Macbook Rejecting Fan - USB (help!)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hopefullywild, May 31, 2009.

  1. hopefullywild macrumors newbie

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    I purchased a fan for my brand new Macbook a few days ago, and its been working great. Last night it was used while watching several movies on my Macbook. I did not leave my computer or fan on overnight, but after this morning, upon checking my Macbook an hour after turning everything on (I leave it on, downloading things), a notification warned me that the USB hub would be disconnected because the USB was drawing too much power. (This is the fan - plugs in via USB port.) Every time I plug the fan in, this notice comes up. This is a Belkin fan from WalMart that guarantees low power usage in order to keep a computer cool. PLEASE assist me in any way possible, thank you.​
     
  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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  3. hopefullywild thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    have you tried to restart the laptop. This sometimes works.
     
  5. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    you can see how much power is available through system profiler (Spotlight it) under the USB section. If it is 500 mA then it's not a problem with the MacBook :)
     

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