USB suddenly doesnt work?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rnp614, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. rnp614 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    Soooo I was playing Starcraft 2 on my MBA and the computer just shut down all of a sudden. Then when I booted back up the USB mouse I had plugged in doesnt work. I've since restarted and plugged in various things and it still doesnt work. What the heck!
  2. mangrove macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    FL, USA
    Tell us, did you check or change the mouse batteries?
  3. rnp614 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    Of course I did. I tried mouse and harddrive in another mac and they work just fine. No hickups at all on other systems...
  4. Moodikar macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Try this...

    Have you tried resetting your parameters?
    Restart and hold down the "option", "command", "p", and "r" buttons before the computer chimes. Keep holding till the computer chimes 3 times before letting go. This refreshes some of the system memory and will not harm your computer. Things like sound settings return to default...meaning it might kick in your USB to work again.

    It this fails, use the hardware diagnostic in your install DVDs to check the hardware and/or the Mactools if you bought Applecare.

    Let us know how if went/goes.
  5. rnp614 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    No chance I could run the CDs because no way to connect a drive to this computer at this point. As far as doing the other procedure until I hear 3 chimes, no luck in OSX or Win 7. :(
  6. rnp614 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    No luck with USB yet and now my hard drive is making the clicking sound of death. What should I do? I'm about a hairs breadth away from buying a IBM X201 with an SSD
  7. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    straight to an Apple tech for diagnosis

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