USB ports Acer Aspire 1680

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My 3 USB 2.0 ports suddenly stopped recognizing any USB hardware (all my
USB hardware are ok, tried them succesfully on my desktop).

ACER support suggested reinstalling everything with their recovery disk.
Done that, no change! I wrote to them again, been expecting an answer
for about a week now.

  The USB hardware still gets power from the ports, this makes me hope
it's a software (drivers) not an hardware prob. Strange. All drivers ok
in the USB in the control panel system device manager.  Any idea?

Re: USB ports Acer Aspire 1680

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 10:45:57 +0800, BluesCat wrote:

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A few things to check:

1 - check to see if the USB ports appear in your Windows hardware manager
section.  This would give you a clue weather it's your OS or the hardware.

2 - check your laptop's BIOS configuration.  Did you somehow turn off the
USB ports in in there.  If so, you would not be able to use them.

3 - lastly if all else fails, see if there is a newer BIOS for your
laptop you can upgrade to. If so, you may want to consider upgrading, as
it may fix your USB issues.

It just seams funny that your USB ports get power, but cannot be found.
This would typically point to something which turned off the USB ports or
the OS is not detecting the USB ports correctly.

Hope this helps...

Re: USB ports Acer Aspire 1680

James T. wrote:
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Thanks for  your answer.
Point1: hardware manager,first thing I did.Everything ok.
Point 2: Checked that too, but no mention of USB ports anywhere in the
BIOS. Strange.
Point 3: Will try to upgrade the BIOS. Will let you know.

Thank you for your answer again

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