USB ports not working?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eric052492, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Eric052492 macrumors member

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    Feb 8, 2008
    #1
    It seems like every hour or so, my keyboard and external hard drive just stops working until I reboot. Could something be wrong with my usb ports? Thanks
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    New Jersey, USA
    #2
    Possibly, or you could have some corrupted cache files or PRAM corruption.

    Do this first then see if you still have the problem:

    1. SMC reset
    2. PRAM reset
    3. Safe Boot
    4. Download OnyX (free maintenance utility) and clean all of your caches, system, user, etc.
    5. Run Disk Utility and repair permissions
     

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