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I can't win.....

Postby jknightandkarr » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:55 am

Tried using my ext hard drive I got from Chris years ago, wouldn't work, after a short check, I noticed my USB 3.x exp card wasn't plugged into my power supply, so today, I plugged it in, and after turning the computer on, and 2 releases of magic smoke and one round of a small fire, I managed to get pc into sleep mode..... (Motherboard damaged, leds, fans at 100% and power on circuits, its hard to turn on), pulled out my card and one of the IC driver chips nuked itself..... I gotta stop buying cheep stuff.......

PC is ok btw.... still working as I use it.
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Re: I can't win.....

Postby Granz » Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:33 pm

Bummer! :( Well, I'm glad that the computer is still working. Was it just the USB exp card that died, or was it the hard drive?

Also, what is the exp card? Is is a USB-to-TTl/serial/etc. card, or something else?
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Postby jknightandkarr » Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:01 pm

It was the usb expansion card, hard drive wasn't even turned on yet.. This is the card I had in my pc https://www.newegg.com/model-orico-pvu3-7u-mini-pci-express-to-usb-card/p/17Z-0003-00007?Item=9SIA1DS4NA7781 I have a usb hub I can plug in, but no idea where it is...
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Re: I can't win.....

Postby Granz » Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:44 pm

I see. I was thinking of the other way: USB to some kind of I/O, like GPIO. I'm glad that it wasn't too expensive. Hope you can find the hub soon.
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Re: I can't win.....

Postby jknightandkarr » Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:44 pm

Or a new cable to reach front port... lol
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Re: I can't win.....

Postby Savage///Circuits » Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:19 pm

Not good, bud...not good. :o
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