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USB hub port

Trying to charge mp3 player and get power surge on hub port. I can reset it by clicking on the icon but as soon as I plug it back in, I get same warning. Any suggestions?
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  • fishman25401 Dec 04, 2008

    No dirt and everything looks good. Are there other things to try? Can't get the software to download.

  • fishman25401 Dec 04, 2008

    Not sure how to do that. I'm not good with computers, but can do it with guidance.

  • fishman25401 Dec 08, 2008

    No. Had the same problem one time before but was able to get it to work, but I can't this time. Has to be something simple that I am missing.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Sounds like a hardware problem, most likely a partial short or conductive dirt or corrosion of the USB connector of the MP3 player. Since there are only 4 terminals, 1 side is for the ground, the opposite for +5VDC and the two at the middle are for data, it would be possible to check for continuity using a DVM or VOM and determine if the +5 terminal is shorted to the GND. Alternately, you can try to clean and scrape the pins.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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    Louie Role Dec 04, 2008

    Hi again,

    I understand you tried the alternate, clean, but no joy. Have you tried the primary proposal, continuity test on the 4 terminals?

    Cheers.


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    Louie Role Dec 05, 2008

    Do you have access to a continuity tester (VOM or DVM)?

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