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USB port stop responding

By icysugar ·
I have two printers attached to my computer, one through LPT port and another through USB port. Very often, I get "Printer not responding" message when try to use the printer attached through USB port. The one through LPT never has problem.
Sometimes, I also connect my digital camera or plug flash drive in other USB ports. I notice the similar problem. The camera or flash drive can not always be detected.
So far, the only way to make the USB port work again is to reboot the computer.

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by ghimpe-- In reply to USB port stop responding

Are these the USB ports attached directly to the mobo or the extention USB ports attached to the pins on the mobo??

Look in Device Manager and see if the USB root hub is in any conflicts.

It is very posible that this is a hardware problem. It would be great if you could get your hands on a USB Switch and plug your periferal components in it (this is a good alternative in case your USB ports aren't able to provide the +5V)

If none of the above solutions work youre only option is to buy an PCI > USB expansion card.

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PS: if it's still under waranty you could get it replaced.

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by T3CHY5961 In reply to USB port stop responding

You might be experiencing a common problem with USB devices that are not that same version/speed. For example, you may have a USB 2.0 hub with a mix of older USB 1.0 or 1.1 devices or vice versa. Keep in mind the port on your motherboard is considered to be a hub device. From time to time you may experience hot-plug issues with devices not being detected.

As a work around you could try launching 'Device Manager'. At the top of the device tree you will find your computer. Right-click and choose 'Scan for hardware changes'. Your device will probably be detected then. You may have to repeat this process when the device stops responding.

You could also try updating your chipset drivers and/or BIOS for your motherboard.

Be sure that you use quality USB cables when ever possible.

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by willcomp In reply to USB port stop responding

Check Power Management properties of USB Root Hubs in Device Manager. If "Allow the Computer to Turn Off This Device to Save Power" is enabled (check mark in box), disable it.

Power saving can cause connected devices to stop responding after it powers down hub and only remedy is a reboot. Well could be your problem.


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