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I have an HP Compaq Elite 8300 computer. A usb 3.0 card was installed in the wrong buss. This error fried the usb 3.0 card and disabled the computer. How bad is the damage and can it be repaired

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Maybe the software just got corrupted. Try doing a software repair if possible. Or wipe the hard drive and do a clean install of OS.

If mo bo also got toasted then .....................................

Note: Putting a usb 3 card into usb 2 port should not have damaged anything - The 3 card would just run like a slower 2.

Posted on Dec 22, 2016

Testimonial: "The 3 card was installed in a full size buss, not in the required short buss. I don't know how that interacts with the motherboard."

  • richie46 Dec 22, 2016

    If you inserted a usb 3 card into the wrong spot on your mo bo and trashed the USB card, it is conceivable that you also damaged the motherboard. If so all you can do at this juncture is to replace it with identical model and hope that it works with hard drive which, hopefully, should not have gotten damaged.

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