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Subject: Re: (O/T) H340 error 'Over Current'

Re: (O/T) H340 error 'Over Current'

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 13:12:41 -0000 (GMT)

Andrew ashridah Pilley said:
> On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 11:44 +0000, Mike Holden wrote:
> [snip]
>> Basically, I am trying to attach an external USB device, but I get the
>> message "Over Current! Remove Device And Press Stop". This happens
>> with various devices, including camera, archos FM recorder, usb disk
>> enclosure, usb card reader.
>> It even happens without a device attached, just the cable.
> I assume you've actually tried replacing the cable, right?
> A short from vcc -> ground in the cable would cause these symptoms, I
> daresay. Also check the socket for stray wires or other suspicious
> things that're creating a short when the cable's inserted.
> (Forgive me if it sounds like I'm stating the obvious to you, btw)
> Other options are that one of the other devices is faulty, in such a way
> that it permanently breaks the H340 such that this happens when it tries
> to enable itself... (seems unlikely, really, since the socket has
> overcurrent protection in the first place.)
> Andrew


Haven't tried replacing the cable as yet, as I don't have a spare one of
those type - it's a mini usb, but the "other shape" to the "standard one"
(if you see what I mean!).

The cable looks intact, and the socket looks ok, no stray wires or bent
contacts as far as I can see.
Mike Holden
Received on 2006-01-16

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