Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Dead USB ports...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Isle of Wight - UK - Not Virginia USA.
    Posts
    363
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    19
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Dead USB ports...

    A friend has the same board as me....Abit AN8 Ultra and all of his USB ports seem to be giving up the ghost.
    He could use a PCI USB 2 card, but all slots are full.
    Would unstable power from his PSU (Tagan 580W) kill USB headers.........or is their demise down to something else ?
    Grateful if someone has any ideas.
    Thanks.
    Windows 10-64bit-Windows 7 Home-64bit - Phanteks Primo case - Corsair HX850i PSU - Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 - i7-6700K(Bios F21) - Corsair H110i GTX AIO cooler - Corsair LPX 2 x 8GB 2666Mhz memory - Creative ZxRi Onboard sound - 2 x Samsung 950 256GB Nvme 256GB M.2 - 1 x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD - 1 x Intel 750 400GB Pci-e - EVGA GTX FTW ACX2.0 980Ti - Dell 27" G-Sync 2560 x 1440 (main) - Dell 24" (secondary) 1920 x 1200 monitors.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    182
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Has he tried clearing the CMOS yet? Sometimes a corrupted CMOS can cause USB problem. Next check the motherboard for any bulging caps. If you find any it would be a good idea to replace the motherboard unless either of you have some good soldering skills to replace the bad caps.
    SYSTEM:
    | Opti 165 @ 2.9Ghz 322 FSB 9X Multi. 1292 HTT | DFI Infinity NF4 SLI | 7900GS @ 580/690 |
    | 2 x 1Gb Muskin DDR500 @ 512Mhz 3-3-2-7 | Corsair VX550W |
    COOLING:
    | CM Eclipse | VF-900 | Antec 900 |

    XATE-984 Load Tester Build

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Isle of Wight - UK - Not Virginia USA.
    Posts
    363
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    19
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the reply.......he has taken the machine to bits and reseated all the parts, plus a fresh install of XP + updates, drivers etc.
    I will ask about clearing the CMOS, and checking for bulging caps.
    Thanks for the tip..
    Windows 10-64bit-Windows 7 Home-64bit - Phanteks Primo case - Corsair HX850i PSU - Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 - i7-6700K(Bios F21) - Corsair H110i GTX AIO cooler - Corsair LPX 2 x 8GB 2666Mhz memory - Creative ZxRi Onboard sound - 2 x Samsung 950 256GB Nvme 256GB M.2 - 1 x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD - 1 x Intel 750 400GB Pci-e - EVGA GTX FTW ACX2.0 980Ti - Dell 27" G-Sync 2560 x 1440 (main) - Dell 24" (secondary) 1920 x 1200 monitors.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Cumberland City, TN, USA
    Posts
    647
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I suppose you might get a externally powered USB hub, plug it into one of the working USB ports, and feed everything off of it. That will lighten the load on the motherboard and could help maybe, who knows, worth a try...
    System #1: DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-DR; Athy 64 s939 4800 Toledo (MKII) @ 3.01GHz w/Thermalright XP-120 Lapped & Panaflo w/Coollabs Liquid Metal compound; 2 x 1GB Team Xtreem Cronus Micron 5B-f DDR-500; EVGA 7950GT; Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum; 6prt Adaptec USB card; SevenTeam ST750Z-AF Modular supply; ASUS DRW 1608DW burner NEC 3520a burner; Seagate 7200.10 750GB SATAII HD; Seagate 7200.10 ES 500 GB SATAII HD; Excelstor 80GB SATAI HD; Coolermaster Stacker STC T01 UWK; it's modest, but paid for

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Isle of Wight - UK - Not Virginia USA.
    Posts
    363
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    19
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks.............I think all of his ports have died, so he doesn't have a working port to plug in a powered hub.
    Weird one...............I have the same board, about the same age, and no problems with mine.
    Weird...
    Windows 10-64bit-Windows 7 Home-64bit - Phanteks Primo case - Corsair HX850i PSU - Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 - i7-6700K(Bios F21) - Corsair H110i GTX AIO cooler - Corsair LPX 2 x 8GB 2666Mhz memory - Creative ZxRi Onboard sound - 2 x Samsung 950 256GB Nvme 256GB M.2 - 1 x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD - 1 x Intel 750 400GB Pci-e - EVGA GTX FTW ACX2.0 980Ti - Dell 27" G-Sync 2560 x 1440 (main) - Dell 24" (secondary) 1920 x 1200 monitors.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,299
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    545
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    330
    Thanked in
    240 Posts

    Default

    Well... that's kind of the point of trying the hub.

    USB ports work two duties: +5V power and data. It's highly unlikely that BOTH aspects of the port is dead. If you have a powered USB hub (one with an AC adapter) you could eliminate the problem being power. If he has a device that can be "charged" via USB port (like a USB phone charger) or just uses power, you can also eliminate that.

    I seriously doubt it has anything to do with the power supply because you would have more symptoms than just dead USB ports.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Isle of Wight - UK - Not Virginia USA.
    Posts
    363
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    19
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks Jonny............that is something we hadn't thought of
    That's the value of asking people who know about these things.....
    Windows 10-64bit-Windows 7 Home-64bit - Phanteks Primo case - Corsair HX850i PSU - Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 - i7-6700K(Bios F21) - Corsair H110i GTX AIO cooler - Corsair LPX 2 x 8GB 2666Mhz memory - Creative ZxRi Onboard sound - 2 x Samsung 950 256GB Nvme 256GB M.2 - 1 x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD - 1 x Intel 750 400GB Pci-e - EVGA GTX FTW ACX2.0 980Ti - Dell 27" G-Sync 2560 x 1440 (main) - Dell 24" (secondary) 1920 x 1200 monitors.

Similar Threads

  1. Corsair CS550M Ports question
    By ConfusedGamer in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-18-2016, 08:51 AM
  2. How do I know if my psu is dead?
    By oneils in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-24-2014, 10:55 PM
  3. My PSU is dead?
    By JST in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-11-2013, 11:47 AM
  4. problem with my usb ports
    By Yiuzer-Nheim in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-22-2010, 05:21 AM
  5. psu dead ???
    By amandpm in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-22-2010, 01:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •