07-11-2016 05:55 PM
usb 2.0 hubs work but the 3.0 have never worked. Thumb drives and exterrnal drives don't show up in file manager. No problems indicated in device manager.
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07-12-2016 08:43 AM
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I read your post about problems with your new HP PC and wanted to help.
You should not be having problems with a PC this new.
While this PC is still under warranty, you should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about diagnosing and repairing your machine remotely.
I did this recently and the HP Tech was able to remotely access my PC from the Internet and do the needed repairs.
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07-12-2016 08:59 AM - edited 07-12-2016 09:00 AM
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I read your post about the USB issue, and wanted to assist you! I understand that the USB 3.0 port does not seem to be working.
To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the desktop? Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number: HP Customer Support - Products
Based on the series, it does not seem like Windows 10 drivers are available for the product on the HP site. Are you sure that you had these issues before upgrading to Windows 10? In the meantime, you can try reviewing the following document. Please post back with the results:
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07-14-2016 10:48 AM
Thank you for your assistance.
After searching around I found new info: F2 at startup - BIOS - HP has a tool to check if various parts of the computer are working correctly. I (officially) learned that the two 3.0 usb ports do not work (despite device manager saying all devices are working properly). I received a "failure code" and a phone number to call. Tech support confirmed the failure code indicated the 3.0 ports don't work, and for $215 they can repair it (price including Fedex shipping).
I am seeing if someone locally replace the ports. Not sure the 3.0 ports are worth $215. After all, the computer works fine as is. It's just irritating they have never worked, that it took so long to finally find a solution, and that the warranty is expired.