USB / Firewire question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by brtaus, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. brtaus macrumors newbie

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    I am pretty sure I have narrowed down the issue on my iMac to my USB ports being bad or having low power. I do have two Firewire 400 ports that are not being used though.

    Is there an adaptor, cable or hub that goes from firewire to USB?

    Can I replace the USB hubs on my iMac?

    Other options?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    There is no way to convert USB to FireWire. You cannot replace the USB ports on your iMac, except by replacing the whole logicboard.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    If they have low power, you could try using a good external USB hub (with power supply). What model iMac do you have? And what are the symptoms it is having in regards to the USB ports.
     

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