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Old January 25th, 2015 (02:14 PM).
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Simple, really. Well at least, it should be. My laptop was dropped once upon a time and the USB ports do not work. Instead of paying lots of money to repair a usb port or attempting to do it myself and screwing something else up I figured I'd just buy an adapter piece(probably a vga one) but I ran into a problem.

All the adapters I found for vga, hdmi etc are to male USBs, yet I need a female USB so I can plug my mouse into it. Does anyone know of where I might be able to get one? Online or otherwise. Failing that, I could get an additional adapter that lets me plug a male usb into a male usb, but I wanted to confirm that an adapter piece would run off an adapter piece before I sunk some money into it. Or even that a VGA/HDMI adapter into a usb would work for a mouse. To be clear, my set up would be: VGA/HDMI to male USB > Female to Female USB Adapter > Male USB mouse. I'm also open to any other suggestions that might be easier for me to be able to use a mouse with my laptop. I don't have a PCMCIA port so that's out of the potential options.

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Old January 25th, 2015 (02:57 PM).
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You cannot run USB through a display connection – the boards use separate interfaces and if you did get one to use USB it’d only be for USB monitors. If it’s with a laptop you’re unfortunately out of luck (though you can always use a hub with your non-broken ports), but if it’s a desktop regardless of where the broken ports are (front or back) if you have a spare PCI or PCIe slot on your motherboard you can buy a USB expansion card, like this or this.
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Old January 25th, 2015 (04:10 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Senusret:
You cannot run USB through a display connection – the boards use separate interfaces and if you did get one to use USB it’d only be for USB monitors. If it’s with a laptop you’re unfortunately out of luck (though you can always use a hub with your non-broken ports), but if it’s a desktop regardless of where the broken ports are (front or back) if you have a spare PCI or PCIe slot on your motherboard you can buy a USB expansion card, like this or this.
Yeah, that's what I was figuring! And nah, all the ports are busted :( My laptop isn't high end by any means and so I wouldn't want to sink money into repairing it--I'd rather just put money towards a new one and then use this one as a means to practice such a repair myself. Thanks.

Although one port does seem to work for my printer, yet not my mouse. So maybe a hub would work and then I could use my mouse from there :D Wishful thinking I suppose. I'm going to mess around with it a little bit and come back with some more questions probably.
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Old January 26th, 2015 (02:04 AM).
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If your USB ports are failing, I would not suggest you use a hub on the one that barely works. Using a hub would just give you even lower power than to what's already there, which in turn would probably not be enough for you to power your devices.
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