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Gaming keyboard G265 not responsive and backlight keeps flashing

My new Genius G265 gaming keyboard is not responsive and keeps flashing the backlight. In Windows I hear repeating ding sounds as if I removed the keyboard and plugged it back in. If I manage to turn ...
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I burned out the USB ports — can I salvage the motherboard? [closed]

I had a general purpose computer ( no hardcore gaming and such, just some 3d modeling ) from ~2009, running windows7, quad core2 2.40GHz, 4GB Ram, motherboard GA-P35-DS3R. Yet I managed to connect ...
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Monitor no source with USB3 to VGA Device

I have a Toshiba Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 with Windows 8.1. I'm trying to connect a SIIG USB 3.0 to VGA Multi Monitor Video Adapter (JU-VG0211-S). It used to work but now when I plug the monitor ...
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0answers
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Windows 7 USB not working in legacy mode

I have a problem. Some time ago I have bought Acer V3-571G laptop with Windows 8. Later I have decided to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7, so I have switched BIOS to Legacy Mode and unfortunately ...
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Proving that a USB Device is “Dead”

I recently purchased a used USB receiver online. Upon plugging the receiver into my PC, I found it strange that Windows did not attempt to locate drivers for the new device. I checked the device ...
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Short Circuiting USB Device gives spark

I have a bluetooth adaptor that is not working very well. This is because its range is about 30cm, as the antenna is broken (I have checked with my phone and the bluetooth speaker). As I have had it ...
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1answer
23 views

USB Host controller not working

My usb ports were acting very weird and I found some guides on internet, so obviously I followed the guides. I've found 5 guides telling me to uninstall the host controllers, then the host ...
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1answer
60 views

Laptop usb not working?

I think there is something wrong with my laptop usb ports, but I am not 100% sure. I have tried to connect multiple mouses to my laptop but they are working like 50/50. Sometimes it works, and ...
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What is this connector called and where can I buy it? Cooler Master Notepal U3 Fan connection broke

I have the Cooler Master Notepal U3 cooling pad for my laptop but the usb connector is broke :(. This means that I can't use the fans beneath for cooling. I don't feel like buying a new pad cause of ...
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Why I have to replug my mouse occasionally?

I've got two USB wired mouses (mice?): "Mad Catz R.A.T.7" and "Canyon CNL-MBMSO02". From time to time when I start my computer I find the latter mouse not working. But it starts working if I replug ...
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1answer
342 views

Can I still use a usb flash drive after spilling water on it?

So a few months ago I accidentally spilled a little water on a few of my usb flash drives. I really want to test and see if they work, but before I do, I just want to make sure that there's no risk of ...
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374 views

Is USB unreliable by design or are there just so many broken devices around? [closed]

Often, I've had the case that some USB device starts behaving "strange" (e.g. not being recognized by Windows; not being recognized after waking from standby; being recognized only after plugging it ...
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Dell inspiron laptop failure due to USB

I have a dell inspiron laptop with 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive. I recently plugged a usb to Robotic arm interface cable from my laptop to the robot. My laptop was in sleep mode, and right when ...
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1answer
387 views

Windows tools to diagnose dead USB ports?

I have a Toshiba laptop with 3 USB ports. The ports stopped working, independently, over time. Now I can't use a mouse with the laptop so basically it's a non functional computer for me. I don't know ...
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My computer has a loose USB port, what should I do?

My computer has a USB port that appears to be too loose, with attached devices exhibiting too much play where the USB plug is inserted into the port. The port still works, as devices continue to ...
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Could it be my motherboard that is dropping my external HDD connection?

I use an external HDD on a machine. Lately, the hdd has been dropping the USB connection (Windows plays the disconnect/reconnect sounds, then the hdd device goes away for half a second, and comes ...
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1answer
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Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0 not working, but paired Wireless Mouse 5000 on same receiver does?

I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0 that was bought paired with a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. They're both Bluetooth and use the same receiver. The keyboard no longer works. The ...
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1answer
272 views

How can I detect what is blocking some certain keyboard keys?

After a while (about half an hour) booting up my system, some of my keyboard keys become unresponsive. Their respective Shift+, Ctrl+ and Alt+ combinations are also unresponsive. Pressing these keys ...
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1answer
337 views

Installing usb3 card on asus m2v motherboard

I have an ASUS M2V motherboard. I purchased a Transcend PCI Express card and plugged it into the PCIe x1 port that was available. After doing so, Windows XP doesn't pick it up at all. When started ...
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1answer
660 views

USB wireless adapters no longer working after Graphics Card meltdown?

Wireless Cards Not Being Recognized by networking I have two separate Wireless network adapters that I have tested against this Windows 7 home-built PC. Neither are working: after inserting the USB ...
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How can I test if a USB thumb drive is fake?

I bought a 256GB USB stick for only $5 on eBay. I know: What could possible overwrite your sense of "hey wait a minute" as a technology person would make you think you could buy a 256GB flash ...
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Can the internal micro processor / electronics in a keyboard break? [closed]

When I tried to connect my USB keyboard to another PC without USB, I used a USB to PS/2 converter but accidentally used the green connector, which is meant for mouses. So, my keyboard stopped working. ...