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.