(wired) Apple keyboard drawing too much power

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by grubby0, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. grubby0 macrumors newbie

    grubby0

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    Well, I just recently received a used wired apple keyboard, but whenever I try to plug it into any USB port, I get the following error:

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    Even when I unplug every other USB device, I get this error. I'm using a Mac Mini.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What keyboard and what Mac Mini are you using?

    Apple has several keyboards (green with black keys, white plastic, aluminium) and also has several Mac Minis (G4, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo).

    Also what USB port are you using?
     
  3. grubby0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using the most recent wired keyboard Apple sold (aluminum), and the most recent Mac Mini design (core 2 duo.) Also, I tried on every USB port with the same results.
     
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    Do you have any other computer you can try the keyboard on?

    Or maybe your neighbours' or friends' computers?
     
  5. grubby0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I just tested the keyboard on a Windows PC I have around, it worked. So I guess the keyboard isn't defective.
     
  6. grubby0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just tested the keyboard in Windows on my Mac Mini - it works there too.
     
  7. grubby0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I just booted in verbose mode - it seems to notice that the keyboard is also technically a USB hub, and decides there's not enough power for it's USB ports.
     
  8. grubby0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It seems that if I plug my flash drive into either port, it lights up for a few seconds but then turns off, and OS X doesn't mount it.
     
  9. grubby0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ... well, going off of a suggestion of the guy that sent me the keyboard, I blew out the dust in the USB ports. That fixed it. I figure Windows didn't care because it didn't recognize the hub part (I tested.)
     

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