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Dvices not working in USB ports although memory sticks are?


Purple Sue

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I have an Advent laptop, bought in Feb 2009. The USB ports used to work fine - with camera, GPS, i-pod. However, some time ago the laptop stopped recognising external devices, although is fine with memory sticks, my external memory device and a mini sd adapter.

Previous questions along this line are very old; is there anything I can try before I trot along to pc world?

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Purple Sue

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nothing shows as disabled - which would make sense if they did....

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Purple Sue

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am signing out for tonight - but i will be back!

If anyone else has any ideas - or if Rdave has any more - please post here and I can check out in the morning.

Thanx,

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rdave13

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No, but look for your camera for instance. Anything showing as connected then leave well alone. Means your keyboard and mouse (printer etc) usually. I have four USB connections that are highlighted in green so don't uninstall anything highlighted. Try uninstalling all of the un-highlighted devices then connect your camera or i-pod to see if windows will load the drivers.

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