How come the USB port on my Toshiba satellite L500 is not working? 

by on December 10, 2010

Q: I have Toshiba satellite L500 and it seems that its USB port is not working and so please suggest me solution


Can I connect my USB keyboard to any USB port on my computer? 

by on November 1, 2010

Q: I bought a keyboard which has a USB connector. My computer has the old style connector but has USB ports. Can I connect the new keyboard to one of these ports or do I need an adapter? Does such an adapter even exist?


What speeds can one expect with the new USB 3.0 PCI card? 

by on October 29, 2010

Q: What speeds can one expect with the new USB 3.0 PCI card? What is the limiting factor in the speed?


How come my USB port only works with my iPod Touch? 

by on October 9, 2010

Q: I am having a problem with my USB ports. The only thing that will work from any of them is my iPod Touch. It works great, charges, syncs everything. Cameras, flash drives or my card readers does nothing when I plug them in. Thanks for any help you can give me. My computer is a Dell Dimension C521 and I have Windows XP that is Vista compatible.


How come the PCI USB card I bought will not fit in my motherboard? 

by on September 20, 2010

Q: I am looking to buy an extra USB card for my computer in addition to the one already inside it. My PC has a ‘MS-7309 motherboard’ and I bought a Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 5-Port PCI card’ for it. But it didn’t fit the slots as they were too small. I looked on a diagram* which confirms that they are PCI slots… But it didn’t seem to fit! How can I tell what usb card will be compatible?

Also if I wanted to buy a new fan and computer housing, what should Iook for to ensure that everything fits?




How can I get my photos off my camera if the USB port on the camera is broken? 

by on August 31, 2010

Q: My camera’s USB port is broken; so the cord can no longer fit into the camera. Is there a way to get the photos from the digital camera onto my computer? Or is all lost?

It is a Kodak Easyshare C160 9MP Digital Camera.


If I put a new SATA drive in my computer can I buy a USB encloser for my old IDE drive? 

by on August 3, 2010

Q: I have a Samsung 160 GB SATA drive. The drive model is: HD160JJ/P.

My question is, since I have a computer running the older IDE style ata drive would it be possible for me to buy an encloser to house this drive and run it as USB?

This is the product I was intending to use and would like to know if it will do what I am wanting it to do.

And or:


Is it possible to record 1080p content from my videa camera over USB 2.0 to my laptop? 

by on May 16, 2010

Q: I want to hook up my video camera via usb 2.0 to my laptop and directly record 1080p content for about an hour and 45 minutes. First is this possible and second will Windows movie maker be able to do this


Is there a live disk that can use to install ISO as the main OS from a USB? 

by on May 1, 2010

Q: I am putting another OS on a computer. I am installing a ISO OS that I got online but the CD I made was not big enough to hold the entire file and the computer can not boot USB. Is there a live disk that can use to install ISO as the main OS from a USB?


Do they make a USB based firewire card? 

by on April 15, 2010

Q: I have an older sony camcorder with a 1394ieee port. My current computer does not support this and I have no expansion bays to add a firewire card. Is there an adapter or external converter available so that I can download from the device using my usb port?