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USB port not working due to lightning

by nirvikghorai / November 1, 2011 5:44 PM PDT

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">My laptop usb port damaged due to lightning. If i connect my pen drive/flash drive in shu-down mode and then start my laptop, my laptop usb port is detecting the mass storage device, but in log-in mode if i remove my pen drive from laptop and again plugin the pen drive, then my laptop is not recognizing the pen drive/mass storage device... Sad

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If it really is hardware damage ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 5:52 PM PDT

that means a new motherboard or a new laptop.


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My question is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 12:49 AM PDT

Why not post the make and model? Then we can see if you can add something.

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USB port not working
by nirvikghorai / November 2, 2011 3:34 PM PDT
In reply to: My question is

my pen drive is working... means okk!!!
laptop model no; Dell Inspiron 1525

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No. That only means the pen drive is working.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2011 1:24 AM PDT
In reply to: USB port not working

It is not a sign the USB is undamaged. I'll work with your original statement for now. If it's a software issue you can reload the OS and it will work again.

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4175 shows it has an Expresscard 54 slot.

Here's some USB cards for that.


I'd try the 10 to 20 dollar cards.

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