Usb problem or Software?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by caliskimmer, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. caliskimmer macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2009
    I wasn't sure if this was a hardware or software problem. Ok, so I plug in my iPod 4th generation, and my mac g5 running os x 10.5 leopard freezes and a screen shows up saying I need to restart the computer. Ok so I do that and the screen comes up again. I unplug and restart and everything is fine. Now, I plug in an external usb HD and once again, the same screen. I unplug and restart. Now, I try a flash drive, and again, this screen pops up. I need help so I can use my flash drives again!
    p.s. the screen is a transparent gray screen that slowly rolls down from the top of the computer and then it says your computer must be restarted please hold the power button.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Your computer has a kernel panic.
    It might be that your USB is damaged.

    Have you tried a SMU reset yet?

    Do you still have warranty?
  3. torchwood04 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    If you do get your computer working again, I would suggest updating to 10.5.6 if you have not already. It could possibly correct this..
  4. Dan in PA macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2009
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    When this happened to me (UMB/ 10.5.6) I was advised to back up my data and reinstall the OS....I did, and the problem was solved.
  5. caliskimmer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2009

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