Can I repair USB Ports not working?
Posted on 2007-04-08
Is my Motherboard's USB system dead? I have a Foxconn 6100K8MA-RS Socket 939 NVidi GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor and 2 GB memory. Everything has been running smoothly, but at startup yesterday morning the USB mouse would not function. Testing the mouse n another computer proved nothing wrong with the mouse, but it would not work dispite trying it in every USB port (4) on the back side of the mother board as well as a separate USB connecter mounted on the front of the computer case and cabled to a front side location on the mother board. I Installed a PS/2 mouse and the computer functioned perfectly. Noticed that the USB printer and a scanner also attached to the computer were not visible on MyComputer. Tried a thumb drive in the five USB ports which produced a continuously flickering light on the drive (even with the computer OFF if the case power toggle switch on the power supply was on! This is not normal. On other machines the thumb drive flickers only momentarily on insertion) The thumb drive appears not to have been damaged.
Accessing Device manager tells me that the 2 Host controllers and the 2 USB Root Hubs are "working properly" but obviously they are not. Have you any suggestions that might enable me to fix this problem? I am thinking that the simplest solution will be the buy a PCI board with USB ports installed and plug it in.