Usb Is Not Recognized By My Laptop When I Plug It In in Installation/Uninstallation/Update Posted August 7, 2017 · Report reply The other lights ONLY light up when an Active signal is received from a Component or HDMI input. Since the Power light does show up, we would assume that the USB cable is good (could try another just in case ) Tell us about your computer and its' specs. How did you get the files from the other computer to yours? Have you tried the GameCAP device on this other computer? Even if the software is not installed there Window will react and install the wrong drivers - have the Device Manager open when you first plug it in there and observe any change. (this will test to see if the device itself has failed) I know it's been so long since I commented about my issue but I choose to just give up for a few months. Yesterday however, I tried plugging the usb cable into another computer and it also wasn't recognized and nothing popped up in the device manager under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers". The weird thing is that the main light on my game capture turns on so any advice?