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We had a GE 7 port hub that burnt up this morning----thank goodness I got up when I did or it would have caught on fire! Any idea why it overheated?

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Re: GE 7 port hub - GE JASCO (HO97878) 4-Port USB Hub Networking Hubs & Switches

Poor ventilation may cause it.

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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.

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