Listen: Taipei, Ontario, Canada discussed on Leo Laporte
"Beck phones we go Carlo in Ontario Canada. Hello carlo. Hey, how's it going? It's great. How are you? Not too bad. How are things in Ontario cold? Remember coldest coldest winter ever spent was in Toronto. What can I do for you today? Well, I got a bit of a tricky one for you today. Oh, you wouldn't be the first today. This has been a day of tricky. I got a small laptop from. Yep. One USB three point zero three point. Oh, okay. All of a sudden. No longer read USB two point. Oh, oh. Backwards compatible all USB as long as the Taipei connector plug it in and it should work. Yeah. Reset the drivers that reset windows. I tried putting a dungle on. It shows that everything's working, but it doesn't transmit to point on data through it anymore than the mouse doesn't work or a keyboard doesn't work to do to all the devices no longer work or just no device works. No USB device will work. That's correct. Yeah. Three point work. Wow. Yeah. That's that's really interesting. I'm looking at the spec for USB three point. Oh. I mean, you know, the biggest difference is speed, of course, and bandwidth, and I'm just wondering, you know. I my first thought is oh, well, maybe there's like some some dedicated wires to support two point. Oh or something like that. I guess that's it doesn't look like it. It's still a Taipei connector front row four. Okay. So. On the cable. If you look in if you look in it. The connector there's two rows of pins. Four pins each the front row is USB one and two backward. Compatibility the back row with five pins is USB three. So. So you've tried other cables, I'm sure right? Yeah. It could be a couple of things can happen. I've seen this happen before with I triple E. You could actually fry the connector. Yeah. You don't want it fried the connector, but you could electrically short out the connector, I would look on your laptop. I would if you can shine a light in there. Maybe get a magnifying look at those that front row, you know, when you look in there, there's the plastic insert to make sure the cables inserted properly. But then if you look at the surface on the other side, they'll be. Connect context. The mental context will be four and five the front row as I said four pins is the USB row two point zero. So it may be that those are make sure they're clean, then they're working. But it may be that those got shorted out. And so so I didn't. So this is actually was a valuable thing for me to do is to look at the spec and the way the I didn't realize this. But now, I know the way they provided backward compatibility is by providing entirely different set of connectors. So it is possible for those connectors to get damaged somehow USB two point. Oh, compatibility would stop working with that in any way? Impairing USB three point. Wow. I didn't know that. I'm glad you asked. I can't that doesn't give you any. Many fixes and somebody in the chatrooms saying once again to the rescue saying, I bet you it's a driver issue. He says I'm ninety nine point nine nine percent. Sure. It's a driver issue. I don't know if there are USB. I bet there are actually USB two point. Oh, drivers versus USB three point. Oh drivers to do. That would be to go into your device manager windows ten. Yeah. So if you hit control rather windows key ex you'll get pop up menu. Then select device manager, and I'm looking at the online USB serial bus controllers. Yeah. There's that's interesting. I don't I see three point. Oh, I don't see two point. Oh, but I'm wondering if some of those drivers are damaged one way to do that. Maybe would be delete. Those drivers I did and restart and re and reinstalling. It's still didn't.."