Device Removal Message

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dsaad, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. dsaad macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2008
    I keep getting "Device Removal" warning even when there isn't any device plugged into my laptop. How can I cure this?
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
  3. 4np macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Perhaps it's a bluetooth or wireless / networked device? I use Growl (a centralized notification system) + Hardwaregrowler (in the Growl dmg) on my MBP to notify me on changes. Perhaps you could give that a try to see what is actually causing these messages....
  4. NickEm009 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2007
    Macintosh Portable
    Have you put a Flash Drive or anything in the computer lately or is it randomly happening? If you have put a Flash Drive or something else in, try putting it into the computer and leaving it connected for a few minutes, then drag it to the trash can to eject it properly. Hopefully this works. If it does work, or it started happening randomly, I would go to your nearest :apple: Store.
  5. dsaad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2008
    Nothing is working yet

    I restarted my computer and that didn't work. It seems that when I plug in and external drive I get the message also and my computer no longer loads the device.
  6. cptpower macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2007
    Calgary, AB
    a dodgy cable or USB connection perhaps?

    Swap out for a different cable, USB port & drive (if possible) and see if you get the same behaviour.

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