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Usb port overload

I have 4 ports on my laptop - I had 3 items plugged into the USB ports - when I added a 4th - POOF - nothing from any of them. I have tried to remove the drivers - reboot and "find new hardware" but that isn't working... what else can I do - or is there a "trick" in the previous I don't know about... THANKS

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  • MomaRachel Dec 12, 2007

    Have I fried the USB ports? or is there some type of "overload protection" that causes it just to shut down when it is potentially overloaded that just needs "reset" or have I done that and now I HAVE to buy something to fix it?



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Difficult to not know of a "trick"...although one solution is to get a PCMCIA card (they are getting very inexpensive now) that has 2 USB can add a USB hub from one of them to again have 4 or more ports.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007


I kind of have the same problem. My desktop has eight USB ports, and at first they all worked fine, but now they're failing one by one. o.O Ack!

Posted on Nov 03, 2008


Did you try jumping the computer

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