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    USB port shutting down
    Hi everyone I just had a quick question about my macbook. To go on the internet, (I have dial-up ) I connect the phone line into the usb phone line connector thingy, but recently, I started getting a message saying that a usb device was using too much power, and the port needed to be shut down. It happens a lot, and now I can only go online once a day.

    The computer is only two years old, and I'm not sure if I need to get an update or whatever. It does it on both ports, and gets pretty hot after a while. Also, it forces me to restart it a few times a week.

    Thanks in advance, and I'm sorry if I need to be be more specific!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JabbadaGriffin View Post
    Hi everyone I just had a quick question about my macbook. To go on the internet, (I have dial-up ) I connect the phone line into the usb phone line connector thingy, but recently, I started getting a message saying that a usb device was using too much power, and the port needed to be shut down. It happens a lot, and now I can only go online once a day.

    The computer is only two years old, and I'm not sure if I need to get an update or whatever. It does it on both ports, and gets pretty hot after a while. Also, it forces me to restart it a few times a week.

    Thanks in advance, and I'm sorry if I need to be be more specific!!!!
    Try using a powered USB hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    Try using a powered USB hub.
    Thank you so much!!!!!

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