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Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Universal Docking Station (USB-A) for 2019 Windows Laptop & 2015 Macbook Pro?

I'm interested in getting a docking station that works for both of these computers: ASUS ZenBook UX433 2015 MacBook Pro A1502 I bought a Targus universal docking station on eBay that connected via ...
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MacbookPro14,2 Gigabit internet Speed. Is it possible?

I have MacbookPro14,2, and following is the internal ethernet spec. I was wondering if its possible to use external gigabit ethernet (found on USBc dock), and have gigabit internet. I have a gigabit ...
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Fresh OSX Install Failing

I have a MacBook Pro A1990 EMC3215 (2018 15", either i7 or i9 [I'm not sure which]). I'm having trouble reinstalling the OS. When I try a fresh install using Command-Option-r via WiFi, I get a -...
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Left hand side USB-C ports on 2017 MBP 15" blocked

Ive got a 2017 15" Macbook Pro. This model has 4x USB C ports (2 on each side) which can be used for pretty much anything from charging to connecting to an external display (as long as you have ...
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Can my Macbook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) be connected to two monitors at the same time? (Through one USB-C port)?

I would like to connect my Macbook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) to 2 screens simultaneously. I've seen people using two Multi-Ports/Adapters/Hubs connecting them to 2 different USB-C inputs, but I only ...
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Prevent automounting of a Linux drive

I have a USB stick which is used for backup in a Linux VM (via parallels). Everything works fine there, except that every time the VM is powered off, the USB stick is handed back to macOS, which ...
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Change display arrangement in OS X/macOS programmatically using USB-C/HDMI port number

Every time I turn my computer from sleep the display arrangement changes randomly. I have tried all these solutions from this post but they don't work for me because the persistent/contextual IDs keep ...
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How do I install Big Sur from a USB without having to change settings in Startup Security Utility

I sold my old Air on eBay and the customer returned it with "fakesoftware" as the username. I ended up keeping both the Mac and the money because this user was a scammer of some sort. Anyway,...
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3.5" SATA Seagate Barracuda not mounting via USB adapter

I have a late 2009 27" iMac which I upgraded with a OWC SSD kit. Fantastic results, I highly recommend it, feels like a new machine. But I was facing problems restoring from a Time Machine back-...
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Can the MacBook Pro 14” charge via its USB C port?

I see that the new (2022) MacBook Pro 14” has gone back to a separate charging port for a dedicated charger to hook up to. Can it also be charged via its USB C ports as well? I’m used to doing this on ...
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USB Drive Password Not Stored in Keychain

I have an encrypted external USB drive which I am using as a TimeMachine backup drive. I have to enter the password every time I log into my machine, despite checking the box "Remember this ...
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Disable option for USB accessories

I have an iPhone SE. I want to disable USB Accessories so that my phone cannot be connected to via USB after an hour, protecting my security. The problem I have is that the option is enabled, and I ...
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10 external Optical Disk Drive (ODD)

I want 10 usb odd connections to my MacBook Pro. I have provided dedicated power to the drives and use a sata to usb converter cable connected to two usb bridges. I find the disk mounts are ...
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HID Mode? USB Extender requires configuration to propagate mouse clicks

I'm using a Crestron USB extender, and it requires some configuration before it will propagate mouse clicks to a Mac. Out of the box, everything else works fine, keystrokes, mouse movements, etc, but ...
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How to connect to, and power an external monitor from, an iPad using USB-C hub?

I tried to connect a portable monitor (ASUS ZenScreen (MB16ACV)) that has a single USB-C port (no internal battery) to my iPad (7th generation with Lightning port), using the proper cables. The issue ...
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How to power cycle a USB modem without rebooting?

