Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Is it dangerous to use an iMac with broken USB ports? Is there such a thing as Firewire or display-port to USB?

I've got a mid-2010 iMac, 21", i3 processor with 4gb RAM installed which has only one partially-usable USB port, which will power a 3rd-party mouse, wireless dongle, or a keyboard sometimes, but not ...
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Macbook Pro USB 3.0 ExpressCard snail slow

I have an old MacBookPro3,1 to which I've added an ExpressCard/34 USB 3.0 adapter. The card is recognised by OS X out of the box, but when I connect a device to it I can't talk to it unless I wait ...
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USB game controller not detected

Since upgrading my version of OSX, my computer no longer detects a USB game controller. I know the controller is in working order because my Linux machine can talk to it. I don't know which version ...
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What are the effects of the “Autolink to web” on OS X Mavericks?

I dug up a strange USB device from a pile of old boxes. I thought it was a flash drive, but it is not detected. The system report says that it is a "Autolink to web". What degree of control could ...
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How do I pass the following error message in the Boot Camp Assistant: “Please format the USB drive as single FAT partition.”?

I am running the Boot Camp Assistant on El Capitan. Whenever I reach the third screen, titled "Save Windows Support Software", on which I can select an storage medium to save the Windows support ...
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Updated to 10.11.4 now getting “Disk not ejected properly” every time my Mac mini sleeps

Been running El Capitan since it was officially released. Updated to 10.11.4 a few days ago. I have a WD Elements USB 3.0 drive connected to my Mac mini (directly to the rear ports, not via a hub). ...
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iPod Classic only charges from computer, not from AC adaptor

I have an old iPod Classic (80 GB) which works fine; but I can only charge it via USB from a computer, and not from an official Apple AC adaptor. I have tried all the usual tricks found on other sites ...
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macbook pro encounters prohibited sign while booting with USB

My macbookpro is completely empty and the only option that I have is just internet recovery. I downloaded el capitan and with help of the terminal in the internet recovery build a bootable OSX el ...
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Manually copy .ISO to bootable USB (without Bootcamp) [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable Windows USB from my Macbook manually as an alternative to Bootcamp. I've downloaded the Windows 10 ISO file. Formatted an 8GB USB with MS-DOS(FAT) with a Master Boot ...
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Plugging USB hard drive put my Mac to sleep

I just plugged a USB hard drive into my MacBook Air and for some reason it immediately went into sleep mode (it also stopped the music I was playing on iTunes). What could be the issue? Is it ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) Not recognizing USB

Recently I downloaded VirtualBox to setup a Windows 10 Virtual Machine on my Macbook Pro. I bought a new 32gb PNY flash drive to boot Windows 10. Everything worked great until I shut everything down. ...
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How can I modify Boot Camp Assistant so it can use bootable USB?

I own a 2011 21,5" iMac, and I need to install Windows to run some software that is Windows only. I have done this in the past by altering Bootcamp assistent so it can use bootable USB drives, which ...
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Samsung V-Nand SSD 850 EVO 1TB not working

I have a Macbook Pro Medio 2012, 15 Inch Non Retina. It was running on a normal 750G HDD, but i wanted an upgrade, so i bought the Samsung V-Nand 850 EVO SSD 1TB. I created a Bootable El-Capitan USB ...
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How to Test Stability of your USB Connections?

I have a Macbook Air 2013-mid which has been now 5 times in Apple care: new motherboard 1x and new SSD 3x. It cannot read anymore two USB devices: etc one phone and USB stick impossible. Only one ...
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USB adapter stops working after deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist

TL;DR: I have an external USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro which was working fine before I deleted my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist file without making a copy. Is ...
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USB short protection

I was prototyping some USB things and I was wondering if the Mac USB ports have any short-circut protection. If I were to connect Vcc and GND directly together would it break my Mac? Would the ...
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How to drawn power from a lightning connector?

