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Targus chill mat won't work

Had this mat for a few years and for a bit, it was sounding super noisy when the fans ran (probably a few months) and recently I've noticed it's stopped working. The USB ports are fine on my computer as they work with other things. There is some dust and cat hair buildup inside the fans from what I can see, but not enough to impede movement. I can't get the stuff out because I see no way to get the mat apart.

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It is definatly either a wiring issue or a cpu issue

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hi this can be purchased from somewhere like radio shack specs are Output: 5V 2000mA, centre is + positive so really just your standard adaptor will do, this also comes from the targus site hope that helps

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This problem is being caused by a wire becoming disconnected from the switch in the usb power cord. The easiest way to solve this problem is to open the switch using a flat blade like a knife, and either reconnect the loose wire yourself or to completely remove the switch and connect the wires together completing the circuit and allowing the fan to operate. I hope this helps.

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I have the same problem, and I looked inside to see the cause- the interior part for the power is poorly made and comes loose. That's the reason for the one fan not working and it getting weak. Sometimes wiggling the cord or trying to stabilize it will help. But, as I learned the hard way, it will eventually break. Its a poorly made product, and I've had mine about 4 months now and it completely broke today. I opened it and did my best to stabilize the part, but... it will break. As best as I can tell, its a poorly made product and there is no permanent solution.

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SOURCE: My fans have stopped working

click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers
if you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts also
scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options update driver disable uninstall scan for hardware changes
select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot policies volumes driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details update driver rollback driver or uninstall
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
hope this helps

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