If you’re experiencing issues with your MacBook’s USB port, here are some troubleshooting steps you can take:
Check for physical damage: Before troubleshooting any software-related issues, it’s essential to check the physical condition of the USB port. Make sure there’s no debris, bent pins, or other physical damage that may be preventing proper connectivity.
Restart your MacBook: Sometimes, simply restarting your MacBook can resolve USB port issues. Try restarting your computer and see if the USB port starts working again.
Check USB cables and devices: The issue may not be with your MacBook, but rather the USB cable or device you’re using. Try connecting a different device or cable to the USB port to see if that resolves the issue.
Check System Information: You can check the System Information on your MacBook to see if the USB port is recognized by the system. Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and select “About This Mac” from the drop-down menu. Then click on “System Report” and select “USB” from the sidebar. Check if your USB device is listed, and if so, whether it’s working correctly.
Reset SMC and PRAM: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) and Parameter Random Access Memory (PRAM) can help fix USB port issues. The process for resetting SMC and PRAM varies depending on the MacBook model you have. You can find instructions on Apple’s website or contact Apple support for assistance.
Reset USB Controller: You can reset the USB controller by going to “System Preferences” > “Hardware” > “USB.” From there, click on the “Reset the USB controller” button.
If none of the above troubleshooting steps work, it’s possible that your MacBook’s USB port may be damaged and requires repair or replacement. You can contact Apple support or Esmond Service Centre for assistance.