10.4.10 or hardware problem?

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  1. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    I have a G4 Powerbook 12" with 1.25 gigs of ram and 1.5 mhz, 80 gig hd running on OSX 10.4.10

    Anyways, my external hard-drives (1 Western Digital, 1 Seagate) and my soundcard won't mount on USB or Firewire.

    The external hard-drives DO work on my pc.

    I do get power from every port which leads me to believe it's a software issue. They just don't mount.

    Any ideas on how to attack this?
     
  2. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    While the usb ports on a PB are powered, they are not powered well enough. This is a known problem with PPC apple laptops - their USB ports provide only the minimal legally allowed amount of power and not an iota more. Some USB drives require that iota, unfortunately.


    A solution is to try to use a powered USB hub.
     
  3. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How does that explain the firewire problem though?
     
  4. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, the external devices are also powered through it's own external power supply yet the laptop is still not mounting.
     
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