I think the Firewire Port on my Macbook has crapped out.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by reubs, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    When I went to visit family for the holidays I left my external HDD at home, so it was completely unaccessible for about about 10 days. I left it on, although it was unplugged from any devices, by accident.

    Today I tried to hook it up to my Macbook via Firewire, and I had no luck. I tried the other firewire port on the external enclosure, and I had the same result. I eventually found a USB cord and hooked it up that way, and now it's connecting and transferring data no problem.

    Is there a way to check if it's my Macbook port without going out and getting a new enclosure?

    Thanks for any info.

    BTW, this is a baseline original macbook running 10.4.11.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Do you have access to another computer because you can connect you MB to that and then check if it is the MB port.
     
  3. reubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No other firewire computer immediately handy. Maybe later in the week, though.

    Other suggestions?
     

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