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USB Device Over Current Detected??

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by mycamblur, Oct 9, 2011.

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  1. mycamblur

    mycamblur Thread Starter

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    My PC this morning has suddenly and without any warning, gone wrong and cannot be started up.

    I am getting the American Megatrends (AMI) warning " USB Device Over Current Detected, system will shut down in 15 seconds"

    Even after unplugging everything, including even the monitor, the PC is shutting down after 15 seconds.

    What is the cause? Has the motherboard failed? If so can this be replaced without loosing data ( I know this is on the HD so should be ok).

    Any advice please?
     
  2. Mark1956

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    Have a look in the motherboard manual for USB jumpers. Most of the threads I found about this problem were caused by a loose jumper on the mobo or one that had fallen off.

    It can also be caused by a damaged USB socket. Check that none of the PC's USB sockets are damaged.
     
  3. mycamblur

    mycamblur Thread Starter

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    Thanks Mark

    It was the front USB sockets. I've unplugged them- it means I am two USB ports down, but at least the PC is working again!:)
     
  4. Mark1956

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    Well done. If you need more USB sockets you could fit a card with them on.

    Something like the ones on this page
     
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