Will USB running 24/7 with computer shut down cause problems?

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fhothardwarek Posted: Tue, Jul 7 2009 9:00 PM

Motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H3.

Any problem with plugging in a usb device (laptop cooler) to my desktop usb port, and letting it run 24/7, even when I turn off my desktop? The cooler runs fine when I plug it in now (& the desktop is currently shut down- off, not hibernating), but I did not know about any long term concerns.

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You should be fine. Your power supply is sending power to your motherboard all the time even if the PC is off so its not doing anything abnormal keeping a USB port powered.

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Thanks for the quick reply, Bob.  That's what I was hoping would be the case.  I appreciate the help!

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No problem. Welcome to HH forums!

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