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Windows 7: Poor USB inputs on laptop

26 May 2016   #1
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 
Poor USB inputs on laptop

I record music, live DJ sets and I recently bought a new HP laptop. I discovered that if I have to move the laptop around it is very likely that the USB soundcard will intermittently disconnect causing an error stopping the recording.

Anyone have any ideas? I was curious if you can upgrade the USB inputs with a better receptacle? Or maybe a better cable?


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27 May 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Not much you can do with the USB jacks in the Laptop, the only way to replace them is either the whole motherboard or in some cases a small I/O board. As its a new Laptop, its still in warranty if you think the USB ports (jacks) are bad.

Otherwise, try a known good quality USB cable.

I have a home recording studio, using a USB connected recording interface unit (Roland Octa-Capture) and have a laptop for on-site recording. I haven't had any problems with USB connections on the Laptop.
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27 May 2016   #3
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

I don't think they are bad just sensitive to being wiggled.
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27 May 2016   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I tried mine, just now, and wiggling the cable didn't cause any problems.
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27 May 2016   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You can also try a premium cable such as AudioQuest.
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30 May 2016   #6
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

I have a Shunyata venom USB 1.5m and it works better.
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30 May 2016   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yes I would imagine it would. I don't use premium cables in my computer rig but as an audiophile I have crazy nice interconnects and cables that I actually make myself with all the right components.


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