MBA doesn't recognize flash drives plugged in when it's asleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JaneRenee, Feb 12, 2013.

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    JaneRenee

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    So I have a SanDish flash drive that works great with my MBA. The only problem is: If the lid is shut and the MBA is asleep, and I plug the flash drive in while it's asleep, it won't recognize it when I open the lid.

    Is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 2IS
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    Yes, take the 1.5 seconds it takes to unplug and plug back in. ;)
     
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    JaneRenee

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    Funny guy... ;)
     
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    I noticed this as well. I think it was designed this way for security reasons. The laptop won't connect to a thumb drive unless you are logged in.
     
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    JaneRenee

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    You know what? That makes a lot of damn sense. LOL. Thanks.
     
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    21S is correct.

    As they say at Staples, "That was Easy."
     

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