I'm working on an iPhone accessory that needs to grab power from a lightning connector. Something like the lightning-to-USB cable, but I'd like to do that on a DIY way :) The problem is that, ...
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How to interpret the USB info in my MacBook Pro's System Report?

I'm trying to find out if my MacBook Pro USB ports are USB3. It seems to have two USB2 ports and one USB3 port: But my MacBook Pro only has two USB ports. How do I interpret this report? Do I have ...
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Unable to reformat USB drive used for El Captian boot disk

I finally got a USB drive (PNY 128 GB) as an installer for El Capitan using instructions from Frakes' article in MacWorld. The installer seemed to work but I halted the installation process. When I ...
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Reformat iPhone as USB

Is it possible to erase and reformat an iPhone to be act as a USB? I've seen many apps that can store data and then you can access it, but is it possible to actually reformat the entire iPhone to ...
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Can data be recovered from a drive which was encrypted

I encrypted a USB drive of 16 GB few months back and stored files on it. Yesterday I destroyed its encryption using terminal diskutil cs list command without realizing that it had important data ...
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Can't boot from bootable Windows 10 USB?

I asked this question a little bit ago but it was on a guest account that I on longer have access to. So I'll ask again. I created a Windows 10 installer USB using hdiutil convert and dd. Running ...
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Can't boot from Windows 10 USB?

I created a Windows 10 installer USB using hdiutil convert and dd. Running diskutil list shows: /dev/disk1 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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USB Win 7 boot disk shows in rEFInd but booting from it loads BootCamp partition instead

I'm having issues with my BootCamp installation of Win 7 Ultimate and want to troubleshoot it using a USB Win 7 boot disk. I created the USB disk in yet another Windows system in Parallels Desktop, ...
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MacBook Pro not booting from hard drive

I got a MacBook Pro that has a problem booting, or even seeing the hard drive. I have used the recovery console to install OS X onto a USB drive and have booted into that and can't actually see the ...
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Disable the disk check when reconnecting an improperly disconnected disk to OS X

If you disconnect a removable drive without ejecting it first, the next time you connect it, Windows or Mac run an fsck check on the disk to ensure data integrity. Windows will ask if you want to ...
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How to create bootable ISO from segmented Windows 7 image on El Capitan

I have a canned Windows 7 Enterprise image that is spread across 7 discs. However my Dell M90 has a bad optical drive and scratches discs. So I used my MBP and Toast Titanium 11.0.2 to create ISOs of ...
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USB Stick works on iMac, but on MacBook Pro not

i have a strange problem. I formated an usb-Stick (64GB) on my iMac (Mac Journaled Filesystem). Not encrypted, no password. It works fine on several devices (e.g. Popcorn Multimediabox), ...
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How do I record HDMI input to a file with my Mac

So I have an HDMI signal and an HDMI to USB adapter. I need to record this HDMI signal to a video file. Zero budget. Will plugging this into my Mac work as a video input? If not, how else do I do ...
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Wired Apple Keyboard: certain Keys not working after connecting a broken USB mouse

Recently I've connected to my Wired Apple Keyboard a wired USB mouse using one of the keyboard's USB connectors on the side. After a while the mouse cable seemed a little flimsy at the base but I've ...
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Macbook Air not Giving Enough Power to USB SSD?

My Macbook Air 2013-Mid has had already a new motherboard, and 3 new SSDs. Now, I feel that the power unit of the computer is not working properly because the computer does not detect external USB ...
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iMac El Captain issue with Mad Catz R.A.T7

Since El Captain has made the Mad Catz editor useless I have been using a combination of USB Overdrive and SteerMouse. However, the Mac now no longer even allows the mouse to connect. Every time I ...
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Support for special Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 hotkeys on OS X 10.11

I'm trying to get the special keys on my Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 working under OS X El Capitan. Officially, Microsoft only offers limited support for this keyboard on Mac. The multimedia keys ...
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Is it possible to run a DualShock4 on a Mac via a USB cable?

