Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Macbook Pro USB tethering [duplicate]

I have tethered many times to my iPhone 6 for an internet connection by using USB cable. Out of the blue, I don't get an internet connection. Network pref pane says no connection. I deleted the ...
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Force Bootcamp 6.0 to use the new ISO Windows installation without USB stick

It is now possible to install Windows directly with an ISO since OSX El Capitan release : https://help.apple.com/bootcamp/assistant/6.0/#/bcmp173b3bf2. We no longer need to have a USB stick or a ...
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Mechanical Keyboard stopped working after upgrading to El Capitan

I upgraded my rMBP 15" (mid 2015) to El Capitan and suddenly my Ducky mechanical keyboard stopped working. The keyboard doesn't light up and upon viewing System Information, it shows Current required ...
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El Capitan drops USB-connected speakers

I've been running the Beta for El Capitan for a while now, but since the OS got officially released today, I feel it's okay to ask a question. FYI: I'm running the GM. I have an iMac with a Bose ...
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Android phone not even charging on a Mac Mini (Yosemite)

I'm new to OSX, so I'm probably doing something which is obviously wrong. I have a Samsung Note and USB cable which when plugged into my Linux laptop work without any issues. I have a late-2012 Mac ...
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Use USB webcam instead of built in FaceTime webcam

There are some websites where you can turn on your webcam to chat with other people. On some of these sites it is possible to select which cam you want to use if you have more then just one connected. ...
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How to recover files on USB stick [closed]

I used my USB stick on a PC as usual, than I put it in a Mac at work. Now I put it again in my PC and I can't see any of the files on it. How can I fix it and see the files again?
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How to Erase External USB Drive Which Won't Mount & Isn't Recognized

Before starting, let me mention that I have ALREADY read the following thread in its entirety, and it did not help my situation: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4832305?start=0&tstart=0 I ...
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Backspace Key Not Working on Mac Keyboard

Can't explain it, my official wired Mac Keyboard that came with my iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F27) has a backspace key that suddenly stopped working. I've ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 with Yosemite won't boot after GenericUSBXHCI USB 3.0 .kext added

I was trying to install drivers for my NEC USB 3.0 PCI card. ( propably http://sourceforge.net/projects/genericusbxhci/files/ or https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Generic-USB3 ) I rebooted my mac into ...
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I have an IPhone 6 + and tried to download the ios 9 (and now ios 9.1) and I am stuck in iTunes connect

Yesterday the update question came up on my iPhone 6 to upgrade to ios 9. I proceeded to do so and got stuck in the ITunes connect mode. I have switched computers, I have switched USB cables. I ...
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Mic noise and random 3 second audio lags on Razer Kraken USB, Yosemite 10.10.5

I use Razer Kraken USB headset on my hackintosh install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. When I use microphone on Windows 8.1 everything is normal. When I use it on OS X there's strange mic noise randomly ...
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Unable eject a USB drive, Finder just hangs

I seem to be unable to eject a USB thumb drive from my Mac running Yosemite. When I click on the eject button in finder next to the drive icon, Finder will just hang. It refuses to open any more ...
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Why are there no hubs for the new USB Type-C Port?

I'm assuming there is some sort of technical limitation. Why is it that all the usb-c hubs are passthrough single usb ports instead of a USB Type-C multiple port hub?
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Mount USB Drive under One User

Let's say we have a Mac configured with three user accounts: alice bob chuck When Alice logs into her account, she connects a USB drive that contains files she needs to work with. Bob logs in at ...
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USB tethering gone after upgrading to iOS 9 and iTunes 12.3

After upgrading my iPhone 6 to iOS 9, and iTunes to 12.3, I cannot use the Personal Hotspot via USB anymore. It worked fine until the updates. Through WiFi it works fine, so the cause is not that ...
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El Capitan GM and USB passthrough

After updgrading to El Capitan GM, I noticed that usb passthrough no longer works in VirtualBox, and this seems to be occuring for everyone. I have found several threads on VirtualBox forums ...
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Can I share the Wi-Fi connection of my Mac to the internet with my iPad?

My Mac is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. Can I use this connection for my iPad? I guess creating a local network is not possible, since I already use the wifi of the mac. So, is it possible by ...
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Is there a way to safely eject a USB hard drive from the lock screen?

Often I come to my mac sitting on my desk in the morning and need to simply unplug it and put it in a bag. While maybe not strictly necessary to properly eject the attached USB drive, it sure would be ...
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OS X - USB key Fat32 cannot be open device in Disk utility -

am trying to reformat a brand new USB key ( EMTEC Click2.0 16GB Flash Drive) which is FAT32 formatted ( default) as I need to store oversized files ( > 4GB) to OS X Extended Journaled The key is ...
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My iPhone 4s cancels syncing when connected with laptop hp

When I connect my iPhone first of all the phone connects then disconnects quickly after a while it seems to connect for a longer time and I have asked this question and was given that it might be ...
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iMac with USB Headset: Sound Output suddenly turned off when under high load

I own an iMac late 2014 with OSX 10.10.5 and I usually use an USB headset for both in- and output. Now when the iMac is under heavier pressure for a longer time (the fan is pretty loud), the output ...
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USB drive ignores user id and group id on OS X 10.10

I want a mounted USB drive to honor the user id and group id. OS X 10.10 automatically mounts the USB drive when it is plugged in. It totally ignores the user and group ids on the drive and lies about ...
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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 ...