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My Mountain Lion won't recognize USB controller button presses… Why?

All right. I've played games on my MacBook Pro using a crappy Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad for years, plugged into my USB port. I just upgraded to Mountain Lion a few days ago, though, and for some ...
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Creating charging switch on iPhone charger

I am attempting to create a switch on my iPhone charging wire so that I can use my device to test iOS applications I'm creating on my Mac without actually charging the device. When I'm working on an ...
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Connecting USB devices wake Mac running Mountain Lion only temporarily

On Snow Leopard (10.6), I could wake my Mac by connecting a USB device - in my case, switching on a USB external HDD. Now, after upgrading to Mountain Lion (10.8), when I connect the USB device, the ...
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Alternative to Tuxera NTFS and MacFUSE?

Im trying to mount files to an NTFS format drive, I read on the internet that either Tuxera NTFS or MacFuse work for such things. However TuxeraNTFS filled my USB drive with space that should be free ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB won't boot

I have used Boot Camp to create a bootable usb of Windows 7. But when I hold Option to select the drive all I get is my Mac OS and the restore drive or whatever it is. Shouldn't Boot Camp create the ...
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Disable Specific USB Ports / Restrict Data Transfer from USB Ports

In a work environment, I'm trying to "lock down" a mac computer so that files can't be transferred via USB storage device. Problem is, keybord and mouse are plugged in through USB, but I would still ...
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How to install Windows 7 Bootcamp using iso file (without USB/DVD)?

I have a MacBook Pro and I need to install Windows 7 besides Mac OS X so I can play games on it. The problem is that I don't have a USB stick or DVD to copy the Win7 iso image like Bootcamp requires. ...
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MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion freezes frequently (full screen Flash in Chrome, Messages, HTC on USB)

Problems following an upgrade to Mountain Lion on a 13-inch, Early 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,1 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). With Google Chrome, I was watching YouTube video fullscreen – Flash ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 USB Install on iMac 8,5

I would like to install Windows 7 with Boot Camp on my 20 Inch iMac 8,5 from late 2008. My Superdrive seems to have failed, inserting a DVD or CD just results in it spinning a bunch clunking about and ...
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ifconfig - get IPs of connected USB devices

In Ubuntu, ifconfig lists all the USB devices with the header "usb0, usb1, ..etc" I need to know the IP addresses of all the connected USB devices. It would be really helpful if on Mac it displayed ...
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Why might one USB port be problematic on a MacBook Pro?

Background I sometimes find that the frontmost of three ports on a 2009 MacBookPro5,2 is less capable than the other ports. This frontmost port with an independent bus seems: good enough to ...
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How to get sound to headphones through my USB speakers vs. the internal speakers?

I have AKG headphones with a USB or dual prong jack that I want to use with my MacBook Air. I can plug them into the USB port but how can I get the sound to come through the headphones instead of the ...
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Macbook Pro Retina suddenly stops mount Huawei usb modem

I recently bought a Macbook Pro Retina. The first day I was able to connect my Huawei e352 3G USB modem and it worked all the day. After a couple of day I needed 3G connection again, but my Macbook ...
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USB vs FW400 for iMac G4 external backup drive?

I am setting up an old iMac G4 running Mac OS X 10.5.8 as a computer to back things up from my network. I.e. it uses SSHFS to mount network shares and back up their contents (about 120GB) to a ...
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Change label on USB drive in OSX Terminal

I am trying to write a program in Python that will rename a USB drive (from the standard "USB DISK" to my custom "MYDISK"). However, I can't find any way to do this neither in Python nor in OSX ...
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Is it possible to boot backtrack from usb on a macbook pro?

I would like to boot BackTrack on my MacBook Pro from a USB drive but it seems impossible. I'm holding the Alt key on boot, but the mac only displays "Macintosh HD", i.e. it doesn't recognize my USB. ...
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Why won't my Airport Extreme mount my USB 3.0 External Hard Drive?

