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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

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    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.

    System:
    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

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    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

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