Question Acer Spin 3 2020, Plugged in USB Stick, screen went black and turned back on and now USB Stick doesn't work

Zdos123

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Hello,
I was fixing a friends PC, i needed to transfer some files to the pc to install the wifi drivers however when i plugged in the usb stick to either port it caused the screen to turn off for 1/2 a second and then back on. the USB stick stopped working and smells like soldering, the usb ports smell like that as well but are still fully funcitonal, i was able to transfer a file to it before it went wrong but. the same thing happened to another usb drive. Is this a fault of the usb or the computer, the ports still work fine and so does the laptop.
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Zdos123
 

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