Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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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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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 Hub in 'safe' mode?

I have a powered USB 2.0 hub which suddenly started acting weird. No new devices or anything. It is the same setup as before. All connected devices are still working, except one. The one device (a ...
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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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Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter (MacBook PRO)

I have a Deltaco USB 3.0 hub which I've connected a Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter. When I boot, or wake, my MacBook Pro (late 2013) won't detect the network interface to be connected at all. I ...
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Using a USB 3 port as a power delivery port for quicker charging of connected devices

My Android phone charges via a USB 2 micro-usb connector and is capable of charging at greater than the 500mA provided by USB 2 data mode. Is it possible to configure my Mac so that its USB 3 port ...
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Can one create a multi-partition USB Stick with Mavericks, Yosemite, Snow Leopard installers?

Does anyone have any experience creating a multi-partition USB Stick with bootable partitions for installing Mavericks, Yosemite and Snow Leopard? I have a 32Gb stick I'd be perfectly willing to ...
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Charger cable vs Lighting to USB Camera Adapter

My iPad came with the normal Lightning -> USB Type A Male charger cable. I want to connect it to my Roland piano and the piano's manual mentions the need for a camera connection kit - so apparently 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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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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Macbook Pro not detecting bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
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How can the 30-pin iPhone cable go from 4 USB connections to 30?

The old apple USB goes from having 4 wires on the usb side (like any usb) and leads to 30 pins in a wide adapter. I feel like there might be some kind of data encoding that translates the usb data and ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Cannot Install Windows 7 With Bootcamp with USB Key Mac OS X 10.9.5

I have a mid 2014 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina with 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium using Boot Camp Assistant. I am able to make the bootable USB drive with the ...
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Time Machine fails to create an incremental backup

I use Time Machine to create incremental backups to an external USB hard drive. Backups used to complete properly, but now Time Machine wants to backup much more data. Instead of the couple of GB of ...
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Apple USB Keyboard not working on 27" iMac (Intel Core i7)

I have two similar iMacs (27" - i7 - os10.8.4 ) and use Apple's extended USB keyboards on both of them. After a power outage neither keyboard will work on one iMac (A) although both keyboards work ...
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Will bootable usb created by bootcamp on mac work with PC?

I need to make a bootable usb with windows 8 files on it, I can't think of easier option than creating it via help of bootcamp, but Will it work for pc (I want to install files on my pc)?
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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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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Boot Android from USB on Mac. Has anyone tried it yet?

I'm interested in creating a bootable usb working on Mac, with Android x86 on it. I tried a couple of methods without any results. Well, maybe a bad one as I said in my other question (if you could be ...
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Why would adding a USB extension cord to my keyboard affect my Bluetooth connection to my magic mouse?

Just wondering if some hardware guru can explain why this happens? If I plug my full size USB keyboard into my Early 2013 MBP 13" Retina running Yosemite 10.10 without the USB extension cord it comes ...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard with USB-Receiver

I'm using a Aten CS533 to pair a USB-Keyboard with my PC, a MacBook Pro and my iPhone. I'd now like to upgrade the wired keyboard to an Apple Wirless Keyboard. But I'm not sure how to pair them. Is ...
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Low speed rate when transferring data to usb device

When I try to copy data to my USB device I see a very low speed rate. For example, transferring a movie of 750Mb takes 10 minutes. I have tried with some other external USB hard drives but I am also ...
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/dev/tty.usbmodem disappears after Mountain Lion upgrade

I just upgraded from 10.6 to Mountain Lion. Prior to the upgrade I was using an Arduino and talking to it via /dev/tty.usbmodemmfa141. That device does not appear to exist anymore. When I plug in ...
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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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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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Salvaging a Flash Drive that won't mount and Disc Utility can't erase, restore or repair

I have a Centon Flash Drive that will not mount. It is not readable on the iMac nor a Windows 7 machine. The drive cannot be reformatted by the Windows or IMac usual methods that this layman tried. ...
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How do I fast charge my non-Apple device from a Macbook Pro?

I've got a Macbook Pro (Early 2011). I know that Apple devices (like an iPad) can request additional current over the USB standard 500 mA (1, 2). Surely we can fool these ports into providing ...
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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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No sound after installation of Windows drivers (Boot Camp) Windows 8.1

I got Windows installed to my MacBook. The only problem is, that I was not having any sound even though the drivers were installed. I was told that using Boot Camp to create the USB boot causes that, ...
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Login or unlock screen on a Mac using an NFC tag?

Does OSX have support for unlocking the screen (or logging in) using a NFC or RFID tag? The ACS ACR122T USB NFC dongle (a PC/SC device) seems to have working OSX drivers, but no software suite for ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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How to disable “always on” USB power on Macbook Pro

I am operating my MacBook Pro early 2015 within a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR) , connected to two external displays and external speakers. Both displays and speakers get power from a power distributer ...
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How do I sync my iPhone and 2015 MacBook

I don't have a USB-C cable or USB-C adapter. How do I sync my iPhone 5s with my 2015 MacBook? I thought I could do it over WiFi? 2015 MacBook's don't have USB ports I also have a MacBook Pro but I ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my ...
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Booting from USB to install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro, Early 2011

I used Bootcamp (5.0) to create a Windows 7 install USB. It successfully created the install USB but when I reboot the system and hold down the option-key to boot from the USB drive, the boot-loader ...
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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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Install Windows 7 with Bootcamp on OS X Yosemite with USB Key

I have an iMac (bought in 2011) and I recently upgraded it with Yosemite. I am trying to install Windows 7 on it via Bootcamp. However, its optical drive does not work, so I chose the USB key ...
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Emptying trash of the USB drive

I have a USB plugged in Mac. What I found was .Trashes was not emptied with the emptying trash (right click of the trash and run empty trash) for the USB drive. What might be wrong? Is there any ...
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Creating a Windows 8 bootable usb on Mac 10.6.8 without BootCamp?

I'm running 10.6.8 and when I try to use BootCamp, it tells me I need "at least 10GB of free space", which is interesting since I have 21GB of free space. However, trying to fix this issue has seemed ...
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Can't format o repartition any USB or Flash Drive

I am trying to format an SD card and an USB flash drive. When I use the Disk Utility application I receive the following message: "Couldn't open device" I also tried via terminal and the message I get ...
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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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iMac USB Ports Stopped Working

I have an iMac, and because I program I prefer to use the extended USB keyboard. Just as the batteries to my wireless mouse died, my USB keyboard inexplicably stopped working. I've been using this ...
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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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External Apple USB keyboard, Shift+Tab and Command+Shift+Tab doesn't work

I have an aluminum Apple USB keyboard plugged into my MacBook Pro (Late 2011). Command+Tab works fine to switch applications. But Command+Shift+Tab doesn’t! The same shift key works to capitalize ...
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Implications of using a USB SSD drive to run VM images off

I'm running VMware Fusion on my Apple Macbook Pro (15 inch, Mid 2012, OSX 10.10.2), and have several VM images that are stored on an external USB3 disk (WD Passport). The external disk is fine for ...
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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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How to Disable USB Auto-mount

I use VirtualBox on my MBP and often need to mount my USB flash drive inside the guest. The problem I'm running into is that the host OS (OS X Mavericks) immediately mounts the USB flash drive when I ...