OS X problem with USB Ports

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mag0201975x, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. mag0201975x macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2010
    Hi there, I’ve got a Mac mini with a bit of an issue. It’s an intel version 2.0ghz. I picked it up from a friend who used it mainly for surfing the net. It has a wireless mouse and keyboard.

    When I started connecting things (ipod and HTC phone) via the USB ports they worked fine for a while (maybe 10-15 mins) but then the mac acts like they are not connected. It takes a reboot for them to be recognised again.

    Before I go the mac my mate updated the OS for me, would this be the source of the problem or is it likely to be something much more problematic? I have now realised that the install discs are scratched as well. So I am going to buy a new OS disc.

    Do you reckon if I bought a new disc it would solve this or could it be a hardware problem?


    In advance.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You could try SMC and PRAM reset. They seem to work so I'm thinking it's a software issue

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