Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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OSX install DVD showing up as EFI boot on start up

My brother's Mac Pro somehow has all of its utilities missing. Its guts have been taken out. I don't know how this happened, but I'm trying to fix that by creating a Lion DVD or bootable USB. I ...
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Early 2011 15" Macbook Pro running Windows 7, front USB port misbehaves

I have an early 2011 15" MacBook Pro on which I primarily use Bootcamp & Windows 7. The front USB port works well using OSX but under Windows, it thinks any storage device lugged into it is an ...
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MBPr Yosemite – USB speakers to external (mini displayport) display not showing as an output option

I have a Bose USB 2.1 system. When I plug it into my MBPr directly, I have the option to output sound to "Bose USB Audio" and it works beautifully. I just got a new monitor, (a Dell U2415,) and if I ...
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My Mac Pro 1,1 won't boot from any type of usb stick

I tried to install several unsupported versions of OS X on my Mac Pro 1,1 but no matter which method I use, after choosing the usb device in the boot manager the mac would just boot into os x lion as ...
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Where does OS X store USB mouse plist?

I've found that often when you are experiencing trouble with a peripheral, deleting the plist file can often fix the problem. My USB mouse has been sticking/freezing for a second at a time lately. ...
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Force Mac OS X to Register USB devices

I'm using an HDMI CEC adapter connected via USB to my Mac Mini (Machine model Macmini6,2). Often when the Mini is rebooted it fails to register the adapter. Unplugging and replugging the USB cable to ...
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Loading Any USB Flash Drive onto an iOS Device

I have a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive with 32 GB storage on it, and would like to view its contents on my iPhone. I have seen flash drives that are made particularly for iOS devices and have ...
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“Unable to unmount volume for repair” message about reformatted (and empty) SSD in “Option/ALT startup”

I am trying to reformat a Samsung 512GB Pro with bootable USB, and I have managed to get through the prep for the USB so I'm in no need there. But after the "Option/ALT startup" I click on the USB to ...
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USB Gamepad Generic HID mapping

Eons ago, when System 9 was the implosion of failed attempts at modernization and System 8 was finally basically working, I bought myself a USB game controller that looked like a PS2 controller. I ...
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Why gaming with mouse feels so weird?

I recently bought a macbook pro retina 2012 and later tried some fps game, e.g. Team Fortress 2. I plugged an usb mouse and noticed my it's movement is kinda weird or like unresponsive or something. ...
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USB C to Thunderbolt

What about USB C to Thunderbolt via Apple supplied adapter with USB C, HDMI and USB. Then you could go from HDMI to Thunderbolt? Could this work?
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How do I connect my IPad Air 1 to the internet via ethernet without creating an AP?

How do I connect my iPad Air to the internet with an ethernet cable without creating an access point or a wireless signal/hotspot of any kind? My first attempt was a duplicate of this fella But, ...
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Hard drive boots over USB but not when install internally

I am trying to upgrade from a 500GB HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136314) to a 1TB HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291). The only spec ...
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Mavericks 10.9.5 / MBP 17 2011 - system intermittently hangs when a USB mouse is plugged in

This has happened to me a number of times (6-10). I am not sure of the specific circumstances because it is not easily replicated. I usually only use the trackpad, because I am just typing. But ...
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variable USB3 / bluetooth interference with an MBP

I've got: a hengedock, a late 2013 retina MBP, a USB3 hub, and a USB3 backup disk, and a bluetooth trackpad. Sometimes, it all works great. Sometimes, the pad goes on strike. At worst, it even ...
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MBP 2013 becoming unresponsive to keyboard and mouse

My machine is a 15" Late 2013 MBP Retina. My OS is Yosemite 10.10.4. I have a recent issue where my machine is intermittently becoming unresponsive to the keyboard and mouse. It's happening on ...
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How do I install Windows 10 on MacBookPro5,1, with no optical drive (SSD+HDD)

