Firewire 800

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thejollyfatman, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. thejollyfatman macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    Hi, i recently bought a WD 1Tb Drive that connects to my mac using the firewire 800 port. but recently it stopped working. It works on my other powerbook using the firewire 800 so leading me to think that there is an issue with the 800 port on my mac. Is there anyway i can test the the port on my mac is working correctly?

  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Boot off the Mac's install disc and run system diagnostics.
  3. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    Sometimes leads go bad. Do you have another firewire 800 lead you can try it with?
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    From Apple:

    1. From the Apple menu, choose Shut Down (or if the computer is not responding, hold the power button until it turns off).

    2. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord and any display cables.

    3. Wait at least 15 seconds. (Just to be sure I waited five/5 minutes.)

    4. Plug the power cord back in, making sure the power button is not being pressed at the time. Then reconnect your keyboard and mouse to the computer.

    5. Press the power button on the back to start up your computer.

    It helped recognizing my FW800 drive again.

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