How to fix usb short on Asus M50Vm laptop?

I shorted out my usb port by plugging in a cord with a short. My laptop shut off and wouldn't power up.

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Unplug power supply and all peripherals, remove battery, and hold down the power button for ten seconds. Replace battery, and plug in power supply. Power up.

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I was skeptical but this worked like a miracle. An old laptop but not ready to give up on it yet, I'm realieved there was a safety feature which worked. Thank you so much for posting.


I forgot to say it's an Asus UL50VT.


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