Firewire Problems (Round 2)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mmzplanet, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. mmzplanet macrumors regular


    Nov 4, 2004
    I now have my Aluminum iMac 20"... even got a new External Firewire HDD for Time Machine use. I installed Leopard with no problems.... got Time machine running on the new drive with no problem on FW.

    Suddenly, I can no longer access the external drive via Firewire. I can get it to mount with USB for now, but FW is obviously preferable.

    Like my iMac G5 in Round 1.... does the new iMac have a resettable SMU. That was the problem with the G5...but want to make sure before I try such steps on this Mac.

    Any ideas?!?
  2. Isambard macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2007
    This may help!


    I had exactly the same problem today!

    Called Apple and they got me to Reset my PRAM.

    (They didn't indicate if this was a problem caused by Leopard)

    See Link below:

    They did insist I held the key combination down for 3 whole 'Resets'
    Basically you get the boot sound, then the screen goes black (that's once), then you get the boot sound again....(That's twice) and then a third time.

    This seemed to do the trick, but I've got no idea how risky this is, so please read the above link before trying.

    But it did the trick.

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