Question about GE JASCO (HO97878) 4-Port USB Hub

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Overheating I use the hub to connect a scanner and printer at the same time to my Dell Inspiron 6000. Recently my scanner reported unable to conect to laptop - would not scan. I found that hub was very hot to touch. With hub taken out my scanner and printer work fine when plugged directly into my laptop. Both scanner and printer have their own power (do not use power from USB port. Any ideas? Thanks, Chris

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    Same for me!

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We had a GE 7 port usb port and it overheated and melted----thank goodness I got up when I did or the house would have caught on fire. The only thing we had connected to the usb port was a APC battery backup unit. Any reason why the usb port overheated?
It was pugged into the battery backup unit and I am hesitant to rehook the computer up to the battery backup unit and also will not by another GE usb hub again and whatever hub we do use, I will not plug it into an outlet!
the computer was downstairs and I noticed the odor of electrical burning smell upstairs---the unit was bought nov 25, 2007 and we returned it to BJ'S for a refund today-----I do not reccomend this product to anyone.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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    moqutpar Feb 13, 2013

    I have a Targus 4-port USB Hub that nearly set my mattress on fire... it was so hot it melted the plastic on it. I unplugged it and let it cool down. I then plugged it back in to see if it would work... it started overheating again... so I took it out... I'm imagining it's the hub and not the laptop sending to much charge or something.

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You could maybe have a bad USB hub or the Hub is in a very warm area...

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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I HAVE PRACTICALLY THE SAME PROBLEM AS THE NO.1 POST ON THIS P I HAVE THIS GE JASCO 4- PORT USB HUB, AND ITS GIVEN ME A BUNCH OF **** EVER SINCE I GOT IT . THE NUMBER ONE PORT ( THE ONE BEING CLOSEST TO THE PC ) WORKS AND WILL LET A DEVICE WORK THRU IT. BUT THE OTHER 3 PORTS ARE TOUCH AND GO. T SEEMS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE POWER USAGE OF THE DEVICE YOUR PLUGGING INTO IT. PORTS 2-4 ARE TOUCH AND GO THE WORK SOMETIMES IF i USE A LITTLE 256KBS FLASH DRIVE. BUT i TRIED PLUGGING IN A NUMBER OF EXTERNAL DRIVES AND A PRINTER INTO ALL THE PORTS AND NTHING WORKED. AND THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE THE PC RECOGNIZING THE DEVICE , IVE HAD IT FOR MONTHS AND IT STILL HASNT NOT HAD ANY UPDATES COME THRU THAT HAD ANY TYPE OF DRIVERS OR IT. I WENT TO THE GE SITE FIRST AND FOUND THE HUB BY SEARCH AND THERE WERE SEVERAL VERY SIMILAR DEVICES ALMOST MIROR IMAGES OF THIS PRODUCT. AND I COULD NOT GET ANY DECENT SUPPORT WITHOUT PAY SOMETHING LIKE 2 U.S $ . I DONT KNOW IF IT WAS PER INCIDENT OR MINUTE AT THAT POINT I CLOSED THE SITE. NO WAY I AM PAYING FOR SUPORT ON A USB HUB. SO i FOUND THIS SITE THRU GOOGLE AND LOOK HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD PROBLEM WITH IT AND ALOT OF THE TEMP. RELATED AND NEARLY CAUSING FORES. MINE ALSO RAN HOT AS HADES. , IM SORRY BUT IT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE MUCH TRANSFORMER FOR THE DEVICE. IM GOING TO TRY USING THE DRIVER POSTED ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE , AND IF IT DOESNT WORK AND LET MY PC RECOGNIZE IT ITS GOING TO GET A REAL NICE REVIEW IN MY COLUMN . AND THROWN AWAY.

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