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I'm not sure what's happening, but my mobo keeps burning out usb card readers, and I lost 9 of them already, some cheap ones and some expensive ones

I used to just plug them in the front usb ports of the case, after losing a few, I thought using an extend usb docking to back of mobo plus a usb hub (non-powered) would be more safer, but I was wrong. Even if I plug the reader into the hub then to the dock, though eliminate most static directly to the card reader.

My friend says it's a electrical problem, either the device overdraw the power or the mobo over-output the power to usb port! But from the last case, the reader works for a while, I was copying files, then suddenly error, device's gone. No smoke or nothing, but the device is a bit too warm.

I was suggested to get a PCI-E usb 3.0 card, and hopefully it would have better control over the power output! I'm wondering if there's any other thing I can do?
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Weird. Either your power supply or motherboard is failing to regulate the voltages properly?


Even USB card readers are dying? You've tried them in other PCs afterwards, but they don't work?
     
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Weird. Either your power supply or motherboard is failing to regulate the voltages properly?


Even USB card readers are dying? You've tried them in other PCs afterwards, but they don't work?

Yes, the died ones does not work on other computers, even they do show up in device manager, but they won't recognize any SD card inserted!

I'm wondering if I use external power supply for the usb hub, may be it will block out the current from PC!?
Edited by totalz - 6/19/11 at 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by totalz View Post
I'm wondering if I use external power supply for the usb hub, may be it will block out the current from PC!?
I don't know. But the less power it draws from the PC, the less odds your PC will fry it? It's worth trying...
     
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
I don't know. But the less power it draws from the PC, the less odds your PC will fry it? It's worth trying...
Just read some post saying it's the usb controller causing the problem! May be I should RMA the mobo, but everything else is working and I don't have a good spare pc atm...

I think I will go for the USB 3.0 card, lost enough card reader this year, lol. In the mean time, I will use my android phone as a card reader, it's probably the best card reader, cause it comes with "voltage regulators".

cheers.
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