Hi there.hope some 1 can help please. My problem is,ive got 2 usb ports on the front of my pc that dont work,also the mouse port and keyboard ports dont work. So what ive had too do is get a usb keyboard and a usb mouse,so i can use the 2 usb ports on the back of my pc. Now everytime i need too plug my camerain i have too unplug sya my keyboard so i can use the usb port. Ive just bought a USBto PS2x2 Port adaptor,thinking i can then plug my mouse/keyboard into that thus freeing 1 of my Usb ports for my camera. Problem now is when i plugged the adaptor in and connected the mouse/keyboard,they Dont work? Hmm.I havent installed any software for my mouse/keyboard as i can just plug anything into the usb ports and they work fine. aNY 1 Any idea why they shouldnt work please.as i feel ive wasted my money here. thanks for reading. Swanny :O)
thanks for the reply. Yes they did use too work,the o/p is windows xp. pc is about 4/5 yrs old . 512memory ,its all ok but the usb ports, its just that im wondering why this adaptor wont work in the back 2 usb ports wwhen the mouse an k/board are fine,until i connect the adaptor cheers swanny :O)
Maybe the cable is no longer attached to the motherboard? Take the side off the pc and look for some thin wires connecting the front panel to the motherboard. There should be some going to the power and reset bottons, and to the led's for power and HDD activity. Is there one from the front usb ports dangling free?
If they are attached, it may be a software issue.
Right click My Computer / manage / device manager. Are there any yellow exclamation marks next to anything under usb controllers?
Failing that, try tapping the delete button as the pc starts, this should get you into the bios setup. You might find the usb and ps2 ports are disabled in there