Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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MacBook Pro USB Ports Only Work With External Hard Drive

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. In January 2014 (9 months ago), both USB ports stopped functioning--except that both still recognize my Seagate Backup Plus portable drive. I have continued to back up my ...
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Does a driver exist to step up a PC USB 3.0 port to charge an iPad at 12W?

The iPad Retina requires 12W to charge. It appears the Mac has special non-usb-standard drivers that step up the USB 3.0 port to provide the extra power for charging. My question is: Does a driver ...
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Install Windows 8.1 and OS X 10.9 on external SSD USB3.0 (iMac Late 2012)

Good morning, Currently I have my iMac running OS X 10.9 on an external USB3.0 SSD drive, and it has been running flawlessly. My question is: - Is it possible to dual-boot Windows 8.1 in the SAME ...
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Mouse disconnected after booting

Everytime I boot up my iMac (OS X 10.9.3) it doesn't find my mouse. If I unplug the mouse and reconnect it after around 20 seconds, it works. It's an USB mouse. Every other USB device works fine. I ...
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RS232 adapter connected to Macbook Pro Retina wrongly shows sine wave on output pin

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro Retina through serial port to an old multianalyzer. I am using USB to RS232 adapter (tested MOXA and FTDI) to connect to it. The problem is, that the transfer ...
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External USB CD/DVD drive using wrong firmware -

I purchased 2 identical (presumably) external drives from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009PG4NA8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). One of these drives works, it shows ...
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An external hard drive isn't recognized

Once I ejected an external hard drive incorrectly for some reason and from that time on it doesn't get recognized by my Mac so I can't see it plugged in at all (there's no sign in Finder that it's ...
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USB Flash Drive not showing up

I was using a usb flash drive to make a bootable bootcamp Windows 7 install disk. However, I tried to format it and could not, so I decided it was a good idea to manually delete the files inside. Now ...
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Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air [duplicate]

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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Mac alternative boot loader for booting legacy OS 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mouse Power Issue

When I plug in a third party mouse into my iMac it does not get any power. I've tried the USB port on the keyboards and directly on the machine. I've tried two mice and one of them used to work (I ...
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Does the iPad draw more current when charging?

I seem to be able to charge my iPhone 5 on a variety of USB chargers (car ones included). My iPad retina (iPad 4) seems to be very fussy about which chargers it will actually charge up on. (The ...
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Trying to set up a USB 2.0 with Tails and Virtual Box

So i want to set up a usb to have Virtual Box on it so that I can run tails in a VM in VB from the USB. I saw a similar post here:Can a VirtualBox Windows 7 virtual machine be installed on a USB hard ...
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Reconnect an external HDD after proper ejection [duplicate]

After I "properly eject" an external HDD or USB stick, can I "reconnect" it without physically unplugging it?
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Installed 32-bit Windows instead of 64-bit on my MacBook Air

Installed 32-bit Windows instead of 64-bit on my MacBook Air 2011. The Boot camp drivers are for 64-bit Windows 8 so they can't be installed. It doesn't see any USB drive including my external DVD ...
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Big boo boo on reinstalling OS X Lion. Help!

I have OS X Lion and erased the hard drive to prepare and install Maverick. Can you hear the violin playing? Here are the issues: My hardrive (Toshiba 750G) resized down to its branch hardrive ...
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iPod Mini USB Car Connection

I'm trying to connect my old 2005 iPod Mini G2 (6gb) to my car using the original USB cable. My car is a 2011 Peugeot 508 with the RT6 Nav system. When I plug my iPhone 5 into the usb (using its own ...
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iPad 2 running iOS 7 with Blue Yeti Mic

I intend to buy a Blue Yeti microphone later today. I've been reading that you need two things for the yeti to work with GarageBand on iPad: the Apple Camera Connection kit (obvious really) and also a ...
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Flash Drive only mounts through USB Hub

I have a PNY 32gb flash drive, when trying to connect the drive directly to my Mid 2012 MBP (specs attached) the drive never mounts, doesn't list in diskutil as an unmounted drive either, however when ...
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How to deactivate the ZTE Connect Manager for Mac?

The Connect Manager for Mac that comes with the ZTE LTE modem model MF821 keeps running even when the modem is not in use, after doing Force Quit in Activity Manager, after kill -9 in Terminal, and ...
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Adding Manufacture ID/Product ID to the Mac OS

I can not deploy my application to the smart phone watch, based on the fact that, through Eclipse, the Mac does not know there is a device connected to the Mac. However, if I go through 'About my ...
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Mysterious sounds of mail activities when using external loudspeakers

When I connect over USB to my MacBook AIR my external loudspeakers ("Philips multimedia 2.0 speakers SPA2201") I sometimes here immediately afterwards sounds of mail activity. Mail.app is opened (as ...
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How to use 802.1X authentication with edimax ew-7811un usb wifi adapter?

