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- USB ports stopped working
December 30, 2006, 12:46 pm
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- Anthony R. Gold
December 30, 2006, 11:15 pm
Re: USB ports stopped working
It's either a hardware or a software problem.
Software is easy to test and cure. Just use the Device manager to
uninstall the USB devices (right-click My Computer, Manage, Device
Manager, look at the Universal Serial Bus controllers and right-click and
uninstall each Host controller) then reboot. If all is now well it was a
software problem and is now cured.
If still not working it is likely to be a hardware problem. In my
experience that may need a motherboard replacement which takes time and if
the unit is out of warranty may be uneconomical to repair. But you don't
need to replace it, another option would be to get a USB adapter for less
than $20 to put into a PC Card slot. Here's an example of USB + Firewire: