USB/peripheral device removal causes crash-help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jont5, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. jont5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2005
    Dear All,
    I have an eMac running OSX (10.3.9). For a few days now it has started to hang (crashes and loses the pointer, can only restart using crtl-apple-power) whenever I add or remove any USB device (or even something as simple as earphones via the earphone jack). Have tried resetting P-RAM but problem still persists. Also tried booting in safe-mode, but again as soon as I add in a usb device or remove one it crashes. After the crash it usually takes two attempts to restart (ie I do the crtl-apple-power trick, hear a bong and the screen stays blank with no startup screen, do the crtl-apple-power keys again and it starts up). Any ideas?
  2. emu macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2006
    wellington new zealand

    heya i've got the same problem, wonder if it's power related, like earthing . .

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