I think something may be wrong with my USB 2.0 port??

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  1. barskin

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    Not a single flash drive I have inserted is recognized by my device. I bought a special Sandisk fit micro 16gb for my A500, but I have tried many others, and I believe they may not be going in far enough. Is there some way to know what's wrong?
     
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    Yup. There was something physically wrong with the port. I decided not to sweat it. Got a new one. Now all is perfect. ~~Sigh~~
     
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    Glad you got that problem out of the way. Now you can get down to some serious playing. :eek:
     
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    The full size USB port is the reason I chose the A500. That, and I like Acer products. I have their PC and laptop too.
     
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    Oh, yes!! I am having some real serious fun.
    But, pardon me if I add this, I installed some stuff I need for work (eesh), too.
     
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    Same here!
     
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    Latest News! I installed Acer Sync on my pc. I am loaded.
     
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    Oh no! That 4-letter word (work) that takes a lot of time away from the 3-letter word (fun)!
     
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    frap, are you old enough to remember Maynard G. Krebs on the Dobie Gillis Show (played by Bob Denver, who would later become immortal as Gilligan)? Well, I am (and then some). He was the "beatnik" character who would have a harsh automatic reaction to that word: {screaching, looking terrified} "WORK??!!"
     
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    I do remember that show, or reruns of it at least. LOL But you have your A500 to look forward to after doing all that W-O-R-K, so that might make the day go better for you...or, does that make it harder to get through the day because you can't wait to have fun?
     
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    The full size USB port was one of the selling points to me too. It sure comes in handy. This is my first Acer product I ever owned and for their first tablet, they got it just about perfect. I just might have to seriously look at their newest ones in the future.
     
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    I am actually completely alone in my office. My boss strolls through a couple of times a day, but he makes a lot of noise with the door, so I can be forewarned. In other words, I have a lotttta temptation. The easiest thing to get away with is putting on UStream and watching the Friends of Felines Rescue Center's 24/7 kitty cam. Excuse. I have to do some real work (WORK!!!) right now. Sigh.
     
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    ;):D;):D I can identify with that scenario. Too bad you can't put bells on his shoestrings for added safety.
     
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    I think you need a BOSS key somewhere. Touch it and the screen goes black - touch screen and it comes up again.

    Funny thing is, I'm a roving tech and I have plenty time and opportunity to do this stuff, but I never do. If I get behind in my work it is still me that has to do the work anyway. Besides my boss knows I have a tablet and that I carry it around all day - he went out and bought one himself (he's got three). And for the record he is a good boss.
     

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