Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Edit info.plist to make bootable USB

Running OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 and trying to make a bootable USB for windows 7 bootcamp on my MacBook Pro. I disabled the SIP by using Terminal in Recovery Mode but I still cannot replace or edit the ...
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Do I need to be certified with Made for iPhone if I'm writing an application to interface with an already certified piece of hardware? [on hold]

The title pretty much says it all. If I buy say a flash drive that interfaces with the iPhone and it's already certified with Made for iPhone, would I need to become certified myself to simply write ...
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“createinstallmedia” compatibility with Windows [on hold]

When using the createinstallmedia command in Terminal with El Capitan Install, is the resulting USB bootable on any computer, or just Apple computers? For example, I thought I would use my MacBook Pro ...
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Iphone recorded video not showing on USB

I've recorded two videos. One is 21 seconds long, the other is 1 hour and 5 minutes long. The short one shows up on my computer, but the long one isn't there. From what I can see, there aren't a ...
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Need to boot MacBook Pro into USB recovery mode

I am trying to help someone recover data from a non-functional MBP (it was dropped). I have the internal drive mounted in a sled and connected to another MBP via USB. I can boot off of the drive ...
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How to make MBP use USB Ethernet first and when disconnected, use WI-FI?

The Wi-Fi where I work is spotty at times and spotty in certain locations (like where my cube is :-( ). I won't get into why it's still like this after months of complaining but I want to use the ...
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Software to control the amps output through USB

I have a 2014 MBP, and I'm trying to set it so I can charge my phone off the USB. I know it's 3.0 because it is capable of 1000mA in this cropped screenshot of my System Information: But it's ...
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Cannot mount USB with anything, including Disk Utility

I am trying to connect a USB to a Mac I am using, and i cannot seem to. When i plug the device into the Mac, i get an error that reads 'The disk inserted is not readable by the computer.(It contains ...
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USB devices unrecognized; stuck in connection purgatory

I have had a frequent issue with the USB ports on my MBP (Retina 13" Early 2015; OSX 10.11.5). This happens a few times per week, and reappeared today. I was working with a USB device (Arduino) with ...
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Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub?

Is there a Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub? It is to connect a Mac mini with Thunderbolt port to USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD to get full speed (10 Gbps). Thanks.
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How can I disable a specific USB port in my MacBook?

BRCM2046 is the USB card from my macbook (according to System Profiler), and one of the ports is a problem that it generates an error on the console. I would like to know how to disable this port.
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External Hard Drive Doesn't Initialize

I have just purchased an 2.5" external hard drive enclosure to accommodate my 2.5" SATA hard disk for use on my El Capitan 10.11.5 MacBook Pro Retina 15 (A1398) computer. However, every time connect ...
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Mount USB drive in single-user mode without writing to root file system?

I'm trying to recover files from a MacBook with a failing hard drive. It can't boot normally, it can't boot to recovery, it can't do target disk mode. It CAN boot to single-user mode, and I can read ...
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What's the order of USB Cables in the male connector of Apple Keyboard with n. Keypad?

The male connector end of my keyboard, Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad, got squeezed beyond repair. I chopped off that bit and newly stripped the 4 leads: Red, Black, Green & White/Grey. ...
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USB 3.0 disk not mounting in single user mode

I have a MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2013) with MacOS X 10.11. To cut a long story short, due to issues with the NVIDIA card and graphics switching, I'm able to boot into single-user mode, but can't ...
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Will Bluetooth speakers and/or USB speakers work for sound when there is a broken headphone jack stuck in my macbook port?

I bought a Macbook for a low price because it has a headphone jack broken off in its port. I have tried some of the fixes for removing the jack, but it is broken deep in the port and unfortunately ...
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USB Debugging/Identifying

I have a pair of headphones with an ARM chipset of some sort, and wondered if there was a way of identifying it with a micro USB plugged in, but then I thought, how would I identify a USB device in ...
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External accessory that shows whether the FaceTime HD Camera is turned on?

Essentially I want an external/USB "Recording in progress" ("On air") device with a light that blinks on when the FaceTime HD Camera is on and turns off when it's off. Does anything like this exist ...
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Estimated copy time?

Copying Finder folders of JPEGs from new iMac 10.11.5 to new SanDisk 256GB flash drive, USB 3.0. 129 GB is taking three hours. Seems slow to me, does this sound right?
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Charge iPad Pro 12.9 on an USB 3 port?

I just read through Fast Charging iPad Pro 12.9 and am intrigued. However I'd like to use the USB 3 port on my MacBook air instead of buying a new power brick just for the iPad Pro. Has anybody ...
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Multimedia USB device noise

I'm using a USB device that combines a few inputs(optical, USB, 3.5mm) and outputs them to one 3.5mm port. After outputting my MacBook Pro sound to the device through USB for a few minutes there ...
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USB ports loose after MacBook Pro was repaired?

I had to take my MacBook Pro in for service. The video card went bad and Apple replaced the board. Since the repair, I noticed the two USB ports on the left side of the chassis are loose. I'm aware ...
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How can I use my thunderbolt 2 hard drive on the new (usb-c) Macbook?

I want to upgrade my ageing Mac Mini to a new mac this fall (probably a new macbook pro) and I'm assuming they'll be USB-c only. I have 2 big external hard drive daisy chained that only have ...
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How to record from Sony audio recorder to Macbook Pro via headphone jack?

