Any flash stick brings up GSOD! Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shamanskyh, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. shamanskyh macrumors member

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    Hi, I am having a real problem. Whenever I put a USB flash stick into my MacBook (10.5.6) The Gray Screen of Death comes up. This happens with ANY flash stick; I've tried a bunch. I also tried formatting the stick using Fedora, but that didn't help either. Interestingly enough, these same flash sticks worked just a few months ago. I know Macs don't usually get viruses to speak of, but I'm pretty sure it's a problem with my mac. Any suggestions?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    have you tried restarting to see if the problem persists?
     
  3. shamanskyh thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, the gray screen does make you restart. But I have restarted a few additional times since that.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    by gso, you mean a kernel panic?

    if so, care to post what it says?
     
  5. shamanskyh thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I know what my problem is...

    When Jailbreaking my iPod Touch, I downloaded the 10.5.5 IOUSBFamily log file and I assume that's what's causing my problems. I'm going to try to get rid of that or update to 10.5.6.
     
  6. shamanskyh thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it... I feel like an idiot now....

    I downloaded the right IOUSB file from the Apple Developers Website and got my flashsticks working again in a matter of minutes. (Just in time -- I was about to reinstall the OS)
     

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