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question about front USB ports

#1sonicteam2k1Posted 10/16/2013 8:17:10 AM
recently they'll stop working and i'll have to reboot my PC for them to work. Is this a sign of some kind of power failure?
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#2este914Posted 10/16/2013 8:39:21 AM
Possibly, check your cables and the ports they are plugged into on the motherboard and see if you notice anything unusual.
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#3sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 9:36:18 AM(edited)
I'll check when I get home. When I plug something into them, the power light on the device i'm trying to power will flash quickly. When I reboot my PC works perfectly. had this PC for about 6 months or long and it's never done this.

Say if the ports are bad, is there a way to replace them on the case?
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#4ChetyrePosted 10/16/2013 9:42:36 AM
Check the internal connection to the motherboard. Try changing it to another controller if your board has one.
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#5sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 9:45:31 AM
Chetyre posted...
Try changing it to another controller if your board has one.


??? I'm confused? you mean see if there's another port for the front USB's on my mobo?
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#6ChetyrePosted 10/16/2013 9:50:05 AM
yes.
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#7Killah PriestPosted 10/16/2013 10:06:27 AM
check drivers and power saving features as well.
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#8sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 12:31:50 PM
Killah Priest posted...
check drivers and power saving features as well.


really? USB ports have power saving features??? How do I check that? I'm using winddows 7
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#9Killah PriestPosted 10/16/2013 12:45:25 PM
Device Manager, Universal Serial Bus Controllers, USB ROOT HUB, Right click/Properties, Power Management, uncheck "allow computer to turn off this device to save power"
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#10este914Posted 10/16/2013 12:47:00 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
Killah Priest posted...
check drivers and power saving features as well.


really? USB ports have power saving features??? How do I check that? I'm using winddows 7


http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/windows-7-usb-power-management-wont-allow-me-to-un/f1a339b7-1388-4790-9cf4-3e895f4fb3f7
The answer here is what youre lookin for I think
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