Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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External drives won't mount on restart

One of my staff just got a new Mac mini with the USB 3 ports and Mavericks. It has 2 Seagate GoFlex 3TB hard drives connected: 1 for Time Machine, the other for Dropbox files. When the computer is ...
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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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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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How do I change Mac OS X's sleep behavior with respect to USB plugging/unplugging?

If a USB device is plugged or unplugged, my MacBook Pro wakes up from sleep. Can this behavior be changed somehow? That is to say, I do not want my Mac to wake up when a USB device is unplugged.
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Increasing USB port Power Output

I have a new (2013) 15" Macbook Pro. The USB port provides 500mA which is not good enough for many devices I use (Hard Drive, 3G Dongle...) Reading this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049 ...
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How to spoof a USB-Ethernet adaptor Mac address in OS X

I've recently bought a usb-ethernet adapter (not apple) and I get internet connection. In my university we have to put a specific mac address but I can not change it. I have tried with sudo ...
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Menu bar icons disappearing when connecting USB device

If I plug something into one of the USB ports on my Mac 17″ (after upgrading to Yosemite) my Menu Bar at the top of the desktop keeps disappearing and reappearing. The icons keep flashing on and off. ...
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Create a bootable USB with Windows installer for Yosemite?

I'm having trouble creating a bootable USB for my mac. I have an iMac, and I'm wanting to install a copy of Windows Server 2008 x86 onto it. I've tried BootCamp, but I'm getting errors when selecting ...
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“Unable to unmount volume for repair” message from reformatted SSD (and empty) in “Option/ALT startup”

I am trying to reformat a Samsung 512GB Pro with bootable USB, and I have manage 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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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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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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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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How do I get Windows 10 installed on my macbook pro (late 2008)

So, I used to have a partition with windows 8 on it. I started that partition when Windows 8 was still in Developer preview, and it worked really well for a while, and I upgraded it a few times ...
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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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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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MacBook will read USB drives with no problem, but will not see the USB drive as boot drive

I am trying to install OS X Lion on a Macbook 4,1 which I've upgraded to 4 GB of RAM. It should support this OS, however I cannot get my Mac to see the USB drive as a bootable option. It's a SANDISK ...
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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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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive a Mac?

Does anyone have a Terminal command-line recipe for making a new bootable USB flash drive for one of the new MacBook Air's? Is there a way to dd copy the USB boot device that comes in the box and ...
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External hard drive deep freezing Macs

A quite nice problem: I have an external USB 2.0 harddrive (Lacie Starck with 512GB) which was working fine during the last years. But now everytime I connect it to a Mac 3 seconds later a total crash ...
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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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Suddently Apple Wired Keyboard not working

suddently my wired Apple Keyboard isn't working anymore. My MacBook don't recognize the external keyboard, the keyboard is only two weeks old ... What can i do? It is broken or only a software-side ...
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Can I install and use Windows on an external USB 3 drive in Boot Camp

I'd like to try Windows 10 Technical Preview before it is released for purchase. I am curious and have never used a windows based machine before. Question: Is it possible to install and run Windows 10 ...
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Macbook Pro Retina suddenly stopped mounting 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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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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iPhone with personal hotspot not apperaring as a network interface (USB) in the Network preference pane on OS X

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.2 and a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. On the iPhone, I have the tethering option enabled (personal hotspot). I wish to connect via USB, and not over wifi, but ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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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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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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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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AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
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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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How can I use my SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive with my 12" MacBook

I can access the drive on my iPhone, iPad and Android. I am having trouble figuring out how to get it to work with my Mac I am using Yosemite and I've done the latest firmware update on the drive
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“The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.” How do I access info on USB flashdrive?

Same message with other computers. Worried that I may have ejected incorrectly. Is there a way to retrieve the information on my USB flashdrive?
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Can't install Lan9500 driver properly

So I recently bought 4-port Lenovo USB hub with LAN. It came with a driver I needed to install to get the LAN to work. But the documentation said that the USB hub should be unplugged while installing ...
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Share iPad internet connection to PC over USB

Can I use my iPad to connect to my PC over USB and receive internet? My iPad has Internet but at the moment my PC doesn't and I don't have a wireless router yet.
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Lacie petitekey write protected

I have a Lacie petitekey, and when I use it with my mac configuration (10.9.4) it says that the key is in read only. I cannot format it as well, so I cannot really use it anymore regarding that it is ...
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iMac iPhone USB Internet Sharing

I have a MacBook Pro and a iMac. On the MacBook I see a network interface named "iPhone USB" in my Network Settings. On the MacBook the internet sharing over usb works fine. But on the iMac it doesn't ...
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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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MacBook Pro USB Ports Only Work With External Hard Drive

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. In January 2014 (9 months ago), both USB ports stopped functioning--except that both still recognize my Seagate Backup Plus portable drive. I have continued to back up my ...
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Cannot detect bootable USB

I have a problem with installing windows: USB Details: Before I created a (what I classify as) bootable disk properly, I have went through the USB being corrupted because of me killing the dd ...
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Failed to make bootable USB drive and now I can't even format it

I want to do a fresh install of Yosemite and I got a brand new 8GB flash drive and I followed this tutorial. I formatted the USB drive and was copying the Yosemite installer, however I got the ...
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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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Share internet connection from a PC to an iPhone through the USB cable

In the office where I'm working now, my network carrier has very poor reception, so my iPhone 4 cannot access the internet reliably. I have a pc running Windows XP SP3 that is connected to internet ...
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How to use 802.1X authentication with edimax ew-7811un usb wifi adapter?

Edimax ew-7811un, Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. According to the manual, you can use 802.1X tunneled authentication with Windows (it is mentioned e.g. on page 23, ...