What should I do with this problem?
August 25, 2008 4:13am CST
What should I do? I have this problem with my computer..I have 5 USB ports in this compaq. I have 2 in the front. So the problem is the 3 USB ports in the back is not working and I need those five ports to operate all of my devices, which are:a mouse, a printer, an external DVD writer, a USB-powered speaker, and a webcam. Now I only got two devices in the back, and I intend those ports up front for my USB storage devices. I eliminated the mouse, replacing it with a ps/2 trackball. So I need a plan to use that 4 devices...I have these plans which I need opinions to. plan a: use 1 port up front, use a USB extension cord, and plug one device in it, and just use a headset instead of the USB-powered speakers... plan b: buy a USB Hub so I can have an extra 4 slots by connecting it to that one usb port up back...(i don't have money yet) I'm using plan a now. If you have any other ideas please share. Thank you.
25 Aug 08
Connect you DVD writer directly to one port. As this thing requires high speed data transfer don't use any other thing wit it. Next by a USB hub to connect other devices. You can also replace your mouse as ps2 along with keyboard. Thank you.