usb ports loose no connection

  scooty1962 22:53 07 Jul 2009

I have a hp ze2000 laptop and both usb ports are loose and do not connect. I was told to replace motherboard. But I found a belkin 32bit plug in but I do not know if it will fit or where to plug it in. Does anyone know anything about this. Belkin F5U222V1 USB PCMCIA card 2x USB2.0

  lotvic 23:19 07 Jul 2009

I don't have personal experience but I found the service manual
hp ze2000 laptop sevice manual pdf click here

  scooty1962 23:57 07 Jul 2009

thanks that helped alittle. how do I tell if it is a 16 or a 32 bit slot?

  lotvic 11:31 08 Jul 2009

Looks as if it takes either
PC Card slot Supports an optional Type I or Type II 32-bit(CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card.

From the manual 1-15:
Table 1-5
Left-Side Components
HP Pavilion ze2000
Item Component Function
1 Power connector Connects an AC adapter cable.
2 Monitor port Connects an optional VGA monitor
or projector.
3 Expansion port 2*
(select models only)
Connects the computer to an optional
docking device.
4 RJ-45 jack Connects an optional network cable.
5 RJ-11 jack Connects the modem cable.
6 USB port Connects an optional USB device.
7 PC Card slot Supports an optional Type I or Type II 32-bit
(CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card.
8 PC Card eject button Ejects an optional PC Card from the
PC Card slot.

click here
4. How can I tell if my PC Card host computer has CardBus or 16-bit?
Check the documentation or specification for your host computer. The slot may also be marked "CardBus". Most notebook computers manufactured after 1998 have CardBus slots. On Windows based computers you can right click on the "My Computer" icon, select "System Properties" and select the "Device Manager" tab. Search for the "PCMCIA Socket" entry and click on it to show the type of PC Card Controller. There should be one entry per slot

  scooty1962 14:49 08 Jul 2009

ok it is a texas instruments PCIxx21 cardbus controller, but I still do not know if it is 32 bits or not.

  lotvic 19:11 08 Jul 2009

CardBus is 32bit

Belkin F5U222V1 USB PCMCIA card click here
"A quick installation provides two 480Mbps ports- simply slide the card into your CardBus Card Type II slot. The Card offers Plug-and-Play setup, and works seamlessly with Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, or XP."

From link in previous post
#9. How many pins are on a CardBus and 16-bit PC Card?
68 pins. CardBus cards have an additional grounding strip on the top of the card.

#10. What is the difference between a Type I, II and III PC Card?
Type I PC Cards are 3.3mm thick. Type II Cards are 5.0mm thick and Type III cards are 10.5mm thick

  Terry Brown 20:32 09 Jul 2009

Why not get a PCI plug in USB card click here

A lot cheaper than a new motherboard.

  lotvic 21:44 09 Jul 2009

You have not read the thread properly..scooty1962 has already got a plug in usb card that is suitable for laptop
Belkin F5U222V1 USB PCMCIA card 2x USB2.0

  scooty1962 17:50 22 Jul 2009

thatk you i plugged itin andit works fine

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