"Power Surge on hub port"

By Airwalker700
Nov 22, 2006
  1. My friend was having a problem with her digital camera and her laptop. When you plug the camera into the laptop, you get the error message "Power Surge on port hub" saying that the device exceeded it's amount of energy. What exactly is the problem here, and how could this be fixed? This laptop is an IBM Thinkpad R51. Thanks a bunch!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    First thing to try is a different usb cable from the camera to the laptop.

    If that doesn`t help, try using another usb port.

    If that still doesn`t help, unplug any other usb devices such as printers etc and try again.

    Let me know the results please.

    Regards Howard :)
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