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Short circuit i accidently put an audio jack plug into the usb port of my laptop, it then suddenly stopped working, i cannot turn it on. i think i may have short circuited to laptop

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  • lsefu May 25, 2008

    Packard Bell EasyNote H5530 . I have the same problem. I would like to know if the solution gave has worked or not.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    hmmmm????

    you talking about a live audio jack, with a sound signal on it?

    that would fry the usb port, which goes right into the memory and uP...

    could be an expensive solution for you

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If you look into the USB port and there are four finger like metal contacts and one of these is bent and touching the metal casing it is shorting out the 5 volts supply. Remove the connection to the power supply and remove the battery then straighten the finers so they dont touch anything. Replace the power adaptor and try again - if the laptop now works that is fine but you will not be able to use that damaged usb port.

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