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Re: USB Problem

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Puddle wrote:
> Hi,
> I bought a motherboard a few months ago, an ASUS P5GC-MX/1333.
> I plugged a 3.5 inch USB drive into in a few weeks ago, the power to
> the drive wasn't on and XP brought up a warning saying that a device
> on the USB port was drawing too much power. I have never seen that
> warning before despite using that same drive and enclosure on many
> different systems. I turned on the power to the drive and it worked
> normally so I thought nothing more of it.
> Yesterday I plugged my Epson r310 into the USB device and I got that
> same warning about a device drawing too much power on the USB port.
> The printer wasn't on so just thought it was the same thing happening
> as the USB drive I used.
> I turned the power to the printer on and windows didn't seem to
> recognise that there was a device on the USB port. I then tried
> plugging a USB sandisk memory stick into one of the USB ports and the
> light on the stick didn't even come on. Then I tried different USB
> ports on the computer and if I stick anything in 2 of the ports the
> whole computer locks up while the other 2 ports simply don't even
> seem to provide any power..Even using the old USB drive with power
> doesn't work at all now, it either locks the whole computer up in 2
> ports or doesn't register at all in the other 2.
> If I go into BIOS it has a display showing if anything is connected
> to the ports, this also shows nothing..
> I assume the ports are dead? Anyone seen anything like this? Shall I
> just returned the board to the retailer? (if I can remember who I
> brought it from and ca find the receipt...)

Possible power supply problem?




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