Popping Noises, Keyboard and Mouse USB ports no longer work.
As the title states, what happened was that my brother was doing his regular internet surfing and playing some games and all of a sudden, the keyboard no longer works as well as the mouse. I have tried connecting the keyboard via USB for my laptop and it doesn't seem to work, nor does the mouse. The mouse is probably just a month old so I'm not sure if this issue lies within the USB ports, or the keyboard and mouse.
Then again, my rig is pretty outdated since I built it back in 2006 and so it's probably time for an upgrade.
I would just like to know what could have possibly caused the problem.
Thanks in advance!