I have a Sony IC Recorder (ICD-BX132) that I am trying to transfer audio files from onto my Macbook Pro 13" Mid-2012 OS X v. 10.11.5. The stupid audio recorder doesn't have a USB port on it though, ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (DVI)

Because Apple Thunderbolt Display reflects the whole room, I still use the matte 30" Apple Cinema Display. (Two cables are required for 2560 resolution due to some obscure technical constraints!) ...
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Driver issue with the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

I have a MacBook (2016) and the first time I plugged in my USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter it prompted me to install an update to the driver - I didn't complete the installation at that point. Now ...
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Why does my external harddrive not work when attached to this USB3 Hub?

I own a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2015 which supports USB 3.0 and bought a Western Digital 2TB external USB3 harddrive and a USB 3.0 Hub from Anker with external power supply. When I plug-in the harddrive ...
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External USB Card reader stopped working (El Capitan)

I have two dell displays on my mac mini, both displays have a builtin card reader. For years, I've been able to insert an SD card and it's mounted w/o delay. For the last few months, I've noticed that ...
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USB drive not showing on my MAC after using it on widows!

I have noticed this on my pin drives and also my external hard desk. they were perfectly working fine on my mac pro, and then after using them on my friend's windows they don't show up again on my ...
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Will an external USB 3.0 hard drive connected to an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock run at USB 3.0 speeds even though the Macbook Pro is USB 2.0 only?

I have an older Macbook Pro (8,2 - Late 2011). It doesn't have a usb 3.0 port, only USB 2.0 ports. I have an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock with a WD External HD, USB 3.0. I was expecting to see USB 3.0 ...
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Connecting multiple monitors to MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) with a USB cable

I am wondering how I can connect multiple monitors to my MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) with OS X El Capitan with a USB cable? I have looked at tutorials but none of them use USB cables.
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Can the 12-inch macbook charge from USB-A?

While it's nice to have a laptop that can charge over a standard cable, USB-C is not yet ubiquitous. USB-A is: you can be sure that whatever hotel room or office you visit, you will find a place to ...
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Logitech USB Mouse cannot register quick movements - MBP 2015, El Capitan

The Logitech M100 mouse lags on swipes with my MBP- Early 2015, with El Capitan. Here is a video demonstrating the issue. -I have tried SmoothMouse -This occurs on all games, not just Counter ...
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List connected USB device record

Basically the other day I left my macbook unattended at a coffee shop while I stepped out for a smoke. I feel as if I had something exfiltrated from it while I was outside. To cure my paranoia, I am ...
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MacBook Pro USB Devices disabled - laptop cooler

I have been using a USB powered laptop cooler for a few months now and every time I plug it in it has been showing the warning "USB Devices disabled. Unplug the device using too much power to re- ...
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How to query the history record of when the USB driver which has been used?

I always use one USB flash disk on my MacBook Air (OS X 10.10.3), but I lost it recently. I need a way to view when the last date & time the USB device was connected to the computer.
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Mac Stopped detecting external hard disk

I have 4TB Seagate HDD, it was working fine till this morning on my mac(Yosemite), but when I plugged it in today.. it shows "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." HDD gets ...
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Automatically use USB sound card when plugged in?

I have an external sound card that I plug into my computer through USB. Is there any way I can tell OS X to always default to it as output when it's available? Even if I plug it in while the computer ...
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Virtualbox passthrough USB token From Commandline

I need to change ownership of a USB token from the host to the Guest Virtual machine in VirtualBox - without removing the token from the Mac. I have it working that you can start up the VM and then ...
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Mount point for USB devices on Mac

I'm familiar with Ubuntu where USB devices are mounted at /dev/bus/usb/xxx/yyy. Is there an equivalent for Mac, i.e. a file system location where all USB devices (not just drives in /Volumes) are ...
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Is there a way to access a USB-serial port by the device id, not by the tty.* port?

On linux USB-serial devices create two aliases to its serial port: /dev/tty* and /dev/serial/by-id/<my_usb_device_id> Is there a way on OSX to identify a serial port by the USB device id? Both ...
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Will a USB VGA Video Adapter Work on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)

Well I'm attempting to get 2 monitors working on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012).But I'mm so nervous that i will waste my money on the adapter,and i use to play games on a Mac. So, I think it was ...
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What kind of Barcode Reader USB can work on El Capitan / iMac

I don't know anything about Apple world... Our customer did have a Macbook (I think) and now he did switch to an iMac (I think with El Capitan?). A simple barcode reader USB did work on old Mac. It ...
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Connect dual Monitors to a single USB-C Port

How can I connect dual monitors with DVI or Display Port or HDMI to my single USB-C Port on my 2016 MacBook?
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iphone not recognized by USB (and itunes) by macbook pro

From following the steps in the official apple support page, it seems my computer is not able to recognize my iphone. Other similar questions show an "unknown device" of some sort, which in my case ...
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Reset USB bus without reboot (MacBook ignores display)

I have a MacBook Pro and work with different external monitors. The monitors have a keyboard and a mouse attached. Frequently the MacBook does not recognize the USB devices in the display and the ...
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How should I format a Micro SD card for Dropbox storage?

I have been using a 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3 device with my MacBook for a while now and have really grown to love having all of my Dropbox available without using up my SSD disk space. I've ...
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Format USB for Samsung TV

What's the simplest way to format a USB stick and write some video files to it in order for the Samsung TV to read it? As far as I know Samsung TVs support the FAT format (or maybe ExFAT too), but if ...
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MacBook Pro Issues: Stalling and Detection of External USB

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I bought it in end of July 2015 and am using it since then. I am using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.4 Recently I am facing two problems. My ...
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How can I boot a WinPE USB on a Macbook? [duplicate]

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro with OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 on a bootcamp partition. Yesterday while trying to create another partition (in windows) I accidently converted my basic disk of primary ...