Firewire won't mount on Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stuuke, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. stuuke macrumors regular

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    Recently my Firewire devices won't mount on my black Macbook. The devices show up in the system profiler but not in disk utility. I have tried a compact flash card reader and lacie firewire drive with the same result. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Start with the basics.
    1. Repair permissions
    2. Zap PRAM (command-option-P-R on startup)
    3. Shake your machine and curse at it.

    That get you anywhere?
     
  3. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    4. Phone apple
    5. Go to apple store
     
  5. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Create a new user to see if it is user error, ie loading something that kills FW volumes.
     
  7. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Well that what you pay apple the big bux for. Best troubleshooting/customer service around. :)
     
  8. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

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    So far my experience with Mac technical support has been

    1. turn the power off
    2. unplug everything
    3. turn the power on
    4. repeat, possibly holding down a key or two

    or with Apple Store/Apple Repair and my last powerbook

    1. Apple store says it is definitely the logic board
    2. Apple replaces logic board twice
    3. Apple says it is not the logic board after replacing logic board does not solve problem. It is the hard drive causing the problem and they want $900 to replace
    4. Apple sends the computer back to me on my dime

    Not to mention that I bought the current Macbook based on their assesment that my previous one was dead.
     

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