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With So Much Drama in the USB…

September 17th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

…it’s kinda hard being B-A double B!

This blog is late today because I spent all of last night trying to fix my stupid computer.

My laptop has stopped recognizing my USB ports. I can’t plug in my iPhone, my external hard drive, or even my damn mouse!

I spent hours googling suggestions for how to fix this problem. Every single one has failed.

My favorite was trying the Microsoft USB troubleshooter. I ran it and it said, “We detected no problems so we didn’t do jack shit. Screw you and you mouse, Tim Babb. We hate you!”

Wow, no need to get personal, Microsoft.

One bright spot has been Andrew (TANcast’s #[square root of -1] fan). I ranted about this USB issue on Twitter and Facebook (like I always do) and he reached out to try and help.

By that I don’t mean he sent one link and said, “good luck.” I mean, this dude has been walking me step by step, comment after comment through troubleshooting this problem. I have limited experience with tech support, but what little I had was not fun. I can’t imagine doing it in my off time for some chuckle headed podcaster.

So thank you, Andrew. I am very, very grateful for your help.

And since I haven’t been able to use my mouse, I haven’t created a new product for today…BUT I created this one a while ago and didn’t publicize it much…so I’m counting it as today’s product. (My blog, my rules)

One Response to “With So Much Drama in the USB…”

  1. TeresaNo Gravatar Says:

    You’ve checked to make sure there’s nothing jammed in the port right? Like fuzz or pb&j or something.

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