firewire on powerbook g4 not working

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2006
    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


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    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. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2006
    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 G3

    May 2, 2005
    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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