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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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Macbook Pro and Edimax Ethernet to USB adaptor

I am using Macbook pro 13 retina (from 2013). It does not have ethernet connector and I need to plug in ethernet cable in my work office. So I have bought EDIMAX Ethernet to USB adaptor. For some time ...
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USB device Disabled Mavericks

Late 2012 Macbook Pro, 2.2ghz i5, 8gb ram, running OSX 10.9.3 My Novation Launchpad worked just fine 12 hours ago. I go to work, come home, plug in the device in question and I get this error: ...
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Backtrack 5 R3 not detecting USB drive - macbook pro A1278 (EMC 2554*) dual boot

I have installed Backtrack 5 R3 and the USB drive I am trying to get some files from isn't being detected at all. Backtrack detects the ports, but not the device (USB thumb drive). The drive is ...
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USB memory stick stopped working

My USB memory stick that I have had for 5 years now, stopped working out of the blue. I have tried it in different computers nothing shows up. The light in the USB memory stick used to blink once I ...
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G-Drive Mobile external disk drive - should I use Firewire or USB 3.0?

I have a G-Technology G-Drive mobile 1TB with the option of either connecting via USB 3.0 or Firewire 800, which is the better choice for connecting with my MacBook Pro Early-2011? (In terms of speed ...
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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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How do you create a persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC

Hello I have actually successfully created a Ubuntu USB using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a mac. If anyone has any suggestions for a different application for ...
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Mac mini and USB3 5-bay RAID box issues

I run a entry level Mac mini (the 2012 model but bought recently) with OS X Mavericks and Server installed. I have connected a SSI 5-bay external USB3 RAID cabinet to the Mac mini with 5 750GB drives ...
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2009 Macbook, question mark at boot and at boot cd

I am attempting to repair a 2009 Macbook. Specs: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP504 At boot a grey folder with a question mark appears. In order to repair the disk, I have tried booting from a Lion ...
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Install Windows, remove Ubuntu USB stick from Mac OSX

I've got a problem.. I've installed Ubuntu on my PC (which's working fine by the way). But I want to install Windows XP on it again. I have a Windows XP iso (which works fine in VirtualBox on my ...
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How to list enumerated USB devices and their status in Linux (Ubuntu) and MAC

I am using devcon to check enumerated USB devices and their status on windows, I get the following output when running for example "devcon status usb*": ...
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Mac died with error IOUSB family specific matching fails

I have had this Mac for 6 years or so, always worked perfectly. There has been no new hardware/software for over 3 years. Two days ago while it was playing itunes, it shut down itself and would not ...
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Bad logic board or connections in Mid 2009 MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009, 13", 2.26GH) running Mountain Lion. I started getting intermittent beach balls and lock ups and thought the hard drive was failing. I got a copy of Scannerz to test it ...
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Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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Where is /sys/bus/usb/devices on Mac OS X?

I've installed libusb via Homebrew, and trying to compile usbutils, but the utils tell me that /sys/bus/usb/devices can not be found. Of course I'm on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion), so I would need to ...
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Connecting a USB 3 hard drive to a Mac Mini

I've got a USB 3 external hard drive and a Mac Mini 2012 with USB 3 ports. If I want to get USB 3 speeds on the hard drive, I assume I need a special USB 3 cable with the blue inserts. They seem to be ...
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Is there a tool for mac which checks the true size of a usb flash drive or sdhc card?

I need to check an SDHC card. Is there a tool for mac which checks the true size of a usb flash drive or sdhc card?
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How can I get the iMac to recognize a wired mouse after disconnecting the bluetooth mouse?

So my bluetooth mouse is working fine but my kids forget to turn it off and I'm using too many batteries. I've decided to switch to a wired mouse but can't get the Mac to recognize it. It acts as if ...
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“Not Charging” Displayed When Charging iPad On Computer - Windows 7

I've seen many people say that it is due to the USB port not giving off enough power, which I really don't think is true, as I have a Mac with two operating Systems (Mac OSX and Windows 7). I just ...
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Why do macs require to eject usb, but windows and linux dont?

Why do macs require a usb drive to be ejected, but windows and linux do not? Is a umount occuring on the mac?...if so why doesnt linux need a umount?...also if so, what is the windows equivalent of ...
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CCTV BNC to usb for mac

I was wondering what is the best way to connect a CCTV camera with BNC cables to a Mac computer. I tried to go BNC TO VGA but the VGA port on my computer seems only to be an output and not an input.
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Making a bootable OSX USB from dmg on Linux

I have 2 machines - a MacBook Pro and a desktop running Fedora, I have a USB drive and a OSX 10.8 dmg. The MacBook won't boot into OSX unfortunately, I'm trying to make a bootable mac usb to recover ...
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Reading an external Mac hard disk from Windows

I changed to Windows 7 64bit from a Mac. Unfortunately Windows will not read the external hard disk I was using for my Mac. How can I start using the disk from Windows without deleting the files?
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What exactly happens when a USB device is ejected on a Mac?

When a USB device is ejected using the GUI in Finder, what exactly happens at a low level? Are there certain signals sent to the device? The reason I am asking is because I am trying to emulate ...
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How to install OSX Lion onto a Macbook Air from USB drive without any OS already on the system?

