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Ah, got you!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Boycie, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Some people might remember that Boyce has tried to pin down an annoying intermittent lock-up for a customer.
    Just before it locked up (the last time :twisted: ) a balloon appeared in the notification area saying "USB root surge". The USB sockets don't feel sloppy and i first suspected that either a USB device was drawing too much power off the mobo or the PSU was not man enough for the job. I thought i had it nailed but it locked up this morning with only a USB mouse plugged in.
    Oh, all the USB sockets are onboard. Anybody else come across this?

    Regards

    Boyce
     
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  2. damienj3

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    I came accross this with an old computer using onboard USB. I cheated and bought an external hub and that sorted it out .
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    We've come across this with a batch of Acer Laptops (they're not in my top 10 anymore :dry ). We ended up having to rebuild the whole laptop (software). Since the rebuild we haven't received anymore of those power surges.

    I don't know why or what caused it, so I can't say. And I can't say whether or not the problem that you're experiencing is the same as ours.

    But I hope this helps :D

    -Ken
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    thanks for the input guys. im not really sure what to suggest for the best. If it says USB surge with only a USB mouse plugged in then even a powered hub will take some power from the motherboard :thumbleft
     
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