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USB/Motherboard problem

My USB ports recently went bad, and I was told I need to replace the motherboard in my Dell Inspiron 1150. Does anyone have any suggestions on motherboard replacement.

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Well trying to replace a mother board from a dell and I can imagine it is older?? would be a chore in itself. There is one way you can keep the old one, by getting a pci card for usb.Or if you have your mind set perhaps building a new puter would be not so far out of line. Any way you wish to go a look here http://www.tomshardware.com would be a good start/. Wink

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Jamie: How did you determine that the usb ports are bad?
What, if any, symptoms are present?
What status does Device Manager report?
Are the latest drivers installed for your motherboard?

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I spent hours on the phone with Dell tech support diagnosing the problem. The only real issue is the fact that my USBs won't work. The device manager doesn't show any problems, and everything is up to date as far as I can tell.

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