Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook ?

Dead USB Ports.

\015 I plugged in my ipod to my thinkpad and the whole computer shut down. When it came back on, the USB ports offer no activity. For anything. What can I do to fix this? I writing this from work so I am not sure about the exact model of computer I have. It is an IBM Thinkpad, but I had to guess on the other info. It is about 4 to 5 years old. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help!\015

Answers :

If the computer shut off when you plugged the cable in then you either plugged the cable in upsidedown or the cable (or connector) had bent pins. In any event the 5v pins have shorted out the Async chip. Check all your USB ports with a USB mouse. If all provide no input then a mother board replacement is in order.
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