Flash drives not recognised with front USB ports
A teacher is having problems with their Kingston 1GB Datatraveller (only 1 month old). Sometimes it's recognised, most often not though. Stick it in a rear port, perfectly ok. My own unbranded flash drive works fine no matter which port it's in. I tried an extension cable from the rear, no luck with that either, though my own worked fine through it. The teacher says a few students also have same difficulties with various makes of flash drives.
Anyone know of any reason(s) why this would happen? My current theory is crappy motherboard, maybe even power supply.