Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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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 ...
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How to image USB drives without having OS X mount them afterwards

I am using OS X to write USB drives. I have a disk image and am using dd to the raw device to create the drive image. The problem I'm having is that OS X is automatically mounting the drives as soon ...
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Only display on Thunderbolt works. Camera, audio and USB ports do not

Very similar problem as this question, only the display itself is working on the thunderbolt monitor (I only have one, unlike the linked question which had two) with a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, ...
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MacBook Pro USB ports not working properly

At work, I usually use my left USB port to charge my iPhone, while the right port connects to a hub on my monitor, providing Ethernet, external keyboard and sometimes another iOS device. I also have ...
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Where in El Capitan can I watch a USB device insert/removal?

I have a Wi-Spy DBx which is a wireless device one can use to see radio spectrum. It installs as a HID on any computer it connects to. (I've tested it on a PC succesfully.) I am trying to confirm ...
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List All Files in USB device from /Volumes Shell Script

To clear things up I have setup folder actions on my mac for whenever a USB device is plugged into my mac it will run a shell script. When I list all files in the Directory /Volumes i get $ ls -a . ...
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os x - How to disconnect then reconnect usb devices using programming methods?

I have several usb devices (controllers for other equipments) connected to my mac (version "Snow Leopard"). Sometimes these devices do not work and need to be physically reconnected. These devices are ...
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Prolific PL2303 ceased working

On my MacBook Air (running 10.11.2), all my Prolific PL2303 USB-RS232 Adapters (USB VID_067B&PID_2303) ceased working out of the blue, literally over night. I have no idea what caused this. The ...
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I have an old usb camera, and I want to get photos off of it

When I plug the device in (the device is an old Oregon Scientific credit-card camera- OSI DS6681) It appears as "Digital Camera" in the System Information panel, but it does not appear in finder nor ...
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Mac Encrypted USB drive cannot be used on Windows system

I encrypted a USB on my Mac Pro and now I need to retrieve the document on Windows 7 but the USB is not even readable. Normally, once I insert the USB the right thing to request my password in order ...
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Connecting a development board to MBP via usb ethernet

I have a development kit I want to connect to my MBP. Currently I'm using a router, but I'd like to do this by connecting the board to the MBP directly via a USB ethernet adapter that I have. I ...
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iMac Boot Camp: No bootable device error when installing Windows 7

System: iMac (21.5 inch, Mid 2010) OS: Yosemite 10.10.5 I used Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable USB for a Windows install (I have a Windows 7 ISO image through school) and a partition, but ...
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USB Ethernet adapter not populating in settings

To say that it isn't being detected seems incorrect. $ ioreg -p IOUSB -l -w 0 ... +-o USB 10/100 LAN@14200000 <class AppleUSBDevice, id 0x10000ee80, registered, matched, active, busy 0 (13 ms), ...
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Connect to USB-Tethered Device over WiFi

Is it possible for peers connected to an iPhone personal hotspot to connect to each other, or is the device firewalling them somehow? I'm tethering a Raspberry Pi over USB to my iPhone 6s running iOS ...
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USB Drive Copy Error

I have a USB Drive (formatted as a Read-only CD). On attempting to copy certain files on the drive to my Mac (OS X 10.10.5) I receive the error: The Finder can’t complete the operation because ...
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Troubleshoot faulty USB port on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro from 2011 that has one faulty USB port. The USB port can power up devices such as iPods or iPhones just fine, but fails at communicating data between the Macbook Pro and devices ...
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Auto Delete Hidden File when USB Connected?

I have a MacAir running El Capitan with all updates. I use a USB stick to move movies from Mac to Samsung Smart TV. The TV writes a hidden file " .device_info_*** " (long abstract filename). This file ...
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External USB Audio not being picked up by Macbook Pro

I've just bought the brand new 13" Retina Macbook pro. I'd like to hook it up to my USB DAC (An Audio Engine D1) When I plug in the USB to the Macbook it doesn't pick up anything. I've restarted the ...
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Boot Camp, Windows and a Kinect

I am going to be playing around with the Kinect v2 and I know I'm going to want to try 3D scanning areas that are not just my room. I intend to scan the outdoors mainly. So this brings me to requiring ...
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How to Poll USB mouse through terminal in El Capitan

I've been trying to view which devices are connected to my USB ports through terminal in El Capitan, in particular a USB mouse. I've read online that I can ls /dev/tty.* to view all connected devices. ...
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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How to remount external drive in OS X El Capitan without rebooting?

I have a MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2014 with OS X El Capitan. When I accidentally disconnect the external USB disk (without clicking eject), I can't reconnect the disk. If I remove and plug the disk back in ...
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How to force OS X to recognize Kinect power supply cable as a USB 3 device?

I have a Microsoft Kinect that I want to use with Open Kinect on my mid-2012 13 inch Macbook Pro. I have the correct power supply/usb cable which needs to be connected to a USB 3 port on the computer. ...
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Modifying bootcamp (link include) - Error when writing Iso on USB stick

Thank you for your tutorial for modifying bootcamp for Early 2008 MacBook Pro... Bootcamp - No ISO Option On my side, modifying Bootcamp to add the new option have worked perfectly, but i always got ...
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2011 Macbook Pro - reinstall OS X in single-user mode?

