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Sometimes doesn't detect new hardware

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i got a problem with my laptop Dell inspiron 5100...sometimes my laptop doesn't detec new USB plug-in hardware (like digital camare, or mp3 player) , but it can detect USB memory stick. Sometimes, the laptop got frozen..
please help me!!
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Always start at the simplest solution and work your way up, so:

1. Visit the vendor web sites for support related issues for their hardware

2. Ensure hardware drivers are up-to-date

3. If some hardware works without probs, and some doesn't - as a last resort, you may have to consider there's a problem with your USB - hardware/software.

4. Right-click 'My Computer' -- Properties -- Hardware Tab -- Device Manager

Any probs with USB controllers - bottom of list, click on the + symbol to expand. If you see question marks or exclamation marks, the drivers are not installed or you may have an IRQ conflict.

5. If the problem is hardware - don't panic, there's no need to buy a new computer or main board - your laptop probably has two PCMCIA 'credit card' slots. Assuming you've got an empty one, purchase a PCMCIA USB card and your back in action.

daveB - LinuxWannabee :tazz:
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