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USB problem

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#1 tjay2371


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:17 AM

Wonder if assistants is available for this problem,  it occurred after using a suspect USB stick, now the computer enters the post but produces a black screen with details for the American Megatrends motherboard, which ultimately shuts down the computer after 15 seconds.


the last item before it shuts down is "USB device Over Current Status Detected !!  System will Shut Down After 15 Seconds,"


Is this repairable ?  Any advice greatly appreciated

Edited by hamluis, 24 February 2014 - 09:36 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 dls62


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:37 AM

This is normally an indication of an electrical problem.  Remove all USB devices from the computer and then restart.  If the problem still occurs, then it suggests that there is a short in one of the USB ports.


If the problem does not occur then reconnect each USB device one-by-one and restart after reconnecting each device until you find the faulty device.  If the device has a detachable lead then try another lead.


If the device does not have a detachable lead or changing the lead does not solve the problem, then the device needs repairing or replacing.

#3 zingo156


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:18 AM

As dls62 mentioned this is normally a bad device or shorted usb port. If all of the usb devices are unplugged and you still get the over current error: physically inspect all usb ports and see if any of the pins are broken or bent and shorting to a ground.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:35 AM

FWIW:  http://www.whoho.com/2011/03/usb-device-over-current-status-detected.html


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