I'm working on a friend's 2011 MBP. It's got the oh-so-common issue of the discrete graphics chip being busted, so GUI is hit and miss (most of the time it misses). The current installation has been ...
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iPhone 6S Plus - Macbook Pro USB Charging not reaching 2.1A

I've seen various reports of iPhone 6 Plus get 2.1A charging from Macbook Pro. http://blog.equinux.com/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-charging-secrets-revealed http://www.iphonehacks.com/2014/09/iphone-...
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Bootcamp: Windows installer couldn't find drivers. I placed them on the installer USB. Where should they go?

I have a Late-2013 model 15 inch rMBP, with El Capitan. I downloaded a Windows 7 64bit ISO from Microsoft. Opened up Bootcamp Assistant, created a bootable Flash drive, and downloaded the Windows ...
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How do I fix a corrupted USB drive on OS X?

I accidentally bumped the drive while repartitioning it and it unmounted. After that when I tried to repartition with Disk Utility I got Partition Failed with the error: Could not open device Now I ...
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USB Bootcamp: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

i'm on a late 2012 iMac (15C50) and created a Windows 10 Bootcamp installation which worked fine. I transferred it to a external USB SSD with Winclone 5 which basically worked. I can still select it ...
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How to make NumLock/numpad cursor keys work on an external USB keyboard?

I have a Genius USB "partial" keyboard - a numpad like this one. It types digits and +-/*, but doesn't switch to cursor mode with NumLock off, and Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys were the reason I purchased ...
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access crashed mac hard drive through USB connected to PC

i pulled the hard drive out of the mac and connected it via USB to my PC. I have downloaded and tried to view the disc using MacDrive10 and HFSExplorer. neither of them show that the disk is even ...
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OSX: how to determine USB current draw?

I connected a device to my USB port, but it's unclear how much current it is drawing. Is there a way from the command line, or otherwise, to determine how much current that device is drawing?
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USB-Serial Controller doesn't appear in Network

I'm running El Capitan (10.11.2) and have had all sorts of problems with my USB-Serial cable after upgrading to El Capitan. I have the latest drivers for my TrendNet TU-S9 USB-Serial Cable dated 11-...
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Windows 10 USB3 drivers for MacBook

I am trying to get a Tobii EyeX eye tracker working on my MacBook Air mid 2012. Unfortunately Tobii have only provided support for Windows systems, so I'm trying to get around this by using a Windows ...
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Data written to USB to Serial adaptor differs from data received – regression in OS X 10.11.2

After I update to OS X 10.11.2, El-Capitan, from 10.11, my Aten USB to Serial UC 232A no longer works properly. When I send hexadecimal data, for example client send : 02 01 10 30 30 30 03 CB, the ...
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How to format multiple exFAT partitions on USB drive?

I'm following the instructions in Creating a bootable Clonezilla dual partition USB device but using my Mac laptop running El-Capitan. I managed to create an MBR partition table and two partitions on ...
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Clear “Disk2” “OS X Base System” before USB boot OS X install

Machine is MBP E-2011 500GB hybrid hard drive. Operating system is OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite. I've encountered system issues that are difficult to resolve and have decided to reformat and reinstall OS X. ...
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How do I know if my iMac supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?

My iMac is an early 2013 (iMac 13,2 model). How do I know if it supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?
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Create El Capitan's bootable USB drive using Windows [duplicate]

As I say in the title, I need to create a bootable USB drive with OSX El Capitan using Windows 10. I can't start my Mac using OSX anymore and I want to perform a clean install. If I use Recovery my ...
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Unable to copy OSX Installer from external drive to Mac

As usual I wanted to prepare bootable USB with OSX. Some time ago I've made a copy of my Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan to external drive. I wanted simply to drag & drop El Capitan to prepare ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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Sending USB and audio to LCD through thunderbolt

It is disappointing to me that in order to use my monitor's USB ports, I have to send 2 Data cables from my MacBook to my monitor: Thunderbolt->DVI and USB->USB. In order to use my monitor's inbuilt ...
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Audio output via USB suddenly stops working

I am using a MacBook Pro Late 2014 with Mac OS X 10.11.1 and an i-Tec USB-Dock. I also use the USB-Dock for audio output via external speakers. Sometimes, I was not able to recognize any pattern here, ...
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How to make USB drives connect again in OS X

In the following I'll try to explain and ask in the best way I can. I couldn't find any solution for my problem using Google. So if there are any solutions, please point me to them. If you need more ...
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How to turn off TP-Link radio before sleep

I have a TP-Link USB card that uses its own WIFI config utility. It doesn't officially support 10.11 El Capitan, but I was able to install the kext and application manually. Now, the computer won't ...
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OSX El Capitan / Not Recognizing USB Hard Drive

I updated to OSX El Capitan a few weeks ago, and ever since I did so, my computer is having some issues with my Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive. In terminal, when I use the disk utility, the drive shows ...
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How can I copy 10GB files onto a 64GB USB drive?

I have Virtual machine images that I wanted to back up on a USB Drive so I bought a PNY64GB Drive which was big enough for the IE8 3.36GB pvm file as seen in details However when I try to add ...
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How to install OS X Yosemite on MacBook (with empty hard drive) from Ubuntu or Windows?

Every time I search for how to create and install OS X on a MacBook from Windows I get a lot of Hackintosh videos, videos saying to use a Mac to create the installer, or even how to install in ...
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MOTU USB audio interface - interfering with trackpad operation

When I plug in my MOTU ultra lite mk 3 the trackpad works - but in a very juddery, hopping around, unresponsive way. Its basically unusable. This has the same effect on both USB ports. Also: Other ...