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dustygal

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[size=3]i keep getting this error message. could someone try to let me know what it means. i hope this is where i should post it if not please let me know where it needs to go.
message: power surge on hub port - a usb device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port.
is this a serious condition?
thanks for any info
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how many devices are conected directly to the pc? a normal computer should have from 4 to 6 devices conected, and its highly recomended that the devices attached come with theyr own power otherwise the computer might have problems do to the necesary voltages that the power supply generates. if you add to many USB devices and none have theyr own power most likely your computer will freeze, shut down or restart. make sure that the devices added have their own power.
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To add to aero05's comments, the USB ports are rated at 5 amps. If you use even a laptop HD in an enclosure you may have trouble as some can pull 7 amps to run them. The better quality external drives will have an adapter to power them. I have a couple dozen external kit's with USB hd's that people just gave me when they did not work properly. This also applys other USB hardware that can cause a surge when first plugged in.

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double post


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Edited by SRX660, 21 August 2006 - 03:19 PM.

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