I'm hoping someone here could give me some advice about a problem I am having with my USB external HD and USB printer.
I have a G3 Power Macintosh All-In-One, Model 510 (Beige), 233Mhz, 4GB HD. It has the 9.2.1 OS.
The external HD is an 40GB LaCie USB. And the printer is a HP PSC 750 Printer/Scanner.
I had the drive and printer hooked up on older Power Mac and it worked fine, but I have since sold it.
Before the computer crashed, the printer and external HD were both recognized, and both worked fine. But now I cannot get either one to be recognized.
I've checked the System Profiler, and it sees the USB card, but it does not see anything connected to it. The Mac USB drivers are in the Extentions Folder, and have tried unplugging and replugging the connections, (they are connected to the back the computer, and not to a hub) but no luck.
I've tried Disk First Aid, but it doesn’t see a problem. I tried refreshing the PRAM, that didn't work. Then I tried doing a fresh install of the system software, but that did not work either.
I was told by a friend I should buy and install Norton Utilities and see if it can fix it. But before I spend anymore money I wanted to come here and ask if anyone can give me any advice at all?
This problem is close to making me pull my hair out! Aggh!
If there is anything else I can try please let me know. Thank You for your time. :)