Computer will not power up when attaching printer or VGA monitor
I'm trying to add a remote VGA monitor and an HP5mp laser printer to my wife's Powerbook G4. I'm using a Mini Centronics to USB cable for the printer and the Apple adapter (DVI to VGA PN#603-3342) for the monitor. When either one is connected, it will not allow the Powerbook to start up. If you try to plug the USB into a running laptop the computer sparks and shuts down. (Quality protection built in). The wireless connection to a color printer works well but would like to use the HP for normal B&W printing.
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