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Jordan_Safc

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Hi people,
got a little present of on of the family (7 port hub) when it came [New..] but with no instructions and I'm having trouble with it, i only have 2 USB Ports on my laptop and when i put it in a message appears saying power surge ' a pop up balloon ' then when i click on it a box appears.. ( attachment is the print screen x2 )
Was wondering if anyone could help me?

I have a compaq presario V5214ea btw..

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The message says that the Hub is drawing more power than the USB port can deliver. If the USB Hub has the ability to have an external power supply, you can try that (I have not had much luck with that as it caused my machine to not work, but I could add it after the machine booted).

Many USB devices are powered by the USB port, which presents a problem when you use a Hub since then the power requirements can quickly exceed what the port can deliver. If the devices that you plug into the hub can be externally powered, then that can also help.
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so have you any ideas on me getting it working ?
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As I said, if the port has the ability to have an external power supply, you can try that since then the hub will not need the power from the port.

You can also limit the use to devices which don't require much power, but that makes it not very useful.

If you use devices which have external power supplies, that will reduce the power requirements and keep you within the limit of the USB port.
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Pretty Confused now.. lol
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i was just wondering if there is any way possibe of getting this to work on my laptop?
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...jordan...did you read any of what kemesa said? does the 7 port USB hub have a power cord that plugs into the wall or not?
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yes it does...
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...have you pllugged that into the wall and THEN tried using the hub?
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yeah thats what im doing and that the message that comes up
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