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Old 07-25-2008, 02:39 AM   #11
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Default Re: My computer just crapped out :(

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This is why PS/2 ports are still good to have granted you have a keyboard and mouse to lug into them... I don't rely on USB for my keyboard, just PS/2, and I have a converted foir my USB mouse... You could keep a cheapo backup keyboard/mouse for cases like this. I know...I know, you have to suffer with a lame PS/2 mouse and keyboard for a little bit in that case. As opposed to your tiny 17" LCD...lol
I can understand keeping the keyboard on PS/2, but not the mouse. I have 5 buttons on my mouse, so it's better to use USB.
Those two extras wont work with PS/2>USB adapters. It's not a bad idea for keyboard as well if you want it register all keys at once.. most PS/2 keyboards have a limit to the number of keys that can be pressed at any given time.. but there are few games that make that a problem.

Just keep two adapters handy for both the mouse and keyboard if you ever need to use PS/2 for some reason.
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It grounds it. USB ports somehow tend to build up a static charge that can make them stop working By holding the power button you are discharging the capacitors, and by touching it you are giving that current a place to go.

IT trick? Possibly. It's actually something I learned from Dell. Freaky huh?

Nice celegorm, I'll give that a shot on a box I have thats been finicky about USB.

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the computer is obviously mad at you for not having given it tolerable internet connection for so long. its unleashing its wrath.
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wait...celegorm, so you push the USB slots outward forcefully while holding the power button?
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o_0 DELL?!
What are you doing here anyway?
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:12 AM   #12
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wait...celegorm, so you push the USB slots outward forcefully while holding the power button?
How does "put your finger on" equal forcfully? Does "touch" work better for you?

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o_0 DELL?!
Yes, Dell. Some of their techs actually know what they are talking about.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:21 AM   #13
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Default Re: My computer just crapped out :(

Yeah, my laptop is the same way.
I dont use it for like 2 weeks then when I got to use it it randomly tipes F's and the start button and its impossible to stop.
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