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    Laptop Techies please, i think it is a gonner :[

    Im sooo peved of just had me laptop fixed and now the USB ports have broken this means i cant get on the internet on it, i asked the woman is it possiable to get them replaced and she said no u will have to buy a whole new laptop!

    So i just want to check with you guys is it possiable to get them fixed or buy some new ones for it or am i going to have to fork out £300 for a new laptop, which i only use form a bit of word processing and internet.

    EDIT: The laptop is just over 2 years ol, when i say broken i mean two of them are completely dead, they dont work at all, they wont recognise anything which is put into them. The other one say to everything i have put into it has either mulfunctioned or doesnt recognie it. The last ones is very tempermently in will work for 10mins but then doesnt and keeps on doing this so for then internet it cant be used :(. All of them are very loose and move around. Il try and find the laptop model now, i can tell you though it aint a very expensive and is a esystem one though.

    thanks, x

    mum2b

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    not sure about replacing the usb ports but if you did need to buy something new you could always just get a notebook, some are under £200.

    Need more information - what do you mean by broken?

    How old is the laptop?

    just had me laptop fied???EXPLAIN IN ENGLISH

    If it has a card slot you can buy a USB type card.:whistling:
    My-Link 4 Ports USB 2.0 PCMCIA Card Adaptor For Laptop Notebook by MY-Link Amazon about 12.95

    do you have a PCMCIA slot then you could just buy a usb card and use that!?

    yeh what zippy said

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    abomination;3599493

    Need more information - what do you mean by brokenHow old is the laptop?



    just done an edit for you

    raptorcigs;3599508

    just had me laptop fied???EXPLAIN IN ENGLISH



    fixed, sorry not very good at typing ( trapped me finger in the door, been playing up all day :()

    zippy22;3599513

    If it has a card slot you can buy a USB type card.:whistling:



    it hasnt got a card slot :x

    Original Poster

    zippy22;3599513

    If it has a card slot you can buy a USB type card.:whistling:My-Link 4 … If it has a card slot you can buy a USB type card.:whistling:My-Link 4 Ports USB 2.0 PCMCIA Card Adaptor For Laptop Notebook by MY-Link Amazon about 12.95



    masterruckus;3599549

    do you have a PCMCIA slot then you could just buy a usb card and use … do you have a PCMCIA slot then you could just buy a usb card and use that!?yeh what zippy said



    unfortuatlry it aint got one it has only got 4 usb ports ps2 connection internet connection thingy, and vga? i think

    usb drivers may be ******ed?

    did all the usb ports fail at once?

    I'm making the assumption that you connect to the internet over USB based on your post.

    Do you have ethernet (]RJ45) connector on the laptop? If so, you could just buy a new modem for £10-20.

    The e-system laptops I've seen all have ]PCMCIA slots but are covered with a blanking plate. If you have the exact model then maybe we can help you a bit more.

    Regards,
    :santa:

    the womans who told you you need a new lappy its talking out her ****

    you need to open it up and just solder the usb ports back down threr not working cos there not connecting liek you say its 2 years old think of all the wear and tear they get on a lappy

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    masterruckus;3599611

    did all the usb ports fail at once?



    nope all in the sapce of a year

    fugjostle;3599694

    I'm making the assumption that you connect to the internet over USB based … I'm making the assumption that you connect to the internet over USB based on your post. Yep :thumbsup:Do you have ethernet (]RJ45) connector on the laptop? If so, you could just buy a new modem for £10-20.The e-system laptops I've seen all have ]PCMCIA slots but are covered with a blanking plate. If you have the exact model then maybe we can help you a bit more.Regards,:santa:



    thanks,

    tsar_nate;3599696

    the womans who told you you need a new lappy its talking out her **** you … the womans who told you you need a new lappy its talking out her **** you need to open it up and just solder the usb ports back down threr not working cos there not connecting liek you say its 2 years old think of all the wear and tear they get on a lappy



    urmm lol, solder, what do i actually have to do then?

    Titchimp;3599583

    usb drivers may be ******ed?


    I HOPE THIS IS TRUE AS ITS AN EASY FIX:)

    question is what exactly do you use the usb for as their are alternatives methods for most things ie ethernet/wireless for access to a router which some can then have printers attached such as the bt home hub.
    Post the model number off the sticker on the bottom of it.

    "Im sooo peved of just had me laptop fixed and now the USB ports have broken"

    Hmm sounds familiar. I remember doing a similar thing for a friend. I re-installed his Windows, updated it and then we he got it back home, all his USB devices failed to work. It turned out to be a dodgy Windows update. You should take it back to whomever fixed it for you with a couple of USB devices and say they are not working, and they should be able to fix it.

    It is a driver/windows update related issue. It should be easily fixed by a techy. Of course, this may not be the issue but it sounds so familiar I had to post my thoughts.

    Good luck!

    PhearFactor;3600834

    "Im sooo peved of just had me laptop fixed and now the USB ports have … "Im sooo peved of just had me laptop fixed and now the USB ports have broken"Hmm sounds familiar. I remember doing a similar thing for a friend. I re-installed his Windows, updated it and then we he got it back home, all his USB devices failed to work. It turned out to be a dodgy Windows update. You should take it back to whomever fixed it for you with a couple of USB devices and say they are not working, and they should be able to fix it. It is a driver/windows update related issue. It should be easily fixed by a techy. Of course, this may not be the issue but it sounds so familiar I had to post my thoughts. Good luck!



    i didnt think of that !


    on your desktop go to MY COMPUTER and right click on it then select PROPERTIES, then select the HARDWARE tab at the top of the little window. and then in that selection click DEVICE MANAGER, if there are any yellow question marks next to anything write it down and let us know.

    and about the soldering think you need to take it appart and "wiggle" the actual port to see if it is loose but thats the "extreme last appempt" at trying to fix it:thumbsup:

    if your anywhere in lancashire you could always come round i would take a look for a fellow HUKD'er (for free as its xmas) :santa: :gift: :stocking:

    Original Poster

    PhearFactor;3600834

    "Im sooo peved of just had me laptop fixed and now the USB ports have … "Im sooo peved of just had me laptop fixed and now the USB ports have broken"Hmm sounds familiar. I remember doing a similar thing for a friend. I re-installed his Windows, updated it and then we he got it back home, all his USB devices failed to work. It turned out to be a dodgy Windows update. You should take it back to whomever fixed it for you with a couple of USB devices and say they are not working, and they should be able to fix it. It is a driver/windows update related issue. It should be easily fixed by a techy. Of course, this may not be the issue but it sounds so familiar I had to post my thoughts. Good luck!



    Hey, the thing is i dont think it is a driver issue bacuase they are soo loose and dogy i think it is just wear and tear tbh

    tsar_nate;3601885

    i didnt think of that ! on your desktop go to MY COMPUTER and right click … i didnt think of that ! on your desktop go to MY COMPUTER and right click on it then select PROPERTIES, then select the HARDWARE tab at the top of the little window. and then in that selection click DEVICE MANAGER, if there are any yellow question marks next to anything write it down and let us know.and about the soldering think you need to take it appart and "wiggle" the actual port to see if it is loose but thats the "extreme last appempt" at trying to fix it:thumbsup:if your anywhere in lancashire you could always come round i would take a look for a fellow HUKD'er (for free as its xmas) :santa: :gift: :stocking:



    thanks, jsut going to try tht now, il give you the results later :thumbsup:

    yes it can be done

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