Temporarily disable one USB port

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  1. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of the possibility to temporarily disable one of my Mac mini's USB ports.

    My intention is to connect a fan to the port, but I don't want the fan to be active all the time. And the simpliest way would be to write a script that disables the fan for one hour, then enables it for 30 minutes and so on.

    Anyone, please?
     
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  4. ActionableMango, Aug 3, 2016
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    No, I couldn't find any way to proceed at all. The two major problems are:

    1) There's no way to disable a single port in OS X at all.
    2) Even if you overcome that somehow, it's irrelevant because the port is still powered.
     

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