MacOS 9 iMac lost connectivity to anything Firewire

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  1. philks macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2003
    Sincere apologies if this is the wrong place to post this, but I am a little desperate ! I have an iMac running MacOs 9.0.4. I have a firewire drive, and also use iMovie connected to a digital camera. I can no longer see the icon for the Firewire drive, and iMovie shows 'camera disconnected'. Apple System Profiler no longer even shows a Firewire bus, let alone any devices on it. Firewire enabled etc Extensions still exist, and are enabled.
    Any clues anyone ? Please !!
    Any help would be much appreciated !
  2. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Try zapping the PRAM. Since you know what Apple System Profiler is and thought to look there, you probably know how to do this, but here it is anyway:

    1. Turn off or restart your computer
    2. After you hear the initial chime, hold down the command (apple), option, P, and R keys.
    3. The computer will chime again
    4. Repeat steps 2-3 a few times to make sure your PRAM is cleared
    5. After you do that, the system should boot
  3. Billicus macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2002
    Charles City, Iowa
    Re: MacOS 9 iMac lost connectivity to anything Firewire

    It might be a good idea to update to 9.1 or even 9.2 if you have the correct hardware. If I remember correctly, 9.0-9.0.4 were a little bit finicky.
  4. Mblazened macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2002
    The Valley
    i would update to at least 9.1, but your problems may stem from a bad firewire port
  5. philks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2003
    Thank you all for your help. I did try zapping the PRAM, but sadly to no avail. I think it's time to take the bull by the horns, and go for a proper upgrade to Jaguar.

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