Question USB ports dying one by one ?

Z3ppeli

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Hello!

My computer was working greatly about 6 months ago but then I bought a Dual Sense controller and started using it with a USB cable, worked nicely for some weeks but for some reason none of the USB was recognizing the controller anymore, I gave up and started using a Bluetooth dongle. After that my ports started dying one by one, beginning with some USB 2.0 ports died, then front ports died, then if I connected 2 peripherals side by side both stopped working and then I was able to use only two USB ports, one for my mouse and another for my keyboard, every other port was dead. I knew another port was going to die at any moment and it happened yesterday, so I only have one working now.

During that time I rearched for some solution but nothing worked for me, I still not sure if the problem is with my motherboard or my power supply. I tried updating drivers, updating BIOS, reset CMOS, powering on my computer with only essential components to reduce power needed but USBs still not working. I buyed a Hub USB to expand my working ports but that didn't work even with only one USB, it feels like power is not being sufficient. When I connect my mouse in one of the failling USBs it light's up, some flashes, some keep lights on all the time, but it won't move the pointer/cursor in Windows or in BIOS.

I still not sure what is going on... As last effort i bought a PCIE USB Card that will come next week. What you think it's the problem? Any help is much appreciated! One thing I noticed too is that the Windows time is not updating when PC is turned off ?

MOBO: Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H V2
Powersupply: Corsair VS 500
Ryzen 5 1600
GPU: RX 570
16 RAM
 
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Z3ppeli

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It's a Corsair VS 500 Plus White, buyed new 3 years ago.

I did some more testing with a old power supply that I haven't used it for some time and same problems still happened. Tested my power supply with a old FX-6300 Kit, no problems detected. So now I have sure that my power supply is not the problem.

I guess my motherboard is dying or maybe my CPU can be the problem? Unfortunately I don't have another Ryzen to test it.
 

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