USB ports only recognize mouse

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mojo888, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. mojo888 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2010
    I just bought a MacBook (13.3", 2GHz, 160GB, 2GB Aluminum, Late 2008)on ebay and at first the usb ports seemed temperamental. Now they only recognize my mouse and no other hardware (camera, usb stick etc). Can anyone suggest any solutions? (It is running snow leopard.)
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    It is likely a bad motherboard. A mouse draws little power, so that is why a mouse works.

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