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Old 11-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wondering if not using the "safe to remove" procedure can cause HW damage? For the second time my touch screen has failed on my Fujitsu laptop. A notice appears that says that "USB device has failed" and the laptop screen does not work. The screen is apparently connected to a motherboard USB connection. Fujitsu fixed it under warantee and noted it appeared to be some kind of surge problem. I forgot to use the "Safe remove" procedure last week and now I have the touch screen failure again. It has been a year since I forgot the use the procedure and a year since the last TS failure.

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Old 11-02-2005, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can it cause damage. Well, Fujitsu said the alst time this happened, it was because of a surge. You just removed it in a way that is likely to cause a surge. ...yup, sounds like that's the problem.


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Old 11-02-2005, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I highly doubt that improperly removing a USB device would do this.

The add / remove hardware safely icon is mainly their because if you are writing to a disk and pull it out, you can corrupt data.
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