PC won't boot at all anymore, after giving "Power surge on usb" error for a few days

By Sebaku
Jul 15, 2017
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  1. Hello,

    As of 3 days suddenly at random my pc would give me a pop up saying: "Power surge on the USB port". Which would make my headset and headset charger not work anymore, and sometimes it would crash which ever application I was running at that time. It would work fine again after a restart.

    This morning however, it kept on saying it on every restart. I tried putting my headset charger in another usb port, but that made my pc start with the keyboard not working. So then I tried to put it in the same usb port while the pc was on already and then it suddenly shut down. At first I though I accidentally touched my power cable while I was plugging in my headset charger, but even after changing power cables, it still won't boot. No lights are on, the fans don't do anything either.

    I have no clue what to do, would this be a psu problem or a motherboard problem? Or something else?

    Any help or questions are welcome, thanks in advance!
  2. 3nigmatic

    3nigmatic TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Yes, its a problem from the Motherboard (PSU)
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,675   +1,220

    Power Surge on USB means that some device is drawing more than the MAX 500milliamps allowed.

    Disconnect all USB and boot again, does the system come up?

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