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USB port stopped working - no warning or alerts from windows

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cxm322, Jan 11, 2008.

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  1. cxm322

    cxm322 Thread Starter

    Oct 7, 2003
    My computer has a total of 6 USB ports - 4 in the back and 2 up front (it's a 2-1/2 year old custom built system).

    Anyway, All the USB ports always worked.

    Never had any problems with any of them. I always use one in the front for my mouse and the other front one is just there for whenever I need it for something else on a rare occasion (like a digital camera or something).

    I recently (last month) found out that this one front USB port that I use only on occasion is no longer working. It's completely dead. The last time I used it was about 6 months ago and there were no problems.

    No errors or anything else like that, it' just dead, like as if it were a dummy port (although it isn't).

    I looked inside the case to see if it somehow was disconnected but it isn't.

    My Device Manager is only showing 5 USB ports and I can't figure that out. It should show 6 even if one is not working properly, right?

    Could it possibly be fried or something?

    I think I read in another thread here that some USB ports have a fuse that can blow and needs replaced. Is that true? Never heard of it until recently. Are these hard to replace?

    Any ideas, fixes, etc, would be great.

    WIN XP SP2
    Intel Celeron D 2.4Ghz
    1GB RAM
    Asus P4P800SE Mother Board

    Trend Micro scan - clean
    Ad-aware scan - clean
    SB S&D scan - clean
    CWShredder scan - clean
    Windows Defnder scan - clean
    HJT log - no bad or weird entries. All recognized and valid.
  2. Zayl1


    Aug 8, 2007
    Well, I'm in the same boat in a way.. I just bought a new case and now both front USB ports are dead.. I hope someone replys to this that has more experience
  3. cxm322

    cxm322 Thread Starter

    Oct 7, 2003
    Well, in your case Zayl, I'd return for a new one since it's a new case. (y)
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