Dead USB port? (Canon Pixma MP520 related?)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hello.there, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Hello.there macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2007
    Evening all,

    My new Canon Pixma MP520 printer arrived today but I was having trouble from the start with getting it to work with Leopard. I got an update from the Canon site and it printed (once) perfectly, but from then on I got no response from it at all. (After every attempt to print, a message came up telling me the printer wasn't connected - it was).

    Later on I tried the printer in a different USB port at the back of the iMac worked! I tested the 'dead' port with a few other devices (ipod, keyboard, etc) and there was no sign of life - I never had a problem with that port before.

    Has anyone had a similar experience? Has the printer, somehow, murdered that port, so to speak? Help? What do I do? Even with a Hub I'm running out of USB ports!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Does the "dead" USB port work if it's the only one with a connected device? That'd be a good way to see if it's a power supply issue. In the meantime, maybe try resetting your SMC. :)

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