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Power went out when plugging into usb port, cant get it restarted

For Emachines t2082. When plugging an external hard drive into the two usb ports on the front side, the power went out. I have tried replacing the power supply, and changed out memory cards, but no success.

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Try getting an internal USB 2.0 PCI card.. that should work.. the front USB ports are not adequate you can buy one here.

Good luck!

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