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Solved Power problem leads to USB problem... complicated.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LotusBunny, Oct 16, 2016.

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  1. LotusBunny

    LotusBunny Thread Starter

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    Hardware problem:

    Windows 7 machine, approximately 1 year old.

    Sequence of events:

    1. Computer would not start. Diagnostics run:
    a. Used different power cable.
    b. Shorted power pins with screwdriver to check for problem with power button on case. Did not start.
    c. Checked power supply, it was fine.

    2. Took computer to geek squad (I know, I know, they were the only place that was open). They did the following:
    a. Checked power cable.
    b. Checked power supply.
    c. Swapped the RAM around... at which point it started. But there was a software issue? So they used some "repair
    disk" I'm not sure what it did. But then computer worked.

    3. Took computer home, now it boots to desktop, and I can use the keyboard, but only when I plug it into one specific usb slot. It doesn't work in any of the other USB slots. No other USB devices appear to work, including the mouse.

    What to do?
     
  2. LotusBunny

    LotusBunny Thread Starter

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    It was my mouse. MY FRICKIN MOUSE.

    I finally got into windows by tabbing around with my keyboard. Plugged in the mouse and managed to tab around for the error, windows was showing that my mouse was causing a power surge on the USB hub.

    Switched to different mouse.

    Everything works.

    -_-
     
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