Power Surge - now my USB ports are not working

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ajsmith595

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I had a power surge, and this caused my motherboard USB ports to stop working: there was no power being given by them. My case USB ports, however, were still working. I thought, because my PSU was quite old, I should get a new PSU, and I did. Unfortunately, this did not work. I have tried many things: unplugged the PC, and pressed the power button for 15 seconds, plug it back in and power on; updating drivers; getting a new PSU. It's really annoying that I spent my money on a PSU then it doesn't even solve the problem. I have looked around and seen it might be that my USB ports have been fried. All the other ports on my motherboard are still working though....
Should I get a USB hub, or should I try to fix it?
 

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A hub won't fix dead ports, unless you intend to plug it into the remaining working ports.

I'd get an add-in USB 3.0 card instead.

You didn't give any details on your computer but if you have a modern computer with PCI-Express slots then get a USB 3.0 PCI-Express, if you have an older computer with only PCI slots then you'll need a plain PCI card. Here's some examples: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...scription=usb+3.0+card&N=100160874&isNodeId=1
 
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