Firewire 800 Port Not Working

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tech-Minded, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Tech-Minded macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2007 iMac 20inch and suddenly the firewire 800 just stopped working. I've tried putting different F800 devices in the same port and none work. They work on other computers. I've tried resetting everything; PRAM, the computer, and deleting the cache. Anyone else experience this? I noticed that this began to happen after I turned off my external hard drive without ejecting it.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Go to About this Mac and then More Info. Click on FireWire and post what it says.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    The following helped with the late 2007 iMac (aluminium):

    [URL="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964?viewlocale=en_US";]Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)[/URL]
     
  4. Tech-Minded thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, resetting the SMC did it. Finally getting worthy F800 speeds again.
     

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