- ThumbDV and HP Laptop - 17-by3053cl
Re: ThumbDV and HP Laptop - 17-by3053cl
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It's worse than that.
Did you check device manager before or after you plugged in the ThumbDV? I'll bet the answer is "before".
Plug it in, THEN check device manager. It doesn't activate a com port until you plug a device into a USB port.
On Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 6:07 PM Lee <lee@...
The drivers should be installed before you insert the thumbDV.
After installing drivers, reboot computer and insert thumbDV. It
should work fine.
On 2/4/2021 06:00 PM, Clay Welsh wrote:
Not if there aren't any available in the setup of the thumb TV.
If you think they are you don't understand the problem.
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On 2/4/21, 5:58 PM Lee <lee@...>
serial ports are assigned by the user, not the
On 2/4/2021 11:43 AM, Clay Welsh
This is a recent review I did on Amazon: "I have had
an Acer laptop that was getting old and I needed a
replacement. I ordered a "Renewed" HP 17" Laptop to
replace it. The laptop is beautiful and is so easy to
type on. Even the keyboard lights up while you are
typing. Using the "Plugable USB 2.0 cable, I was able to
transfer 60GB of files from the old computer to the new
one. This is a terrific product and I am very happy with
I am editing this review today, 2/4/2021, because I
have run into a problem that was unexpected. I am an
Amateur Radio Operator and I use a device called a
ThumbDV by Northwest Digital Radio. This looks like any
thumb drive with the only exception being that it is
transparent. This device requires Serial Ports (1-4).
Believe it or not, this computer does not have any
Serial Ports. When I checked the Device Manager, there
was no indication of any com ports. I spent hours on the
phone with HP and went through 3 levels of Tech Support
and they couldn't help me either. So in retrospect I say
this: "All things being equal, this is a great computer,
but if you are a Ham Radio Operator and want to use the
ThumbDV, avoid purchasing this model HP Laptop -
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