What about you?
That's why there is a symbol on one side of the plug. That is the side that should point to the ceiling.
A lot of the computers I build at home, I often have the USB ports upside down. I'm unlucky like that, I guess.
There are two square holes on each side of the plug. On one side they are filled and the other they are hollow. I like to remember by pointing the hollow ones up like you need to fill them with water (like they are cups). Kinda silly but it works for me!
Neither can I, but mine are vertical and behind the PC
Get a silver or black sharpie and color the top so you always know at a glance which way is up.
I have more than one computer at home and some have the ports upside down (maybe Ryan built them).
I almost always get it right the fourth time!
For me it's always the third try — they never seem to fit the first time the right way. I have to try the right way, fail, try the wrong way, then the right way will work.
I have one vertical and two horizontal USB ports on my laptop. I can generally get them right-side-up on the first try.
:-) Ok, so I'm not alone in this.
i always check , piccy is pointin up !
My issue is that I rarely get it in the second time either. (Mine are vertical and the tower is down at my feet, so I often the the angle wrong even if it is the right way up.)
nope, never, always have to turn it around…I guess I just don't pay attention to the "symbol", which I never thought about b4, but now I know the "fill up the squares" trick…we'll see, but odds are I will still do it wrong
Well, I can get it right. I just look at the USB plug before plugging it in..
Guys! The white piece of plastic inside the USB plug has to be either on the bottom, or on the left. That is the correct configuration, and there are very little exceptions :)
Yiannis! The 'correct configuration' is only on about half of computers. There are very many exceptions.
Why cant they use double sided usbs?
Always the wrong way. USB plug is a bad design, they should be double ways.
I have only seen one in my life that plugs with the USB logo facing down, and I own it :P
I plugged it a thousand times…..but first time wrong always. Ja ja ;)
Everyone buys an HP by accident at least once in their lives. It's normal.