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Thread #59388   Message #948862
Posted By: NicoleC
08-May-03 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Subject: RE: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Newer machines nearly always have at least 2 USB connectors on the back, and an additional 2 (or more) connectors on the front of the machine.

For those new to USB, be aware that the ports in the back and the front may be the SAME ports and you can't use all 4 -- you generally have two USB ports, not 4. Never fear, you can buy a USB hub to get more ports if you don't want to be swappng cables around.

I recently "fixed" someone's USB problem when I realized their computer SAID it had two USB ports -- one in the front and one in the back -- but if you plugged in two devices, there was a conflict. Turns out the whole series went off the assembly line with a plastic sticker that covered up one of the two available ports in the back -- so that users wouldn't get confused over which port to use in the back.

Problem was, it covered up the WRONG one! 2 minutes with a pocket knife later, their second USB device was plugged in to the other port, and everything worked perfectly :)

(Lovely explanation, John, BTW.)