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Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Plugged faulty USB into Mac Air, won't turn on

I have an external DVD drive with an AC power input. I plugged it into a power source and then into my Mac Air (the generation released a year ago). The computer shut down immediately. When I ...
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Can an iPad be charged while acting as a USB host?

I have an iPad that I would like to leave semi-permanently connected to a USB hub (connected to a couple of MIDI controllers and some USB speakers). As it stands, I have to remember to unplug it ...
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usb mouse freeze on mid 2007 macbook with lion 10.7.5 installed

I bought a mid 2007 white MacBook used with Lion 10.7.5 installed. My usb mouse freezes after using it for about an hour plugged in. I tried both usb ports and the mouse will work for about a min. but ...
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Does a mac support UAS (USB Attached SCSI)?

Does a mac with USB 3.0 support UAS (USB Attached SCSI)? If it does, how can we enable it in OS X and bootcamp? I need better speeds for my external RAID.
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how do i dock my iphone 5 without charging it? it is jailbroken

I want to connect my iPhone 5 to my car stereo through usb, but i don't want it to charge every time i connect it. Especially when i'll only be driving 5 minutes. Any Cydia app or tweak to managae ...
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USB Pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011?

What are some good USB plugged-in/pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011? My MacBook Pro late 2011 has its headphone jackets broken due to a stuck headphone jack, and my warranty's out. ...
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Write .iso to USB on Mountain Lion [closed]

I'm trying to create a bootable USB for Windows using Disk Utility on OS X 10.8.4. Downloaded CentOS 6 for 32-bit and tried to use Disk Utility to create a bootable USB drive. This method failed with ...
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Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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How can I write to a USB 3 flash drive faster than 15 mb/s?

I've got a USB 3 flash drive that should be able to write at about 50 mb/s, but I'm only able to write to it at 15 mb/s. I'm using a Mac Mini 2012, which has four USB 3 ports. I am connecting the ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not recognize USB keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro which I use in combination with a Thunderbolt display. I also have a standard Apple USB keyboard with numeric keypad which is plugged in one of the USB ports of the Thunderbolt ...
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Boot Linux from USB drive

I've installed Fedora on a new SATA SSD drive for my MacBook Pro, and when installed into the laptop, it boots perfectly (and runs wonderfully!). However, I want to boot from it externally until I'm ...
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Problem with usb drive in virtualbox

I have a macbook pro and a osx of 10.8.4 in installed on it. I also have VirtualBox 4.2.14 and extension 4.2.14r86644 installed on it. I installed windows8 64bit and now I have problem with usb ...
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How do I write-protect a partition of a USB drive on OSX that can work cross-platform?

I bought a bunch of USB sticks that I want to give as a gift to friends and clients, with some files on them. I'd like to have the files non-erasable (though I realise they can format the drive, I ...
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Can I move data from old to new Time Capsule through USB?

The Apple knowledge base note on this question says to hardwire the Time Capsules and a computer together through ethernet, and transfer the data from TC1 to the computer to TC2, all through ethernet. ...
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MacBook does not list my bootable USB stick in the boot menu

I made a bootable usb stick with OSX Lion. When starting up my MacMini (which has OSX Mountain Lion installed) while holding option, the USB stick is listed and I can boot from it. But I want to use ...
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using MacBook Pro as keyboad

I was wanting to know if i could use my laptop as a keyboard, i am wanting to plug a device into my laptop's USB port and send keystrokes from the keyboard out of the USB port, the connected device ...
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How do I send ASCII text to printer (over USB)?

I have a (cheap Chinese) thermal printer with USB connection with Windows and Linux drivers. I tested installing the Linux driver PPD with Gutenprint and usbtb at first without any luck. So I would ...
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iMac does not show bootable USB drive on boot menu

I downloaded the Linux USB Image of memtest86 and used dd to get the image on a USB flash drive. Whenever I used it on an iMac Late 2006 (running SL) or the newest Macbook Air 13'' (running ML) the ...
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If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?

I'm going to replace my MacBookPro system drive / hard disk with an SSD. I will then re-install MacOS and Windows via bootcamp. The original drive will be put in a USB caddy to be used as an external ...
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is it worth it to install SSD internally, instead of using USB3?

I prefer to keep my boot drive external, so that I can quickly boot using another Mac if my primary Mac fails. I use a USB3 drive dock to connect the drive to my Macs. I bought a 120GB SSD w/SATA3 ...
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How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?

I was able to put Windows 8 setup files on my usb from the installer. Now I just upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion. I have gone through the BC Assistant and it only asks for my Windows CD to be put ...
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USB drive stuck on read only

So my usb drive is stuck on read only and I have tried many different options which I have gotten from different websites. I have tried to restore/erase in disk utility but the options are greyed ...
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Wireless USB adaptors for Macs

We've just got a new projector at work which sports fancy Wireless VGA connectivity. We have a Wireless USB adaptor to connect to it, but there are no drivers for Macs and OS X available for it. I've ...
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boot camp fails to copy windows 8 installation files

I have been struggling to get Windows 8 installed on a brand new Macbook Pro Retina. It seemed simple enough to just run Boot Camp 5 with a 16GB flash drive in the USB port and a Windows 8 ...
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Updating to Snow Leopard through a USB optical drive

