Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to stopmotionmanager)
Ugh. Thanks. I figured I would have to do that. I just don't understand why it would work fine, then all the sudden I get this random error message. It doesn't make any sense.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to Frankly_Scarlette)
Had the same thing happen to me with a 6-month old MacBook Pro (10.8.3) and an Iphone 5. Same cable would not charge Iphone in electrical outlet either. Switched out the cable and all is fine.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 2:46 AM (in response to Netfeather)
Netfeather you are a hero ... I have all the same equipment you have and I was like "***, all my stuff is updated and top of the line why the heck am I having an issue?" LOL never thought it'd be the cord. Apple store here I come!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to Jrster1369)
You don't even have to go to the Apple Store. I got my new cable at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Generic-8-Pin-cable-compatible-Iphone/dp/B009YCVIME/ref=sr _1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368538555&sr=8-3&keywords=lightning+cable
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 4:06 PM (in response to Netfeather)
I know but my cord is covered under the apple care so they'll replace it free.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 2:11 AM (in response to Frankly_Scarlette)
Well I feel like my phone is just broken now because its not charging off of anything. It used to be when this happened it would still charge off my computer but now I'm getting this "drawing too much power" message. I don't think its my cables though because I am using 2 different ones, and they both work with my iPad just not my iPhone 4S. Don't know what to do....
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 5:10 AM (in response to hmacinz)
Make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store. Bring the cables too.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 3:59 PM (in response to Jim Erlach)
A few more suggestions. Same thing happened to me and I could not figure out why until I went to About this Mac > More Info > System report > Hardware > USB where you can see each of your USB ports and what is connected to them. Turns out I had several extra devices under the desk that I had forgotten about. This matters because Macs can deliver extra power to one or two USB ports if needed, but not without limit and it is the last device that tips the threshold that gets booted off.
I removed the unnecessary USB devices, and additionally put the smartphone on the USB port on the back of the iMac, presto, no more problems.
It would have been a nice little bit of programming if Apple's alert message about a USB device drawing too much poer, they had suggested to check all the USB devices attached to the computer and that a power hungry device already connected would prevent additional ones from working.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2014 5:36 PM (in response to Frankly_Scarlette)
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