Go Back   Technibble Forums > Technical Discussions > Hardware

  Technibble Sponsor

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2008, 04:57 AM
lazzo71's Avatar
lazzo71 lazzo71 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tamworth, NSW Australia
Posts: 91
lazzo71 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Front USB freezing - solved

Just came across a system where the front USB ports would freeze everytime a device was attached, the rear USB were also not working correctly, not recognising plug and play.
I updated the motherboard drivers which corrected the rear USB ports.
The front USB are a different story though. The M/B was a Micro Star Int. (MSI).
Apparently there is an inbuilt error in these boards, and possibly others. The rear USB ports are grounded properly, the front ones aren't. So event hough these ones used to work, they had now failed.
If you undo the connector on from the USB ports onto the M/B, connector 10 needs to be disabled. This is normally the pin on it's own, which is normally for grounding. It may also be labelled OC or over current. I pulled the black wire out of the plug, insulated it with electrical tape, reconnected the plug, and hey presto! The front USB ports now work.
Hope this helps anyway facing this problem.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 04:30 PM
bluescreenpc bluescreenpc is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 10
bluescreenpc is an unknown quantity at this point

Nice work! Thanks for sharing your experience man.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 06:17 AM
Bryce W's Avatar
Bryce W Bryce W is online now
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,418
Bryce W will become famous soon enough

Thanks for this. I try to avoid selling MSI motherboards for their little oddities like this. Ive sold a few of them because it was all I could get NEW that had socket 478. Now, I use something else because MSI boards had all sorts of little issues.
For adminly tasks such as username changes, moving threads etc.. please contact Martyn

For advertising rates, Technibble product support (questions, replacements etc..) please email: support [at] technibble.com
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Technibble.com is based out of MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.