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Thread: USB Settings help

  1. #1
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    USB Settings help

    This is a weird questions. I have a usb device that is just supposed to pull power (it is an E-Cig with a button you push to start it) to the best of my knowledge it has no "computer" or chip in it - i just need it to pull charge.

    The problem is i can't get Ubuntu or Windows Vista (I Am dual booting) to give it power (actually is it getting SOME power, i can tell because the contacts on it are providing some power - but NOT CONTINUOUS.) I know wierd. Anyways the usb ports all work for my phone and camera.

    And the device im using works because it works in my xbox.

    My question is how do i get either of these operating systems to give it power, or how do I edit settings.
    Thank you.

    Im running a Lenovo Y510 laptop. Can give other specs if you ask.

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    Re: USB Settings help

    bah i cant tell if people can see this

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    Re: USB Settings help

    I've used a "device" which just draws power, and it worked fine. It was on a desktop. Perhaps it's a setting in the BIOS of your laptop?

    (My device is a Christmas tree with half a dozen lights.)

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