Re: USB Problem

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Enkidu, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Enkidu

    Enkidu Guest

    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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    Enkidu, Nov 16, 2008
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