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    Macbook Pro is no longer reading USB ports
    My beloved Macbook Pro is no longer reading anything I insert into the USB port. My memory card reader, external terabyte, flash drive, nothing. It was fine yesterday! I went into Disc Utility and nothing is showing up in there when the device is plugged in. Th device itself is on, lights blinking, so I don't think any of my devices are corrupt. Please help!

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    90% or more folks posting threads on Mac-Forums need help. If 90% of the threads had the title "Help!!"...don't you think that would be sort of confusing??

    A more descriptive title is beneficial to you & Mac-Forums.

    As to your question. I'm pretty sure your MacBook Pro has more than 1 USB port...are you saying all the USB ports are not working...or just one?

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    Thanks for kindly suggesting advice, I did change the title.

    I have 2 USB ports and neither is working. I restarted the computer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clh02h View Post
    Thanks for kindly suggesting advice, I did change the title.
    Thanks for the better title. FYI...you spelled "USB" in the title correction as "USN".

    Quote Originally Posted by clh02h View Post
    I have 2 USB ports and neither is working. I restarted the computer as well.
    How old is this computer?...any Applecare left on it?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    My computer is about 4 years old, no Applecare. Hopeless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clh02h View Post
    My computer is about 4 years old, no Applecare. Hopeless?
    Did anything happen to this computer before the USB ports stopped working?...such as:

    - a liquid spill?
    - computer got dropped?
    - cat walked all over the keyboard?
    - tried installing software & it didn't finish?
    - do you have any peripheral devices normally plugged into the computer?
    - any sort of electrical storm activity or power surges?
    - etc.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I plugged in an external hard drive I haven't used in a few months and the computer never read it, so I unplugged it thinking the hard drive was shot.

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