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"Power Surge on Hub Port" - Error message pops up at SystemTray

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  1. nkraoji

    nkraoji Thread Starter

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    Dear frienda,
    A disgusting error message pops up at my System Tray frequently like this-

    Power Surge on Hub Port
    A USB Port has exceeded the power limits
    of its hub port. For assistance in solving this
    problem, click this message


    When I click on this message Icon at the system tray, a window in the name of
    Poer Surge on Hub Port opens with the follwing text.

    A USB device has malfunctioned and exceeded the power limits of its hub
    port. You should disconnect the device.
    The location of the device is shown in bold type.
    USB Root Hub ( 8 ports )
    // Unused port
    // Unused port
    // Unused port
    // Unused port
    // Unused port
    // Unused port
    // Unused port
    // Unused port
    Recommendation:
    To enable the port, disconnect the Hardware and click " Reset ".
    If you click " Close ", the port will no longer function.

    Reset / Close

    My problem is I am unable to understand the meaning of this error message. Which
    hardware should I disconnect from the USB port? As far as I know, I am not facing any hardware problems. All my devices are working fine. Can any one please help me to solve this problem to eliminate this frequent error message? Thank you.
    Sincerely yours
    nkrao
     
  2. Mumbodog

    Mumbodog

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    One of the devices plugged into the USB hub is drawing too much current for some reason, unplug one device from the hub, use the PC see if the error stops, if it does not, plug that one back in and unplug another, repeat the process until the error stops, then you have found the one that has a problem.

    It is also possible the hub is bad and needs replaced.

    Most 8 port hubs have a power supply that plugs into them, does yours?
     
  3. ottid

    ottid

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    I'm having the same problem on my laptop with nothing attached to its external usb ports (guessing there may be internal ones?) and it comes up with the exact same message. As far as I can see I only have 3 usb ports, but it comes up with 8.
     
  4. Mumbodog

    Mumbodog

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    If it has a built in card reader, that is a USB device.
     
  5. ottid

    ottid

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    Ok, it has that.

    How about I say that the only thing hanging off my laptop is the power cable because the battery no longer holds its charge? I have no peripheries plugged in, so it is something either in the software or the hardware of the laptop.
     
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