My optical drive on my Macbook Pro has gone out. I have a copy of Snow Leopard on a disc, if I borrow a USB optical drive, will I be able to install Snow Leopard and is this a reliable method? Thanks
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...
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Is there a way to have my iPhone 5 report current charging rate? [duplicate]

For example, so I can test different USB ports on my computer and powered hubs to see if one charges my iPhone faster than another.
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USB Thumb Drive on hub will not mount automatically

I have a 16gb SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB thumb drive. It's plugged into a powered hub, along with an external HDD - at the end of the day, I unmount (eject) the drives, and disconnect the MacBook from the ...
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How do I make a Windows 7 USB bootable key using os x so I can repair a seperate Windows laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Mac. And a windows 7 laptop... I know, but it was cheap, and I needed it. The windows kernel was somehow deleted. I have a copy of win 7 on my Mac that I would like to make a bootable usb key ...
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No power through USB for Roland A-49

I just plugged my Roland A-49 to my MacBook Pro (Early 2011 2.3 GHz). The MIDI keyboard would have its power supplied via USB, but it has no power. The specification says it needs 98 mA current, which ...
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Unable to eject or erase USB drives

I'm unable to eject USB drives. When I try, I get this error: The disk "Untitled" wasn't ejected because one or more programs may be using it. To eject the disk immediately, click the Force ...
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How can I transfer pictures from a USB flash drive with the Camera Connection Kit?

I would like to transfer a bunch of photos onto my iPad without syncing through iTunes. I had the idea of using a USB flash drive and the Camera Connection Kit, but simply dumping the pictures into ...
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How to debug USB storage issues on a MacBook?

I'm trying to diagnose the USB key of a friend of mine, who says it works in his Windows but not in his Android tablet (Samsung). When I plug a USB key in my MacBook nothing happens. The device does ...
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How do i autorun .command files from a USB drive when I plug it in?

I've made two .command files, "lock" and "unlock". The first hides hidden files with: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE, then refreshes finder with killall Finder. The second does ...
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One-click automated USB trash delete

Is there any way I can create an automator service or app to delete ALL trash from any USB drive (my own account's trash plus everybody else's)? I've read several solutions involving Terminal, ...
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OSX freezes upon USB connect

On a new (end 2012) iMac 21" with OSX ML as delivered I performed a migration from a backup drive that contained a bootable clone of the old machine, OSX 10.6.x, Users, Application, Libraries, etc, ...
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Momentary freeze in Mac OS X on USB device atachment

This seems to have only started recently, but every time I attach a USB device or removable media (SD Card) to my Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.8.3 there is a freeze in the mouse cursor for a few ...
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Reload driver for USB card reader without restart?

I have a USB card reader that I use for online banking (Handelsbanken, Sweden) purposes. Ever so often the driver to this card reader stops working and forces me to restart the computer. The broken ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet access to iPhone via USB?

I have an iMac, connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and an iPhone 4. I would like to share the iMac's Internet connection to my iPhone via the USB Cable (because my wife dreams of a wifi-less ...
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Can a VirtualBox Windows 7 virtual machine be installed on a USB hard disk?

My MacBook Air has only a 64G hard drive which is so small that I don't want to install virtual machines on it. I'm planning to buy a 1TB portable USB hard disk to run virtual machines. Has anyone ...
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USB Port of Macbook frequently stop working

One of the two USB ports of my Macbook Pro stop working frequently. Once I reboot the computer, then two USB ports work well. But one of them (always the same one makes the problem) stops working. I ...
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Can I customize the volume image of an individual USB drive?

When I plug in my USB key, I see this icon on my desktop: I want to customize this, so that the image on the desktop and in Finder will look like the physical USB key. I was able to find an ...
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Multiple logitech keyboards with different keymaps?

I have this at work -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-solar-keyboard-k750-mac and this at home -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/k750-keyboard?crid=26&section=features ...
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.Trashes folder on USB won't delete

I am trying to delete files off my 8GB USB Cruzer device, as I often put movies on it to watch on my PS3. When I plug it into my PC, I can delete files off it fine, but when I plus it into my Macbook ...
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know how many watts a USB device is consuming [duplicate]

I know it's possible to do some electric hack to know how much current a device is using... but that would be a 1 time usage so it would be a waste of money and parts. Is it possible to know that ...
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Problems installing Lion onto a USB drive

I'm having problems installing Lion onto a USB drive. On a Lion MacBook Pro I saved the 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app' application, ran it and selected the USB drive as the destination of the install. ...
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What is the USB plug on the Mini-Display Port to Dual-DVI adapter used for?

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter What is the USB plug used for?
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WD Passport External USB Drive - Really slow on Macbook

I just got a Western Digital 2 TB "My Passport" USB drive and connected it to my macbook pro (it says it supports USB 3). But when I tried to copy my photo library it said it would take 40 hours? ...
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How to backup Airport Extreme USB drive with Time Machine

I have a drive connected to the Airport Extreme using its USB cable. I want to back up this drive using Time Machine (or some other practical method, though I trust Time Machine more than other ...
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microsoft mouse trackball explorer new driver doesn't work

Otherwise known as "intellipoint." There's a page where it's suggested that mountain lion users go into library/preference panes, and put the microsoft mouse pref.pane in login items. But there is no ...