Friday, February 08, 2013

Disappearing USB ports on Mac Pro (Early 2009)

Just a quick note before bed. Recently I've been having issues with my Mac Pro not recognizing my HiFiMan headphone amp through a USB connection. I thought it might be the amp, but I tried it on my MacBook Pro and it recognized it immediately. Tonight, I noticed that my iPod would not connect iTunes on my Mac Pro. Searching around, I found an easy solution:

  1. Shut down your computer.
  2. Unplug the computer from power and wait about 15 seconds or so.
  3. Plug the computer power cord back into a power outlet.
  4. Restart your computer.

Voila! I have my USB ports back and my system is recognizing both the HiFiMan amp and my iPod.