Intel iMac USB Ports keep shutting down

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tjbanjo, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. tjbanjo macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2006
    On a new intel iMac, periodically which ever USB port that the key board(& Mouse) are connected to, becomes disabled.
    The error message states that the device attched to the USB port is drawing too much power. I only have a mouse and keyboard attached. How can they be drawing too much power?
    Is my keyboard or mouse defective?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Is anything attached to the other ports (Firewire or USB)? Have you tried resetting the PRAM? :)
  3. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i have had problems with the usb ports on the back of the machine and sometimes have to reboot

    there were similar issues when apple inc went to os x, version 1, with the usb ports, and it was later ironed out as i am confident it will be with all the problems people are having with mactel usb ports and some native apps like itunes...on my jaguar machine, i have issues with sherlock, but i heard that was later fixed, too

    another place where early adoption machines or operating systems (to os x version 1, mactels) have issues are with printing but i had a techie programmer write a driver for the printer and fix that issue

    as a tech, i would have to see your machine but it does not sound like a defective keyboard and the issues i hear cropping up with mactels, since i just got one, are very much like any new os to hardware debut...and it happens with all companies, even apple

    btw, do you have problem waking up from sleep (another common mactel problem)?

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