I just decided to upgrade to a USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure. I regularly use my Airport Extreme to share the hard drive using an older enclosure. I know that the Airport Extreme won't have USB 3.0, ...
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Install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro via USB?

I've read many posts here and on other forums about installing Windows 7 from a USB stick, and I really don't want to start messing about with the VM Ware Fusion or Parallels options. Last resort ...
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Using OS X Lion on a main SL mac - use USB key instead of partition?

I need some advice. I am new and non-techy so please could you help me on a simplified level. I am running Snow Leopard on my Mac which I am happy with. I will upgrade to Mountain Lion later but I ...
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Which Mac mini with 3 USB controllers can be recommended for high bandwidth USB traffic?

I'm currently looking for a Mac mini for development. I know the FAQ says no programming, but please bare with me, there's nothing related to code in my question. I will need to connect 3 Kinect ...
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Mac Pro USB ports competing for power?

I have an '08 Mac Pro. If I try plugging in my Belkin N150, it works. Then if I plug in my iPad to the slot beneath it, the wireless kicks out. Then if I plug the wireless back in, they both work. So ...
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Can you boot a MacBook Air from a USB 3 external hard drive?

Macs have long been able to boot from external FireWire hard drives. I don’t think they’ve been able to boot from external USB 2 drives though. The new MacBook Air (2012) has USB 3.0. Can it boot ...
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USB flash drive in ExFat doesn't unmount

I need to transfer large files (9 GB) from my Mac to a PC. I bought a 64 GB flash drive, and it wouldn't work because it was in FAT 32 format and I couldnt transfer such a large file. I reformatted ...
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Plugging iPad into computer turns on Personal Hotspot with one connection

I have a new iPad (iPad 3) with personal hotspot turned on. I also have a Macbook Air connected to my local wireless network (the Air is not connected to the iPad personal hotspot). However, when I ...
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Mac support for Blu-Ray

I would like to buy an external Blu-Ray drive. I have a specific model in mind (the LG CP40NG10), but I'm open to suggestions if anybody has a different one they recommend. The documentation says ...
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Apple USB ethernet adapter is not detected

I have a Macbook Air running 10.7.4 and I'm trying to connect to ethernet using the official Apple USB to ethernet adapter. However, the mac never detects the new network interface. It never displays ...
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Do any USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter work with OS X?

Yes, I know there is a solution available from Apple for Thunderbolt. Yes, I know there is a solution available from Apple for USB 2.0 to fast Ethernet (10/100). I am looking for an adapter to plug ...
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MacBook Pro 13" SATA controller

Does anyone know from a trusted source if the new MacBook Pro 13" (2012) has SATA III? On Google, some places said SATA II and couldn't find any info on Apple's site. I also have one more question: ...
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How do I install Linux on an Intel iMac with no OS nor CD drive

What I want: Linux on an Intel iMac (Core Duo). What I have: An empty PC (17" Intel iMac) with broken CD drive. It's model A1173. This PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and an old Windows Vista partition. a ...
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USB keyboard and mouse freeze OS X when being reconnected (MacBook Air) [closed]

I use my MacBook Air (OS X 10.7.4) with the Apple USB keyboard with numpad and the USB mouse (connected to the keyboard). Perhaps unrelated, I also use an external monitor. If I am lucky, the ...
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Can I get S.M.A.R.T. support on external hard drives?

Disk Utility reports the S.M.A.R.T. Status as not verified for external disks, and by default Mac OS X only seems able to access S.M.A.R.T. information on internal hard drives. Is there a way to get ...
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Air + Lion : plug in USB, keyboard/pad stop working

I have a Macbook Air with Lion. "Most of the time" / "Intermittently", when I plug in a USB device, the built-in keyboard/pad stop working. I find this fairly frustrating. Does anyone know what's ...
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How to transfer a file from iPhone to computer when there is no Internet?

