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    Default usb ports not working

    when i plug in my printer and dvd witer into my lappy neither get recognied!

    ive got 4 ports and it doesnt matter which 1 i plug either in to

    both wre working fine a couple o dys go and ive mad no changes since

    please help

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    Default Re: usb ports not working

    checked the devices on another pc/checked any other usb devices on the laptop?

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    Default Re: usb ports not working

    no and no

    these are the only usb devies i have and i got shot of my pc a few month back and now just have the laptop

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    Default Re: usb ports not working

    Sorry fella but I don't think you will get very far in diagnosing without being able to test at least one way, preferably both. Can you borrow a usb stick of someone at work or maybe take your laptop to a mate's place to check with his kit?

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    Default Re: usb ports not working

    check with a USB keyboard in the bios see if its hardware /software.

    if it works ok in the bios would reinstall your chipset and update the bios or that still fails reinstall the OS

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    Default Re: usb ports not working

    should be able to get some sort of usb device to try

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    Default Re: usb ports not working

    Thinking about it, TotallyRandom is right, usb keyboard probably would be best device to check with if possible. Failing that, either a usb cdrom/floppy drive so you can see if the lappy uses it before the o/s has booted.

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    Default Re: usb ports not working

    If you had not already

    Could check in Device Manager ( Right click on MY COMPUTER then CLICK MANAGE- select Device Man on the left )
    Check to see if any devices regarding usb are flashing up in yellow, if so .. could try reinstalling drivers.

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