Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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iPhone hotspot via USB doesn't work

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.01 Macbook Mac OS 10.6.8 The iPhone 3GS hotspot works fine via Bluetooth, connected to my iPad. If, instead, I tried it with my Macbook via USB (can't do it via Bluetooth for ...
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iMac USB Ports Stopped Working

I have an iMac, and because I program I prefer to use the extended USB keyboard. Just as the batteries to my wireless mouse died, my USB keyboard inexplicably stopped working. I've been using this ...
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Is there any neglible impact on USB read/write speeds using MBR/NTFS vs. GPT/HFS+ in OSX?

I have a 3 TB External Hard-drive, however, it was previously used with a Windows desktop and uses an MBR partition table and the single partition is using NTFS. As a result, I've been using various ...
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Do iPod Nanos have USB 2 or 3?

Which version of USB do iPod Nanos have? Apple's tech spec says it works with a Mac having 2 or 3, but USB is backward compatible so that doesn't help...
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iPhone 5 not charging via USB from PC [duplicate]

I charge my phone using my PC all the time, and it's been only a week that since I bought my iPhone 5. Now I can't charge my phone with my PC. What could be the problem thats causing my phone to not ...
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USB intermittently not working - requires restart - what to try next?

The USB ports on my MacBoook Pro13 stop working after a while (new devices aren't recognized by the OS, already plugged in devices don't work any longer, the behavior is the same for all USB devices ...
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USB drive won't mount

I'm having a problem with a USB thumb drive that I used to be able to read and write to with no issues. On two different Macs: MacBook Pro and iMac, it doesn't mount. It doesn't even show up in ...
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Is USB 3.0 overkill for Time Machine hard drive?

I have two 500 Gb hard drives. One is USB 2.0, the other is USB 3.0. My intention is to use one of these hard drives for Time Machine, and the other for storing media files on (mp3s, mp4s mostly). ...
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Forgot to turn off Hotspot, tethered via USB along with direct Ethernet, end result?

What happens if I forget to turn off hotspot tethering on my iOS device and connect it via USB to a computer that is already connected to the Internet via Ethernet? Which internet / network gateway ...
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Prompt When Ejecting Time Machine Drive

Whenever I eject the external drive that I use for Time Machine, I get this prompt: However, in actual fact, this particular drive has got only ONE (1) partition, so it's rather annoying that I ...
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How do I disable autorun when I plug in a USB?

I have a mobile Internet stick that is connected through the USB. The annoying part is that the connection program automatically launches when I plug it in. I prefer to connect to the Internet using ...
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Unable to install Windows via Bootcamp without superdrive (mountain lion)

I have iMac (mid 2011) with latest OSX (10.8.2). Seems impossible to install windows without superdrive (it just doesn't work works fine on windows). I have googled for solution but none of them ...
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Force USB to accept a large file?

I have a 64GB USB (3.0) drive that is "compatible" with Mac OS. I can copy files from/to the disk at will. However, I want to move a file that is about 6GB to the disk. To my surprise, an error ...
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How to play music from iPad on Yamaha amplifier without AirPlay, but wirelessly?

I have a Yamaha amplifier 473 series and an iPad 1 with 5.1 iOS. There is no internet connection nearby, so have to use aux but want it wirelessly through the iPad. There are av, aux and usb inputs in ...
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MacBook Air and external USB 3.0 hard drive

I have EEB-40S-U3 with 500GB Seagate Momentus inside and 2012 MacBook Air 13". When I connect HDD case to laptop nothing happens: I don't hear any sound from HDD itself, volumes does not appear in ...
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Protocol used by iPhone when connecting to a stereo via USB?

What is the protocol used by iPod/iPhone when connecting to a stereo via USB? Is it PTP or some other proprietary protocol?
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can i charge something via usb when computer is off? [duplicate]

I have one of those little remote control helicopters and it needs to be charged via USB. It takes 45 minutes to charge. Can this thing charge when the laptop (macbook pro) is off? Does it need to be ...
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Will bootable usb created by bootcamp on mac work with PC?

I need to make a bootable usb with windows 8 files on it, I can't think of easier option than creating it via help of bootcamp, but Will it work for pc (I want to install files on my pc)?
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How to enable USB android tethering on OS X Mountain Lion without using Easy-Tether (Lite)

I can tether fine to Windows 7, but on my Mac OS X Mountain Lion, it does not recognize the USB network. I can install Easy-Tether (Lite) but that comes with some restrictions (e.g. no secure web ...
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USB port disabled after too much power on MacPro

USB port disabled after too much power. I can't enable 2 USB ports. I attached a Asus Wi-Cast and it shutdown the computer and disabled 2 USB ports on the back of Mac Pro. System: MacPro Mountain ...
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MBPr: Installing Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64bit Iso-Image on USB drive

A newly unpacked MBPr shall run W7. I have partitioned the SSD 50/50 with disk utility. One OSX partition, one MS-DOS FAT32. When I reboot and select the USB stick to install, I get a black screen ...
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USB Drives always need to be formatted to delete items

I have a MacBook Air running Lion. Issue is I cannot delete things from USB sticks. The icons disappear but if I try to copy something on I get a not enough space error message. I can format the ...
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Multiple monitors get mixed up

I am on OSX Lion, with a MacBook Pro. I am using the DisplayPort for an external monitor and two USB Diamond BVU195 for two extra monitors. Each time when I turn my computer on, the two monitors get ...
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Will upgrading to Mountain Lion allow USB Boot?

One problem I have with my 2009 MBP running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard is that I can't boot from USB (well, I can, but only OS X in certain formats). I would really like to be able to boot linux from USB at ...
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Copying ISO file to USB drive in OS X?

