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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 01:01 AM   #1
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I have a USB pci card in my PM6500, with both ports occupied by an ifeel Mouseman and an Icekey. This setup was working perfectly until today. I went away from the computer for a while, when I came back, this prompt was displayed on the screen:

"A USB device is currently drawing too much power. The port it is attached to will be deactivated."

When I click OK though, the same prompt keeps popping up. I have to do a ctrl-cmd-power restart. I've narrowed the problem down to the Icekey, since the prompt appears eveytime I plug the keyboard in.

Does anyone know what's going on here? Everything was working perfectly ever since I got the keyboard, and I haven't installed anything lately. Is it time to get a usb hub?
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 08:04 AM   #2
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It shouldn't be happening, especially with a single device attached to a single port. Contact the manufacturer for a remedy; it looks broken to me.

A component failure in the KB can easily cause it to begin using too much power.
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 02:50 PM   #3
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I found something else wrong. Everytime I boot, with just the mouse of course, the mouse settings are all wrong. It acts like a one-button mouse. I have to remove and plug the mouse back in, and then customize the buttons again. This makes me think that the problem might be with the usb pci card. I will try to reinstall it to see.
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Connect any IOS 4.2 device with USB

This is my work-around to get my USB devices to work I hope it works for you just click the link
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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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Don't click the link. Looks like spam to me.
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 06:22 AM   #6
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Don't click the link. Looks like spam to me.
If you are an honourable citizen should investigate before you say it's spam. I get really pissed with people that don't do the homework. Please ask the moderator to clean up this post and yours. I am not a spamer
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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If you are an honourable citizen should investigate before you say it's spam. I get really pissed with people that don't do the homework. Please ask the moderator to clean up this post and yours. I am not a spamer
Speaking of people who don't do their homework.... You should recognixe that you message is formatted exactly as if it were spam, on top of which your only posts ever to this board are in this thread which is another major indicator of spam. getting all aggresive about it isn't going to help.....
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 08:48 AM   #8
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If you are an honourable citizen should investigate before you say it's spam. I get really pissed with people that don't do the homework. Please ask the moderator to clean up this post and yours. I am not a spamer

Does investigating require me to follow questionable links? Why does your post title mention iOS devices when the original poster is having problems with a keyboard and mouse on a legacy mac system? If your post isn't spam, make sure it appears at least minimally relevant. Irrelevant first posts are usually spam.

If you are truly a new forum member then I welcome you. It's always nice to have new members eager to help out fellow mac users. You have my apologies as well.
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #9
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Not being aggressive just telling you to Hoover your mouse over the link

I don't want to offend you "sir" just saying that if you check the link saves me the time to post the description here and I have pictures on the article. Please accept my apologies and have a great day
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Hey Skinnyman, is this still an active issue? The original post is 7 years old after all...
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