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USB Ports Not Working?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Frank2001, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. Frank2001

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    I have Windows Xp and I have been using this laptop for well over a year now but suddenly as soon as I plugged in my iPod the other day, (Which I have done many times before without a problem) I get a message at the bottom of my screen telling me there's a power surge on my hub port. (I don't have an external hub port, so I'm guessing this is where the main power source for my USB is) I also noticed my iPod wasn't being recognized. So I unplugged my iPod afraid that it would fry and I haven't used the laptop for a few days now.
    Well, now I've decided to move all my files to a new computer seeming as how this one looks like it's going to have problems, but the thing is, my USB Ports won't recognize anything anymore! I need to be able to plug in my flashdrive one last time to transfer all my files but my computer won't recognize it. It's like the ports are shot. I have no idea what to do, I really want to be able to transfer all these files before I ditch the computer. Help?
     
  2. olryst

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    You could network the laptop with an ethernet cable to the other computer and move the files that way.

    You could take the harddrive out of the laptop and use a ide or sata (if its not very old then probably sata) to usb converter and plug it in to the other computer.
     
  3. Frank2001

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    Thank you! I plugged in an ethernet cable between both computers but I don't know how to actually transfer the files. Any ideas?
     
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