USB extension cable problem

  Perelle 19:11 20 Mar 2004
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I have recently installed a webcam which works fine when connected direct to the USB port. When I try to use it with a USB extension cable (just one, active) it doesn't work. The cable and the webcam worked together when I took them back to the shop to be tested. Any suggestions?

  The BB 19:22 20 Mar 2004

Might be that you are not providing enough power from your USB port (assuming it has no external PSU). Try connecting to a different USB connector on your machine (though if all your connectors go back to the same point internally this won't make any difference); also try having it as the only USB connected device; or, dig into your wallet and get a powered USB hub.

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