Powered USB >>>>does this look defective?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by pilotart, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. pilotart

    pilotart Registered Member

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    After spending way too many hours setting up this brand new Dell D830 and just as everything seems perfect, I notice what looks to me like a defective port for the "Powered USB".

    Dell Tech can only offer to repair (replace motherboard) and I can return up to 21 Feburary for a refund (same day my AVP Suite trial license expires).

    I need for someone who would know what a Powered USB female port should look like,
    to look at my picture below and see if this looks defective or not,
    just click on the Thumbnail below to open a larger (325KB) copy of photo in a new tab.
    After spending way too many hours setting up this brand new Dell D830 and just as everything seems perfect, I notice what looks to me like a defective port for the "Powered USB".

    Dell Tech can only offer to repair (replace motherboard) and I can return up to 21 Feburary for a refund (same day my AVP Suite trial license expires).

    I need for someone who would know what a Powered USB female port should look like,
    to look at my picture below and see if this looks defective or not,
    just click on the Thumbnail (or LINK) below to open a larger (325KB) copy of photo in a new tab.

    http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s12/pilotart/th_PowerUSB.jpg

    http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s12/pilotart/?action=view&current=PowerUSB.jpg

    I have never seen a Powered USB before, but inside the upper right corner looks like something missing and shiny copper exposed.

    I have never used all the 'ports' on any computer, but still would not like to have a defective one :(

    Thank you in advance for looking and telling if it looks correct, or not. :-*

    Art
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008
  2. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Hi pilotart,

    It seems that is indeed broken.

    Here you can see how a PoweredUSB should look like.

    Panagiotis
     
  3. MikeNAS

    MikeNAS Registered Member

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    Hello!

    I have Dell Latitude D820 and that plug looks same. Never tested...
     
  4. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    Yes they seem all to be a 4 pin socket,maybe the copper bit is earth or similar.
    The only way to make sure is to test.
     
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