Originally Posted by mblind
Tried both usb ports.. no luck..
Also checked the logs... Nothing comes up at all when pearl is connected.. AHH..
This is such a drag.. what can I do??!!
This might be a "out there" suggestion, but try getting a hold of a USB 2.0 hub; plug the hub into the MBP, then the BB into the hub. Personally I use a random "Dynex" hub I think I got from Best Buy (I use it with linux on a thinkpad with my BB).
The idea here is that maybe something....interesting... is going on with the USB ports of your laptop, maybe it's a hardware/firmware thing that doesn't like the BB. Using a hub registers a new USB controller with your OS X kernel, which will most likely respond more-standardly (hey, new word!) with the generic kernel drivers.
It's a simple enough test to try, and if it works - hey, problem solved.