Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Why Do USB Devices Change Nodes on Reboot?

I am using OS X 10.9.4, but this is an issue I've noticed on earlier OS versions. Currently I have an issue with a USB modem hooked up to my iMac (and I have a question that ties in, indirectly with ...
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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Is iPod docking station just a USB with a different connector? [on hold]

Let's say I'm building a device with an iPod docking connector. Can I use standard software for USB on the device side? Are there any special considerations? The device is supposed to play audio. ...
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Possible to charge iPhone through other means?

I am too cheap to purchase a USB charging connector for my iPhone, so I was wondering if there's a way to create a USB cable at home or use some other USB cable and get the job done safely. For ...
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Change Vendor/Product Id of a USB Dongle

I have a Broadcom USB Bluetooth Adaptor that I am working with, and for my project I need to change the dongle's Vendor ID and Product ID. I have tried editing the IORegistry, but it appears they are ...
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Why aren't Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters available?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
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Salvaging a Flash Drive that won't mount and Disc Utility can't erase, restore or repair

I have a Centon Flash Drive that will not mount. It is not readable on the iMac nor a Windows 7 machine. The drive cannot be reformatted by the Windows or IMac usual methods that this layman tried. ...
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No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
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USB Modem Recognized But No /dev File

I have two USB modems. One is a US Robotics and it shows up in System Information and also has a device file in /dev. (Actually, it has more than one file in /dev.) I have an Encore modem, model ...
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How To Disable OS X Mavericks USB autorun

After inserting USB 3G modem i always getting same behavior: if bundled software is not installed: Opening finder window with mounted folder Opening standard installer dialog (agree license, ...
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Installing Mac OS 10.6 on PC [duplicate]

I need to install Mac OS 10.6 on my laptop using Windows. So I have an .ISO file with Snow Leopard and USB drive,i try to create bootable USB drive via PowerISO but later,when i try to boot from USB ...
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Keyboard, track pad and USB port stopped working

Suddenly on my MacBook Air 11,6” A1370 2011 model the keyboard, track pad and right USB slot stopped working. Tried resetting NVRAM / PRAM and SMC – no effect. The keyboard just do not work during the ...
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Find the path to my USB webcam on OS X Mavericks

I am trying to live stream my webcam (with ffmpeg) on a web server using Web sockets. However, I cannot manage to find the path (similar to /dev/video* un Linux). I wanted first to use iSight, but ...
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Running Windows through SD Card or USB thumb drive

I have a 13" Macbook Air (2013) that has USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. I want to run Windows to play some games that are Windows only, and I didn't want to partition my main drive because it's ...
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using external hdd slows down my mac

When I use an external drive via usb, my computer really slows down giving me no choice except reboot. I watched memory usage with activity monitor. Free memory decreases by time and inactive memory ...
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Why does the iMac charge my iPhone faster than the wall charger?

I've noticed that my iMac at work (21.5", Mid 2011) charges my iPhone 5 about 2-3x faster than the included wall charger. How does it do that?
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Temperature logger compatible with Mac?

I'd like to measure the temperature in my fridge over a few days and graph the results, since I think the fridge may be starting to fail. So I'm looking for a cheap device which can run independently ...
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Mac Mini 2013 wakes immediately after sleep when USB drive plugged in

I have a 2013 mac mini running osx 10.9.3. I used to be able to send the machine to sleep by going to the apple in the menubar and choosing sleep. After a recent update, when I do this the displays ...
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Fix “Permission Denied” when copying files

Whenever I try to copy all the content of a usb to my Mac partition it says Permission Denied The command I am using is cp -R /dev/disk1 /dev/disk0s3 My error message is: /dev/disk0s3: permission ...
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Use 256GB USB Thumb Drive as main boot drive

My iMac is very slow and I would like to start from a fresh Mavericks install. But instead of spending the time to backup my internal drive, I would rather just get a big 256GB thumb drive and install ...
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Mavericks GPS Receiver

Can anyone suggest an USB GPS receiver that has support for Mavericks 10.9? It would be nice if it has a replaceable antenna. I'm going to use it for reading data from within an application I'm ...
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Create a LAN between Mac Mini and two MacBooks without internet

I have a Mac Mini (with USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, and one Ethernet port) and two MacBooks (both with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 but no Ethernet ports). I want to use the Mac Mini as a central ...
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getting error 0x80020025 when using a external Blu-ray drive?

I have a external blu-ray drive, I use to rip blu-rays. It is connected to my 2010 mac pro using a E-SATA cable connected to a Newertech 2 port E-SATA card. When I turn the blu-ray drive on a message ...
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Print wirelessly from USB printer connected through router

I have Canon Pixma MP198 (USB only) printer that is connected to my d'link router with usb cable. Can I print documents wirelessly from my iPad 2? Without the need to turn on my PC if I want to ...
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I can no longer use my Kingston DTSE9 flash drive because it is 'write-protected'. How can I remove the write-protection?

