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Repair a broken FireWire interface
Authored by: aggtime on Nov 12, '07 11:44:54PM

Thank you for your prescription. I had a couple of surges in the house pwer and my firewire bus disappeared. I tried restart, changed partitions, changed OS to 10.4.8 (from 10.4.10), shut down, restarted, etc all to no avail. I followed your suggestions: shut down, unplug the firewire device, unplug the power cord (867 G4), unplug the wall power cord for the whole system, waited 5 minutes, plugged in the wall socket, connected the Firewire device, then plugged the power cord into the system, et voila! Firewire back. Confirmed it fucntions as usual. (I thought it had been fried) Also revived was a port on an Ethernet hub.

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