These days USB ports is become standard device not only for PC such as desktop computer or laptops, now you can also find it in other electronics product such as TV, printers, stereo system and many more. The simplicity of this port has made our activity become more convenient than before.
Unfortunately just like any other electronic device, USB port can also give you a headache when it is malfunction, especially if it happen on your PC when you are working on something important.
To solve this situation, you will need to find the reason why your computer USB port is malfunction. Fortunately there are only two reasons why the USB ports cannot read or connect to other device which are;
The device driver is corrupted or not available
When you connecting a new device with your computer USB port and receive an error notification at the bottom corner of your monitor that saying “USB Device Not Recognized”, that is mean there is something wrong with the device’s driver that makes your computer cannot connect and read the new device.
These days, any devices that can be connected with the USB port usually already have driver file installed in the device. So, when your computer is connected for the first time, the device will automatically install the driver to your computer.
But sometime the driver file in the device is corrupted or missing due to the production error, viruses or other cause. When this is happen, your computer will unable to connect with the device. When this is happen you can return the device to get new replacement if the device warranty is still valid or you can download the missing driver directly from the manufacturer’s website.
This also happen with older device or hardware. These devices do not have driver file installed in the device. The manufacturer usually put the driver file in the CD that comes with the device.
You need to install the driver CD to your computer first before connecting the device. If you happen to buy this device and cannot find the driver’s disk, you can go to the manufacturer website to download the driver file that specifically for the device or search from other source on the internet.
The USB port is damage
When the USB port is damage, your computer cannot connect the device by the USB cable. This usually happen because the connection between the USB ports with the USB cable that connecting the device with computer become loose due to the frequent usage. Therefore your computer cannot connect the device properly.
To solve this you need to replace the USB port with the new one. You can replace it yourselves, or if you are not sure about what you are doing, you can take the computer to the technician and have them replace the old USB port with the new one for you.