USB Over Current Notice

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NYR99, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    Lately I have been getting this pop up over and over:

    USB Over Current Notice

    A USB device is currently drawing too much power.
    The hub it is attached to will be deactivated.

    There is not one thing plugged into my MacBook. I am using a bluetooth mouse.

    What is going on and how can I resolve this?

    Thanks
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's possible your USB port is shorting itself, so I would have it checked out and fixed.
     
  3. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope not.

    I already had the logic board replaced twice on this thing.

    Good thing for Apple Care.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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  5. MaggieMcK macrumors newbie

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    Same problem with USB Device is currently drawing too much power notice

    This message has started to happen on my MacBook Pro too. I recently upgraded to Leopard... what can I say, I've been busy. But, I've got NOTHING plugged into my computer, and it happens whether it is plugged into a power source or running on battery.

    I hope someone has a remedy.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Have either of you tried blowing out your USB ports with some air just to make sure there's no dust or anything that could cause a short?
     
  7. duky macrumors 6502

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    I had this happening with my Apple Bluetooth keyboard some time back on my brand new iMac. Was the most annoying thing ever and I tried everything. Only till I tried the keyboard out on another computer did I realize that it was probably just the keyboard--I took it back to the store and got a replacement and it was the end of seeing that stupid dialog box.
     
  8. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple told me to fix it they would have to replace the logic board. Since I had already gotten the logic board replaced 2 other times, (both for unrelated reasons) I told them that a 3rd logic board replacement would be unacceptable. They replaced the whole MacBook with no problem (with a better one, too!).
     
  9. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...what did you have and what did they replace it with?
     
  10. ahardman macrumors newbie

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    USB overcurrent message

    I have started getting the same stupid message for the last couple of months. Interestingly, it always does it when I plug in my Nikon photo camera (never had this problem with this camera for the past two years). If I plug a camcorder (you would think it should draw more energy), everything is fine. It drives me crazy as I can't upload the photos. I tried all USB ports on my computer, they all give me the same message. I do not know what to do about it. Camera wasn't even on. Any ideas? Thanks.
     

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