Macbook Pro wont let me firewire!!

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  1. upsincefour macrumors newbie

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    my brand new MPB doesnt let me connect my iPod or my new audio interface,
    both devices can be found in system profiler, I bought this computer for recording
    and I cannot use my interface or ipod!??


    somebody please help..
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    what kind of iPod do you have? 5G (iPod with video) and nano don't work with firewire.

    As for interface, i'm not sure.
     
  3. upsincefour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ..

    im not sure which generation it is, the b/w with the four buttons above the click wheel, the ipod works fine on my moms ibook.. is this a different kind of firewire? is that possible?
    i even tried the software update and my os and ipod are up to date.. i think it must be a firewire problem.
     
  4. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    that's what it sounds like. your version of the ipod should work fine with firewire.

    I don't have a MBP so i can't try to reproduce anything or check how the system works, but if you haven't restarted, do it, and then check permissions.
     
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    ive restarted many times, how do i check permissions..
    ?
     
  6. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    applications/utilities/disk utility

    then you click on your hdd, and click verify, then repair. won't take long.

    good luck!
     
  7. upsincefour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    didnt work.. system profiler reads my devices under the firewire pane..

    but they arent recognized/wont mount..

    is anyone else having this problem?
     
  8. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

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    Try resetting your iPod. I don't know the key combination on that version of the iPod
     
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    ,

    ive done that too.. its toggle hold and menu/playpause..
     
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  13. upsincefour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is everything i can think of.. please help me

    I have my brand new MacBookPro and I cannot use two firewire devices, my iPod (not sure which generation, but the b/w with the four buttons above scroll wheel) and my m-audio firewire audio interface. Under system profiler they are both recognized in the firewire pane, but neither will function or mount.. I have been waiting for this portable for about a month now, and bought it for just for recording, someone please help.. is this somehow a 400/800 discrepancy.. what does this mean? how can i make these devices work..
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Firewire 800 is backward compatible with Firewire 400. Plus the iPod is Firewire 400 anyway.

    The PMU reset did nothing? Maybe they're not getting enough power. Is the machine plugged into the power adaptor? :)
     
  15. upsincefour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ,

    nothing is working, im thinking about going to the apple store tomorrow, is there anything they can do for me there?
     
  16. yippy macrumors 68020

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    If there are firewire problems they can replace the MacBook Pro. Have you tried running the hardware test CD? The only other thing I can think of to do would be a clean install of OS X.
     
  17. upsincefour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did the hardware test.. it came back no problems, i guess i will have to work up my bravery to do a clean installation as i have gotten so much done by the way of preferences and settings bookmarks etc.. do you really think that might solve the problem?
     
  18. upsincefour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :-(

    stayed up till three thirty this morning reinstalling os x and trying everything i could think of to get this working.. what should i do know?
     
  19. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Go to an Apple Dealer with it.
     
  20. robo macrumors 65816

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    I had the same problem with my MetricHalo firewire box. I upgraded to 10.4.5 (from 10.4.4) and everything is cool now. I think 10.4.4 had some firewire issues

    Peace
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  21. upsincefour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this machine is a day old, has .5 out of the box.. i was on tech support all day, the conversation ended with a case number to be bumped up to level 2 and erase installing the os on my hd, losing all my settings etc.. just got home from work, finished booting with a clean drive, plug the ipod in... same effing problem..

    you would think for $2000 the damn thing would recognize an ipod..

    :(
     

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