Here's my puzzler of the moment: I have a Creative USB headset (the Fatal1ty gaming headset for Mac, which I bought at an Apple store). It's been working fine via USB (with the notable exception that it stops working easily if even slightly jostled).
In the last few days, however, it stopped working when plugged directly into the Mac. The audio out still works, and it shows up as an audio input device, but when selected it does not detect any incoming audio.
I assumed it was a headset problem until I tested it plugged into a USB hub - plugged into the hub, it works fine.
I just bought a 320gb Western Digital MyBook Premium edition external hard drive. My issue is that my PowerBook will only recognize the drive if I have it plugged in via USB. I want to use firewire but its not working. What can I do?
When I plug my iphone into my Macbook pro I get the chirp so I know it is charging but I don't get any icons showing the phone is connected nor do I see it on Finder. I also have an Air and my iPhone works great for that. I can't seem to find the setting difference that allows my Air to see the iPhone but it doesn't allow my Macbook Pro to see the iPhone.
Info: MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8), missing icon
Image Capture no longer shoes my iPhone 4S as a device when plugged in. I've used it successfully for over a year but now it is playing up. I've changed cables, restarted the machine, my hubby has done a disk check. IPhoto recognises it still and the phone charges when plugged in. Have tried both USBs.
I reset my MacBook Air yesterday and have plugged my iPhone 5 into the USB port. It did not show up in devices and I am unable to sync it. I have rebooted both devices several times and used two different USB leads and have seen no difference. How can I get my iPhone to show up in iTunes on my mac?
I am using version 10.8.5 of OS X on my MacBook but am not quite sure what I was using before the reset.
Itunes used to work fine, but now crashes every time I plug my iphone in. It gets partway through the sync, then quits with no error message. If I stop the syncing, itunes is fine. If I then select my iphone in the left hand column, iTunes crashes. My iphone is set to wirelessly sync. Am I supposed to affect any change if itunes won't allow me to change any syncing settings. Really, if it is wireless, it needs to be configured from the phone, not itunes...
I have had several issues with the USB on my brand-new Core i5 macbook pro. It randomly disconnects USB devices. I've had the issue with multiple USB devices - same story with each one. Further, iTunes will only recognize my iPhone if it is in the port nearest the magsafe connector. The other port fails to recognize my iPhone entirely. Anyone else having a USB issue on their base 15" that was released today?
Furthermore, any suggestions of what to do about it? I'm having a hell of a time restoring my iPhone with this issue... And the Apple Store is over an hour away-I planned a special trip to buy this laptop.
I use my MBP 15" (the new one), as my primary machine in my office. I sit by my best usually 10-12hrs a day working on it.
I am trying to figure out what is best to do, keep the AC plugged in or have it un-plugged and only plug it in when the battery is drained (or less then 50%)? I have tried different experiments, plugged in, not-plugged and time is about the same for life of the battery. The true question is, how is is best to do it for the health of the battery.
My 2 iPhones 5c (8.1.1) are suddenly not being recognized by iTunes (188.8.131.52). They don't show in the menu bar and don't sync on my mac mini. They WILL connect on my mac laptop from work. So it's got to be an issue with the Mini right?
After reading and trying a number suggestions I found one thread that suggested looking at system log info from the Console application when connecting the phone
12/6/14 8:06:26.000 PM kernel: USBF:2675. 52AppleUSBEHCI[0x5df0000]::Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 0xfd, timing out! (Addr: 0, EP: 0)12/6/14 8:06:32.000 PM kernel: USBF:2681. 56AppleUSBEHCI[0x5df0000]::Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus
iTunes and iPhoto won't recognize my iPhone 4S, or my wife's iPhone 4 when pluged into my MAC. I am running OSX v10.5.8, and both iPhones have the latest version of iOS. I tried a few of the other trouble shooting tips from the community, but nothing seems to work.
I can't seem to get my Macbook Pro 13" 2.26Ghz (OS 10.5.7) connect to my iPhone 3G (OS 3.0) via bluetooth. In the Bluetooth Setup Assistant the macbook sees the iPhone 3G, but they don't connect after I accept the connect on the iPhone 3G. The codes on the Macbook and iPhone are the same and, therefore, should connect.
I've searched the Apple Discussions (support) but there is no answer there.
My white MacBook is not charging when plugged in. And if I take out the cord, the computer dies. I noticed this right after I had made a flight on an airplane so I'm assuming something happened while on the flight, even though I had my computer with me the whole time, and inside the case. I tried using compressed air to try and blow out any debris that might have got into the little charger port, but no luck.
I have had my MacBook Pro since May 2007. It has been working fine up until a few months ago. I will have nearly full, or fully battery and the computer will turn off, and will not turn back on unless I plug the charger in. If the charger is unplugged for 5 minutes, the computer completely shuts down. So basically I cannot use the computer unless it is plugged in. It is starting to become a pain because sometimes I need it when I am in a place without an outlet.
Just wondering, whenever I use my macbook unibody at home, I have it plugged in most of the time. When I take it to school, I don't bring my plug. When I go to sleep, I generally unplug it and put the macbook to sleep. Should I keep it plugged in even though I closed the lid whilst I sleep during the night? Or should I keep unplugged it every night when I close the lid?Also, I do calibrate my battery once a month. its at 93% after 43 cycles.
My 2.4ghz i5 MBP runs a lot better when using discrete graphics. Minimizing and maximizing windows, scrolling, opening folders etc... all run smoother with the 330M. Is there a way to always run the 330M when plugged in, and switch to automatic graphics switching when unplugged? This would be the perfect solution for me.
I recently upgraded my last-gen macbook to a macbook pro 13". I have a feeling there's something wrong with the battery however. On my old Macbook, whenever i let the battery drain completely (After I got the 10 minute warning message), the macbook went into hibernation until I plugged it in. However, on my Macbook pro, whenever I do the same it doesn't go into hibernation. Is there something wrong with my battery or have apple changed how this works?
My MacBook is about a year old. It has never had a problem with power or battery issues before, but now if it is not plugged in, it will work for a little bit and then randomly shut down (even with a full charge).