USB / Firewire question

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

  1. brtaus macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2013
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    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

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    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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