USB port going crazy

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  1. cr3v3tt3

    cr3v3tt3 New Member

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    Sometimes when I continuously use the USB port (like watching a movie from a HDD) it suddenly shuts down, along with the onboard bluetooth and wifi (adapters just disappear from device manager). After some time they come back up but BT keyboard/mouse and wifi won't connect anymore until I reboot the tablet.

    Has anyone encountered this problem ? Is there a fix or a way to prevent it ?
    It is a crap HDD though, with lots of bad sectors I've fixed through some software before, can this cause the problem ?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's how to fix that:
    1. Go out into the backyard or garden where you work or live.
    2. Dig a hole.
    3. Put that HDD in it

    Yes, errors on a USB external drive can easily cause interruptions and even power issues. Some drive failures are from temperature or vibration-caused shorts, not bad sectors, though it can show up as random bad sectors. A head crash, or disc scratch could also cause this, for the same reasons.
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's how to fix that:
    1. Go out into the backyard or garden where you work or live.
    2. Dig a hole.
    3. Put that HDD in it
    4. Shoot it with a Colt 45
    5. Cover it with dirt and plant a nice tree to mark the spot.
     

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