Bad USB Ports
Posted on 2006-05-24
I have a Gateway 509GE Desktop that was damaged in a lighting strike. Apparently, the strike came in through the phone line, took out our fax machine which in turn was plugged into the desktop via usb. After some effort, I was able to get a working desktop that seems to have all the data and programs.
However, only one out of seven usb ports work. Now about every 10 minutes the system locks up and can only be restarted by shutting off the power and starting over. Aside from the fact that it's almost unacceptable to have no usb ports, what are my options? Four of the six bad usb ports are integrated in the motherboard.
Any suggestions are welcome.