Disk Utility won't allow me to Erase or Repair the drive, it will only let me verify it. Clicking on Disk Partition, I get the following message: This partition cannot be modified. This disk is not ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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Disk not readable message when using

If I try to use either of the two usb ports on my macbook pro, I get the following message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." and I don't have a disk inserted anywhere... I ...
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How to use TL-WN823N USB adapter on Mavericks

So after a long search on the webs I've found some questions regarding this specific USB adapter on a Mac. It appears some people were using the driver of a D-Link and other guy made it work by using ...
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MacBook Air / Parallels USB Storage Drive Association Issues

I am working with a 13" MacBook Air and G-Drive w/Thunderbolt. I have to utilize Parallels/Windows to run ESRI ArcView. The G-Drive and another Lacie Storage Drive are tied in to my 27" Thunderbolt ...
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Sunflower Mac running OSX 10.4--needing driver for USB Wifi dongle (such as TL-WN823N or SWA-130)

I purchased a TL-WN823N wifi USB dongle because the airport cart of the old mac won't connect to new TimeCapsule router (I think the old drivers don't know WPA2, only WEP). So a suggestion I got was ...
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Prevent Mac(bookpro) form sleeping while iPhone charges

I charge my iPhone by plugging it in my MBP. Until recently, if I closed my MBP when my iPhone was already connected, my phone kept charging. If you plugged it in when my MBP was already in sleepmode, ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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Is there a way to blacklist USB devices without unplugging?

I'd like to prevent an USB device from registering (e.g. the internal Bluetooth hub). Is there a way to blacklist/disconnect USB devices without physically unplugging them?
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Do I need to zero out a new disk after formatting it?

Does anyone know if I should 'zero out' the new disk I bought? It was NTFS formatted so, unable to use it like that. I did a repartition to HFS+ in seconds, and then decided it might be better to ...
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How to keep data from an old Mac to restore later

I have a new Mac, and I want to selectively move files over from an old Mac. I've sold the old Mac and need to ship it today, so what I really want to do is simply take a complete copy of the HD in ...
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Odd hangs where monitor sleeps and sshd is still active post 10.9.3 update?

I am seeing an odd issue that I started to see during the 10.9.3 seeds and then it has carried on for the last two weeks or so. Oddly enough it also, for me, coincided with adding an Inateck KT7001 ...
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Way to bypass USB lockdown from the ProfileManager via command line?

As I manage a few MacBooks in a company we enforce security policies by Profile Manager. One of those policies is blocking USB ports. We have a group of people that we allow to use USB. It works well, ...
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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osx Captive Portal with USB to Ethernet adapter

I am trying to get the Captive Portal working on Mac osx. When using wifi to connect to my server, I get the expected wispr request to http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html - however, using ...
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How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s)?

How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s) ? I'm happy for any workable answer, but hopefully someone may know of a link to a supplier of a cheap USB ...
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How to create a USB installer for Multiple OS on an OSX system?

I would like to be able to create a disk image (that I can transfer via Disk Utility.app to a large USB storage thumb drive) which is a multiboot installer for provisioning various operating systems ...
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Apple Lightning to Micro USB

I am in the process of wiring up some iPad carts but they bought keyboards for the iPads that need to be charged by Micro USB. The cart is already wired for Apple's Lightning and was wondering, is ...
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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Didn't Apple use to provide USB stick with OS X on it?

I'm quite new to the Apple Mac world, and I've been told that some of the older macs used to include a USB stick to boot the OSX Mountain Lion. I have a Macbook Pro with Mavericks, and there was no ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't recognize my Nexus 5 when plugged in via USB

When I plug in my Nexus 5 into my Mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" nothing happens. It doesn't show up in the finder / on the desktop and when I enable USB tethering, it doesn't show up in my network ...
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USB port not working properly

I have a late 2011 mac book pro. I have tried everything: PRAM reset SMC reset (Which caused my laptops internal hardrive to die. So be careful) Update the software from 10.8 to 10.9 And nothing ...
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WLAN USB adapter and 802.1X

I've recently bought a WLAN USB adapter for my Mac: EDUP EP-N8508 with chipset Realtek RTL8188CUS. It works perfectly with WEP and WPA/WPA2 hotspots, but I can't make it work with 802.1X. That ...
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Using old MacBook battery as an USB charger. Known adapters/cases?

I have an old MacBook with an OK battery. When I go out sailing or traveling I have a lead battery with me to be able to charge USB-things. iPhone, portable speakers, etc. The old MacBooks battery ...
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External drives won't mount on restart

One of my staff just got a new Mac mini with the USB 3 ports and Mavericks. It has 2 Seagate GoFlex 3TB hard drives connected: 1 for Time Machine, the other for Dropbox files. When the computer is ...
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Measuring activity of a serial device

I have a hardware RNG that appears as a serial device (/dev/tty.usbmodem1421) on my MBP. I have it continuously feeding /dev/random. However, if it were to ever stop, I wouldn't know it. Is there a ...