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No just the regular USB port. I tried pliers and pulled as hard as I could. I don't know what to do
Make sure you're grabbing the right metal and that you're not trying to rip out your entire USB port!
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Is there a way to see if it is still working? Obviously I can't plug anything into it, but some type of hardware check through the computer or something?

Just want to see if me fiddling around with it has broken it or anything.
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post #113 of 671
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Is there a way to see if it is still working? Obviously I can't plug anything into it, but some type of hardware check through the computer or something?

Just want to see if me fiddling around with it has broken it or anything.
Sad... I just received my MX Anywhere mouse today... with that Nano receiver, did not try to take it out yet, looking at your story, I won't.
You can just put in the Synaptics control panel to not disable the touch pad when a mouse is present.
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post #114 of 671
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Sad... I just received my MX Anywhere mouse today... with that Nano receiver, did not try to take it out yet, looking at your story, I won't.
You can just put in the Synaptics control panel to not disable the touch pad when a mouse is present.
Hm, well be careful! If it seems that it's not coming out easily, I would wait to be safe. Just seems that the receivers are not being held together very well.

Oh and my touch pad works because it's not receiving any type of signal from the usb port. The receivers chip is out, it's just the metal outside. I just want to see if there is a way for the computer to scan the hardware to see if it still works.
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post #115 of 671
Well... man that must really not be great to see/know... brand-new pc and already messed up.
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post #116 of 671
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Well... man that must really not be great to see/know... brand-new pc and already messed up.
Yeah pretty depressing I've been talking to one of their reps to see what I can do. I'll be sure to post results in the case that anyone else has an issue like this
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post #117 of 671
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I suggest you contact Logitech as well, explain the situation to them calmly and you'll probably be able to get a free mouse out of them.

I had issues with an MX Revolution, the cursor "jittered" around the screen due to bad reception between the mouse and receiver. I sent them an email and they told me to "self-diagnose" the problem by connecting it to different computers and moving the receiver closer to the mouse. I found out that the mouse worked fine on other computers in my house, so there was interference in my room, obviously I didn't tell them that however... A day later I got an email saying that my mouse had been determined faulty and that they were sending me a brand new MX Revolution (worth about $120 at the time) for no charge, no shipping cost.

I must have got a newer revision of the mouse, because the new one did work fine in my room... I've since moved onto a Logitech G9x however, can't beat wired.
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post #118 of 671
Just got a little thing


Replacing the old 160gb, 5400rpm Hitachi drive.


Speed is blazing fast!!! Man I didn't know that much simplicity could bring so much power... on top of that, I've only paid 140$ for it; really great price.
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post #119 of 671
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Wow that looks like a very interesting little drive there shnur, and for only $140? That's a pretty good deal!
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post #120 of 671
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Wow that looks like a very interesting little drive there shnur, and for only $140? That's a pretty good deal!
Yeah, well now my computers shuts down in less than 10 seconds (used to be about a minute...) and it now resumes from sleep pretty quickly. Boot time was halved from what I had with my 5,4k.

I love the money I've spent on it, feels almost like an SSD but for so much less... (looking at my sig rig)
I'd say it's the #1 choice for a drive that you want to put into your laptop since you get the best of both worlds, a bit less though, but still pretty good

Of course, you can follow Villosa's steps and mod the heck out of the DVD drive, that's also an option...
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