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USB front ports, "...over current error"


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#1 RaygunShaun

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:05 AM

The two front USB ports of my Dell Inspiron 530S have recently stopped working. While I believe the bottom one actually is broken, the top one seems fine. However, no USB device I plug into it works. I've also been getting the apparently common "...over current error. Press F1 to continue..." message on startup. The back USB ports work perfectly. What exactly is going on?

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:30 PM

Could you please post the entire error message that you are getting


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#3 RaygunShaun

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:49 PM

I believe it's "USB over current error. Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup"; everything before "over current error" is cut off. It's the same message as the one here.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:24 AM

Any chance of someone helping with this? It's getting to be a difficult problem.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:28 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

I am familiar with the error you are receiving, it is referring to you use a USB port that supplies enough power to power up the device.

This happens when USB ports are placed away from th motherboard and ribbon wires make the link between the port and the motherboard.

However, plugging the same device into a USB port located directly on the motherboard the error goes away.

The port connection on the motherboard has enough power coming from it, the problem is the wires are too small to Handel the current flowing through them, thus windows suggests you use ports that supply more power.

The USB ports that are directly soldered to the motherboard have enough power to power the device, so the notice goes away.

Solution: Rewire your front panel USB ports with heavier gauge wire or use the ports mounted on the motherboard.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:53 PM

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