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A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of it's Hub port

This started popping up when I put the computer in Standby. So I clicked unplugged/replugged and reset. Now the keyboard, mouse and printer won't work? I just had the motherboard replaced so I downloaded new drives for all. The printer still does not print. I used the trouble shooting and followed all directions even checking the firewall. The printer still does not work. The new message I get is Printer designed to work with USB cables only. The current software and setting is not set to USB port. Does this mean I should go purchase a new cable?

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i have same problem its fresh xp installed
    all drivers updated even put driver genius driver scanner again nothing is it usb hub port defected i think not it sdriving me crazy help


  • Rachel Jean Feb 08, 2009

    Same message, and the screen just went blank. So I unplugged the computer from the wall, now I can see my desktop with everything on it, but nothing
    works : mouse, printer nor keyboard.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    the power exceeded its limit and its no more working

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    thank you bill! it works my friend just got this problem, and i told her what you have posted it's working now thank you very much

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I have desktop and its prompting me usb power limit exceed how to solve this problum

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My dell D800 usb storage exceed power limit

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Make and model number would help me. The voltage output of USB ports is +5 VDC. "Standby" on a computer is a is a power saving feature that is really only needed for Laptops.

If this IS a laptop: try unplugging it, remove the battery and press the power button to drain residual voltage from the system. Do the same thing with your printer and any other USB peripheral devices.

If it is a Desktop, unplug the power cord that is plugged into the wall ie kill the power to everything and do as described above.

If this doesn't work, some damage may have occurred to one of the peripherals or the system itself due to the voltage drop.

A workaround after all the above fails to resolve the issue is to purchase an inexpensive USB pci card and install it into one of the open pci slots inside your computer. For a laptop, plug in cards are available but you need to check the specs before purchasing.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you bill! it works my friend just got this problem, and i told her what you have posted it's working now thank you very much

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I have no usb plugged in still I get this error and plus my laptop freezes after a while. I assume this is the problem. If I fix this the laptop should work again fine.

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SOURCE: a usb has exceeded the power limits of its hub port

Simply put its what it says.

you have too many devices drawing power from the USB ports of your laptop.

A fix for this is to use a USB hub but it MUST be one with its own power supply.

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I guess that this could be your error message:

"Error message when you wake up a Windows XP-based computer from hibernation or from standby: "Power Surge on Hub Port: A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port"

 

If it is the case, please try below solution:

 

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When you wake up a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer from hibernation or from standby, you may receive the following error message:

 

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