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post #1 of 10
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Hi guys,

Strange issue here, to be honest I'm quite lost what the issue might be.

So I have been getting Surge on USB warning then the computer turning off, but then it will turn on and be fine for weeks until it does it again.

Every now and then after a surge it will not turn on at all, might take half and hour till it will turn on again. (Like the PSU is toast)

So far I have tried:
Pulling everything apart and re sitting it,
Tried all USB ports individually
Tried all USB devices individually


Any ideas would be great, Im thinking either MOBO or PSU is dying, but would like some suggestions.

I will be buying a PSU tester off of Ebay in the next few days.


Cheers!
post #2 of 10
Have you checked if ANY usb ports are damaged? and what are your computer specs? (CPU / PSU / GPU / HDD / RAM / ETC)
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post #3 of 10
If it's not a bad/shorted port, then it could be a failing device.

What is plugged into your USB ports? External HDDs and such without their own power brick can easily draw too much.

And never plug in those ridiculous USB coffee warmers, fans, pencil sharpeners, etc. They'll fry your ports in no time and should carry a warning.
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post #4 of 10
Which PSU do you have you dont list it?
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post #5 of 10
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Hi, Thanks for your reply,

PC SPECS ARE:
CPU: i7 2600k (Oc'd to 4.4ghz)
MOBO: Gigabyte: Z86X-UD3H-B3
RAM: Corsair Low Profile vengence Ram (16gb)
GPU: SLI GTX 670 (2 Cards)
PSU: Corsair Gold AX850

HDD: 2TB WD Black, 1TB WD Green
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 250gb


I have the normal devices plugged into the USB Ports, Mouse, Keyboard, External Sound Card (Music Interface), Webcam.

I don't believe the USB Ports are damaged, there is no visible issues.

If the computer has had they surge issue for 10 or more times, could it be damaging my components??


Chers guys smile.gif
Edited by Allariea - 1/26/14 at 3:21pm
post #6 of 10
It does sound a bit like a wonky 5v rail but its a good PSU so that would be strange
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post #7 of 10
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So testing the PSU is going to be worth it.

Shame I don't have a back up frown.gif
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Sorry to bump this post guys, but I just my PSU tester and it shows the PSU is fine! (Cooler Master PSU Tester)


MOBO ISSUE THEN>???


This is now doing my head in!
post #9 of 10
have you tried cleaning out the usb ports with compressed air and make sure nothing is shorting the usb ports out from within such as dust on the motherboard or something touching the back of the board

is it random or does it only happen when you plug something in?
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post #10 of 10
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Random and I have not cleaned them properly, only quickly.
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