usb power surge

By pt_8836 ·
I have a toshiba satellite with xp service pack 3. every time i plug a device into my usb ports, any of them, i get an error saying there is a power surge exceeding limits. any suggestions if this may be a software or pc error? or is there something i might check before spending large amounts of money for pc repair? any suggestions are appreciated.

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No reason for this happening other than the obvious

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to usb power surge

That the devices being plugged in need more power than this unit can deliver through 1 USB Port, But maybe a possible solution that is a cheap alternative.

Have you considered using a Powered USB Hub? These have their own Power Supply and supply a constant 500 Milliamperes per USB Port. It may save you needing to replace anything.


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