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Power sugre with m240

Wen i plug in the USB cord to the PC it says dat (POWER SURGE ON HUB PORT A USB DEVUCE HAS EXCEEDED THE POWER LIMITS OF ITZ HUB PORT) i dont know what to do help plz

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Re: power sugre with m240

Hi there. This message would indicate any one of the following: 1. You have a lot of USB devices plugged in to your computer, and the maximum power supply for the USB ports has been exceeded by plugging this player to your computer. It would be best if you unplugged 1 or 2 of the USB devices connected for the time being. 2. You are plugging the player on your front USB port, and may need to plug it in the rear USB port to acquire ample power supply (front USB ports do not get as much power as the rear USB port -- sad but true) 3. You are using a laptop and may need to try another USB port on that computer. Purchasing a self-powered USB hub would be ideal as it gets its power supply directly from the wall electrical socket.

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