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Usb Power Surge

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#1 notatechie2007


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:02 PM

Hi all,
I can't seem to connect my camera to download pictures. When I do, I get the message "A USB device has malfunctioned and exceeded the power limits of its hub ports", and then prompts me to click the message for further instructions. When I do that, it tells me to disconnect the cord, then click reset. I did this several times, but I get the same message. I tried to use another USB port, but got the same message. I can still plug in and use my mp3 player with no problems. Is it a problem with my camera cord, or is it a true power surge problem? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 DaChew


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:14 PM

it might be a partial short in the cord or camera connections, but usb is limited to a combined total of

Typically, the USB ports in your computer can supply up to about 500mA in total.

unplug or turn off other usb devices and test

test on another computer

Edited by DaChew, 18 July 2007 - 12:14 PM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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