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firewire on powerbook g4 not working

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by redmagicmarker, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    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.
  2. macrumors 604


    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.
  3. macrumors newbie

    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?
  4. macrumors demi-god

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

    then you can run the hardware test..

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