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Hey guys, I know this isn't overclock-related, but I have a rather old computer (about 4 yrs. old) and when I plug an I-Pod into any of the USB ports, it instantly kills the computer. Seems kind of odd, any suggestions??
    
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This may sound weird; but a few months ago I had a computer ( I returned it ) and whenever I plugged certain objects into the USB ports, it would INSTANTLY shut off like you said; if the object remained plugged in while Windows booted up it would instantly restart again; and it would go on and on. Eventually it told me the computer told me it was "protecting itself from a potentially harmful object" I never did figure out how to fix it; I bought a different USB wireless internet; is iTunes installed on your computer yet?
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This may sound weird; but a few months ago I had a computer ( I returned it ) and whenever I plugged certain objects into the USB ports, it would INSTANTLY shut off like you said; if the object remained plugged in while Windows booted up it would instantly restart again; and it would go on and on. Eventually it told me the computer told me it was "protecting itself from a potentially harmful object" I never did figure out how to fix it; I bought a different USB wireless internet; is iTunes installed on your computer yet?
Do you have enough power going to your USB plugs? A power issue could be at hand.
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Oh, well I returned that computer and it wasn't a power issue; it could be for him, not sure exactly what type of PSU he has; if it's a decent one, 350w should be enough. (assuming that his system specs are for the computer in question)
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Actually, I just sold it to a friend of mine earlier today. It does have i-tunes on it. He's bringing it by tomorrow for me to look at, I'm just trying to get a head start on it tonight so I know what to look for. His old computer has a 4 port usb card that I'm going to try and install on it tomorrow, hope it helps.
    
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My old iPaq, after years of working just fine, started frying my work PC's PSU seemingly randomly when I docked it. I must have burned through five of them before they told me I had to get a new iPaq.

So in my experience, USB connections can wreak havok on a PSU.
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If your system only supports ver. USB 1.0 (possibly 1.1) and the device is ver 2 and not backwards compatable... who knows what it might do!
    
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USB = "Universal System Blaster"....sorry couldn't resist, it just ticks me off when I forget to use a PS2 keyboard when I run a memtest....
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