G4 won't find flash drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rbboom, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    iBookG4user

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    What happens if you plug it into the computer itself?
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I get the same (nothing) whether I plug into the monitor or the back of tower. It does not show up in disk utility.
     
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    iBookG4user

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    Does the flash drive work in other computers?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     

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