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testing usb ports

Discussion in 'Intel' started by species8350, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. species8350

    species8350 Guest


    I believe that my my front usb ports may be faulty.

    Is the a free software package that can tell me if the fault lies with the front ports, or the motherboard?


    Ps. The rear usb ports work well.
    I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers.
    The motherboard is fairly new.
    System is Dell Dimension E520.
    OS is Vista Home Premium, 32 bit.
    species8350, Sep 17, 2013
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    Usually it may be a hardware fault, such as some bad soldiering on some
    ports which create a lack of connection from time to time. Check the
    front ports out by connecting various different devices with various
    different cables.

    Yousuf Khan
    Yousuf Khan, Sep 22, 2013
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    bruce56 Guest

    Also there are 3 different ways that USB connectors are wired.
    It could be that the pins on the mainboard are different to the connector
    to your case front panel.
    I have seen a tester with red and green LEDs that tells you if the port
    is wired okay, reversed or no power. I don't know if it tells you about
    5 V on the data lines.
    bruce56, Oct 1, 2013
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