What would stop the USB ports from working? They won't charge my controllers, but they will read a USB memory stick... was just wondering weather the blue ray laser has anything to do with why i cant watch a movies off my flash drive. getting the blue ray laser fixed this weekend just want to know weather is worth getting it fixed or just buy another 1
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Hi Paul Its not likely that the battery is replaceable so replacement of the unit may be your only option. Having said that, you cant break it more than broken so take it apart and have a look, there may be a button cell connected on the inside which you can replace. Hope this helps.
Do any other devices work on any of your USB ports on the desktops? Does the memory stick work with a port that works for another device?
If all of the ports fail, check the Device Manager (for Windows OS) - you may have a driver issue. This is reached through the Control Panel (under Hardware or System). The exact titles will depend on the version of the OS.
When you scroll through the list to the USB controllers, look for a triangle with a red x or a yellow triangle. The right click (or double-left click) and try to update your driver or roll back the driver to an older version that worked.
If only a few ports fail, then are you dealing with the front ports or the rear ports? If the front ports (case), then you might want to check if the header cable is fully connected to both the case and the motherboard. This requires opening the case with the appropriate care.
Unfortunately, some new USB devices pull too much power through the port and can burn them out. (Those that charge on the computer are the most likely culprit.) If you have a few working ports, get a USB hub that is self-powered. (Get a good one or only use the AC adapter when there are more than 4 devices connected to the hub.)
FInd a computer with a floppy-drive and a USB port.
Insert the diskette, and copy all the files to a USB memory-stick connected into the USB--port.
Move the USB memory-stick to your laptop, and connect it.
Access the device-drivers on that device.
Does the port work with any other device (preferably one that you know works elsewhere)? Try plugging the stick into a different port. If you use a hub, try a port directly on the computer. Does another computer read the stick?
If the stick reads elsewhere, it is a port issue. Check if the ports are disabled for security or power-savings. Check if there is dirt on either the port or the device. All other problems are a device failure. (If it lights up, then it is the memory itself. If it doesn't light up, it could be a bad voltage regulator (Zener diode).)
If your device is under warranty, you can send it in for replacement. However the data will not be retrieved unless you pay for that service at a data recovery shop.
Sometimes when a flash memory stick or USB external hard drive fails because it was not removed from the USB port properly. If the device is removed by just pulling it out of the USB port, it can cause the flash device to fail, you must click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar and select the device you wish to remove and only do so when instructed to do so. When the flash memory USB hard drive device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash or USB hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy.
If your Computer can read other Devices such as USB Memory Sticks, that means that the the MP3 Player requires some drivers or needs some software. If your Computer cant read any USB Devices, then you need to install the USB Drivers for your computer.
All I could say is have a person who is really smart with technology take your Ps3 aapart and check the diodes on your fuse board (green plate that has a buncha little things on it). check to see if your diodes could be burnt or possobly loose. unless you can take it apart but have troubles putting it back together i wouldent try it. have a really smart person fix it. not a scientist or some guy from a company...justi make sure they no wat they are doing. I messed up my USBs by having a short in my keyboard. it tells me to plug in my controler but It wont read my controlers. theres a 92% chance its somthing wrong with my USB ports. I hope this helps you out.
I had the same concern a month ago when I bought my USB Stick reader. As you mentioned, the manual says there is no guarantee... I don't have a USB hub but I do use the USB port that I connect the USB Stick reader for other things. No problem. In fact I did not even have to use the supplied CD that came with the reader to install the driver for it. As soon as I pluged the reader to the USB port. Windows ME (yes I'm running WindowsME) found the device and install the built-in driver itself. Why don't you just wait until you get your camera and try it out first. Good luck.