I have a huge problem. I am not able to install Windows 10 on my late 2008 MacBook Pro with bootcamp. I have replaced the optical drive as it was not working with a 1 TB HDD and i have a SSD drive ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 installation, USB is not recognized only on bootloader

I'll abstract my question. I'm using MacPro4,1 Early 2009. And I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1. (I'm using Yosemite 10.10.4, and Boot Camp Assistant is 5.1.4) My Mac has 2 HDDs, ...
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External USB3 CD-ROM makes my Mac Mini's wifi stop working

I have a USB3 external CDROM drive (which is actually a USB3 - SATA bridge, with the drive connected by SATA internally), connected directly to a USB3 port on the Mac Mini. Whenever it is switched on, ...
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How to install Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite, using Boot Camp, without a USB drive or DVD

The title covers most of my question. I am relatively new to the Mac world, and came across Boot Camp, which can dual-boot Windows, which seems pretty cool. I have read through many Boot Camp guides, ...
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Is there a way to use a USB PC Keyboard so that it only sends to a specific app, while laptop keyboard sends to active-app?

I'm trying to find a way of having two keyboards, so to speak. I'll try and be clear about this. The MBP Laptop keyboard would function as-is, i.e., whichever application is active (on-top) will ...
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Connecting monitor to mac via USB docking

I just bought a new BenQ GL2450 monitor to connect to my macbook pro 13" late 2011. I try to connect it with a DVI cable and via a USB docking that goes into my laptop, but the screen says no signal ...
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Left CTRL key doesn't work on Windows USB keyboards

I've tried two different Windows USB keyboards with my MacBook Pro. Both work quite well with the exception of the left CTRL key, which doesn't seem to register any effect at all. The right CTRL key ...
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How do I tell if a device is doing USB 3.0 and not downgraded to USB 2.0 for some reason?

For example, if I plug a USB 3.0 device and find that the I/O performance is rather slow, how do I check whether it's because the device is actually doing USB 2.0 (even though I'm using a USB 3.0 ...
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How restore a USB Flash Drive without partition table?

I don't know why but my new USB Flash Drive seems not to have a partition table, and I'm unable to restore it with any standard tool. This is what I can see of it if I use the diskutil list command. ...
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Sending data to serial port and audio device from command line

I am looking to create a scripts that does the following: Send data to a non-standard serial port, in my case /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART. Plays an audio file to a non-standard audio device, in my case a ...
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iPod Shuffle Unrecognized USB device and only charges for a short time while connected

I recently started having a problem with my iPod shuffle 4th generation. Even though I can charge it by unplugging and plugging it in again and it charges to 100%, my computer (Windows Vista) doesn't ...
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My iMac hangs when I try to boot from a USB | EFI Boot

I have an iMac (iMac 8,1) and I am trying to install Windows on it. I used bootcamp to create all required parts and got to the part where it rebooted. I got the "No bootable USB devices" so I shut it ...
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No sound on Macbook Air

Yesterday I tried to use Apple TV, it connected but I realised that I don't have Airplay so I disconnected the Apple TV. I then transfered some files using a USB and after that I have no sound on Mac. ...
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Cannot initiate Windows 7 install on MacBook Air bootcamp

I use the latest Yosemite version on MacBook Air, I am trying to install Windows 7... I start bootcamp, I select the first two checkboxes [X] create windows 7 install disk [X] download support ...
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External DVD reader suddenly not working anymore

I have a Iomega SuperSlim USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive that I used without any issue on my Macbook Air. Now all of a sudden it doesn't work anymore. The DVD spins, a "Audio CD" item ...
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Is it possible to tell if a Macbook hard drive was booted internally versus externally (usb, firewire, etc.)?

Is it possible to tell from system.log or other logs whether a macbook pro hard drive was booted internally or taken out and booted externally (from USB, for example) ? I'm thinking the "BSD root" or ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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How to reformat a USB to not be a bootable operating system

I recently created a bootable USB from a .img file, here's what the USB looks like: And this is what it looks like in Disk Utility: Is there a way to reformat this USB to just store files?
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Mac OS install drive not being recognized by computer

I recently installed Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) onto an external USB drive. It has been working fine for the past few days. When I need to switch OS installs, I shut down the computer and then pull out ...
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Transferring file from Windows to iPhone through iTunes?

