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I bought a model #F5U507 USB/Firewire HUB to use with my Macintosh computers. All computers are core 2 and have the latest software updates.  (And they work with my other hubs!) I bought it to have more USB 2.0 ports since the firewire implementation is lame- only 2 ports which will only net me one more since I'd have to use one on my computer!  But that's OK since what I want is more USB ports and I loved the way this hub looks and the fact that it's heavy enough to not fall over when you plug in cords. So my problem is that when I connect it to any of my computers or any of their USB ports using the cable that came with it or others, the computer immediately says that the USB port is drawing too much power and it is shutting it down.  This is BEFORE I've connected anything else to the HUB-  Just the Mini USB connector to a port on my computer.  I also tried it on my airport extreme and it immediately shut down the airport! For what it's worth, the LED doesn't come on either. I'm bummed because I really like the "package" but it just doesn't work.  I can't find any info on your site covering this unit. Gregg Hildebrandt

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Agreed, CosmaP. Just had a chat with the fellow and he seemed very unhappy with that solution.

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Sounds like you need to purchase an external power supply for the hub

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