Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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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), Windows-...
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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 this?...
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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 ...
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How can I format a USB drive on a Mac so that it works on all old PCs as well? [duplicate]

I've tried FAT32 but old PCs won't read it. I could try NTFS but then Macs would treat it as read-only. I'm pretty sure I've seen USB sticks that work on Macs and PCs but I don't have any to hand so ...
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iMovie with Audio USB Interface

I am using iMovie for recording audio during a Lecture (I nees to see video during recording) with a M-Audio M-Track interface (two XLR microphone). The thing is that I can only record first ...
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How can i share ubuntu's intertet to iphone via USB [duplicate]

Can anyone help me reverse tethering from linux to iphone 5.
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Mac won't boot from USB drive: Prohibited sign

I tried to clean install OS X El Capitan on my Mac, but it won't boot from the USB drive. Here are the steps I took to create the bootable USB drive: (I have a mid 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display)...
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Can I view history of recently connected USB devices in OS X?

Is it possible via the Terminal in OS X to show a history of recently connected USB devices. For example I want to know the specified ID of the MP3 Sony Walkman which I plugged into my MacBook Pro two ...
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Will a live USB for a Mac run on a chromebook or windows computer?

I created a live Kali USB for my Chromebook which single boots ubuntu mate. I was wondering, if I made a live kali(or other linux distribution) for booting on a Mac, so using .img instead of .iso ...
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Repair an exFAT drive on Mac OS X after it's been improperly disconnected

Very often an exFAT external disk stops appearing in OS X. It doesn't appear in Disk Utility, Finder, diskutil list or About this Mac/System Report/USB. The only way I have found to fix it is to boot ...
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Disable guest access to USB Mass storage device 10.11

I am currently doing a theatre production and running Qlab for sound and lighting cues. I have setup a new user account for people other than me to access Qlab, which is fine. The problem I have is ...
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USB wireless keyboard works from one USB port, but not the other

I have a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo (Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000) which is working perfectly on a 2013 MacBook Air running Yosemite, the keyboard & mouse work perfectly - but only when ...
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USB ethernet adapter not working with 2012 Retina MBP

I've got a 2012 Retina MBP running 10.11.3. In the past I've used a Linksys USB3GIGv1 ethernet adapter to connect to a wired network, however for the past week or so it hasn't worked. When I plug the ...
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USB Microphone way too loud

I recently got a USB Microphone and no matter what I do, the microphone is way too loud. I lowered the input level in system preferences to be as low as possible without being off and it's way too ...
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USB modem no longer works after upgrading to El Capitan

I have a USB dongle model ZTE AC2792, which I got from my ISP (MTS India). I was using this since last 2 years on different OS X versions and never faced any issue. However recently when I upgraded to ...
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It wakes up the Mac to Leave an Android device connected via USB and Android Studio running

It does not on Windows, but on OS X, it wakes up the computer from sleep. If Android Studio is not running it does not wake up. Steps to reproduce Connect an Android device (I used a Nexus 7 2013). ...
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iOS 9.2.1 iPhone 5s & OS X 10.7.5 on a MacBook Pro

iPhone 5 is not connecting to MacBook Pro via charging cable plugged into USB port. Both have just had their software updated to the most recent software. The laptop recognises other devices that are ...
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How can I install OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook3,1 (late 2007) with broken optical drive?

I'd like to reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on and old MacBook 3,1 (late 2007). Unfortunately the optical drive is broken. I have another MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) running OS X Yosemite. I tried ...
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Will a Time Machine backup drive still be recognized as such if I add a USB hub between it and my Airport Extreme?

When I first set up my Time Machine backup, I did the initial backup by connecting the USB backup drive directly to my Mac. To my dismay, I discovered that I couldn't then unplug it and then move it ...
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No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014

I've been tearing my hair out the last couple days trying to get Windows installed. I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch mid 2014. Yosemite version 10.10.1. Win 7 64 bit iso (sha1 - ...
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What's the purpose of iPhone USB port on the Internet Sharing panel?

On the internet sharing panel, there is an option to share the connection from Thunderbolt Ethernet to iPhone USB. It would be really cool to provide internet access to the iPhone via the USB cable,...
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“USB Needs more power.” - Mac Pro with 7 Keyboards?

I am in the process of setting up a MacPro whose sole purpose is to run VMs on each of the six possible screens each with it's own keyboard and mouse. So what I have is six DVI monitors with six dual-...
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Checking if a driver is loaded for a device

I'm trying to get a Hauppauge Nova-T USB dongle working under OS X El Capitan. I found an unofficial driver installer and a program to watch television using this dongle, but the program is not ...
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Internet sharing option “to computers using iPhone USB”

Under System Preferences > Sharing, there is an option to share your connection from wherever "to computers using: iPhone USB": At first glance, this looks to me like: [Mac] ...
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Disk utility won't let me use the restore option to get a .dmg image onto a USB

I'm tying to make a bootable Debian USB drive. All I need to do is restore the USB drive from the Debian dmg. I get this error. The debian.org documentation is not helpful with this specific issue. ...
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USB 3.0 Ethernet dongle (AX18879) not working with 10.11.4

I have been using the StarTech USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet dongle which was working until I upgraded to the latest OSX Beta 10.11.4. Now it has stopped working--not even showing any indicator lights when ...
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External disks are recognized as internal ones by my iMac

When I connect portable USB disks to my iMac via a USB hub, my iMac always recognize them as internal disks. Like this, However when they're connected directly to the USB ports on the back of my ...
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How to accept USB as audio input for New Macbook Pro Retina?

I would be very grateful if you could help me clarify - I used to use a software program for recording vinyl mixes on my old Macbook called - Audacity. Recently I've replaced this old Mac with a new ...
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Problem with BootCamp 6.0.1 El Capitain

I have a MBA mid-2012 running the latest OS. I'm trying to BootCamp a Windows 7 x64 .iso I retrieved from an old hard drive. I copied it on my MBA and every time I try to get BootCamp running, it will ...
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Is there a USB brick / portable battery that will work with the MacBook (2015+, USB-C) and regular USB?

?I have the early 2015 MacBook with USB-C charger. I want to have one brick for that AND my iPhone. I also bought a USB-A to USB-C cable, but I can't find a USB-A brick with enough power to charge my ...