Help request: Firewire not connecting.

Chundles

macrumors G4
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Jul 4, 2005
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OK folks, genuine problem here.

For a while now I've noticed that none of my Firewire-capable iPods (3G and mini) were connecting to my iBook via Firewire. They would get power but not mount on the desktop.

I thought it was the cable at first but that's since been tested and it works fine, other devices won't connect either, they all get power but there is no data transfer.

Is there a way I can check on the health of my Firewire connection? I have tried everything, the Apple Hardware Test doesn't check your ports, Disk Utility can't see the disk and all my permissions are up to spec.

System Profiler reports the following whether the iPod is plugged in or not:

FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec

Can anybody offer any clues? All my software is fully up too date.
 

Chundles

macrumors G4
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Jul 4, 2005
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Sorry guys, two PMU resets later and still no dice - I guess it's just buggered then.

Poop - I liked my Firewire port. Now all it does it provide power, no data transfer is possible.

Wish there was a driver I could just reload, ah well.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Crap. Okay, well see if they mount in a new user account to make sure you don't have any corrupt iPod or iTunes Preference files. FWIW, my System Profiler reads the same as yours. It doesn't change when it's in use by an iPod. :)
 

Chundles

macrumors G4
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Jul 4, 2005
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mad jew said:
Crap. Okay, well see if they mount in a new user account to make sure you don't have any corrupt iPod or iTunes Preference files. FWIW, my System Profiler reads the same as yours. It doesn't change when it's in use by an iPod. :)
Ooh good idea - geeze, I can hand out advice like this but when it comes to my machine I just go all blank.

EDIT - No Dice. Poop.