Trick for connecting the Clip with a Mac.

Here’s another trick for connecting with a Mac that might help some of you. My Clip wouldn’t connect with my Mac Mini (OS 10.4.11) regardless of everything I had read in this forum and elsewhere. So, after experimenting a bit further, I discovered this procedure which works for me every time: First, I plug the USB cable directly into one of the Mac USB ports (not into my powered USB hub), and then I plug the other end of the USB cable into the powered-down Clip; after the two are connected in that order, then I can turn on the Clip and see the “Connecting” message and interact with the Mac and iTunes. Hope this helps someone!