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Restoring Usb Ports


I spilled water on my pda charger and chip reader. I immediately pulled plugs out of ports. I did not safely remove plugs, as i found out later. How can i restore the ports so i can hot sync my pda and read chip from my digital camera?

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Dell I9200 Laptop Usb Ports Are All Normal Speed Not Usb 2.0

I purchased a refurbished dell ( inspiron ) i9200 laptop a few months ago, haven't used any 2. 0 devices until last week, when i plug it in it says my ports are all normal speed, however i know they're supposed to be 2. 0. I can't seem to find drivers or anything that will make them 2. 0. And dell won't talk to me because i didn't buy it new from them i bought it from a certified reseller. Any ideas on what to do?

Posted On: July 1st, 2005, 02:37 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 02-04-2006, 05:51 PM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Are Usb 2.0 Devices Compatible With Usb 1.x Ports ?

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Posted On: 23-06-2005, 07:45 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

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Posted On: 03-12-2008, 03:50 AM . View Related Posts . . View 24 Replies .

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Posted On: 20-04-2006, 12:25 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

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Posted On: 16-05-2007, 07:27 AM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 11-11-2005, 02:54 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

How Do I Identify The The Usb 2.0 Ports ?

I am running xp on this pc. I have also booted the knoppix cd on this pc. It has 6 usb ports. The hardware manual says:

2 of these usb ports are usb 2. 0
4 of these usb ports are the old usb 1. 1

Xp and knoppix confirm it. But physically all 6 usb ports look identical. How do i identify the the usb 2. 0 ports? The new usb device i purchased recommends that, i connect it to a usb 2. 0 port for optimal performance. The back side of the pc is located in an inconvenient spot. I want to avoid pulling out the existing usb devices, as much as possible.


Posted On: June 27th, 2006, 04:02 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: April 2nd, 2004, 12:15 AM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

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Motherboard: abit bl7/bw7
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Posted On: Sep 25, 07 at 2:32am . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Sis 7001 pci to usb open host controller
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What does this mean - 4 ports or 2 ports ?


Posted On: October 23rd, 2003, 10:50 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Usb 3 Ports On The Front

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Posted On: 01-18-2010, 02:07 PM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Usb Ports Problem

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Posted On: April 27th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

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3200+ amd 64
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Posted On: 15-12-2007, 03:57 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

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Posted On: June 12th, 2008, 08:25 AM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Am I Over Powering My Onboard Usb Ports ?

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Posted On: 09-29-2009, 08:00 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Get Usb Ports To Activate Faster ?

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Posted On: 05-10-2009, 05:48 PM . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 08-09-2004, 12:16 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 22-08-2004, 04:00 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 04-05-2007, 11:35 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 29-08-2007, 12:33 PM . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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