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Power surge on usb port

I have an acer travelmate 290 series notebook, i got a message power surge on usb port while i was using my web cam and now all usb ports dont work, including the laptop speakers....help me fix this please

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    my laptop is giving the same power surge usb power message

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    my eee pc laptop speakers dont work

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Hi,
unless your a very competant motherboard components repairer.
this is beyond repair. i,d suggest taking it to a repair centre, where they will replace the motherboard. and unfortunately a large invoice to go with it. probably more cost effective to look at a replacement laptop.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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