USB MP3 player has killed my laptop....

  portacabin 11:49 14 Dec 04
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Connected up my new mp3 player up to my laptop (xp, sp2) for the first time, to charge it up through a USB cable.

At first, nothing happened (I presumed while the battery was starting to charge from completely flat).

After some minutes, the mp3 player screen came to life with some factory setting messages. At this point the laptop cut out compeletely (black screen, no power), and I restarted it.

Player continued to charge, until suddenly the laptop cut out again.

Now the laptop won't even begin to think about restarting - the power-on button does nothing...

Help! Any thoughts....?

THnaks

  Graham ® 11:55 14 Dec 04

Connect the charger?

  portacabin 12:30 14 Dec 04

Nope, no help there...

  Belatucadrus 12:47 14 Dec 04

Remove laptop battery and connect charger. This will at least isolate the problem, battery or laptop.

  portacabin 13:21 14 Dec 04

Done that - laptop it is, then...

  TomJerry 14:02 14 Dec 04

laptop may not have enough power to charge IPod(or clone), so overcurrent and fired, just like fuse blown.

  portacabin 16:02 17 Dec 04

Replacing the motherboard has worked.

  woodchip 16:10 17 Dec 04

USB as Power when the Comp is switched of

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