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juma48

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I keep on having this error a few days ago and not sure why, but the balloon keep on popping out and it kinda annoying. It keep on saying "A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port" when i close the message it still keep on popping out. How can i rectify this problem?
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Hi juma48...

This problem usually shows up when the power requirements of a device exceeds what the USB port is capable of providing...external HDD's are notorious for this. The solution is to use an adapter that allows you to connect a single device to two ports simultaneously or use a powered USB hub.

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USB modems also take obscene amounts of power. Evil things.
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Erm....what kind of adapter is it? I dont have any clue how it looks like plus what is a powered USB hub? Sorry, i not familiar with IT stuff thats why i ask this question.

Anyway thanks wannabe 1 and neil jones for helping me out.
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A USB adaptor is basically a little box with USB ports on it. It plugs into a USB port on your computer and it basically gives you more ports to play with. A powered one of these uses mains power to make it work (required for laptops) but for a desktop computer you don't need the separate power supply.
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I got it....Thanks Neil i see what i can do to get rid of the message.
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