Hello everyone ! On both of my MDD G4s (dual 1.25 MDD2003 & dual 1.42 FW800), the native USB/FW ports are no longer working. I went through many on-line tutorials to re-animate the ports (reset pram, reset n-vram, unplugging the power cord, etc.) but the ports seem to be physically dead (it's been a long time coming actually, they died one after another over a period of years). Is it possible to fix the native ports without replacing the mother board ? (the service manual says no but maybe someone here did ?). I'm also thinking of rewiring (through a usb extension cord) the internal output of my USB 2.0 PCI card (6 outs total: 5 outside, 1 inside) into one of the two native USB ports that went dead. Just wondering if it would be possible to remove one of the faulty usb plugs without damaging the motherboard. The loss of those native ports is really too bad. Those MDD G4s are tanks.