MBP USB port problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Krim911, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Krim911 macrumors newbie

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    My early 09 MBP just started having trouble with the USB port closest to the audio in/out. That port powers on my USB gadget, but it doesn't work. i.e. my mighty mouses laser turns on, but doesn't work. Anyone else having trouble with this? Or any solutions?
     
  2. Krim911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have read other people online having this same problem. It seems to be how the two usb ports are routed within the computer. It seems that the second one doesn't get enough power from the 4 way power source so only one works.

    I think I'm just going to take it into the apple store and see what a genius can do with it.
     
  3. zebbz macrumors member

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    just made a thread regarding the same issue
    didn't see this one


    any update on yours?

    im having the same issue but the one closer to the audio in/out is fine
    it's the other one causing problems for me
     
  4. Krim911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I'm just banking that the genius can fix it.

    It is a really frustrating problem since I can't backup before I take my MBP to the apple store!
     
  5. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    You rebooted it right?

    Youd be shocked at how many computer problems can be solved by a simple reboot.
     
  6. zebbz macrumors member

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    scarily enough

    i did actually just reboot my computer and it's working fine now
    if you haven't, i definitely reccomend you to try that.
     
  7. Krim911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1 Restart and 1 full shutdown no luck for me. Hopefully the geniuses will be able to help me today.
     

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