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Dying USB Ports?

Crunchy Dragon
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So on my laptop, I have 3 USB 2 ports and 1 USB 3 port. Until recently every port worked fine, but for some random reason, my keyboard(plugged into a USB 2 port) stopped working and didn't work until I plugged it into the USB 3 port(which my mouse was plugged into). Now I have to plug my mouse into a USB 2 port, and none of them are working.

 

The lights turn on properly for my mouse and keyboard, but there's no actual input.

 

How do I tell if I have a dying USB port?

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usually you will have a notification if one of your usb ports are having overvoltage, but after that maybe that is the end of your port if it is not working

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If all the USB2.0 ports are not fully functioning then in your case it sounds like the 5V + GND are fine but the controller chip that manages the + & - data pins for the ports has stopped working. This controller chip is not a easily user serviceable part.

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Just now, Windows7ge said:

If all the USB2.0 ports are not fully functioning then in your case it sounds like the 5V + GND are fine but the controller chip that manages the + & - data pins for the ports has stopped working. This controller chip is not a easily user serviceable part.

so basically I'm screwed and need to get a USB hub?

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2 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

so basically I'm screwed and need to get a USB hub?

I'm just making an observation. I cannot say for sure it is the issue but in the event that it is then either RMA it if it is still under the manufacturers warranty or you'll need a hub. Preferably USB3.0 so you can still get near 3.0 speeds with corresponding devices.

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Just now, Windows7ge said:

I'm just making an observation. I cannot say for sure it is the issue but in the event that it is then either RMA it if it is still under the manufacturers warranty or you'll need a hub. Preferably USB3.0 so you can still get near 3.0 speeds with corresponding devices.

This laptop is 6 years old and I got it used. I'm looking up USB 3 hubs now.

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

This laptop is 6 years old and I got it used. I'm looking up USB 3 hubs now.

hearing that my current laptop has 2 USB 3.0 ports from like the Sandybridge m Cpu ages

"Make it future proof for some years at least, don't buy "only slightly better" stuff that gets outdated 1 year, that's throwing money away" @pipoawas

 

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Just now, Ordinarily_Greater said:

hearing that my current laptop has 2 USB 3.0 ports from like the Sandybridge m Cpu ages

I have an i5-2430M

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

I have an i5-2430M

mine is i3-2330M, liek wow. Asus A44H Laptop here

anyways maybe it is a great time to check out on USB hubs

"Make it future proof for some years at least, don't buy "only slightly better" stuff that gets outdated 1 year, that's throwing money away" @pipoawas

 

-Frequencies DON'T represent everything and in many cases that is true (referring to Individual CPU Clocks).

 

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