I have a desktop (custom) with XP Professional that has one USB in the back and 2 on the top of the tower. Recently, I had noticed that when I plug something in (IPhone or IPad, for instance) sometimes it recognizes it and sometimes not. Sometimes it does not work at all and I give up.
The other day the desktop was working fine and I wanted to sync my phone with contacts & calendars but the INSTANT I plugged it into the USB port - the screen went black (not blue) but the motor was still running. I immediately unplugged the phone. The picture never popped back so I had to manually turn off the computer and restart it. Everything is fine but...........I don't want to do it again. Is the a simple way to replace the 2 USB ports on the top. I have replaced the hard drive and a few other things so I think I could do it. Thoughts?
Any thoughts on why the screen went black? I have since made an image - which I do regularly anyway just for safety purposes. I am running XP Professional - I know - I know. I don't really want to switch because I would have to do the same thing on my laptop - which is an exact duplicate of the desktop for when I travel. I can't have 7 or 8 and then have XP on the laptop.
Anyway, what do you think about the USB ports??
Edited by judyjht, 26 March 2014 - 02:43 PM.