USB flash drives, USB chargers for your phone, USB to connect your i Pod, USB coffee warmers, USB is everywhere! Here’s what you can do to check out your USB port and some tips on fixing it.The first thing you’ll want to do is to check the USB port for physical damage.
It’s a good idea to do this on any computer that always has power to it, such as a server or desktop computer. It’s called USB Manager and we have a short article on how it works. If it’s still not working, it may very well be a hardware issue.
You might not want to do this with your laptop, but if you do, you’ll be able to turn it on again easily. USB ports are pretty fragile and USB Flash Drives can act as levers on them, wreaking havoc on the electrical connectors inside.
To get to the Registry Editor, click on Start and then enter regedit in the Search box and hit your Enter key. It looks like this, if you haven’t seen it before: Navigate to the Disable Selective Suspend key by clicking on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then Current Control Set, then services, then USB. This is seen very often in laptops, where the user will pack up the laptop and not disconnect the USB Flash Drive. We have an excellent article on laptop repair Laptops tend to have a rather short lifetime.
Where it says Disable Selective Suspend in the right-hand window, right-click and click Modify. This will disable the selective suspend feature and power will go to your USB ports constantly. They are outdated within weeks of being released, they are notoriously hard to upgrade or repair, and by nature they are subject to gradual decay or fatal...
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