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USB ports will not work

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#1 jimvt


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:45 AM

I'm using an EMachine T4697 that is a bit old but works well in every case except for the USB ports.

I've tried all the solutions suggested here and elsewhere and they just won't cooperate.

All the ports show NO mAs used and all "working properly".

Sometime ago when I plugged in a FOX Pro joystick I think I remember a message saying "power exceeded" or something similar.

Can I buy an external power device of some kind and get the internal USBs to work?

If so, what type of unit would anyone suggest.

Any help appreciated.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:33 PM

<<Can I buy an external power device of some kind and get the internal USBs to work?>>

If your USB ports are not working...you may be able to install a USB controller card, if your system has an empty PCI slot...and your motherboard has no damage.

Since the Gateway support site doesn't list the specs for your system...I can't say for sure whether your system has an empty PCI slot.

You can open the case and take a look.

If so...then you can simply install a USB controller card, such as those depicted Here..


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