How to Fix USB Ports That Don’t Work in Nairobi Kenya
I am sure that occasionally you encounter this problem of USB ports that do not work. It can get frustrating especially when you are making an important presentation and you plug the flash disk and nothing comes up. Other times you have borrowed a movie and when you have sat down with your pop corns ready to watch the movie and you realize the USB ports of your laptop are not working.
Why Do You Need to Fix USB Ports that do not work?
The USB port is important as it is also the gate way to storage devices like external hard drives, USB flash drives, and other peripherals like printers. USB ports rarely cause any problems and when they do, troubleshooting them is not much of a hassle. When you find USB ports to be dysfunctional on laptops, life can be difficult, as connecting jump drives and devices like printers becomes impossible. In such cases, where you see the ‘USB device not recognized’ error message, the source of the problem may be the port. This problem can usually be fixed quite easily, as it mostly lies at the software level.
Troubleshooting Faulty USB Ports
Every hardware device interfaces with the installed computer operating system, through the driver software. A problem with most hardware devices can be traced to problems with installed drivers. Here are some ways in which you can troubleshoot the ports at a software level.
1. Simply Restart the Computer
If USB ports have stopped working, what would be the simplest way of fixing them? Just restart the computer. If there has been any problem while loading drivers, it will be solved after a computer restart.
2. Run Device Manager
If restarting your computer doesn’t work or if it isn’t an option for you, then run the device manager. In case you find the ports to have stopped working on a Windows XP based system, just use device manager, by typing in ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the search box and running the application.
In the window that opens, click on ‘computer’, go to the ‘action’ tab, and click on ‘Scan for hardware changes’. See if a USB device is listed in the hardware changes. If it is, your problem is solved as the port will now recognize devices.
3. Disable USB Controller
Another way to deal with the problem is to disable and subsequently reinstall the USB controller devices. To do that, you must go to ‘Start’ and type ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the search box and run it.
In the list that you see inside the window that opens, locate the USB controllers. Right click and uninstall all of them. Once you have finished uninstalling all the controllers, just restart the computer. The controllers will be reinstalled as the ports are recognized. That may solve your problem.
4. Update Port Driver
Another reason for port failure is corruption of the USB driver and the only way out is to search for the right drivers and reinstall them. You may have to know the manufacturer of the port device and its code to download the appropriate driver. Fortunately you have Google these days. The restoration of the proper driver should fix the problem for you, in a sec.
Repair of faulty USB ports in Nairobi
Finally, if none of the above methods work; it is likely that the USB port has been physically damaged. In that case, all is not lost since you can still get it replaced or repaired from a computer technician in Nairobi. You can call 0726474697 or email email@example.com for more assistance of how to fix USB ports that do not work in Nairobi Kenya.