Firewire died on my MacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by richpjr, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. richpjr macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    I have a 2006 Mac Pro and recently my firewire ports stopped working (front and back). I did a little searching around found a suggestion to try resetting the Mac's PRAM and NVRAM by holding the Cmd-Option-P-R keys down while booting. I have tried this numerous times and it doesn't seem to do anything (i.e. the Mac just loads OS X and doesn't re-boot like the instructions say). I'm using a MS Wireless Comfort Keyboard for Mac. Can you reset using a wireless keyboard?

    Since I wasn't making any progress with that, I was toying with bringing in the Mac to a genius bar. Never having used the genius bar before - how does it work? Do I bring the computer in and leave it with them? Do they work on it while I'm there? I don't have an extended warranty so do they charge time and materials? I'm wondering if that might get awfully expensive and if I ought to just buy a PCI-X firewire card instead.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. richpjr thread starter macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it and it made no difference.
     
  3. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have apple care if so now is the time to use it.
     

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