I have a word doc saved as an attachment in my inbox. I can read it using my iPhone 4S, but I can't edit it, and anyway, I want to edit it on my MacBook Pro. But there is (was) no Internet where I ...
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Creating a Lion USB Drive from the Lion installer? [duplicate]

I have bought Lion on the AppStore and burned an installation DVD from the DMG file (and subsequently lost the DMG file). Since DVDs are a bit clumsy and not available on all systems, I want to buy a ...
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Frontmost USB port stopped working properly on a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011

I bought my Macbook Pro new this year in Jan 2012; it is the 13" Core i5 SKU. The USB port furthest from the screen on the left does not work with storage devices, though I have tested it with a USB ...
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Operating System Not Found from bootable USB?

Hi I am trying to create a bootable USB for Windows 7 (I have superdrive removed). I went the rEFIt + Microsoft Bootable USB Tool route and keep getting "Operating System Not Found". I also checked ...
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Can't restore image to USB stick

When I try to restore, I get message: Could not validate source - Operation not supported haven't seen anything like this on the web
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USB pendrive/disk formatting clarification

I have three doubts regarding USB pendrive formatting. 1) Is there is any simple/quick way to format the USB pendrive from MacBook Pro? Now, I am doing this by Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility ...
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Macbook Pro (Late 2011) Bootcamp and USB boot questions

I have a Macbook Pro with an OWC DataDoubler drive caddy replacing the Superdrive (installed at an Apple premium reseller, when I bought it, so I can still have my warranty). The main drive slot has ...
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How can I boot a 2012 Mac Mini off of a USB thumbdrive with CentOS on it?

I have a 2012 Mac Mini running OS X 10.7.3. On another PC, I have created a USB boot disc with CentOS 6.2 on it. The goal was to install CentOS onto the Mini. The USB drive is MBR partitioned and ...
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What is a USB wifi dongle/adaptor with drivers that integrate with AirPort?

I've tried the D-Link DWA-131 and Ralink-based generic adaptors available on Amazon.com such as the Rt 2571/2573. After installing the driver, they all require you to use a separate configuration ...
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Why do I lose my USB speakers after reconnecting with VMWare Fusion 3 running?

Here's my setup: I have a set of Altec Lansing FX5051 speakers that I run through the USB port. I also run VMWare Fusion (sometimes in Unity mode, sometimes single window, I don't think it matters) ...
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Inconsistent mouse behavior in Lion

Two different mice?mouses? work for a while and then the light connection gets intermittent and eventually is lost. The pointer is then inactivated - but I can use the scroll wheel on the mouse and ...
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Ejecting USB drive via AppleScript does not make drive power down

On startup, I eject my external USB disks with the following AppleScript: try do shell script "diskutil eject \"/Volumes/USB Backup\"" end try This works as expected: the drive powers down. ...
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How can I use a TP-LINK WiFi USB interface in OS X Lion?

I happen to have a TP-LINK TL-WN821N (it's a WiFi USB stick) around. Is there any chance to get that working on a Mac mini running OS X Lion? There are no official drivers but it seems there are some ...
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Swapping Modifier Keys on a PS/2 Keyboard

I've been using an IBM SpaceSaver II very successfully with my Mac Pro through one of those cheap PS2 > USB converters for about the last six or seven years. Recently, possibly after upgrading to Snow ...
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At what point do iPads stop displaying “not charging” when connected to power?

I am curious if anyone has measured directly or found an authoritative reference that documents at which point the various iPad will display charging and not "not charging" in the menu bar while ...
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Boot from USB on MacBook 1.1 (early 2007)

I’m trying to install Windows 8 from USB on my MacBook 1.1 (early 2007). I have tried booting using rEFIt (on 10.6): Partition my USB key as MBR: the Windows 8 logo fish stays stuck forever. ...
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How can I make a flash drive with a portable app that runs without admin permission?

I'd like to have a flash drive with my common programs on it. That, combined with SkyDrive, allows me to be productive anywhere. Unfortunately, I can't do this on Macs that don't give me admin ...
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Can I use a USB headset with my iPad's camera connection kit?

I know the camera connection kit can be used with USB microphones, but I'm wondering if USB headsets will work as well — both the speakers and the microphone — and whether this requires special ...