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Good evening.

I bought a USB card reader this evening, and it's been a hassle. As soon as I plugged it in, my [wireless USB] keyboard and mouse stopped working. I couldn't reboot with it plugged in.

So I unplugged it and started over, plugging it in only after the PC was booted and I was logged in. As soon as I connected the reader, the PC locked up again.

I have an external hard drive which uses a similar cable, so I connected the reader to the drive cable. All's well! It works like it should.

I'll likely not need the external drive and the reader at the same time, so I think I have a solution, but it stinks that I have to half-@$$ it like that.

So... what could be wrong with the reader's own cable that locks things up? Confused




God bless America.
 
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Originally posted by vthoky:
Good evening.

I bought a USB card reader this evening, and it's been a hassle. As soon as I plugged it in, my [wireless USB] keyboard and mouse stopped working. I couldn't reboot with it plugged in.

So I unplugged it and started over, plugging it in only after the PC was booted and I was logged in. As soon as I connected the reader, the PC locked up again.

I have an external hard drive which uses a similar cable, so I connected the reader to the drive cable. All's well! It works like it should.

I'll likely not need the external drive and the reader at the same time, so I think I have a solution, but it stinks that I have to half-@$$ it like that.

So... what could be wrong with the reader's own cable that locks things up? Confused


One (or more) wire is going to the wrong pin on the plug.
 
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You could try a different slot.
Does it lock up with or without the media card in it?
 
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check the pins then check the driver.
 
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probably a good thing
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USB cables are cheap. The link you posted shows a picture that looks like it's a micro usb 3.0 cable. Just buy another one from Amazon.

UGREEN Micro USB 3.0 Cable
 
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USB cables are cheap. The link you posted shows a picture that looks like it's a micro usb 3.0 cable. Just buy another one from Amazon.

UGREEN Micro USB 3.0 Cable


Thank you, Paten. The new cable solves it -- no lockups now. Cool




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