PMG5 not booting with usb 2.0 card installed

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by honam1021, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    I want to add a external hard drive and wireless n usb dongle, but the G5 is short of usb ports.So I got a usb 2.0 extension card and installed it into my G5, and this happened:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWLoKSu1aY8 (Not my video but mine behaved exactly like the machine in the video)

    Removing the card immediately solves the problem, I also tested the card in a PC and it worked fine.

    I also hooked up an external hard drive to the extension card, it powered on briefly before the G5 shut down.
    http://youtu.be/MuTd6mIX63M
     
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Check the chip on the USB card, if it is not NEC then you are out of luck. NEC chipped USB card are the most Mac compatible. I have never failed in one.
     
  3. honam1021 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It has a NEC chip, idk why the openfirmware doesn't like it.
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  4. honam1021 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did "reset-all" and "reset-pram" in open firmware then try to install the card again. Didn't work either
     

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