Is there something wrong with my USB ports?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by itsjustmeee, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting the feeling that the power coming from my USB ports on my mac pro is not consistent. I just had 2 logitech unifying receivers die on me that were plugged into one of the two ports in the front. From what I remember reading somewhere, the usb ports in the front have a stronger output or something like that. So my question is...

    1. Is something like this even possible?

    and

    2. Is there a way to circumvent this from happening again if it is? Like using a powered usb hub and plugging that into the mac pro first and then the unifying receiver (or anything else) into the hub?
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    USB ports can't damage devices plugged into them. Sounds like a quality control problem with the Logitech dongles.
     
  3. itsjustmeee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We'll see. Logitech is sending me another mouse and receiver. If this one does the same thing, I'm going back to a regular bluetooth mouse and abandon logitech altogether for my mac pro.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I like Logitech mice, their charging docks never worked reliably and their wireless dongles (old style large) had really short range ~3'

    The Apple Magic Mouse works great with Lion on my iMac but I'm more a fan of real buttons when on the road. My MacBook uses a Razor Orochi Bluetooth which is a nice mouse but crippled button support on Bluetooth.
     
  5. itsjustmeee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did too. I had an logitech MX Laser mouse that I used for 7 years. Then about 6 weeks ago, I bought a G700 gaming mouse so I would have more buttons to program. It worked great for about a month and then the mouse just went crazy .... the cursor jumping all over the place and all 3 red lights on the mouse lighting up off and on. I called Logitech support and they sent out another G700. This one lasted one week and then started doing the same thing. I then tried both of the unifying receivers in my macbook pro and the setpoint software said it couldn't see them. That is why I thought my usb port could've fried them or something.
     

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