Solved one of my USB port doesnt recognize my mouse

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October 26, 2012 at 00:13:44
Specs: Windows 7, dual core atom/ 1 gb
one of my USB port doesnt detect my optical mouse, but it is used to. It said "one of the usb device attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it"
When i try it to other port the mouse is functioning but later the balloon pop-up and again tells that the USB device has malfunctioned. So now Im plugging my mouse to the 3rd USB port. Im afraid that the 3rd port will follow to malfunction soon. The 3 USB port though works with flash drives. Also I try with different optical mouse and the 3 USB port works fine too.

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October 26, 2012 at 03:22:31
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The error message is referring to the device that's plugged in, not the USB port itself. In other words it's the mouse that's faulty not the USB port. The fact that a different mouse works fine in all three ports, as do flash drives, confirms it's the mouse that's faulty.

So throw away that faulty mouse.

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October 26, 2012 at 05:47:32

yeah maybe the mouse is defective.. but why is it when I plug it in the 3rd USB port it works perfectly, only in the other 2 ports it wont work. I check it in device manager it said error 43, its a common problem in windows 7 as i have also look at google.

Ive done already:
1. uninstall all the drivers in USB port then restart to allow windows to reinstall
2. remove the battery then wait for a few minutes then restart
as i have seen this advice in other thread, forums.

im still using it now and it works fine, but it is plugged in the 3rd USB port in the left side of my laptop.. but its little messy since i have to use longer cable.. my optical mouse cable is retractable so its more convenient in the right side of the laptop's USB port so there will shorter cable to use.

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October 26, 2012 at 05:53:51
The mouse may have a broken wire that makes intermittent contact. That would explain the messages. If you are using a laptop computer, devices get plugged/unplugged more frequently, which can lead to loose connections.

Do other devices work OK in those ports?

Lastly, if you are using a wireless USB mouse the dongle can lose the signal if there is anything in between the dongle and mouse.

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October 26, 2012 at 14:29:07
It does sound like a loose wire going into the mouse's USB connector or in the retracting mechanism. If another mouse works, replace that one and avoid the retracting cord since it is something to break.

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November 5, 2012 at 07:32:54
thanks guys.. i think its really the mouse thats defective, sometimes windows doesnt recognize it.. then i re-plug and do some timing in inserting and windows detects it..

i think its the mouse usb port thats defective not the cord, since when it function i tried to twist all the lenght of the cord, hoping that theres some cut somewhere but its still good. only the usb mouse port because when you insert it, you can feel sometimes it wont work by just listening the sound like it snap.

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November 5, 2012 at 09:46:45
After rereading your original post I see where there is a difference when using the 3rd port. The amount of cable that is unreeled on your retractable mouse varies when using ports on the opposite side of the computer.

Can you connect other devices to those same ports and get them to work? If so, then the problem is surely the mouse. Mice do not draw much current so it shouldn't overload the port.

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