Issue with iMac G3... ideas?

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  1. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    Just picked up a Rev A 233Mhz iMac not tooo long ago and decided to boot it up and see whats on it. 10.3.9 is the software on it and there seems to be an issue. The USB ports don't seem to be working quite well. I've tried using 2 different mice that work on my PC and iBook G4, but here's the issue with the iMac

    The cursor moves normally, when plugged into either USB port, but when I try to left click or right click it does not work. However if I unplug and plug in the mouse immediately then it will work but only for about 10 seconds then it won't register the left click. Now the mice work on the other computers just fine, so I'm wondering if the USB ports are bad, or I should just lurk around buy the original apple keyboard and mouse it came with? I have yet to try a keyboard because I only have a PS2 keyboard and need to find my PS2->USB connector

    Thanks,
    Miguey
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Maybe the mouse you are trying is USB 2.0 and the port on the Mac is an older version 1.0 ?

    I believe that was the first Mac to have a USB port.

    Do About this Mac and find out in more details about the USB peripherals connected.
     
  3. Miguey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It reads off as the following

    USB Bus
    Speed: Up to 12MB/sec

    USB Peripheral
    Speed: Up to 1.5MB/sec

    Was that what you asked for?
     
  4. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    It looks evidently like the USB port to me, USB 2.0 compatible mouses won't work perfectly with USB 1.1, my Microsoft 3 button optical mouse works intermittently with my 1ghz eMac with USB 1.1, I suggest getting an Apple Pro keyboard & mouse, that's what I did and it's now working all good :)

    ..Or even just get the Pro mouse, although the cable is very short to be used without the keyboard, that'll work fine and you can pick them up for a couple of quid, or around $5 if you live across the pond :eek:
     
  5. Miguey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I'm thinking of just buying both Pro keyboard and mouse. Those are both compatible with the iMac right? So if the mouse clicking does not work with a Pro mouse, it's probably the USB port?

    If it doesn't work...iMacquarium here i come!
     

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