My m1710 is plugged into a D/Dock (the larger one with a PCI slot) which has it's own power cable. If I plug my Microsoft Sidewinder keyboard and mouse into the USB ports on the dock, they will just power off seemingly at random and for random lengths of time, then come back on and work fine. If I plug them straight into the laptop, they work fine. My first thought was that my dock was broken, but I borrowed my dock from work which has had a USB mouse plugged into it for years and tried it, and it does the exact same thing. Are the USB ports really underpowered or something and can't handle a lit keyboard and laser mouse? I don't really know what to think at this point.
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3/23/09 at 2:11pm