USB ports no longer work on!

By k.jacko
Aug 1, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    urgent advice appreciated here folks.

    I built a core2quad rig for 3d rendering with an Abit AW9D Max board on XP Pro 64-bit 2 months ago.
    Yesterday everything was fine. Today none of the usb ports are responding in the way i'd like.
    The 2 case ports on the front don't work.
    The usb keyboard & mouse stopped working as did the usb dongle we use for vray rendering.

    I've done a system restore to early yesterday, no luck.
    I've deleted all the usb devices in device manager, rebooted and let it re-install them. Still no joy.
    Overclockers tech support, suggest a reformat, but is there anything else you guys could suggest, as i really don't want to reformat yet due to time constraints. It may even be hardware which means RMA'ing it for a weeks downtime.

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    reconnect your USB wires internally. Ensure your BIOS is up to date.
    After that it has to either be a bad wire(s) or faulty mobo.
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Sounds like the USB controller chip died.
  4. Mintydog

    Mintydog TS Rookie

    I have exactly the same problem and I have no idea what caused it. The death of the USB controler chip sounds likely because ive installed extra USB ports since mine failed and even they wont work. Sucks.
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