USB Probs

By andy06shake
Feb 12, 2009
  1. Can anyone help, i turned on my rig this morning and was prompted right after the bios posted USB Over Current Detected. Then the system turned off. Tried again same result. I unpluged my USB 360 controler and unpluged the double USB conector attatched to my mainboard and the system boots/runs fine. Why is this happening now? Is my PSU about to die?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes it could be a power problem...
  3. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 376

    I would say so too, though a first step for me would be to test it out using multiple usb devices plugged in to see if it applies for all or just one specific usb device o.o
  4. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 253   +19

    The Problem seems to have arisen after i purchased a 1TB Lacie external harddrive, however the drive connects to the mains via a power(12v) lead and only uses the usb cable for data transfer. Anybody else have any thoughts on why im experiencing USB Over Current? The only other USB devices i have connected are a wireless Microsoft Keyboard and mouse. My specs E8500 3.17Ghz, ASUS P5N32-E SLI, ASUS EN9600GT, 4Gb DDR2 677MHz, 570W Trust Pro PSU.
  5. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 376

    Nop, i use extrenal hard drives of that sort all over the place, and i've never experienced such problems...

    might be a secluded case.
  6. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 253   +19

    Whats a secluded case?
  7. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 376

    Just a rare case thats all... As far as i know i've never heard of USB's getting fried that way.
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