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redmagicmarker
Jul 15, 2006, 04:22 PM
ok, I recently just recieved a g4 powerbook 15 inch, and I have final cut pro 4.5 hd installed, and tiger osx. I plugged in my sony vx2100, and final cut pro will not recognize it being there. Is there a way to tell if you firewire isn't working, or if it is just final cut pro that is not recognizing the cam? and how I can fix this, any help would be great, thanks.



iBookG4user
Jul 15, 2006, 04:35 PM
If anyone ever plugged a firewire cable in backwards then it instantly zaps the firewire port. Do you have the apple hardware test? I think that tests the USB and Firewire but not totally positive.

redmagicmarker
Jul 16, 2006, 09:39 AM
Is there a way to test if the firewire port is working besides by plugging in a external hard drive. Is there a way to test it on the computer?

katie ta achoo
Jul 16, 2006, 09:49 AM
Is there a way to test if the firewire port is working besides by plugging in a external hard drive. Is there a way to test it on the computer?

boot the PB from the CD that came with it.
(put it in, hold down C)

then you can run the hardware test..