<br>I have just had my Xlr8 device upgraded by the factory and they sent a cd with OS X software to make it compatible with my G4. It had been in my G3 and allowed me to capture video. The device is USB and was connected to a card that I had installed in the G3. <br>The message I get now is that there is not enough power to the device and the splash screen says to plug it into a powered device or directly into the Mac. I tried it in my usb hub and apparently there is not enough power. I think my options are: <br>1. Pull the card out of the G3 (if that is possible) and install it in theG4. <br>2. Buy a hub and plug it in by itself ( but how would it connect to the computer other than to the original hub) <br>3. Buy a card and install it. <br>4. Ask this forum for advice..............Wait a minute, that should be option number one ! <br>Any help will be really appreciated. <br>TIA<br> <br><br>
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Is your current hub powered? (I assume so, but thought I'd ask anyways) ...<br><br>It sounds like your current hub may be overtaxed when you attach the xlr8 device ... to find out, try this:<br><br>1) Attach the xlr8 device directly to one of the Mac's USB ports and see if operates normally ...<br><br>- if yes, then continue<br><br>- if no, then the problem may lie within the device itself ...<br><br>2) unplug all other usb devices from the hub, then attach the xlr8 device and see if it operates normally ...<br><br>- if yes, then the hub is not supplying enough power when all devices are attached, and you may need to get another powered USB hub to use with the xlr8 device ... alternatively, you may decide to eliminate some of your other USB devices from the hub to allow the xlr8 device to operate ...<br><br>- if no, then the hub REALLY is not up to supplying power to the device. You will probably need to either: Leave the xlr8 device connected directly to one if the Mac's USB ports, or get another powered hub for the xlr8 device ...<br><br>Another thing would be to try connecting the xlr8 device to one of the USB ports on your keyboard (assuming it's an Apple keyboard) - I believe that acts as a powered hub as well (but I might be wrong - worth a shot anyway) ...<br><br>If you decide to get another powered hub, you can either connect it directly to another USB port on the Mac, or USB hubs can be daisy-chained together - just plug one into another and things should work fine ...<br><br>Just some ideas - hope they helped =)<br><br>***matt<br><br>
Thanks, Matt.<br>I tried plugging it into the keyboard and it didn't help. <br>I have two Belkin hubs and, I agree they may be taxed.<br>What I intend to do is have a buddy come over and pull the usb card out of my G3 and put it in the G4. He seems to think it will work. If if doesn't, I will buy a card and plug it into the G4 directly.<br>Either way, I have had last night to sleep on it and will take it slow and deliberate.<br>Thanks again<br><br>
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The power suggestion sounds correct to me. I have seen things run out of power supplied.<br><br>Swapping the card over should also temporarily solve the situation but not necessarily always, do such things work in all cases.<br><br>=============================================================<br>| "Behold the Turtle, he maketh no progress ==== until he sticketh out his neck." |<br>=============================================================
Thanks. As it turned out, I bought an Orange 4x usb card and it works just fine. <br>I have BTV pro, Hack TV and P-inP. The capture is good but the picture size is limited to 320 x 240 which is sort of small for my Apple Studio Display.<br><br>
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