Plugging in external DVD writer computer instantly shut off [Closed]

Stefanie Halford - Oct 16, 2016 at 01:07 AM - Latest reply:  Stefanie Halford
- Oct 16, 2016 at 05:21 PM

I have an acer aspire laptop. Since using an external writer/reader two of my USB ports and my internal speakers no longer work. When I tried plugging in the external DVD writer the computer instantly shut off. I had used the external device at least a half dozen times before without issue. Upon reboot, the two ports it was plugged in to no longer function. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device driver software. As well as windows troubleshooting.

Any ideas?

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xpcman 18835 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus April 21, 2018 Last seen - Oct 16, 2016 at 01:19 PM
Perhaps you should stop using the external DVD writer. It appears to be shorting out you USB ports.
Stefanie Halford - Oct 16, 2016 at 05:21 PM
Well of course! I have not used it since.