My ibook USB 2 ports are dead!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by spellflower, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    #1
    I use a SanDisk titanium cruzer flash drive with my ibook. It's about the length and width of a stick of wrigley's gum, so it sticks out about three inches from the side of my machine. I am always careful not to knock it, but ocasionally it gets touched. Yesterday I bumped it a little and the warning mesage about improper device removal popped up. Then when I tried to unplug and replug, it wouldn't respond. I tried plugging in other devices (printer, external HD, ipod) into the port, but it wouldn't respond to any of them. Tonight I was (stupidly) using the cruzer in the other USB 2 port, when I touched it with some papers which I placed on top of the sleeping ibook. The harddrive whirred, and when I opened the book it was awake, and the nasty mesage about device removal was on the screen. And, you guessed it, now neither USB 2 port works.

    What should I do? Is this covered by my apple care? Should I deny using the drive? Is this a known problem for ibooks? Please help!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    #2
    If it's still under its Applecare warranty, its definitely in my eyes deserving of a replacements. I use flash drives too, i get my removal device warnings, and never have had a USB port stop working.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2003
    Location:
    London
    #3
    k

    try restting the pmu and pram my pb did this i took it to apple think a new logic board but nope just reset pmu

    try it
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    #5
    Thanks for the replies. I didn't actually end up needing to reset anything- a friend suggested restarting, and that seems to have solved the problem!
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    #6
    <.< >.> lmao!
     

Share This Page