Laptop Not Seeing Ethernet or USB

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  1. el_gato_negro

    el_gato_negro New Member

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    I just got a new (used) laptop. It's a Twinhead A5020. It has 2 USB ports and 1 ethernet port. They seem to be inactive. Examples: my optical mouse does not light up when plugged into either USB port, and my router does not see (that is, the number for the port does not light) the connection.

    I have examined the CMOS options; only serial and printer ports are listed. The Device Manager in Windows does not see a network adapter or USB hub. Is it possible that there are dipswitches or jumpers that need to be set?

    Computer info:

    WinXP Pro
    Celeron 566
    128 SDRAM
    AMIBIOS v.?

    Thanks for all suggestions.
     
  2. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    I would be willing to bet that it is a setting in BIOS. Windows XP should automatically detect that there are atleast USB ports attached.

    You may need to flash your BIOS. Do that here: http://www.ami.com/support/bios.cfm

    Any computer that I've seen that comes with USB ports has a setting for them in BIOS - with the setting turned off the computer would act like yours is right now. I highly doubt it would be a jumper setting on the motherboard.

    I'd say try flashing, if there are no updates or if it works check BIOS again but look a little harder :)

    Goodluck!
     
  3. el_gato_negro

    el_gato_negro New Member

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    Man, there ain't much to see there! :big grin: I'll check out the BIOS update, though. Thanks.
     

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