New USB 3.0 Hub

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kelsmom18, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Kelsmom18 macrumors newbie

    Kelsmom18

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    Hi All - I recently hooked up a new USB 3.0 hub to plug all my peripherals into my new 27" iMac. (Started out with a 2.0 hub which worked fine). For some reason after plugging in the 3.0 hub, my computer will just hang on the white screen while booting up. I finally installed my old 2.0 hub back and the computer boots up fine. Does anyone know what I may be doing wrong? :confused:
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I'd get another hub. Not sure you can fix that behavior. You can try an SMC/PRAM reset, but I doubt it will help. It's just the nature of some USB devices....

    Which hub did you buy so we know which one to avoid? :)
     
  3. Kelsmom18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Orico H7928-U2/U3. Made in China. :rolleyes:
    Thanks.
     
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Hrm. Well it's obviously the USB hub causing the issues. :p

    Tried a PRAM/SMC reset? Other than that, not much else you can do.

    Was a similar kinda BS with a Razer Mamba mouse for me. Its dock would keep waking up my iMac from sleep. Got rid of it for that reason. USB can be a pain at times!
     
  5. Kelsmom18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I may try "zapping" as recommended but if my 2.0 is working I might leave well enough alone. :eek:
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    "Zapping" doesn't do anything bad. Just try it.
     

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