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Offline joey_p777

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Laptop problems
« on: March 08, 2003, 07:14:38 pm »
Any ideas what would cause (other than a bad connection at the board) this problem:

- one of the 2 usb ports does not respond to some devices I connect.

- when the good port is in use and you attempt to use the other port, occasionally the machine will reboot.

-funny enough, some simple devices it will recognize, gamepad.....

I tried searching to see if others had similiar problems, but no luck!  Com-crap presario 1520....  

BTW - If it goes in for service, under contract of coarse, I'm pulling out the hard disk!  Im not taking chances on them thinking its a software conflict and screwing up my stuff.....  Its done this since day one, but its becoming very annoying recently.

I'm thinking either a power supply issue or a bad solder point on the board?

Also, sometimes the screen dims and takes awhile to brighten up.....  Think I'm looking at a bad screen too?

Any ideas?
« Last Edit: March 08, 2003, 07:15:58 pm by joey_p777 »


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Re:Laptop problems
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2003, 07:23:33 pm »
is it a via chipset ??  are you running 98   n/m those questions if it's reboot radomaly it's a power supply  or could be bios  
« Last Edit: March 08, 2003, 07:24:38 pm by mccoffee »

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Re:Laptop problems
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2003, 02:33:07 pm »
Hint: Sound in bios.
Win2k and Soundblaster enable in bios. Did we cover that before...
Some devices not working dosnt = a bad soldier point.
Try poping in a USB hub with the power supply on.
I know its a newer Compaq so it should support all devices in the USB but keep in mind what your running in the first USB is it eating all the USB support up
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