Firewire/usb adapter question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paule350, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. paule350 macrumors member

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    I had some water damage and my USB ports do not work anymore and I was wondering if there is a usb adapter that I can plug into the firewire slot so I can have a usb connection? I have a Mid 2010 15"
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Nope. You'd need a converting breakout box or something and it would be spendy so no one makes them that I know of. Each separate protocol is relatively cheap to implement. A converting of the 2 techs has little motivation.
     
  3. paule350 thread starter macrumors member

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    So only way to ever get USB back is to buy a new logic board? :(
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    I am surprised that the USB controller id the only thing that went south for you but maybe you can get a USB port via the card reader? Not sure. But on a laptop yes, new motherboard. Or maybe Apple can fix it for a smaller fee. I'd take it into an Apple Store to see. It is free to have them look at it.
     

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