Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 161
Default Usb

im trying to sell my laptop and it only has 2 usb plugs. is there anything i can buy that will turn 1 usb plug into two?
__________________

browserjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
pctechmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 836
Send a message via AIM to pctechmike Send a message via MSN to pctechmike
Default Re: Usb

A USB hub. Or, you can purchase a PCMICA USB card, and add two or four more. Two USB ports is enough- I don't see that it would affect the value that much when you sell it. No since in spending money on it, when you're going to sell it anyway.
__________________

__________________
Pctechmike
www.adequateitsolutions.com
Please Add To My Rep If I Helped You
pctechmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 161
Default Re: Usb

Quote:
Originally Posted by pctechmike
A USB hub. Or, you can purchase a PCMICA USB card, and add two or four more. Two USB ports is enough- I don't see that it would affect the value that much when you sell it. No since in spending money on it, when you're going to sell it anyway.

well i have a usb mouse, a printer, an ipod, and a floppy drive all running on usb. and when i switch divices, i always have to unplug/plug the usb's

BTW im selling it to my grandfather, who dosent have much computer skills. if i was selling it to one of you, it wouldnt be nessesary.
browserjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 06:20 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Usb

I think the USB hub that pctechmike pointed out is what you really need since you have quite a few USB devices. Here's a USB splitter that can be plugged into one USB port and turns into 2 available USB connection. It's more of an extender than anything else, but it seems to do what you want it to do.

USB Splitter Extension Cable 10ft
http://shop.imatechco.com/product_in...7b13ad901ad1bc
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 06:36 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
hascet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,218
Default Re: Usb

At any Best Buy they sell splitters, I got a nice 1 to 4 pocket splitter from there for $10 after rebates...so I would just go to an electronics stor for something like that, but for your purposes you may need a powered one that plugs into a wall outlet as well as the laptop so you can charge things from it such as an ipod.
hascet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0