Apple KB Updates: USB Power, Aperture 3, Boot Camp, Keyboard power options

Apple has recently updated a few knowledge base articles that address problems with running Aperture 3, addressing low power on USB devices, Boot Camp 3.0 upgrade problems, and keyboard shortcuts for various power options.

Apple has recently updated a few knowledge base articles that address problems with running Aperture 3, addressing low power on USB devices, Boot Camp 3.0 upgrade problems, and keyboard shortcuts for various power options.

Apple Computers: Powering a peripheral through USB

This article covers the power specifications of the USB ports found on Apple's computers that usually support 500 mA but can support up to 1200 mA. At times, you may have USB devices that require higher power settings and configurations, which if put in a lower power slot will not work properly.

Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

Aperture 3.0 was released recently, and soon followed by an update to version 3.0.1. In updating, you may run into problems with the library not loading properly, the application not behaving properly, or the application not launching at all. This article covers a few troubleshooting steps that can help tackle these problems.

Boot Camp: 2727 error or restart pending message when upgrading Boot Camp 2.2 to 3.0

After upgrading from Boot Camp 2.2 to 3.0, you may get an error 2727 followed by a system restart. This happens because the system has not properly applied the Boot Camp update. This article provides steps for how to remove the Boot Camp services and reinstall the drivers for the latest update, on Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

Keyboard shortcuts for Shut down, restart, and sleep

A number of years ago Apple's computers shipped with keyboards that had a power button on them. Pressing this key would bring up the power menu, allowing for sleep, shut down, or restart options. With the power button missing from Apple's keyboards these days, people wishing to perform power functions such as sleeping the computer or displays, or restarting with various options will need to do so via keyboard shortcuts. This article outlines each shortcut and what they do.



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