For whatever reason, I have recently come into an early 2008 Macbook Air which has had its hard drive wiped completely, so there is no OS on there currently. How do I install OSX Lion or Windows 7/8 ...
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Connecting to a 2.5" laptop drive using USB

So I swapped my MBP hard drive with a SSD drive, and I want to connect to my old hard drive. I bought a nextstar 3 external 2.5" drive enclosure that has a USB 2.0 interface. I watched an online ...
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Fast USB switch to share keyboard and mouse (like KVM) [closed]

I use a DeLOCK USB 2.0 Sharing Switch 2 - 1 to share my keyboard and mouse between my iMac (which is running Windows 7 natively through Bootcamp) and my Mac Mini. Switching from the iMac/Win7 to the ...
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Can I make a Smart Card using a flash drive?

I want to require a user to plug in a flash drive before letting them authenticate with his/her password. Are there any solutions that work well for laptops, preferably Macs? I'm not looking for a ...
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Low power warning using USB ports on an external keyboard on MacBook Pro

I have a Logitech keyboard which has two USB ports. I am using the keyboard with a MacBook Pro 15" (late 2011). When I try to use the USB ports on the keyboard (say I plug in my iPhone), I get this ...
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Installed Lion via SATA - USB, not recognized when plugged internally

Hoping to get some help on this. I'm running Lion 10.7 on a Macbook unibody A1278 - I want to upgrade my 250GB HDD to a 1TB. I plugged in the 1TB using SATA-USB cables, formatted it and installed ...
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How do I login to my iMac without keyboard and mouse?

I have turned off the bluetooth in my iMac and disabled the USB ports too. Now i am unable to login to my iMac because the keyboard and mouse are not detected. Bluetooth is switched off. USB is ...
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Turn off USB power when closing MacBook lid

I have a USB-powered cooling pad under my MacBook Pro. When I close the lid to put my MacBook to sleep, I would like the cooling pad to turn off. In other words, I would like the MacBook to cut ...
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Mac Mini won't boot with USB Drive connected

I have a 2012 Mac Mini with 2 x 3TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external hard drives. Both drives have their own power supplies and work perfectly. I use both Mac OS X and Windows7 on the Mac for different ...
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Clean install Windows on a Mac on new SSD

I recently bought a new SSD. I own a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp and a Windows 7. However, I don't really use my OS X. So I've decided to skip it and do a clean Windows 7 install on my new hard drive. ...
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How Format a USB as Mac OS x Extended on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I format a partition as HFS on a PC? Is there a piece of software that can help me do this on Windows 7? My overall goal is to create a portable Mac OS X boot ...
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Format USB Drive with FAT on Mac with different Allocation Unit Size

I've been asked to format a USB Drive with a larger Allocation Unit Size than the default. I'm using a Mac, Snow Leopard. In Disk Utility, I am unable to see anything to do with Allocation Unit ...
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Acceptable USB chips for Mac OS X

With Apple's push to the App Store for Mac OS X applications, and the fact that you are not allowed to install drivers in the OS to be in the Store we are left with a hardware quandary. Investigating ...
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Files show up in recovery programs after permanent delete on Mac OS X

I have to give back a USB drive given to me from work that has some personal financial data on it. I already deleted the files, but when I look at recovery programs, they're still there! I've tried ...
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Multiple Live CDs on a Single USB using a Mac

Okay, so after searching high and low, trying YUMI and XBOOT with zero success (and probably causing damage to my drive for so much reading and writing), I'm turning to the StackExchange community! ...
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With a USB bluetooth adapter do the devices pair with the dongle or the computer?

For example if you are paring a mouse and a keyboard to your Mac or PC using a USB Bluetooth adapter. Do the paired devices pair to the dongle or to the computer? Could you plug that adapter into a ...
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External hard drive only visible in System Profiler, doesn't mount, not visible in Disk Utility (Mac)

I have an external hard drive that does not mount to my Mac laptop, nor is it visible in Disk Utility. It is, however, visible in the System Profiler under the USB section. Any suggestions as to how I ...
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Disable unsafe USB removal warning on OS X

Is there any way to remove the warning message that pops up on Mac OS X when you remove a USB device without ejecting it properly first?
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How to mount a hardware locked usb pendrive on a mac?

I recently got this pendrive from my bank. It's a 4GB drive - but all that shows up on my mac is a 2MB partition containing a file logintool.exe. I confirmed that on windows I can login - but ...
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FireWire to USB via a FireWire and USB hard drive

I have got an old PowerBook G4 with FireWire 400, and a new(ish) iMac with FireWire 800. If I want to start the PowerBook G4 in Target mode, I can't plug it into my iMac because they use different ...
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Write Fedora.iso to USB and boot it from a Macbook

I have an .iso image of the full Fedora 16 install (Downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats as "Fedora 16 DVD") and the question now is: How do I write it on a USB ...
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Why would attaching a USB hub affected the performance on a Mac?

My brother-in-law bought a 10 port active USB hub and connected it to his iMac(it's couple of years old). Over the course of about a week he noticed that his computer's performance has slowed quite a ...
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How can I reset the USB overcurrent protection in OS X?

I attach a USB device to the Mac, which I otherwise know is quite power hungry (eats more than 200 mA @ 9V). So I plug this in the Mac (OSX 10.5.8), and get a: USB Over Current Notice. A ...
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Is it possible to use Linux USB drivers on Mac OS X?

I have a USB device that I use on a daily bases and it Linux and Windows drivers. I would like to use this device in Mac OS X (meaning not through a VM). Is it possible? Note that the drivers ...
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Share mouse and keyboard between PC and Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a better solution to share keyboard, mouse and monitor between mac and PC I'm looking for a way to share a keyboard/mouse between my PC and Mac. I looked at ...