Question about Acer-Veriton-M410-US3800P AMD Desktop PC - AMD Sempron 2.2GHz, 1GB DDR2, 160GB SATAII, DVDRW, Gigabi
Your USB port is incapable of supplying the required amps of power. ALL these little 2.5" drives need up to 1000 milliamps of juice,
regardless of who makes them. I have yet to find any PC that can supply more than 500ma from a single USB port (and even that is optimistic). That is precisely why several portable drive manufacturers supply a USB splitter lead to facilitate an extra 500ma of power. (But some charge extra for this lead).
SImpletech supply the splitter lead with the drive, so please try it, as it may solve the problem.
In addition, some makers, including Simpletech, provide a 5 volt auxiliary power socket on the drive case in (unacknowledged) admission that many people do not have a second spare USB port and that, even if they have, it isn't a reliable source of power anyway! Also, they don't supply the necessary PSU and they deliberately withhold the necessary specification for the needed PSU. You need a 5 volt, 1000 milliamp power adapter costing anything from $10 to $30 (ridiculous!)
These solutions should be tried before assuming the PCs USB port is faulty, because it 'probably' isn't.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
The portb does not support it or its faulty try a pci usb 2.0 card for around £5-10
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
What you have is power over USB which is good because it allows the hard drive to get enough power to run without a seperate power cord. This is also usefull for IPODS and other media that Charge through a USB. It means you can turn your computer off and still charge something.
If its an external hard drive, its meant to be removed. You can right click and disconnect it from the bottom right and then remove it safely.
You may have a port that doesnt provide power when turned off, maybe a front USB port, you could plug it in there.
There most likely isnt a way to change any jumpers unless your system board instructions specify that you can and how to. Dont go tinkering around because if you put jumpers on the wrong spot, you can blow some of the small components on the board.
This would render the USB completely useless.
If you want a permanent extar HDD for back up, just get a new IDE for the internal, There cheep these days. you can get a 250 gig IDE for under $60.00
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
SOURCE: connecting speakers to Computer
It's usually the green plug that you hook up speakers to. If you look closely at the sound card area of your computer, you will see little pictures telling you which one is for the mike, line in & speaker.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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