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    Post All 3 USB drives are freezing
    I have a MacBook Pro that I purchased on August of '10, so it's already out of warranty.

    I use my MacBook for business purposes all day. At least 3-4 times a week at random times during the day all three USB drives become unresponsive one behind the other. Nothing connected gets recognized (Ipod touch, mouse, wireless headphones connected via USB, etc.). Sometimes my trackpad and keyboard also freeze! This is very frustrating. I upgraded to OS X Lion recently and that didn't fix the problem.

    Can anyone offer any solution before I decide to take it to Apple and pay ransom money to get it fixed?

    Thanks

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    Got any anti virus running - I am not saying its a virus, but AV might be scanning the drives
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    Got any anti virus running - I am not saying its a virus, but AV might be scanning the drives
    no anti virus

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    Are the usb drives powered, they might be running out of juice as all three access the usb bus at the same time. You might wat to consider a powered mini hub as a central connection to make sure the USB always has enough power
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    how do i make sure they are all powered?. I do have a USB central connector and even then i was still getting the same problem

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