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emfouad

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When I plug anything (mouse/camera/etc) into the port the error message is
power surge on hub port or
the computer shuts down
When I start the computer and the device is plugged into it the computer is not recognizing it. The port also moves a little when I plug into it.

Port was working fine with all the devices before but I did not notice it move before. Could the port have become loose from overusage? Is it something a newbie could tighten easily?
I really do not want to take the computer to the repair shop. In the last two months new keyboard/ battery/ and power cord. For a couple of extra hundred dollars I could have had a new computer by now. Any suggestions welcomed!
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Sounds like it may be occasionally shorting out. If so, and it's not fixed soon, it could potentially short out other components inside your computer. :)

(Had one customer where a shorted USB port took out the motherboard and PSU. The RAM, CPU and HD were okay).

BTW, reparing circuitry is beyond the capacity of most computer users.
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