Usb charging query

  stormrider123 21:17 09 Jan 2011

Hi i hve a comapq presario sr1705uk running windows 7 i was wonderin if there is any way to keep the usb ports powered on even though th computer itself is off
i want to use it to charge my ipod/phone without hving to power on the computer

  Strawballs 21:20 09 Jan 2011

Why not just get one of these? click here

  stormrider123 21:26 09 Jan 2011

yh but if i can power usb port while pc is of thren i dont need tht

  tullie 10:13 10 Jan 2011

You can charge them off the mains power anyway,cant you?

  chub_tor 10:34 10 Jan 2011

Try this...
Open Device Manager (Win 7 Control Panel/Hardware & Sound/Devices & Sound/Device Manager is one way of getting it)
Click the + at Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
Right-click USB Root Hub and select Properties.
Open the Power Management tab.
Clear the checkmark from Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
Click OK.
Repeat this procedure for the USB 2.0 Hub.

  stormrider123 00:55 11 Jan 2011

Yep i can chargr thru mains and chub_tor i will try ur suggestion tommorlow

  bremner 06:48 11 Jan 2011

"i want to use it to charge my ipod/phone without hving to power on the computer"


  Bris 18:57 11 Jan 2011

If you buy a mains charger as mentioned you wont have to cart around a PC in order to charge your Ipod/phone. You can pick one up online for little more than the price of a pint.

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