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A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port

This is the warning I get when connecting my usb printer to usb on computer. This as I now recall happened suddenly to a different printer.
Trying everything, new cables, software downloads, program changes, putting cable in different usb ports, everything.
I bought a bigger fancier printer, all excited took it out the box, made doubly sure everything was done to specification and hooked it up.

A USB DEVICE HAS EXCEEDED THE POWER LIMITS OF ITS HUB PORT !!!!!

AGAIN ! ! ! kinda tells me I spent 170 F&%^*%$ dollars for nothing !

PLEASE I'M BEGGING ! ! ! SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO SOLVE THIS ERROR !

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Hey,

Buy a usb hub with a power adapter.
this one for example
http://www.xpcgear.com/usbhubuh204d.html


Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • Ekse Feb 23, 2009

    If the above usb hub doesn't solve the problem, try the printer on another computer and if the printer works fine on the other computer then you have a problem on your computer.

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