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USB fash drive not recognized in G4


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This is an interesting situation I have going on. I have a PowerMac G4 Quicksilver model that I just got my hands on. There is only 2 native USB ports in the rear, so i added a USB 2.0 pci card to it. I have a wireless mouse and keyboard receiver plugged into the PCI card and that works great. When I plug a USB flash drive into one of the 2 native ports, its finds it and comes right up. If I plug it into any one of the 4 new USB ports off of the PCI card, the computer wont see it. The LED on the flash drive lights up so I know it gets power, and the mouse and keyboard work off it too. Any thoughts?
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

First up you need to make sure your PCI card is actually Mac compatible and were drivers included on a software CD? Next question is did you get a reliable brand such as Sonnet or Belkin and not a Hong Kong cheapie? Many say they are Mac compatible but very few in fact are.

The problem is not with the computer but the PCI card.
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