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Disabling USB Power After Shutdown

By Technochicken
Mar 16, 2009
  1. I just made a usb LED light for my computer's case, and as I did not have a spare molex connector to be torn apart, I decided to make it usb powered. So when I'm done, I shut down, only to find that the light is still on. Does anyone know how to disable power to the usb ports after the computer is shut down? I've looked through the bios for an option, but have not found anything promising.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You can find them available at any computer shop ;)
    [​IMG]
    Y Molex
     
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 729

    I know, but for the time being, I don't have one, and I don't know when i'll have time to get one. From some searching, plenty of other people want to do something similar, but no one has seemed to get a conclusive answer. I'm kinda thinking its not even possible. Maybe i'll make my own molex connector from a trashed CD drive...
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes I've done that
    Also I find that new Video cards sometimes pop them in the box too (actually old ones ;))
    Sometimes in old computers too
    But the best place is the shop :)
     
  5. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 729

    Did it. How do i put photo's from my computer into a thread by the way?
    Edit: scratch that, i was being stupid. Here's a picture:

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    Click to maximize
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If you Edit your post (just to view the BBcode, you can find out ;)

    Also, looks pretty bad :D
     
  7. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 729

    Why thank you! I haven't tested it yet, but there should be no reason it would not work.
     
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