Remember to unplug your USB devices when you install an OS

Discussion in 'Tech Chat' started by lonesome killer, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I forgot to unplug my wireless adapter and it got fried. I tested it on a computer that I know works. I installed the drivers from the website before plugging it in. It's gone. :'( Thank goodness I had the extended warranty!
     
  2. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member VF4 Supporter DMC Tester Jailbreak Admin TF2L developer

    Sense make this does not.

    I'd chalk it up to coincidence unless the adapter or your motherboard was defective/had a design flaw. There's no way to destroy a usb device just by communicating with it unless it's poorly designed. (Exampe was the intel e1000 wired cards a few years back that had a firmware bug that could brick them in certain circumstances). That, or the +5V line for the usb device is putting out more than 5V.
     
  3. Nightshde

    Nightshde Graphic Designer Forum Operator VF4-A (Admin) Staff Member

    Is it a Microsoft Mouse with the Micro USB wireless adapter? If it is, that is the problem, I had three MS Mice in a row that had the USB adapter fry before I gave up on them and went back to logitech.
     
  4. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin VF4-S (Server Operator) Minecraft Operator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    Yeah, I opened this expecting "USB Hard Drive with all my pr0nz got formatted" but this....

    Nope. It's a coincidence.
     
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  5. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Who downloads that stuff anymore Reechard when you can stream it? I only have 1 movie downloaded incase for extreme emergencies when the power goes out.

    It wasn't a mouse. It was a Netgear WNDA3100 802.11 N adapter.
     
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