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rbboom
Aug 26, 2011, 01:35 PM
I have a powerpc g4. I recently bought a 8gb HP flash drive in order to move files from this computer to a new imac. When i plug the flash drive into the keyboard, I get the message saying 'usb low power notice'. When I plug it into a usb on the monitor or back of the computer it does nothing and never shows up on the desktop. According to the package it works with pc/mac os 10.3 or later. I have 10.4 Any input would be appreciated.



iBookG4user
Aug 26, 2011, 01:37 PM
What happens if you plug it into the computer itself?

SuperJudge
Aug 26, 2011, 01:42 PM
Does it show up in Disk Utility?

rbboom
Aug 26, 2011, 01:52 PM
I get the same (nothing) whether I plug into the monitor or the back of tower. It does not show up in disk utility.

iBookG4user
Aug 26, 2011, 01:53 PM
I get the same (nothing) whether I plug into the monitor or the back of tower. It does not show up in disk utility.

Does the flash drive work in other computers?

rbboom
Aug 26, 2011, 01:58 PM
Will have to find that out when I get home. Nothing here to check it on.

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I did try it on my HP printer. It found it and recognized that there were no pictures on it.