Solved one problem, only to have others

Ah, will the fun of tech ever stop?

I have been swapping out charge cords for USB devices. I did have a USB2 multiport hub, but it’s not very efficient for USB3 devices.

You would think the solution would be to get USB3 hub or hubs (depending on the number of ports per hub). Well, yes.. sort of.

Powered down computer, unplugged devices from USB2 hub. Set up the two USB3 hubs. Plugged in the devices, started up the computer and waited. 

The portable USB hd didn’t get recognized. Swapped port on the hub, drive is found. Applied proper drive letter. 

Naga Hex gaming mouse not recognized. Tried swapping ports, and waiting.. and waiting.. and waiting.  No joy. Computer only recognized it when plugged into port on the computer, not the hub. Same with the HD Webcam.

Then, suddenly, my keyboard wasn’t working except for a few keys and the media controllers. Unplugged and replugged it in. Nope.  Rebooted. Ta da! Keyboard working again. 

Had to juggle the Wacom tablet port assignment.   It has its’ own unique quirk.  The tablet seems to need to have the wireless dongle in even if I want to use the cable, or else the tablet ‘isn’t there’. 

As of now, I no longer have a USB cords in the front ports of the computer that the arm of my chair kept catching on.


About Sandra

Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, photographer.. not necessarily in this order.
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