Keyboard keeps disappearing.... HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JTMusicVA, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. JTMusicVA macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2014
    Woodbridge, VA, USA
    Hey there.
    I have an older 2006 iMac (6.1, OS X 10.7.5.)
    I had the original white Mac Keyboard that came with it, but it sometimes wouldn't be discovered by the iMac, and not work. I'd have to reach behind and reconnect it to get it to work.
    I deemed the keyboard as "bad", got rid of it, and bought a Verbatim Speaker Keyboard (made for Mac.) Now, occasionally, this keyboard will stop working, and I again have to disconnect/reconnect to get it working again!
    What's going on here?
    I do have the keyboard plugged into USB port #1 on a USB hub...
    On a Windows machine, I'd deem it a driver problem, but I'm new to Mac-world, and thought the whole driver thing wasn't supposed to be an issue...???
    Further information - I had updated from 10.6.8 to 10.7.5, and after doing so, the right-mouse button stopped working. I did some research, and found that 2 hid files needed to be present for the right mouse button to work properly. Is the keyboard stopping along the same lines as my right mouse button issue?
    Would appreciate any advice/help....
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    what else is plugged into the hub?
    is it a powered hub? do you have it plugged in?

    it could be power related, if you have a hard drive (or something else with high power usage, like charging a phone or tablet) on the same hub it could be using all the power.

    if your hub came with a power adapter, try plugging that in.
  3. JTMusicVA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2014
    Woodbridge, VA, USA
    Yes, it is a powered hub, and I have a 1000mA power supply plugged into it....
    I've thought of getting a higher amperage power supply for this hub.
    Regardless, this was happening with the original Mac Keyboard when it was plugged directly into the back USB on the iMac itself...
    Thanks for the post!

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