View Full Version : Firewire issue on Powerbook G4

Oct 18, 2007, 04:06 PM
I have a Powerbook G4 1.5.

I just bought a Western Digital 1TB External HD triple interface.

I am using the FW 800 connection.

It seems that when I have this hooked up and have been accessing data, I can't use my FW 400 port. I plugged in my video vamera to load video into IMovie, and it would not recognize the video camera. When i unplugged the drive, then the camera came up.

Then when i tried to plug the drive back in, it wouldn't recognize that. But once I unplugged the cable from the camera, the drive mounted.

Any thoughts or things I should try?

Oct 18, 2007, 04:14 PM
Is the hard drive bus powered or does it have a power supply? Sounds like an excessive drain on bus power....

Oct 19, 2007, 10:20 AM
The HDD is powered

Oct 19, 2007, 10:24 AM
I don't know if its relevant but just to mention that just this afternoon, my WD mybook 500gb external hooked up via FW400 has ceased working! its a powered hard drive as well. Don't know what's happened...:confused: