Thanks in advance to whomever takes the time to read my thread and offer advice. I have a G3 iMac 600mhz with 768 MB of memory and it is running Mac OSX 10.2.8. Recently, my system degraded to the point where it would not recognize my USB devices such as my iPod, my iSight, my Kodak digital camera or my USB 8-in-1 media reader/writer. So, I archieved my system and put a fresh reinstall of my OS. I did all my updates and things were going fine for a week or so. Now, it no longer recognizes my iSight or USB media reader/writer. As of now, my iPod is updating and it recognizes it. I dont want to do another fresh install of my OS because each time I do, the iTunes I have purchased think it is a new computer. Last install, I got a message on my oldest iTunes that this was the fifth computer and no more were allowed. Any ideas what is happening to my USB devices and why my system doesnt recognize them?