My USB port blew out - is there a way to use usb connected hardware
Posted on 2006-06-25
I'm not a techy so I don't know how to go into the motherboard and tweek this and that. So do you have any advice for a non-techy how to try to either easily fix my usb problem or to work around it.
I tried for over an hour to get various hardware pieces to run off of the usb port. i see for instance that the computer doesn't see the mouse when I plug it in. I've shut down, removed then reinstalled the hardware items.
I really think something blew out because I did smell something smoking a little inside the cpu. everything else on the computer seems to work except accessing the usb port.
is there a work around. for instance is there anything i can buy that will plug into the older ports that we used to use for keyboard and mouse (ps-2?) to convert to a usb hub?
any advice would be helpful because right not I'm SOL and can't use my computer.