Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › USB Shorting Out
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

USB Shorting Out

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
On my Armor case, the top two USB ports short out whenever anything gets plugged in.

To test them, I plugged in an old USB keyboard, and sparks literally shoot out of them. Then I get pop up in windows telling me I've exceeded the power limit for that USB port.

What in the world is causing this? Last thing I need to do is fry an iPod.
ElRigTheRig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 2.4 GHz Asus Maximus Formula Asus EN8800GT 512MB 4GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.858TB (3x JBOD) HP 16x DVD Burner Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 24" FPD2485 Gateway LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Ultra X3 1000w Antec P182 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Razer Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
ElRigTheRig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 2.4 GHz Asus Maximus Formula Asus EN8800GT 512MB 4GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.858TB (3x JBOD) HP 16x DVD Burner Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 24" FPD2485 Gateway LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Ultra X3 1000w Antec P182 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Razer Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
DUDE! thats how i fried my ipod, my top two usb ports shorted and fried my ipod and usb stick.

I now just use the usbs on the mobo

I still dont know to this day whats the problem, one day they worked the next boom!
post #3 of 3
That happens alot, because teh two entries, after some time and some moving/open case , close case, move case, start touching and short-circuit.
If you need those ports get a hub and an usb extension cable.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › USB Shorting Out