USB 2.0 Doesnt work

By Son of Sam
Jul 16, 2005
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  1. a while back i plugged in my joystick into my front panel usb (man, this sounds like a bad porno script written by a nerd) and my computer just went dead. what happened was the capicators in my PSU just up and popped basically. anyway, i cant use usb 2.0 anymore. its enabled in my bios, its deffinetly supported, its broke on all ports so im not plugging it in in the wrong spot. is it possible that there was like, a voltage irregularity but it only effected my usb 2.0 controller? everything else works as expected.

    my mobo is a gigabyte GA-7N400-L

    also, i just looked in the hardware manager and theres a question mark next to my Universal Serial Bus controller. i do have the latest drivers for my motherboard and the chipset and whatnot. would i have to install the USB controller seperately then?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Well, since it happened when you plugged something in the USB port then it is very likely it fried something in the USB controller but nowhere else.

    You should find out if it was your joystick that caused the damage or your USB ports were wired to the motherboard wrong.

    You could get your motherboard replaced if it is under warranty or just buy a PCI USB controller.
  3. Abraxas

    Abraxas Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    In correspondance to my current problem I have to ask...is it possible that capacitors pop when you plug something into the USB port? Wouldn't have thought that...
    Theoretically I could have done the same thing when I plugged in the scanner. But I guess in my case it's pretty obvious that the damage was slowly building up through that one spilled capacitor.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    possibility you had a short on the joystick....

    USB uses around 5 volts.

    If your USB was on the motherboard there is a possibility that it is dead now. A work around is to get a USB PCI card and install the drivers for it.

    good luck
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