The Firewire 400 port on my Powerbook G4 1.67 is dead

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by platinumtone, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. platinumtone macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009
    The Firewire 400 port on my Powerbook G4 1.67 is dead. It seems to have power on it but will not see anything plugged into it. I also cannot see it in the system profiler.

    This happened (I believe) because of a particular piece of equipment that was plugged into it because a similar thing happened to my desktop G4 when the same equipment was plugged in!

    I have worked around the problem by purchasing a cardbus adapter but this is not ideal as it doesn't provide power to drives.

    I have tried all the usual recommendations of resetting the power management etc but wondered if anyone has any other suggestions to wake the port up or should I just accept it is dead forever?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  3. MatLane macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    England, United Kingdom
    Sounds like it is..

    What i would do is take it to an apple store and see what they recommend.

    Always worth the try

    All the best
  4. bjewett macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Champaign, IL
    card slot?

    I don't remember, but doesn't the PBG4 have a card slot? If so you can get a replacement firewire connection (actually, two if I recall correctly) via that card slot. It is worth a try ...

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