Dead USB Ports on Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eggsaladjunkie, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. eggsaladjunkie macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009
    Can USB ports on an Apple monitor just go BAD? There are two on the back of my monitor (ATY,Rage128Pro: is what it's called on the System Profiler). They used to accommodate both the keyboard and the sound connection, but now I have to plug directly into the computer (G4 Cube-- sentimental attachment) and, with only one spare USB available on the cube, I can either have sound or keyboard but not both. (using keyboard now:) )

    Is it a matter of the ports just not being recognized-- a software glitch of some kind-- or is it a hopeless internal failure of the ports?

    I have used every possible variation of connecting the keyboard and speakers to the ports, but no luck. Except once I connected just the keyboard to one of the monitor's ports and the sound directly to the computer and I had both working, for a little while. . :confused:
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK

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