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Can I still fix my faulty keyboard that's causing an USB over current?

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April 20, 2014 5:38:53 AM

Model: Dragonwar Silvio Gaming Kboard
Length of use: 6-8mos
Problem: Restarts my PC then displays USB over current
April 20, 2014 6:17:12 AM

Hi
Could be the illumination pulling too much power,try a powered USB hub.
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April 21, 2014 5:12:48 AM

makkem said:
Hi
Could be the illumination pulling too much power,try a powered USB hub.


ill see if there's any cheap one around my area. Thanks man!
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April 21, 2014 8:28:48 AM

makkem said:
Hi
Could be the illumination pulling too much power,try a powered USB hub.


dude i think i found the problem! I experimented with the usb plug of the keyboard at the back:

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT...

I think this plug was causing the overcurrent cause everytime im using my PC and som1 accidentally bumps the CPU it restarts with the USB Overcurrent prompt. Our maid would push the CPU back against the wall when she cleans it, thus bending the USB plug. Now how do I fix the USB plug?? any suggestion??

P.S. I hanged the keyboard wire to a nail to counter act the bending somehow.
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April 21, 2014 9:07:39 AM

Sounds like the bending has caused damage to the insulation of the wires inside the cable and these are shorting out and causing the overcurrent.
If you can solder you could cut the plug off with a couple of inches of cable and solder a new plug on,or even replace the whole cable.
If its a cheap keyboard then the best option would be a new keyboard.
A temporary solution may be to straighten the cable out where it enters the plug and then wrap insulating tape around the cable and plug to stiffen the cable and keep it straight.
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