This video will show you how to fix broken USB Ports not working in Windows 10. It includes the following:
- Device Manager
- Update Drivers
- Hardware Troubleshooting
USB Ports not working correctly in Windows 10
If you’re hooking up a flash drive, USB headset, printer, or phone perhaps, you expect the USB devices to work straight off the bat when you plug them in – that’s the simplicity of a USB port. USB is short for universal serial bus, which is designed in such a way as to allow devices to be connected and disconnected without worrying about different types of cables for different kinds of devices.
If you find that one of your USB devices or ports is not working correctly, the problem can always be fixable by either tracking the issue down to hardware or software – and in most cases it’s actually software that’s the main cause of USB problems. To establish if either the USB port or USB device is the problem, connect the device to another USB port to see if it works or not. If it does indeed function correctly, then your problem is most likely a faulty or broken USB port.
The USB ports are soldered on to the computers PCB board. If you use the USB ports regularly, they do tend to wear out – although they are built to last for the entire lifespan of the computer if handled carefully – give or take 5 to 10 years. Replacing USB ports that are not working correctly isn’t an easy task as finding a replacement PCB board is usually the only option. The individual USB ports are hard to find online, and you may require extensive knowledge on how to replace the part.
How to fix USB ports not working
Sometimes USB problems are a result of software issues, mainly device drivers that are incompatible with the operating system, or software/driver conflicts may have occurred. That being said, here are some steps to follow to ensure the software side of things is not the cause of your USB ports not working as they should:
- Try restarting your computer, or perhaps booting your PC into safe mode to check whether or not software could be conflicting with the use of the USB port.
- Look for debris that could be stuck in the USB port itself.
- Look for loose or broken internal connections – inspect the USB port itself to see if it seems loose or broken.
- Update your drivers and ensure that you have the correct universal serial bus driver installed.
- Try disabling the USB Selective Suspend feature.
- The last resort is using the built-in Windows Troubleshooter – Type in “troubleshoot” into the search bar and open Troubleshooting. Navigate to Hardware & Sound > Hardware & Devices > Advanced > Apply repairs automatically.
We hope this has solved your issue of USB ports not working.
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