usb port dead !!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Gokhan, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    just noticed one of my usb ports is dead on my 2 month old refurb pb **** my apple mouse and usb keys work on the left hand usb port but not the right side damn is there anything i can do before calling apple on one port (working ) when i plug my mouse in red light comes on but the other flashes the light quickly and no power i guess this is fired damn it and here i am saying ppc is good :)


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  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't sound like there's much you can do, as it's most likely a hardware problem. Perhaps you could try another device, maybe an external USB hard drive? Regardless, it's probably best to go ahead and contact Applecare. :(
     
  3. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i am go to the store dont want a idiot telling me try this and that when i know its hardware !!!
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I had a weird experience when I first got my iBook, which is probably not related to this. When I first got it, I had no USB devices, except for my printer, which was living on the AEBS I bought with the computer. So I didn't actually even try the USB ports right away. A friend bought his digital camera over and I wanted to look at pictures he took. It would only work in one of the two USB ports. We unplugged it and plugged it and tried it several times, and this was consistent. Some other devices exhibited the same behavior. A short while later, when I got my first digital camera, I tried this again, and oddly, it was working fine. And has never been a problem since. But I can't explain why it didn't work when I first got the computer.

    Anyway, I think you should march up to Apple. Even if you have an issue like mine, the onus should be on them to fix it. You shouldn't have to figure out something crazy like that.
     
  5. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i in the store now i tried 3 devices all dead so i am gonna have a word about warping battery life and usb on a 2 month old powerbook geezzz
     

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