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USB 4 way hub

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Bought one of these from Argos, it's a Dynamode and had all good reviews, it worked well for the first day then with no warning the mouse vanished.
I am wondering what I am doing wrong.
The blurb on the box says it is good for simultaneous connection of keyboards, mice and usb storage at the same time but here I am with nothing working.

Any ideas?
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  • blobbyrobblobbyrob Forumite
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    What have you got it connected to Desktop or Laptop computer?
  • blobbyrobblobbyrob Forumite
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    If Desktop make sure its connected to one of the USB connections at the back, so directly to the motherboard.
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    It's on a desktop and yes it is connected at the back.
    I have been trying other things on it and although it charges some things such as my gps watch, it won't let me download the info on the watch, I alsi tried to download a photo from my camera but it would not connect.
    The microphone does work with it though.
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     I think I will just take it back.
  • blobbyrobblobbyrob Forumite
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    I bought one from Amazon a few years ago & I could never get it to play nicely. Sometimes it would connect fine, other times not or it would randomly give connection errors. I gave up in the end & dumped it. 
  • Jenni_DJenni_D Forumite
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    I got a USB C to USB A 4-port hub in March last year via Amazon ... it has worked fine with my work laptop (Dell) - well apart from one of the USB A ports not working out-of-the-box but I didn't bother RMA-ing it as I only needed 3 ports anyway, and for £9.99 it wasn't really worth going to the bother as I needed it there and then. (I bought it at the start of lockdown when I started working from home).
  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    Bought one of these from Argos, it's a Dynamode and had all good reviews, it worked well for the first day then with no warning the mouse vanished.
    I am wondering what I am doing wrong.
    The blurb on the box says it is good for simultaneous connection of keyboards, mice and usb storage at the same time but here I am with nothing working.

    Any ideas?

    This is normally a power issue.  USB hubs come in two flavours - powered and unpowered.  You an use a powered hub without its power brick, so if you bought the powered one, plug it in.
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Bought one of these from Argos, it's a Dynamode and had all good reviews, it worked well for the first day then with no warning the mouse vanished.
    I am wondering what I am doing wrong.
    The blurb on the box says it is good for simultaneous connection of keyboards, mice and usb storage at the same time but here I am with nothing working.

    Any ideas?

    This is normally a power issue.  USB hubs come in two flavours - powered and unpowered.  You an use a powered hub without its power brick, so if you bought the powered one, plug it in.
    It is a powered one and it is plugged in.

    Honestly, I have gone through all the obvious permutation that I can think of before asking on here.
  • mlutonmluton Forumite
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    Is it in a USB 3 Port (Blue in Colour or have SS on the port) ?
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    It's on the back of the PC so not easy to see.
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