shorted out Firewire port

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by bidge, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. bidge macrumors 6502

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    New Zealand
    #1
    I plugged my firewire cable into my firewire port and the computer turned off instantly. I discovered a piece fo metal connecting two of the pins. That firewire port does not work now, it still gives power nad can still recognise my iPod for example.

    Is this very difficult to get fixed?
     
  2. Chisholm macrumors regular

    Chisholm

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    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    #2
    Re: shorted out Firewire port

    Well considering the port is connected to the motherboard...well, you're lucky it didn't burn up the whole motherboard (not mention your house). It might be cheaper to buy a firewire hub.

    cheers!
     
  3. beatle888 macrumors 68000

    beatle888

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    Feb 3, 2002
    #3
    i heard on the MacAddict board that the
    PowerBooks have a common problem with
    burnt out firewire ports.
     

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