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USB flash driver MELTING!!!

post #1 of 8
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I used a usb flash drive today for the first time on this new build.
I plugged it into the front usb port and the computer stated that it could not download the correct driver and it did not recognize the usb drive.

A few minutes later I remved the flash drive it was so hot it almost hurt my hand to toufh it. It got so hat that it warped the plastic casting.

I tried a different usb fhash drive and the same thing happened. I didnt leavit it in long enought to warp it but it did get very hot.

However I do have other usb devices connected, like my printer and my wireless mouse.

what is goin on?
any one ever heard of this before?

thanks
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post #2 of 8
Most likely is the usb port is wired wrong, check the MOBO manual for the pin-out and see if the pin are in the right place.
post #3 of 8
Usb header is plugged in backwards causing it to short them out, flip it around.
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Wow good heads up had no idea it would cook stuff if it wasnt plugged in right.
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I had the header plugged into the socket correctly i guess the header was faulty. I just moved it one socket over and it works fine now.

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Be careful if you have a 1394 port as they use the same connection. They look exactly the same, refer to your manual for the proper location as there sometimes right beside each other. The 1394 is for firewire and it does just that to a USB.
 
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Sandman View Post
Be careful if you have a 1394 port as they use the same connection. They look exactly the same, refer to your manual for the proper location as there sometimes right beside each other. The 1394 is for firewire and it does just that to a USB.
^this.. my co-worker did that with some usb 2.0 ports. Well they were usb 3.0 to a usb 2.0 header and he he plugged it into the 1394 header because it wasn't usb 2.0
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post
Usb header is plugged in backwards causing it to short them out, flip it around.
USB headers can only go the one way around.

Well I thought that it could due to the one blocked pin.



ahhh the dreaded 1394.
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