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Dead USB Ports...

Seems both USB ports are dead.  Tested both with numerous usb devices

that work well on all other laptop in the office.

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  • booth Oct 17, 2007

    Service Pack 2 is installed, and as are the USB drivers.  Actually removed them (USB ports) and had XP detect and reinstall, still no luck.  Going to check the drivers for the chipset and reinspect the ports again...


    Thank you.

  • hrdwarlady Feb 17, 2008

    I have an Acer 3100 all three USB are dead, will not recognize anything. Have not tried very many things, other than different devices that I know work on other computors. Any help would be great computor is only 16 months old

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    One of my USB port work sometimes. It will stop, and a icon will say the port is not reconized. When I take the wireless mouse connection out and put it back in a couple times then it start working for awhile. If I put a PCI USB card in there is no problem? I need to put my portable internet card in that slot. Anybody have this problem.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    I also use Presario M2000 notebook, and it also went dead. Sometimes it went dead, I plug out and plug in again, it usualy work again, but this only happen in one port ( the Presario M2000 have 3 usb port).

    I don't know what caused this to appear.

    First I thought that my wireless mouse keyboard ( I use logitec wireless mouse keyboard), but I plug it to other usb port it has no problem).
    Then I use ordinary mouse the problem occur (the same usb port that has problem)

    I experience it just recently may be about this past 2 months.
    Looking at the post at this site. The time is also match. Is it possible that the windows update caused this problems? I use Win XP and I always update it.

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  • djseth Nov 19, 2008

    I use a Acer travel mate.i have the same problem.checked drivers, they appear to be all ok. The ports are electrified. i can`t connect my external hardrive or any other device. when i run chkdsk it tells me it can`t fix problems on /f (which was the ext drive before the problem accured) because it was not selected. when i try to run chkdsk on /f it tells me it can`t find it ....



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Hi Friends,
Compaq Presario PC Notebook's main problem's are Audio Driver, Software Installation etc..
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This model has the wireless internet card port. I bought (from
Best Buy) an adapter that plugs into this port that has 2 usb connectors. It has worked GREAT! But, before I figured this out, I had to put up with only one usb port that was almost shorted out.

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Dude, this is not software problems it's hardware failure. Accept it.

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Have you checked drivers not only for the usb, but for the chipset of the system itself. Also, have you installed service pack 2?

Might also just visually inspect for troublesome fingers in the ports themselves; often get bent and short out.

Good luck

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