I have a usb modem plugged into Mac Mini. I've found that rebooting the device or plugging the modem out and putting it in will change my IP, which is what I want. How do I power cycle the modem ...
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KVM switch for Apple Studio Display (USB-C / Thunderbolt)

I'm interested in buying the new 5K retina 2022 Apple Studio Display. However, I use a personal Mac and a work Mac at the same desk. Frequently switching cables between the two Macs whenever I want to ...
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My M1 MBP doesn't let me boot into my Ubuntu Installer USB. I tried rEFInd but I couldn't mount my EFI drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my 64GB USB. I used Unetbootin to install an aarch64 Ubuntu 20.10 ISO to my USB. When I restart into Startup Options, I only see "Options" and "...
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USB keyboard detected but not working at all on MacBook Pro BigSur

MARKED AS SOLVED BUT NOT REALLY - the keyboard started working again after a couple of weeks. I have no idea why, nothing has changed in the setup / connections / software or configuration. So much ...
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Unable to charge iPad Pro 2018 from MacBook Pro

I have been connecting my iPad Pro to my MacBook Pro for years to enable sidecar and at the same time charge it. Suddenly it will not charge anymore. Not sure if it happened after an upgrade to either ...
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Is there any way to make OS X more tolerant of momentary USB disconnects?

My MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) is connected to a Thunderbolt 3 dock which has external monitors and, most crucially, a USB3 Time Machine drive on it. If I so much as lightly touch the Thunderbolt ...
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What is the directory that my camera files are under?

I've been trying to change the permission on my external camera (Cannon brand) to read and write, but have had trouble locating the device's directory. It uses USB 3.0, and it shows up in system ...
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Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application

I tried to follow the existing guides explaining how to make a bootable install USB drive for OSX Monterey. However after downloading Monterey, formatting the USB, and running the following as root: /...
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Restart USB service [duplicate]

I have a remotely-controlled Mac Mini and sometimes devices connected to the USB port stop working. To make the device work again, I have to unplug it and then plug it in. I'd like to find a solution ...
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Mac stops seeing external hard drives

My MacBook Pro (2017, 13", 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, Mojave) suddenly stopped seeing my external hard drive. I was working on it when the laptop lost power. The battery is dead and the power cable ...
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Boot from USB (Kali Linux, M1 Silicon)

I created a live USB on a Sandisk 32gb ultra dual drive luxe using kali linux live iso and balena etcher software (I also tried dd) but the USB won't show up in the boot drive selector Startup menu ...
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Terminal command to reset USB-C ports on Macs

Is there a terminal command that resets the USB port without having to unplug and plug the device? Sometimes my USB hub (HDMI, Ethernet, USB3) malfunctions, and the only fix is to unplug/plug or ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 white screen

When I start my MacBook, I have an empty folder with a question mark. If I start Internet Recovery, I get stuck at a white or gray screen. I created a boot USB stick with El Capitan and I received a ...
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Programatically disconnecting/reconnecting Yubikey device

I have a: MacBookPro 16" OS 12.3 and I have a "YubiKey 5C Nano". each time my device goes to sleep the key stops responding, and disconnecting + reconnecting is a hassle found similar ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not charge USB devices when connected to M1 Mac

I have a MacBook Pro 16" (2021) with the M1 chip. I connect my old Thunderbolt Display with the Apple USB-C to Thunderbolt adapter. The display works fine, and I can connect devices to its ports ...
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How do I avoid the "USB Accessories Disabled" notification when charging devices from thunderbolt dock & monitor?

I've got a brand-new TS4 thunderbolt dock with tons of high-voltage ports, happily charging my M1 Max macbook at 98W. It charges super fast over the single cable, as well as driving the display and ...
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Apple Studio Display DP/USB speed is a mystery

There is an iPad footnote: When connected to iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation) or iPad Air (5th generation), Studio Display USB-C ports deliver ...
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MacBook Air M1 does not recognize external monitor via USB-C port

I have the following issue. I bought a MacBook Air M1 (basic version) and I wanted to connect it to my external monitor (Samsung C34H890WJUX Curved monitor) via USB-C. MacBook battery is charging when ...
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Kali boot USB drive not showing up in boot menu

I am trying to boot Kali Linux from my late 2020 M1 MacBook Air with macOS Monterey. I tried to boot an x64 Kali image on an M1 system, but encountered the following problem. I used both Balena Etcher ...
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Startup Manager doesn't show bootable USB drive so as to install Linux

