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Old 07-25-2006, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have re-installed drivers, re-formatted the PC, everything! And they still won't work.

I plug the keyboard in and it says that it's malfunctioned and won't work and it's peeing me off BAD, cos I have a PDA which I need to sync with my laptop and a phone that I need to sync aswell.

I'm thinking if I buy a PCMCIA slot, to go in the side of my laptop, that could give me connectivity? Feedback would be GREATLY appreciated
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you try pluging other devices into the USB?

I burnt out my USB ports some time ago and got a cheap USP card online, with an internal port so I could hook up my front USB ports.. Everythign has been fine ever since... but check it with a bunch of stuff before you buy anything
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ Yup, done that, all do the same thing
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Reinstall your USB drivers.

P.S. = Ste is going to have a fit, you stole his name
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^ Done that

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Old 07-27-2006, 05:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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sounds like you are talking about a laptop. laptops can be really tricky to install windows on and any drivers. so you are certain the USB ports don't work at all? if installing updated chipset and USB controller drivers doesn't work try and get into the computers BIOS and then look for options pertaining to enabling or disabling the USB controller, make sure it is enabled. if that fails you could probably get a USB PCMCIA card for about $20-$25 US (just guessing, perhaps even less) and that should solve your problems.
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yup, thanks for your help nitestick

So the PCMCIA card should work?
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yeah, they are ALMOST universally compatable across the generations of laptops. try and make sure you get one that comes with a driver disc so that you don't have any trouble getting it working. if you tell us what country/state you are from we may be able to help you find a good retailer or online shop.
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Wicked Erm I'm from the UK, a lil town called Darlington

I've just bought one on eBay for about 7 quid, which is worth a try
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