3 ways Fix Power surge on the USB Port

By | September 23, 2020

In this blog, We will discuss the Power surge on the USB port, Actually, this issue is common when plugin USB device to Laptop or Computer.

power surge on the USB port

What is power Surge on USB Port?

A Power surge on the USB port is a notification or issue of the Windows Operating system, when you connect your USB device like Printer, External Hard Drive, etc connected to the USB port of computer.

A Power surge on the USB port when occurring then your connected USB devices suddenly stops working. it will be happed either your external device failure or card failure or som problem on the computer.

In most power surge on the USB port cases like 70% of Software and 30% of hardware issues, but in here we are going to troubleshoot the issue from Hardware first. There are some root cause in hardware and should try these troubleshooting steps-

Troubleshoot “power surge on the usb port” root cause Hardware

  • Verify your correct input selection and change it to another port.
  • Disconnect the Cable from both sides and reconnect.
  • If you have another Cable try from another cable.
  • If you have another Computer or Laptop try from them and verify the port of the Laptop.
  • Once You restart your Laptop or computer and Peripheral.

Now we are going to Troubleshoot “power surge on the usb port” root cause software.

How to Fix Power surge on the USB port on Windows 10?

We are going to discuss one by one root cause software and rectify the issue powersurge on the USB port-

1. Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

Troubleshooter is one of the best tool in Windows 10. Troubleshooters can find and fix many common problems such as Blue Screen, Bluetooth, Hardware and Device, Incoming Connections, Keyboard, Network Adapter, Power, Programs Compatibility Troubleshooter, Recording Audio, Search and Index, Shared Folder, etc.

For run Windows Speech Troubleshooter follow follwing steps-

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Search Troubleshoot on Windows Settings and select Troubleshoot.
Troubleshoot windows

3. Click on Run the troubleshooter (Hardware and devices).

Run troubleshooter

4. After Scan Device, Click on Apply this Fix.

Restart your PC to finish installing drivers and updates.

Apply and fix

2. Reinstall and Update Universal Serial Bus Controller

Reinstall and Update Universal Serial Bus Controller follow follwing steps-

  1. Press (Windows + R) and type hdwwiz.cpl.
Type hdwwiz.cpl

2. Expand the Categories of Universal serial bus controllers and locate all the Generic root hubs listed there.

3. First your Update your driver, if your USB working after them then try it otherwise uninstall the device and Installed the Driver Again.

Expand the Categories of Universal serial bus controllers and locate all the root hubs listed there.

3. Update External Device Driver (Printer)

If you are using such as Printer and Camera then you should update driver of your external Devices.

For Update Printer Driver you follow following steps-

  1. Press (Windows + R) and type hdwwiz.cpl.
  2. Right Click on Printer and Click on Update Driver.
Printer Driver

Now From above concepts, Your Issue “power surge on the usb port” has been resolved.

Thanks For Reading, Have a Nice Day.

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