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#1 Locky2007

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:03 PM

hello, i am new to the computer world and was wanting to know about usb ports as the one on my computer isn't working anymore as it is broken, so i wondered if i bought a new usb pci card with 4 external ports, can i set that up and use that instead or does that have to plug into the old 2 that are no longer functional? or can i set them up at the back of the computer in a new area and install them like that and leave the old 2?

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:01 PM

Hi Locky2007, and welcome to bleepingcompter.

Yes you can purchase and install a PCI USB card, it will work independently from the ones on the rear of the case.

How did you determine that the existing ones are not working?

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#3 Locky2007

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:13 PM

it was because i had to extension cables out of them which i use for my mp3 players and my other half walked past and with some force removed them side ways which has bent and wrecked them basically so i was going to get the repaired when i saw how much they cost to buy compared to getting repaired i thought i may aswell buy some new ones.

thank you very much for your help and the Newlink 5 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card with 4 External Ports and 1 Internal Port is the one i was looking at, is that the kind of thing i should be looking at or do i need something else, or does it come with everything i need?

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:16 PM

When you boot your system, you should be able to go into the CMOS BIOS setup and disable those damaged USB ports.

Not a big deal, but it may give you a little more system resources, and they won't show up as active now that they aren't useable.


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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:20 PM

thank you very much and thats a good idea, i shall do that now.




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