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I have an old Toshiba laptop, and no matter what USB device I threw at it, none of them worked whatsoever. Even back when I had XP on it, the computer completely, 100% locked up when a USB device was connected.

I am aware that is has USB 1.1, but if I am correct this should not matter, because I have a computer with a 600mhz Duron that a USB device will work on with no problem, regardless of whether or not its USB 2.0.

I have "Legacy USB support" enabled in the BIOS, and that did not seem to help the matter any. I had borrowed someone's USB 2.0 add on card and it worked... But I would rather not have a big chunky card sticking out the side of the laptop..

Specs Here:
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Edited by raidmaxGuy - 8/20/11 at 7:15pm
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The fact that it is USB 1.1 does matter. The devices you're plugging in are USB 2.0 and aren't backwards-compatible with USB 1.1 ports. USB 2.0 can be plugged into USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, but not 1.1.

If you want USB 2.0 support, the only way to go would be an add-on card :/
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Originally Posted by Zzari View Post
The fact that it is USB 1.1 does matter. The devices you're plugging in are USB 2.0 and aren't backwards-compatible with USB 1.1 ports. USB 2.0 can be plugged into USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, but not 1.1.

If you want USB 2.0 support, the only way to go would be an add-on card :/
WEll, still if that is the case, the stupid hardware isnt even configured to send current to the flippin ports, take a look at this pic

Edit: What really annoys me is that a 2005 computer has 1998 chipsets installed in it...(you seriously used 7 year old chipsets when you designed this?) Toshiba is blatantly ignorant, Im suprised the Toshiba I am typing on now is still going after 3 years

Toshiba and Dell never did a good job on their laptops, seeing the only brands that I worked on are Toshiba and Dell

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That's interesting, but I don't believe USB ports need power going to them unless they're "powered" USB ports (i.e. they can charge devices, etc.). Usually it's just a signal that is transferred through the port. 99% of modern USB ports *are* powered, but since your chipset is from 1998 it wouldn't surprise me that it's not powered, especially since it's not USB 2.0.
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OMG

I have been digging around a lot and went to geeks.com to look at specs, and they say it has 4 USB 2.0 ports. I also found an instance of a guy that had a HP vista machine that downgraded the version to 1.1

Proof here:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...00DB-R&cat=NBB

Even more verification on Toshiba's site

Uploading PDF


It does bring up the possibility of rectifying this issue by reverting the BIOS to 1.1, because this unit has v 1.6

Flashing on Linux is what is going to be a challenge, unless I can rolll it back via Wine or a bootable disk
Edit: I hooked up a USB printer cable and stuck my volt meter in the end and got 5.05vdc
This is correct based on what I searched
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