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Old 03-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default USB ports not working on a laptop

ok so all the USB ports on a laptop of mine seem to be fried - I have done everything - been on the phone with tech support for hours etc etc and they are still not working. The laptop is out of warranty but other than the USB ports not working I am not aware of any other problems with the machine. I have given up getting them to work through normal troubleshooting.

Are there any devices that you could connect through perhaps the network connection that would have USB ports on it? like a router for instance?

I don't want to throw the machine away but other than that or take it to a shop where they will probably try and charge the price of a new machine to fix it I am not sure what else could be done.

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Old 03-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: USB ports not working on a laptop

You could buy a PC card with USB ports, such as these.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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nevermind's link is not working for me so i thought i'd post one.
This card will slip into the PCMCIA slot on the side of ur lappy and give you a bunch of USBs
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Default Re: USB ports not working on a laptop

Are you 100% sure that they are "Fried"... I have had similar issues, and I was just missing the drivers to them.What exactly did "tech support" do to properly diagnose this issue, and conclude with your statement.?
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: USB ports not working on a laptop

Sorry for the delay in wrapping this one up - basically I took the machine back to the shop and dumped on their desk and told them to prove that the USB ports worked properly.

All the device manager info says everything is fine but at the end of it after leaving it with the people I bought it from for 2 days they couldn't get it working either!

So bottom line I never determined what the particular issue was.
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