usb ports not working

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  1. scoobie_wrc's Avatar

    scoobie_wrc said:

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    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
     
  2. Over Carl's Avatar

    Over Carl said:

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    checked the devices on another pc/checked any other usb devices on the laptop?
     
  3. scoobie_wrc's Avatar

    scoobie_wrc said:

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    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
     
  4. Over Carl's Avatar

    Over Carl said:

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    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?
     
  5. TotallyRandom's Avatar

    TotallyRandom said:

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    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
     
  6. scoobie_wrc's Avatar

    scoobie_wrc said:

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    should be able to get some sort of usb device to try
     
  7. Over Carl's Avatar

    Over Carl said:

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    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.
     
  8. Vader's Avatar

    Vader said:

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    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.