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  • den.thed Level 7 (26,002 points)

    Sorry to hear that...


    Your welcome!

  • moyboy Level 1 (55 points)

    Are you absolutly sure it's the USB ports? I've had this happened to my iMac many times, usually after a hard reset. I was also under the assumption that my USB ports are dying. Today that scenario occured again and I decided to plug in other USB devices, a thumb drive and a full on 120GB drive, and they both mounted. Next I tried a USB-dongle keyboard and that also works.


    So I had to conclude that the hard reset did somethingto the USB keyboard.

  • dwarrelblad Level 1 (0 points)

    a mac has the tendency to kill all usb keyboards, including there own.

    It is not a hardware failure, your keyboard is like in a disabled state.

    To revive it: take your keyboard, hook it up to a linux pc, and voilà its working again. If you don't have a linux pc you can use any linux live cd.

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