A friend has a Windows 8 laptop and needs to copy a text file from the laptop over USB to her iPhone running iOS 7. On the Windows side, I upgraded iTunes to the latest and greatest. When plugging ...
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Issues creating Bootable USB for EL Capitan Public beta

I'm trying to follow tutorial over at: http://osxdaily.com/2015/06/11/make-bootable-os-x-el-capitan-beta-install-usb-drive/ to create bootable usb for El Capitan Public Beta, however after completion ...
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2008 MacBook Air Can't Boot OS X Snow Leopard USB Install Drive

I have a 2008 MacBook Air (MB003LL/A / MacBookAir1,1 / A1237 / 2142), and I am trying to reformat it with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, using the retail install DVD image snowleopard_10a432_userdvd.dmg ...
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USB Mouse Wakes Up My iMac Immediately After Entering Sleep Mode

I have a Macally Wired 3 Button Optical USB Mouse ("BUMPER MOUSE") plugged into my iMac running Mavericks. When I put my iMac to sleep, the screen goes dark, but after about 10 seconds, the red LED on ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot via USB stopped working after OS X 10.10.4 update

I installed OS X 10.10.4 and right at the end of the process, my iPhone (which was plugged in to the Mac via USB with a Personal Hotspot connection) vibrated as if the USB cable had been reconnected, ...
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External FW800/USB 3.0 drive slows down many system operations on my MBPs

I have experienced this issue for a long time on my old 17" MacBookPro8,3 and now seeing it on a new 15" MacBookPro11,5. Often the drive connected now through USB 3.0 will spin-down to rest state when ...
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OSX Yosemite bootable usb drive circle slash (“no” symbol)

I have a Late-2011 Macbook Pro (4GB RAM) that has been running slow for several OSX cycles, and since Mavericks it's been unbearable (spinning beachballs whenever you do anything). I tried upgrading ...
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27" Apple Cinema Display + PC = Usable USB Hub?

I have a 27" Apple Cinema Display (the model before Thunderbolt). I was thinking of getting a PC with an NVIDIA GTX 970 card with a displayport output. The monitor has a Mini DisplayPort cable that ...
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why use yosemite bootable usb installer when you can use recovery HD for clean install?

i just re-installed Yosemite from Recovery HD. Performed a clean install as i erased my HD from Recovery HD before installing the software. Yosemite is being downloaded since a few hours but it would ...
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USB-Stick (Format: FAT) retaining incomplete files

I'm having a problem deleting files from a USB-Stick, which is formatted with FAT. I tried transferring files from my Mac to the USB-Stick, and if I remember correctly, removed it from the USB-port ...
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USB Flash drive not mounting OS X

Some months ago I bought a USB flash drive 16 GB, and I have used it on my Windows machine with no errors or bugs, whatsoever. Since that I need to move some files from my Mac, the flash drive does ...
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USB-C Extension Cable

I was looking around the web for a USB type C male to USB type C female extension cable, and could not find one. Does such a product exist? I have set up Apple's AV adapter for the new MacBook at my ...
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OS X install USB key not detected

I've trying to reinstall a clean OS X Yosemite on a MacBook Pro (Mid 2013 model) for the past few days but had no success. I created a bootable USB drive using createmediainstall (as mentioned in: ...
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Unable to be Repaired & Further Problems

I'll start off with some information about my USB. I use a SeaGate external hard drive USB with 1 TB. About ~250 gb of it is partitioned and formatted to create a Time-Machine compatible partition. ...
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Cannot connect to LAN with USB Ethernet adapter

I had bought a Giga LAN USB 3.0 ethernet adapter for my new 12" MacBook. I just installed the driver required but the MacBook does not recognize the adapter (showing no ethernet connected) and can't ...