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Please Help! USB's Not Working, After Power Surge?

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September 10, 2011 7:30:56 PM

Alright guys, There was a storm here and a power surge, i know other places lost power but just my rig shut off? After messing around i finally got it back on, it kept turning on and turning off, no post. Finally it turned on and posted, but no USB's work. My deathadder wouldn't work, neither my keyboard. I used an old PS2 Cable that work and i set BIOS to defaults, it didn't help. Please help guys, I really need to get back up and running. Hopefully i dont have to buy a new board.


Specs:
Core 2 Quad Q8300
Asus P5Q-VM-EPU mainboard
8GB DDR2
Radeon HD 6870
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Thanks, NocredRS
September 10, 2011 7:33:56 PM

Also, When i used a keyboard to open the Razer Deathadder Driver, It said it couldn't find the mouse, and press ok to scan usb ports?
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September 10, 2011 11:20:12 PM

If the motherboard is still under warranty contact the manufacturer for a replacement. You may be able to get it repaired but a USB add-in card with front panel header(s) would be much cheaper.
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September 11, 2011 12:17:08 AM

I would try a new power supply first, it is much easier and cheaper to replace a power supply than a motherboard. Many local computer repair shops will let you try a power supply to see if this is the cause of the problem.
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September 11, 2011 1:50:11 AM

^ +1


I've seen several failing PSU's cause the USB ports to act weird or stop working.

I know this might be something you've already done, but unplug ALL USB accessories, and power the computer up with just the old PS2 keyboard connected. After it's booted, plug in something that wasn't connected at the time of the storm, like a flash drive or something, and see if that works.
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September 13, 2011 3:59:04 AM

Agh, Thanks.

Well, I have a Corsair TX750.. I swear if its ******* up haha..
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