I have a friend with a G5 iMac (pre iSight model) and the firewire appears to have died. He has never used it and doesn;t nee dit, but the computer now takes forever to start up and run various programs. I assume the hardware chesk is looking, looking, looking for firewire. I went round with all my wonderful repairs gadgets (Techtool Protege, Techtool Protogo) which of course all connet via the firewire port. This is how I found out it was stuffed. It there any way to bypass the firewire alltogther? I assume to repair it would mean replacing the whole logic board in which case he'll just buy a new machine. They only really use this machine for email, a few letters and photos. Anyone know if and where I can get the Apple hardware test for a G5iMac?