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HP pavilion N3250 shuts down when USB is used

Anytime I plug anything into the USB port it shut the Notebook down completely. How do I find out if the USB is unattached or how do I fix this problem without a disk

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I think your USB is faulty. Shutting down is a way of protecting the mainboard. Have USB checked in service ASAP

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SOURCE: hp laptop shuts itself down

Get a can of air and really blow the intake & exaust ports and ALL fins. A laptop cooler really helps with this problem but, you have to blow them out too.
Google HDD thermometer and download a temperature indicator. It will show you when things are starting to heat up. Mine runs between 25-33 degrees celcius and will shut down randomly around 34 or above.

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SOURCE: Hp pavilion dv4000 usb port can't use

This error occures when a USB device draws more power than the USB port can supply.
To fix this problem, purchase a powered USB hub. Power up the hub and connect it to the laptop's USB port and then plug the USB device into the powered USB hub.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: None of my USB ports are working. I think it's a

Version: 1
Windows XP and Tablet PC General USB Failures NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice. Release Date: 2003-10-06
Last Updated: 2003-10-06
DESCRIPTION Customer reports general USB failures such as:

  • Dropped communications
  • Failure to identify the attached USB devices
  • Windows produces a Blue Screen communicating to a PDA device.
This is a known Microsoft USB issue and is not limited to HP products.
DETAILS Microsoft has released updated USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 solutions for Windows XP and Windows for Tablet PC.
To obtain the above solutions, Install hot fix 822603 from Windows Updates or download the update from Microsoft Web site:;en-us;822603 .
Hardware Platforms Affected: HP Compaq nx9008 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6130 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6120 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc8230 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc6220 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6910p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6830s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6730s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6715b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6520s Notebook PC, Compaq Armada Notebook PCs, HP Compaq nx9500 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9010 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9000 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx8220 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx7300 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx7100 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc8430 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc4400 Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6735s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6510b Notebook PC, Compaq tc1000 Tablet PC, HP Compaq nx9105 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx7400 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6315 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx4820 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc6110 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc4000 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc2400 Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6715s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6535b Notebook PC, HP OmniBook Notebook PCs, HP Compaq nx9100 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9030 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9005 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx8420 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6310 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc4200 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9600 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9420 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx7220 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6320 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx4300 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc6140 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc6120 Notebook PC, HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation, HP Compaq 8510p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 2510p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 2210b Notebook PC, HP Pavilion Notebook PCs, HP Compaq nx7200 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6115 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nw8440 Mobile Workstation, HP Compaq nc8000 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc6220 Notebook PC Bundle, HP Compaq 8710w Mobile Workstation, HP Compaq 6735b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6710s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6530s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6720s Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9020 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx7010 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6105 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nw8240 Mobile Workstation, HP Compaq nw8000 Mobile Workstation, HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc4010 Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6710b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6535s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6515b Notebook PC, Compaq Presario Notebook PCs, HP Compaq nx9500A Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9110 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx9040 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx7000 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6330 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx6325 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nx4800 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nw9440 Mobile Workstation, HP Compaq nc6230 Notebook PC, HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook PC, HP Compaq 8710p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6820s Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6530b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC, Compaq Evo Notebook PCs, Compaq Tablet PCs Operating Systems Affected: Microsoft Windows XP Software Affected: Not Applicable Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA01209440 REVISION HISTORY Release Date: 2003-10-06 Document ID: CN0245W ©Copyright 2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental,special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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SOURCE: hp paviolon dv2000 shuts down by itself

If computer turns off when idle, then check power saving settings, accessible from control panel.
If laptop turns off while you are using it, try first reinstalling the system to exclude system problems, or test the laptop starting OS from CD or staying in Bios settings mode, so to exclude installed system.
If laptop is still shutting down, then problem may be overheating.
Overheating usually happens when the fan is not coming , therefore when the computer overheats.Or the fan is not cooling enough and computer is overheating.

Monitor computer temperature using a software, check if Fan is coming up when temperature gets critical.

If fan comes up but does not cool enough, then replace the fan, it is not efficient anymore because of a bad bearing or dust. ~Also ensure that fan is well mounted, if fan has poor contact with CPU surface , cooling will be poor.

If fan does not come up, and critical temp is not detected, then the sensor on motherboard is bad, this is very uncommon. When this happens the problem is usually related to system or power settiings , rather than overheating.

If fan does not come up and temp is critical, then fan is faulty, replace it.

There are also more than one fan on many laptops, check that one of the fans (CPU fan, video fan) is not completely ded, and therefore cause for the problem.

By using the software below you can also find out if the problem is really overheating. If temperature results within normal range, then usually it is not overheating.In that case test systtem and check power saving settings.

Here is the software to control your fan and temp. sensor state:

Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

Download SpeedFan 4.38

SpeedFan - Free software download

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SOURCE: HP Pavilion zv6000:

After reading the description, I think you need to try updating BIOS and latest device drivers for USB. Because USB are getting power on that means there would not be any fault to from the motherboard.

So please try updating latest BIOS for your notebook.
If you can provide me the product no for your notebook and the operating system which you are using currently then I can find the one for you.

Otherwise you can also do the same.

Type in the product no. on Then go to software and driver download page, select the proper OS and search in BIOS ROM pack available for your notebook.

I hope this will help.

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I understand that you are unable to use the USB port of your computer.

To isolate the issue try performing these steps.

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