Edimax ew-7811un, Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. According to the manual, you can use 802.1X tunneled authentication with Windows (it is mentioned e.g. on page 23, ...
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Boot from USB iBook G4 Power PC

I recently got an old iBook G4 (as many of you might have noticed with all of my recent questions :D) and I wanted to install Ubuntu via USB (the iso doesn't fit on a CD and the iBook doesn't read ...
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Mounting un partitioned usb device

I have a debian live boot dvd iso image that I placed on a usb device using DD. Now my question is how can I access that image from the drive while OSX is booted? I can not figure out how to mount ...
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Flash drive not recognised - Unknown device: “Voyager Mini 3.0”

I have a Retina Macbook Pro and have just received 6 x Voyager Mini USB 3.0 64GB drives (as gifts for colleagues). I've tried 3 of the drives and while they work in Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu ...
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Import images from HTC to Aperture

I have a HTC Desire X and I would like to import the images to Aperture (some are on device, some on card). Unfortunately, the device is not connected as mass storage even when HTC Sync Manager is on. ...
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USB drives connected to hub disppearing

I've got four external USB drives connected to a 7 port powered dlink hub. All of them are externally powered, save for one of them. The hub is connected to a late 2012 Mac Mini. If I connect the ...
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Test Z-Wave on OSX

I have an old ZWave stick that I was hoping to get working with my OSX computer. I know for a fact the manufacturer never supported OSX (Intermatic HA22) but I was hoping I could hack away a little ...
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OS X 10.8.6 installed on USB Flash Drive using most of drive space

I have created an installation of OS X on a small drive. Everything has worked fine apart from the fact that it has used up most of my space. According the file size on each of the folders in the root ...
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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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Macbook Air usb to ethernet problem

When I first bought, it totally worked. but now, it works after many plug and re-unplugs. What should I do? and it keeps not detecting the usb to ethernet cable.
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How do I diagnose non-operational external USB3 hard disk drives?

I have a certain combination of portable external USB 3 drives and cables that do not recognize my drive on my Mac Mini 6,2 running OSX 10.8.4. Changing the ports have not helped. In short - All my ...
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Very slow copy from CF memory card

I'm running Mountain Lion on MacBook Air, and using Trascend CompactFlash 400x 32GB memory card for my dSLR camera. I tried to copy my pictures from the CF card using a USB 2.0 card reader and to ...
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Plugged faulty USB into Mac Air, won't turn on

I have an external DVD drive with an AC power input. I plugged it into a power source and then into my Mac Air (the generation released a year ago). The computer shut down immediately. When I ...
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usb mouse freeze on mid 2007 macbook with lion 10.7.5 installed

I bought a mid 2007 white MacBook used with Lion 10.7.5 installed. My usb mouse freezes after using it for about an hour plugged in. I tried both usb ports and the mouse will work for about a min. but ...
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how do i dock my iphone 5 without charging it? it is jailbroken

I want to connect my iPhone 5 to my car stereo through usb, but i don't want it to charge every time i connect it. Especially when i'll only be driving 5 minutes. Any Cydia app or tweak to managae ...
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USB Pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011?

What are some good USB plugged-in/pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011? My MacBook Pro late 2011 has its headphone jackets broken due to a stuck headphone jack, and my warranty's out. ...
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How can I write to a USB 3 flash drive faster than 15 mb/s?

I've got a USB 3 flash drive that should be able to write at about 50 mb/s, but I'm only able to write to it at 15 mb/s. I'm using a Mac Mini 2012, which has four USB 3 ports. I am connecting the ...
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using MacBook Pro as keyboad

I was wanting to know if i could use my laptop as a keyboard, i am wanting to plug a device into my laptop's USB port and send keystrokes from the keyboard out of the USB port, the connected device ...
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iMac does not show bootable USB drive on boot menu

I downloaded the Linux USB Image of memtest86 and used dd to get the image on a USB flash drive. Whenever I used it on an iMac Late 2006 (running SL) or the newest Macbook Air 13'' (running ML) the ...
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Wireless USB adaptors for Macs

We've just got a new projector at work which sports fancy Wireless VGA connectivity. We have a Wireless USB adaptor to connect to it, but there are no drivers for Macs and OS X available for it. I've ...