New Apple Keyboard and Thumbdrive issue

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mnijaw, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. mnijaw macrumors newbie

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    I plugged my Memorex 512MB thumbdrive into the USB port in my new wired ultra-thin keyboard and I got this message...

    "The USB device cannot operate because it needs more power than is available.
    To correct this problem you can:
    1) Plug the device into an electrical outlet if it has a power cord.
    2) Unplug the device and plug it into another USB port on your computer or other device that is plugged into a power cord."

    Other things (like my digital camera) work fine when plugged in to USB port.

    Any reasons as to why my simple thumbrive does not?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The thumb drive draws more power then the camera does. (If it does at all.)
     
  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    I just tested this with another brand of thumbdrive.It uses a powered USB 2.0 port.Apparently the USB ports on the new keyboard don't supply enough power .Even though they are USB 2.0
     
  4. mnijaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had some thumb drives work and others not. It depends on how much power they draw. *shrug*
     
  6. micvog macrumors 6502

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    Have you seen this thread? I am going to try the "power reset" trick when I get home, but Apple is claiming the thumb drive should work as long as nothing else is plugged in (including a mouse).
     

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