Originally Posted by Lexluethar
Sounds like the usb bus is probably shot. Do simple things like a sub mouse or usb keyboard work?
I plug in a laptop mouse off ebay that normally lights up in a matter of seconds, nothing.
I plug a usb printer in, no sound nothing.
I plug my usb thumb drive in, it lights up but no audio, no connectivity.
I did do some more research as to what could cause usb ports to become disabled and checked out the registry, that was fine.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling usb drivers.
I tried powering it down and disconnecting the battery.
As far as I can tell, the only thing this 1 usb port on this laptop will do is light up my thumb drive.
I've got this laptop till Saturday or Monday sometime, but he can't use it without the usb drive.
Is there any other way to hook a usb device up to this laptop, like a wireless usb hub? or a docking station? I'll check those last two myself.
Let me know any other ideas, I'm in the dark right now.