YES that fixed the RED X problem, but that same left side USB still doesn't recognize anything. I tried attaching my dongle for my mouse & it did not work. I also attached a 4 Slot usb EXTERNAL device, & it did not work, but the green light lit.
My usb on the right side works, but given I'm right handed, it's kind of a pain.
The SATA /USB won't even lite up the extended 4 USB thing.
The CD / DVD opens, closes, I went into the area to let me know anything before it does anything, but while I can hear it spinning, & see the green light, NO LUCK.
I have/had an external DVD, & stuff, but after moving from where I had lived, found that a bunch of my pc related software & devices such as have been tanke, so my laptop is it...
I went to microsoft online, checked stuff out, also Toshiba, etc... BUT I'm STOMPED!!!
&, In addition to the above, due to the problem of problem of my laptop not wanting to just simply start upon pushing the power button, I changed out my CMOS battery inside the laptop. Seemed to work, BUT I'm back to having to take the main battery out, plug in the outlet, turn it on, then I can add the reg. battery. ).
Edited by penelopepony, 24 January 2018 - 06:33 PM.