a conflict with the internal and external mouse.
the best way is not to use usb mouse because 85% problems created by usb mouse. if you want to use usb mouse and other things the good way is to buy a 4-port hub and plug the usb mouse in it and other things. and hope it will work for you
this problem seems mostly with the usb mouse, the best solution is to plug the flash drive in one port and usb in other and restart the computer generally this always works but if it wont work then the best thing is i also did that, buy a 4-port usb hub and connect it with laptop and connect your usb mouse with this port not directly to your laptop and when you like to use your flash drive plug it in the laptop. this is working with be perfectly and i hope it will do the same at your side.
I think you might have a loose cononection for the data ports. Try putting a little bit of force on the usb device. Up, down left right. NOT ALOT. If it starts working when force is used, i tihnk you should try to take it apart and resolder the connections. If it dosen't work, uninstalling the driver and installing.