14 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2013 2:17 PM by BDAqua
Chitownbabs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What had happened is that I replaced a USB powered unit that was not working with a new one. All my external hard drives are working but my wireless Microsoft keyboard and mouse quit working. I then tried to reset the PRAM, disconnected the external USB storage and attached the Mac mouse and keyboard to the computer. The keyboard is now working and the mouse will let you click on the Finder menu but it will not move. I tried to do Disk Utility but the hard drive is not showing up in the box therefore I cannot have it check permissions. I have even tried to boot from the DVD and it did not work there. I even went into safe mode and nothing.


I also cannot get into the side menu to go to the library to find the preference for the keyboard and mouse to delete them so it can get rebuilt. I have been trying various things since Saturday and nothing is working. I am stymied by this and I am a tech person.


Does anyone out there have any other suggestions? Remember I am working with keyboard shortcuts to get around the system as the mouse is not working (and I even have attached several different wired and wirelss mice which did not work).



Power Mac G5 (Late 2005), iOS 5.1.1, 1 TB hard drive