New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Power Mac - PCI Card installation issue (Adding USB2.0 slots)


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Odin_aa

 
Odin_aa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2005
Location: North Boston, NY
Posts: 604
Odin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 2.3 ghz 6.5 GB ram 20" cinema display ..15" Macbook Pro 2.33 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig RAM

Odin_aa is offline
I installed two PCI cards into my PowerPC G5, one NEXTECH2 USB 2.0x4 card model #N5PUPC and one older firewire card.

The firewire card appears to be working fine, however the USB card does not seem to be.

The card came with a driver CD, which I followed the installation process and loaded the drivers and then even moved it from one slot to another.

When I go into System Profiler, how do you check the driver that is running the USB card? How would I go about troubleshooting this?

http://www.lightcafe.net

New servers, much faster than before
QUOTE Thanks
Odin_aa

 
Odin_aa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2005
Location: North Boston, NY
Posts: 604
Odin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 2.3 ghz 6.5 GB ram 20" cinema display ..15" Macbook Pro 2.33 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig RAM

Odin_aa is offline
More information...

In the system profiler under PCI Cards it shows 4.

Slot-4 has Card: Firewire, Type: ieee1394, BUS PCI, Slot 4

there are three other entries:
Card: pci1106,3038 Type: USB Universal Host Controller, Bus: PCI, Slot 2
another exactly like above and then one more

Card: pci1106,3104 Type: USB Universal Host Controller, Bus: PCI, Slot 2

There are (4) USB ports on the card, three currently have things connected is that why three are showing up? My assumption that it is not working is a scanner I purchased (reason for the need for more slots) is not being recognized.

http://www.lightcafe.net

New servers, much faster than before
QUOTE Thanks
Odin_aa

 
Odin_aa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2005
Location: North Boston, NY
Posts: 604
Odin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 2.3 ghz 6.5 GB ram 20" cinema display ..15" Macbook Pro 2.33 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig RAM

Odin_aa is offline
The card seems to be "on" but not working.

Even the SanDisk card reader I have when plugged in gets power but is not recognized by the computer...i.e. I put a card in it and am not prompted to do anything.

http://www.lightcafe.net

New servers, much faster than before
QUOTE Thanks
Odin_aa

 
Odin_aa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2005
Location: North Boston, NY
Posts: 604
Odin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 2.3 ghz 6.5 GB ram 20" cinema display ..15" Macbook Pro 2.33 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig RAM

Odin_aa is offline
Well, after much frustration simply returned that PCI card for a ADS TECH USB Turbo that seems to work fine.

Problem solved. :confused:

http://www.lightcafe.net

New servers, much faster than before
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
I was thinking the card may just NOT be Mac compatible for some reason. Good info though.


QUOTE Thanks
Odin_aa

 
Odin_aa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2005
Location: North Boston, NY
Posts: 604
Odin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the roughOdin_aa is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 2.3 ghz 6.5 GB ram 20" cinema display ..15" Macbook Pro 2.33 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig RAM

Odin_aa is offline
Baggss, you may be correct...it claimed to be compatible with MAC and OS X however I could not get it to work. The second one however from ADS TECH was very much plug and play. Everything worked as soon as the system started up after installation.

No I have two empty USB2 ports...Yeah excess!

http://www.lightcafe.net

New servers, much faster than before
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« 24" brighter than 20" and 17" models? | iMac Screen size question... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
USB 2.0 PCI card issue hpoliset Apple Desktops 7 01-26-2007 01:37 PM
What to look out for when adding a PCI card johntalin Apple Desktops 0 01-05-2007 03:45 AM
problems adding a laptop with a belkin wireless g network card to an airport extreme Lelboy89 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 02-12-2005 08:56 AM
adding airport card prophet Internet, Networking, and Wireless 2 09-22-2004 04:09 PM
Graphic Card issue \_/Arkadia\_/ Apple Desktops 1 12-12-2003 05:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?