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Headphone USB port "Too much power" (dangerous?)

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  • Video
  • Headphones
  • USB
  • Power
  • Windows XP
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November 19, 2012 11:05:34 AM

Hello,
I have some old headphones (Avedex 4198 "school-mate") used with a tape recorder for transcriptions. I saw something on YouTube saying "put on your headphones" so I thought, well, I would try my old ones. They work, but I got a popup message something like ... "too much power being used in the USB port" I moved back the inserted part a bit and the message went away. But I don't want to damage my relatively old PC and software (had them 7+ yrs.)

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November 20, 2012 9:06:03 AM

PenniG said:
Hello,
I have some old headphones (Avedex 4198 "school-mate") used with a tape recorder for transcriptions. I saw something on YouTube saying "put on your headphones" so I thought, well, I would try my old ones. They work, but I got a popup message something like ... "too much power being used in the USB port" I moved back the inserted part a bit and the message went away. But I don't want to damage my relatively old PC and software (had them 7+ yrs.)

Simple, don't use them. USB Hubs only output a certain amt of power. Or disconnect all other USB devices and see if you still get the message.
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November 27, 2012 7:49:25 PM

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