Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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How to boot into Windows 7 installer on MacBook that has no DVD slot and can't natively boot from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook as a dual boot setup. I have a MacBook 7,1 running Mavericks. I have replaced the DVD drive with a SSD (now have 2 internal drives) so cannot use a ...
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Is my SuperDrive USB cable upside down?

Every time I want to plugin my USB SuperDrive I always have to twist the cable a lot because it's upside down relative to the USB plugs on my Macbook Pro Retina. If anyone is using a SuperDrive as ...
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Used DiskMaker to create bootable USB, got error 10600, USB won't mount

I tried creating a bootable USB for Mavericks. Downloaded and used DiskMaker X. Got an error, -10660, and the app closed. Now my Mac won't mount (or recognize) the USB drive. It doesn't show up in ...
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How can I check if USB to Lightning Cable is legitimate and is giving the proper power?

I know that Apple shows that "The outlet is not certified", for devices that don't supply the required power (they supply more or less) or if the ports are not compatible/correct (i got that when I ...
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Applications and preferences on USB drive

Is it possible to have applications, plugins and preferences installed on portable media such as USB drive? I have two identical computers, one at work and one at home, and I'd like to have the exact ...
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11" Air Regularly Loses Power to USB Ports

Lately, my 11" Air has been sending very little power to the USB ports on a regular basis. A restart always solves the problem, and I haven't yet detected a pattern to when it happens, other than that ...
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Create bootable USB of Windows 8.1 on Mavericks 10.9.4

I've followed the instructions to enable the "Create windows 7 install Disk" in bootcamp but I am attempting to install Windows 8.1. How do I force bootcamp to allow me to create a windows 7 or later ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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Brother HL-1440 Disappears From Mavericks

I'm using OS X 10.9.4 and I have a Brother HL-1440 that I've been using for years, even before I was using an iMac. It's been a real workhorse and doesn't show signs of failure mechanically (it's ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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How can i initiate os x installaion from a dmg in windows on a Mac?

I'm on a mac book pro and i have a working bootcamp partition with windows 8, and a damaged mac os x 10.10 beta partition, the problem is that i can not boot with the mac partition, and in order to ...
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“The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.” How do I access info on USB flashdrive?

Same message with other computers. Worried that I may have ejected incorrectly. Is there a way to retrieve the information on my USB flashdrive?
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Boot off of USB drive problem - new iMac

how can i boot off of usb disk to install snow leopard onto new iMac that has mavericks installed
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How can I use 2 USB Headsets on one Macbook?

I homeschool my daughter and she takes several complex online classes. The teachers want me to be able to listen in and also be able to talk from time to time. I tried going without a mic, but there ...
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Do third-party USB ethernet adaptors work in Macbook Pro Retinas?

There seems to be conflicting information on the web, so I wanted to check if there are any problems buying a third party ethernet adaptor (eg this one). This is for a current (mid 2014) 15" rMBP. ...
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Modifier Keys Across USB

Does anyone know of a way to get modifier keys to work across USB devices in OSX? I have a USB footswitch that sends a left control key. It sends the signal as expected but does not register ...
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Optical usb mouse is not responding [duplicate]

I got a optical usb mouse and i plug it in my macbook pro. I could see the light of my mouse but i could not move the courser in the screen.
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Error trying to make bootable Mavericks USB drive

MBP 5,3 running 10.9.4 trying to make a bootable USB 2 drive b/c my wife's HDD on a similar MBP failed. New drive in the mail. I tried using a 4-5 yr old Lexar 8GB and got this vague error. Since I ...
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Thunderbolt SSD or USB 3 SSD - Need an external SSD drive

I'm planing to get an SSD(500GB) probably Samsung EVO or Corsair(LS,LX,GT) & seagate thunderbolt adapter for my macbook pros' 2011 and 2013 Retina. ⌘ - I've already upgraded my 2011 MBP with ...
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External drive in constant use the moment a track from it is added to iTunes

Adding tracks to my manually managed itunes library takes ages. I've noticed that the drive goes into a "constantly-in-use" mode (from the blinking led and spinning noise) the moment I drag a track ...
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Cardbus USB 64bit drivers

Are there any Cardbus expresscards with USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports (one or more) that is compatible with the current Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9.4)? This most likely mean the card has 64bit kernel drivers. ...
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Free software to watch DVB-T with a USB dongle?

I have a Realtek based DVB USB dongle: "Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T". I have trouble receiving DVB signal with it on my Cubox-I media centre. In order to test it, I was wondering ...
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iPhone acting on its own

Something weird was happening with an iPhone when we used it with a 12V output, it started to do thing (press the screen) by it self. The power setup was like this: Solar power battery 12V to 220V ...
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Connect USB/iPod over VNC/Screen Sharing

Is it possible to connect my iPod to my remote machine via Screen Sharing (VNC)? I would like to sync music to the device but I'm not near the remote machine to simply connect it directly.
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External audio interface for mac

I have a macbook with only one audio input/output. This is highly annoying. Is there anything I can buy that would allow me to have both input and output? I know I can use USB headphones, but I'd ...
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Why does my USB head-set not show up in Sound (System) Preferences sometimes?

When I start up my computer it is a 50/50 as to wheather my USB will be recognised by my Computer. If it is not recognised the audio in/out will come from the built in mic/speakers instead of the ...
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MBA wifi busted - can I just install a USB Wifi dongle?

The Wifi on my 2012 MBA is busted, and a lab wants $400 to repair the logic board. Could I just buy a USB Wifi dongle, disable the builtin Wifi and set it up via the dongle? If yes, any recommended ...
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iPad Air Not Charging on Left USB of Retina MBP '15

I am trying to charge my iPad Air via the USB ports on my '15 Retina Macbook Pro. When I plug it into the port on the right side of the device, it charges fine, but when I plug it into the left-side ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...