MacBook Pro :: USB Port Gone After Ejecting External HDD?

Mar 9, 2012

All software uptodate. I have strange issue with USB ports. After ejecting USB drive (external HDD, powered by USB bus), which worked perfectly, USB port does not recognize anything, nor providing power. Turning MBP off and then booting back solves this issue.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), MBP 15" 2011

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MacBook Pro :: Ejecting An External Drive?

Apr 6, 2012

I have a Seagate 500gb GoFlex external drive, which I'm using with Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro. Now, when ever I eject the drive (by right clicking or dragging to trash) it appears to disconnect from my MacBook, but the drive itself continues running, i.e., the lights stay on and I can still here the fans / drive whirring away. This continues unless I pull the USB cable out. Is this normal? Should the drive completely shutdown upon ejecting? Or is simply 'ejecting' from the MacBook enough for 'safe' removal?

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Apr 19, 2012

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Jun 23, 2014

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Apr 4, 2010

I have a 1 TB WD external hard drive I store my music and videos on. I have noticed that the hard drive will randomly eject itself causing me to have to turn the external hard drive off and back on for the iMac to mount it again. I have a new iMac i5 and had a 24" 2.4 GHz iMac previously. I was using the firewire port on my previous iMac before and would occasionally experience this problem. However, having to use the USB port on the new iMac it is occurring on a daily basis. I have tried different ports on the back of the iMac thinking it was a USB problem, but that didn't seem to help. I have run disk utility and it says the drive is in good health.

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Mar 12, 2012

This is proving a bit a bit of a puzzle to me. I have a 1TB External LaCie hard drive connected directly to my iMac via USB. It has two partitions, both empty. I set the back-up going and it works for a while and then I get:"Time Machine could not complete the backup. The backup disk may have been ejected or disconnected from your computer."  

I've amended the Energy Saver settings in the system preferences to keep the machine on given the length of time the first update is going to take, but this doesn't seem to make any difference - and I'm not even touching it! I promise! Then the drive disappears from the disk utility. I then have to turn it off and then on again to get it back. I have the TM widget and this is what it has to say: 

Starting standard backup
Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine backup 70/Backups.backupdb
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Backup content size: 196.7 GB excluded items size: 1.7 GB for volume Macintosh HD
233.92 GB required (including padding), 465.34 GB available


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Jun 1, 2012

I have had some problems for about the past year with the front USB port on my 2009 13in Macbook Pro 5.5.

As you know, there are 2 USB ports on the left side on a 13inch Macbook pro. The one closest to me (the front one) works fine when I use it with a flash drive. But when I connect my external 7200RPM external drive to it, after about a minute, it ejects then re-recognizes the disk.

I video edit with FCP and use the external as one of my scratch disks.

At first I thought maybe it was the cord or the drive that was messed up. But then I connected my other external drive to this port and the same thing happened.But when I connected it to the back USB port, everything works fine. I haven't had any trouble. So i make sure it's connected to that port when using the external.

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Dec 11, 2014

I know it sounds strange, but my Time Machine HDD works only on one USB Port. 

The facts:

I Have an encrypted Time Machine Backup on an External USB 2.0 HDD.

My MBP 13 inch 8,1 (Early 2011) runs the latest OS X Yosemite Version (10.10.1).

Any other external Drive (Flash drives or HDDs) do work on both USB Ports perfectly.

If i plug in my Time Machine HDD in the left port everything works fine.

If i plug in my Time Machine HDD in the right port it isn't even listed as an unmounted device in Disc Utility.

I connect the USB port directly from the HDD to my MBP (without USB hubs or anything else in between).

I am not sure but i believe that both USB Ports are internally connected to one USB Port, so i know its a strange issue i am having here. 

MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Sep 2, 2014

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I am just wondering if there is a way I can either:

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or 3. Hook up my External Hard-Drive to the thunderbolt port. 

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Mar 23, 2008

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May 11, 2012

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Jul 1, 2009

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No monitor is detected by the laptop (although the display does blink blue, as if it had detected it), tried different cables, different displays, using the Displayport firmware update, speaking to Apple, deleting the files, etc

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Feb 18, 2009

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Sep 8, 2014

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May 16, 2010

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Apr 9, 2012

Why does the software cd keep ejecting?

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Jun 9, 2012

I have a late 2009 iMac with Firewire 800 input on the back.  I have a Western Digital Passport external hard drive with USB Micro-B input that I would like to connect to the Firewire (4 USB inputs aren't nearly enough on the iMac). I can't find an adapter to do this. As an alternative, is there an adapter that will convert the Firewire 800 to standard USB2.0?

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MacBook Pro :: Mix USB 2.0 And 3.0 On Same Port Is Whole Port Slowed Down?

Jul 3, 2012

I have just ordered a new MacBook Pro and it does not have enough USB ports for my needs.If I have a USB 3.0 hub and I mix USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 peripherals on it, will the whole hub/computer USB 3.0 port be slowed down to USB 2.0 speeds?I am thinking back to Firewire, if you have Firewire 800 and 400 devices on the same chain, the whole chain slowed to Firewire 400 speeds.I don't think this is the same with USB but wanted some reassurance..

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Sep 19, 2010

I own a macbook pro, mid 2009 and its superdrive was working fine till 3 days ago. Now, whenever I try to insert a CD or DVD, the drive doesn't read it at all and after 2'' it ejects it. I tried reseting SMC and PRAM with no luck. I also tried that "batmac" trick [hold the mac upside down] with no luck either except my neck is now damaged too..

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2)My warranty is no longer valid [expired 1 month ago..]. How much would it cost to replace it? I live in Greece and no Apple Store exists here yet. I must take it to my provider [authorized reseller], check it [don't know how much this is going to cost either] and have it replaced.

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MacBook Pro :: Ejecting A Disc That Won't Eject?

Feb 20, 2012

How do I get a disc to eject? I press the "eject" button but it won't come out....

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MacBook Pro :: Keep Ejecting Install Disk?

Apr 21, 2012

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May 19, 2012

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Jun 13, 2012

I have inserted a data DVV with 3 QT video files on it, roughly 1 GB each. It took a long time to mount, and then when trying to copy a QT file to the desktop it started but aborted giving an error message. Playing the the .mov file from the DVD itself was very slow and juddery. 

Having given up I now can't even eject the DVD. Force quiting and restarting has resulted in the DVD not mounting. Launching Disk Utility juts gives me the dreaded rainbow wheel.. 

How can I eject the DVD? 

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