I have tried to copy an ISO file to a USB drive. I am unable to do it with Disk Utility. How can I copy the ISO file to a USB drive? But I get the below. I have enough space in the 16GB USB drive ...
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How can I use an Asix AX88179 with Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I'm looking for some one who may have configure the Asix AX88179 to work with OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. This chipset (AX88179) is embedded in most of the very new the USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. ...
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How do I remove a Lightning cable that is stuck in a USB port?

I inserted the USB end of the lightning to USB cable that came with the iPhone 5 into a D-Link USB hub. When I tried to unplug the cable, it seemed impossible to remove. I tried using a screw driver ...
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Can I use an HFS+ usb disk with encryption enabled with a Time Capsule (2TB is mine)

I have a 2TB Time Capsule (version 7.6.1) and I want to connect a USB disk formatted as HFS+ with encryption enabled (on MAC OS X Mountain Lion). When I connect it directly to my iMac, it asks for a ...
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How to create an up to date ML recovery?

There were several updates affecting the recovery partition. Is there a way to create an usb memory stick containing an up to date Mountain Lion recovery partition?
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USB 2.0 hard disk does not show up

I have a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display that doesn't work with my USB 2 hard disk. It doesn't mount, doesn't show up in Disk Utility, and doesn't even show up in System Information in the ...
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Install knoppix on usb with disk utility?

I have downloaded the linux distro knoppix. I have snow leopard and i want to make a bootable usb with the above distro with the disk utility. I put the source to be the iso of the distro and ...
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Booting from USB to install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro, Early 2011

I used Bootcamp (5.0) to create a Windows 7 install USB. It successfully created the install USB but when I reboot the system and hold down the option-key to boot from the USB drive, the boot-loader ...
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Where is USB -stick automounted in OSX? Not /media/usb/something like in Ubuntu

Ubuntu automounts USB -fs to /media/usb/something. How is this in OSX? I cannot find anything in /media below.
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SSD in external usb 3.0 case not recognized

Mac mini 2009 Intel SSD 330 60 Gb IcyBox IB-AC603a USB 3.0 I can't see the SSD in Desktop nor in Disk Utility. I don't know what to do as it is said to be USB 2.0 friendly in case's documentation.
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Use USB keyboard as Virtual Com Port instead of wedge?

I've got an RFID device that tries to simulate a keyboard, but it doesn't work on Mac OS X as far as I can tell, and I'd rather have com access anyway. Is there something software related that I can ...
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Is there a way for Snow Leopard to remember previously unidentified USB keyboards?

I have an arbitrary Dell USB keyboard that I use with my MBP running Snow Leopard. Everytime I plug the keyboard in, or reboot my computer, Keyboard Setup Assistant pops up saying the keyboard needs ...
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USB device drawing too much power resulting in whining fan noise

I have suddenly started getting the error message and exactly the same time there is now a loud fan noise on the left side of my Mac Book Air. I have tried the safe boot mode I have seen on other ...
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Apple USB to Ethernet failed to work

I bought a USB to Ethernet adapter from Apple, and I downloaded a lot things this afternoon. After dinner, both my retina MacBook Pro and the adapter felt very hot, so I unplugged it. Now the MacBook ...
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How to make a bootable USB key from an .iso image on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make a bootable USB flash drive for a MacBook Air? How to make a bootable USB key from any .iso image on Mac OS X?
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Can I use a normal USB-keyboard on an iPad3 with iOS6.0?

Is there any way to use a normal USB-keyboard on an iPad3 with iOS6? I saw a demo on YouTube where a normal USB-keyboard was connected to an iPad using the USB-connector. This iPad had iOS 5 on ...
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Which USB keyboards will work with an iPad 3?

It is possible to connect a USB keyboard to an iPad (3rd generation) using the camera connection kit. However, my Apple keyboard does not work so which ones do? Yes I know I could buy a wireless ...
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Resume suspended USB device

For some reason, my iSight wasn't working, so I used USB Prober.app to reveal that the device was suspended. Is there a way to resume the device (without rebooting)?
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Crappy 3G USB dongles. Fix?

I'm currently using a 3G USB stick to get mobile internet to my mac. I use different kinds and this is the only way to get internet in some places. So I have to use them. Most of these supply really ...
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Install Snow Lepard from USB

I have a clean and formatted SSD where I want to install Snow Leopard from a USB flash drive containing a OS X image from a (not the one it came with) original install-DVD. But for some reason it wont ...
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Can I make my external HD sleep automatically?

I have an external WD USB hard disk attached to my MBP which I use for backups etc. I've noticed that even when it's completely inactive, but the drive is mounted, that the disk is spinning constantly ...
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iPhone does not charge with Mac Pro or PC USB ports

Looking at: After updating to iOS 6, iPhone will not charge from Mac Pro USB ports I rebooted iPhone few times, changed cables, machines (PC/Mac) etc., but still unable to charge the phone.
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/dev/tty.usbmodem disappears after Mountain Lion upgrade

I just upgraded from 10.6 to Mountain Lion. Prior to the upgrade I was using an Arduino and talking to it via /dev/tty.usbmodemmfa141. That device does not appear to exist anymore. When I plug in ...
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Retina macbook max USB power output

Could someone tell me how much Ampere the retina macbook pro can deliver over usb. I thought that one should be able to charge an ipad with a retina macbook which would mean, that it should be about ...
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Plugging iPhone 5 into computer resets USB hub and devices

Recently upgraded an old iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 5. Shortly after plugging in the iPhone to a new Windows laptop (usually under 10 minutes), the entire USB hub will reset, disabling all connected ...
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Will Mountain Lion install and run on a second drive (SSD) inside a MacBook Pro?

I currently have a standard MacBook Pro from 2010. I bought an SSD drive and a caddy and I want to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion on the SSD, and stay with the other drive as secondary boot ...