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Okay, so i recently bought a May Flash Nintendo 64 controller adapter off of amazon, but when i plug it into the USB's on the right hand side of the laptop, it immediately shuts off. When i plug it into the back of the laptop, it works for about 1-3 Minutes, but then causes a USB power surge.
I realise this may be to the adapter drawing too much power, but surely that couldn't cause it to shut off the computer...

Anywho, if anyone cares my laptop is the Asus X58L, and i'm using Windows XP media center edition.

Thanks in advance
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Okay, so i recently bought a May Flash Nintendo 64 controller adapter off of amazon, but when i plug it into the USB's on the right hand side of the laptop, it immediately shuts off. When i plug it into the back of the laptop, it works for about 1-3 Minutes, but then causes a USB power surge.
I realise this may be to the adapter drawing too much power, but surely that couldn't cause it to shut off the computer...

Anywho, if anyone cares my laptop is the Asus X58L, and i'm using Windows XP media center edition.

Thanks in advance
Sounds like a short in the usb device. It would definitely shut the computer off.
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Sounds like a short in the usb device. It would definitely shut the computer off.
Any more info? Anything that I could maybe do to prevent this happening?

Also, why only the USB's on the right hand side shut it off...
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Originally Posted by Phoriver View Post
Sounds like a short in the usb device. It would definitely shut the computer off.
This, something is wrong with the USB device.

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Any more info? Anything that I could maybe do to prevent this happening?
Get a new one or crack it open and see if anything doesn't look right in the device.
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This, something is wrong with the USB device.
Ahhh pooplenuggets, well, if there is anything possibly that i could do...?

*EDIT*
If i crack the bugger open and take pics, could you guys spot abnormalities?
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Originally Posted by themagicalflyingpotato View Post
Ahhh pooplenuggets, well, if there is anything possibly that i could do...?

*EDIT*
If i crack the bugger open and take pics, could you guys spot abnormalities?
thanks
if its something very obvious..

Edit: what is this thing anyway?

Edit 2: okay, looked it up, should be easy to spot a problem, but you would need a soldering iron to fix it.
Edited by Phoriver - 3/5/11 at 1:26am
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I believe it's this

Could also be a short in the USB cable which can be hard to pin point.
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if its something very obvious..

Edit: what is this thing anyway?

Edit 2: okay, looked it up, should be easy to spot a problem, but you would need a soldering iron to fix it.
No problem, got one at the ready

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I believe it's this Amazon.com: May Flash N64 Controller Adapter for PC USB: Video Games
Could also be a short in the USB cable which can be hard to pin point.

Yup, thats the one.

Whatabout soldering a new USB cable to it?
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post
I believe it's this Amazon.com: May Flash N64 Controller Adapter for PC USB: Video Games
Could also be a short in the USB cable which can be hard to pin point.
Yeah, lets hope it's not in the cable.
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Originally Posted by themagicalflyingpotato View Post
Any more info? Anything that I could maybe do to prevent this happening?

Also, why only the USB's on the right hand side shut it off...
do you mean the laptop shuts off whenever you plug in a usb device?

if it happens with just the controller, its most definitely your controller shorting the usb pins out. if its any usb device, then its shorting inside your laptop. it'd probably be better to send it in to manufacturer if you have warranty on it. if not then crack it open
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