Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 2682 Notebook ?

USB Drives not appearing.

\015 Well hello there. I have had this problem for a few weeks now, and I have looked and looked for solution to this, but have found nothing that will solve it, so I decided to contact you guys. When I access My Computer, under the "Devices with removable storage" section, only the DVD Drive appears, when I believe all the USB Ports should be appearing there as well. Whenever I plug in any Flash Drive, or even an External Hard drive into any of the slots, weather it is the one on the side or the one on the back of the laptop, nothing is recognized, and nothing shows up. When I connect anything to the side slot, it's as if nothing was working in the slot(no power is emmited from it). When I connect something to the back, power is emmited from it, but it is still not recognized. At the moment I have my WD Exteral Hard Drive connected to the back, and the blue light is lit up, meaning it is connected and recieving power, but, it is not recognized on the computer. I would like to know why nothing is showing up, and if possible, a solution to this problem. If any more details are required please let me know, and I will be glad to provide them to you. Thank You.\015

Answers :

Have you checked in the set-up/ cmos to make sure nothing was changed there?? At startup of the laptop it will tell you how to enter setup, once your there then you'll see something like default setup / high performance defaults. Choose a default , then save setting and exit. see if that will re-set everything. Hope this helps
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