Question about Apple iBook G3 Mac Notebook
Hi, I have an ibook G3 900 Mhz, dual USB running OSX 10.4.11. Tried to connect my Western Digital Passport portable hard drive by USB to back up my files, and the ibook would not open the drive for use. No icon on the desktop or in Finder. Also will not mount a 2 GB portable USB storage device. However, I can look under system profiler and see the device name connected. any ideas? I tried installing and running the Mount Me! program and it cannot find any volumes to access.
What I have seen with some computer models, is that the USB port cannot deliver enough current to run some devices.
If possible, use an external drive with its own power supply and see if it will work. Most likely it will.
Also, try a powered USB hub. I found that most of the time, a powered USB hub solved many problems with having enough power for some external USB devices.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
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