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Blown out USB ports

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by DoubleDog, Dec 19, 2005.


  1. DoubleDog

    DoubleDog
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    Grrrrr.....

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    Anyone ever blow out their USB ports?

    And

    Is it unusual to blow these out?

    Went to print---nope...

    Checked to see if I could upload digital pics from camera---nope...

    One port is dedicated to the printer the other is for the camera, and 2 IPODs...

    DD~
     
  2. DoubleDog

    DoubleDog
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    Grrrrr.....

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    ....And would this cause my computer to reboot?

    Thanks!

    DD!
     

  3. funbob

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    do a lil' dance

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    I had a computer a number of years back that had USB ports very sensitive to static discharge. The computer would reboot every time I plugged a USB device in and forgot to ground myself first. Quite annoying actually. My USB ports never stopped working but I did get around the problem by purchasing a USB hub.
     
  4. David_G17

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    i've had a motherboard with a bad USB port before - not sure if it's common.