I'm trying to install Linux Mint LMDE 4 on an Intel iMac, OSX 10.6.8. The iMac has a 2 GHz Core 2 Duo with 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 RAM. The iMac doesn't recognize the USB drive when I plug it in and ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 15" unable to push 4k60hz to external display (Hisense R7G5 - capable of 4k60hz)

Like so many others, I've plugged my 2018 MBP into my TV's HDMI 2.0 port (no DP or USB-C ports on my TV) using a USB-C hub, and it only will display as 4k30hz. My mouse movements are choppy and it's ...
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Why is my mouse cursor jumpy?

I use a Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo plugged into AUKEY USB C to USB 3.0 Adapter. It works totally fine for my Win 10 PC. But when I switch to use the mouse/keyboard with my "...
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External SSD connected with adapter won't show up in Disk Utility

I recently bought an SSD (SanDisk Plus, 480GB, 2.5", SATA III) and tried to connect it to my MacBook Pro (M1, 2020) by chaining: a USB 3.0-to-SATA III adapter: and a USB-3-to-USB-C USB-C PRO ...
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How can I disable the USB power supply from Mac when it goes to sleep mode (including when it's installing updates at night)?

I have a USB mouse that has some rainbow-like LED colors (gaming mouse). I keep it connected to my Mac via USB. At night I just leave the Mac as it is (in sleep mode). The monitor switches off which ...
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"You Have Custom Permissions" on my external USB

2018 Macbook Pro running Catalina. I have an external 1TB USB drive (Samsung) partitioned into two equal partitions, where I keep mostly media files for work (videos I edit, some graphics, etc.). I ...
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How to transfer data wireless between extra peripherals to MacBook through WiFi?

Apple keeps things simple with its only two thunderbolt 3/USB type C ports to connect to peripherals which is great. Few cases I want to transfer/access data from my old SATA HDD from my MacBook I ...
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Unable to erase and format new USB drive

I have a new out-of-the-box 16GB USB flash drive and I am unable to erase it in macOS. I've tried via Terminal command, Disk Utility nothing works. This is what I get when I insert my USB drive This ...
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AC Charger cannot charge MacBook Pro, but another MacBook can

My girlfriend woke up to realize that her charger cannot charge her MacBook Pro (2017 model running macOS 10.14.6), so she borrowed mine (2017 model running macOS 12.2.1), but that didn't work either. ...
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Hardware and software to get SMART status from an external USB SSD?

Is there any combination of hardware (any SSD drive) and software (a driver) to be able to get SMART status from an external USB SSD? My development writes constantly to my WD SSD without SMART status ...
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iPad displays a notification asking me to unlock it to use USB accessories, while nothing was plugged in

My iPad just displayed a notification “unlock iPad to use USB accessories” or something. Nothing was plugged in. Other details: Bluetooth was on and an Apple Pencil was connected. There was a keyboard ...
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External monitor not working

Recently I've bought my first Macbook Pro 14'' and an external monitor ViewSonic VP 2785-4k. I've managed to connect the monitor to my Windows PC with HDMI/Display Port. But the MacBook doesn't see it ...
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Running three displays on 2020 M1 Mac Mini [duplicate]

I have an M1 Mac Mini and I am trying to run three displays. I have two USB-C adaptors that I used on my MacBook Pro. I can not get the third display to turn on. The main display is on my HDMI port, ...
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Is it recommended to use a Macbook charger with yellow stains?

Is it safe and recommended to charge my Macbookpro with a usb-c charger that is 2 years old and has yellow stains at the tip?
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Launchd unable to view contents of connected USB device

When I connect my USB device, I can open a terminal and run a script which returns a directory listing to a file in my home directory called ls.txt. It works and the contents of the script are: #!/bin/...
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is it normal for USB 3 external disks to take 5 minutes to mount?

I have a 2020 M1 Mac and an old 27" late 2012 iMac. I have two USB 3 disks, both encrypted APFS with two partitions. One is 5TB and the other is 1TB. Both use regular hard drives, NON-SSD. I ...
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