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Digital Camera locks up using USB expansion port

by DragRacerX / July 17, 2006 10:12 AM PDT

My Fuji 3800 will freeze my computer ( atempting to download picts) if the cable is pluged into my 4 port expansion but works ok if pluged in directly to the same USB port the expansion cable used in back of the computer. I am out of ports and would like to use my 4 port expansion port - Why is this and what can I do?

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Powered vs. Unpowered
by jnbhoward / July 17, 2006 10:42 AM PDT

My best guess would be that your USB hub is an unpowered hub, and thus unable to meet the demands of the camera. Since the ports connected directly to your system are all powered, they work fine.

If your USB hub came with any kind of power adapter, make sure it is connected. If it didn't, you're either going to have to get a new, powered, USB hub, or plug the camera into a port located on the computer itself.

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That's a discussed annoyance.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2006 10:54 AM PDT

It could be your machine's motherboard drivers. Sadly you told so little that I can't point you to the latest drivers.

Bob

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