Quick query; in short when running my DualShock4 joypad via Bluetooth on my IMac (OSX10.8) it runs absolutely fine. When I switch the Bluetooth off & stick on the USB Cable to charge it, it will ...
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USB WebCam disconnects and reconnects every 20 seconds

I have a curious problem. I have been using my Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 with my Mac mini (Late 2012) for some time now without any issues. That, however, changed few weeks ago when my webcam ...
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Creating a bootable Windows USB drive when Bootcamp is already installed

I just upgraded to El Capitan, and am now having issues booting directly into Windows. I need a bootable Windows USB stick to repair my bootcamp partition, but I'm having a difficult time making that ...
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Does USB-C charge your device (laptop/phone) while connected to a plugged-in display?

Given that the new Macbook has only one USB-C port, can you indefinitely run your laptop while connected to a TV? Let's say a TV run on electricity from a wall power outlet. You connect your macbook ...
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OSX handling of USB Drives and Permissions - need clarification/explanation

I'm new to the site, and well, new to MACs. I have an image (dual boot yosemite and win7) on some old iMACs, late 2009s. When I deploy this image, sometimes my bootmenu disappears and I have to ...
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Shut down Mac Server when APC 1400 battery is nearly empty

I'm running OS X Server on a Mac Mini. I'm powering the server via an APC 1400 (one of the older, beige ones). It has a serial connector, so I assume it could possibly interface with the Mac Mini via ...
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Creating partition on USB drive

I have been following directions to create a bootable USB drive from here: http://borgstrom.ca/2010/10/14/os-x-bootable-usb.html Here is the relevant screenshot: However for my case on the USB ...
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USB to Serial Adaptor works once for every reboot

Update#2, After testing with different console applications, I think the conclusion is GNU screen coming with Mac OS X 10.11.4 has a defect causing this issue. Hope some dev can see this and help ...
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Is a Lightning lead without rubber shielding dangerous?

Unsurprisingly, the Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5s ~18 months ago is really worn - to the point where all of the rubber cable has had to come off because it had been left around for a ...
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Error Installing OS X El Capitan on Early 2008 Mac Pro from USB

I am trying to install OS X El Capitan on an early 2008 Mac Pro. I wiped the hard drive on the Mac and followed this tutorial to create a USB boot drive with El Capitan using a Macbook Air running El ...
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How to convert the cable in my photo to USB?

I have an external hard-disk that doesn't have a USB port. It works with my MacBook. Now, I'd like to connect it to a PC machine, so I'd need to know how to convert the cable to USB. I'm not sure the ...
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How can I install Mac OS on my MacBook running Linux Mint?

I am new here and I hope that this is the right place to find an answer. My questin is: How can I install a new copy of OS X on my Mac, using Linux? I recently bought a Macbook Pro from a friend. I ...
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Might have spoiled the flash drive while trying to create a bootable disk on Yosemite

Basically I was following the steps given in the following site: How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X I did not get a screenshot of the terminal, but when going through step 8, it was ...
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Charge MacBook 12" while connected with Google's USB-C to DisplayPort cable

I have a MacBook 12" that I connect to my Dell 4K screen with a Google USB-C to DisplayPort cable (this one) It works perfect. But now I am not able to charge the MacBook while connected because the ...
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I have the password but can't recover data from my encrypted filevault USB drive

I can open the drive and see the top level folders. Sometimes I can see file names, sometimes I can't. If I attempt to remove the encryption I get an error message. It's the same from the Finder or ...
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Route USB mic input to System Audio output for Camtasia 2?

I'm using Camtasia 2 for the Mac on El Capitan (10.11.3). I need to use two microphones so the audio will record to separate audio tracks. Camtasia 2 has one input audio source that does recognize the ...
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Charging an iPhone 4S with a Samsung USB charger

I have an iPhone 4S that I charge via a USB cable (plugged into my laptop). I also have a Samsung USB charger with the following specifications: 5.0 V and 1.0 A. Is it safe to plug my Apple USB cable ...