You've had good advice from other posters with things to try. i checked in system profiler and the hard drives DO show up in system profiler however they are not showing up on the desktop and that is a problem!. Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Missaptitude, Mar 16, 2011 Missaptitude macrumors newbie Joined: Mar 16, 2011 #6 FireWire 800 I have a MacBook his comment is here
I have a Macbook. Some Macs supply power to the ports independently; some share the power between the two or more ports on the Mac. So cferron, thanks for the contribution! In particular, one of these is "FWUtil" which is a command-line utility. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1178251?tstart=0
Thing is, it recognized things in 10.2.8 on another partition. but they definitely couldn't afford redundancy. Whenver I hook up the FireWire 800 and try to backup, or copy large files over, it stalls during the file transfer, and I have to unplug the drive to get
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I have to go out for a few hours in the next 10 mins , Try all the above , try to see if Firewire hardware shows in System Report / Unable To List Firewire Devices Mac If the computer is on, turn it off. 2. Unfortunately, these cards also have their own unique ways of dealing with sleeping and shutdown situations. Phones Pick of the Week Press Rel Printers Reviews Scanners Site News Storage Devices System System 10.4 System 10.5 System 10.6 System 10.7 System 10.8 System 10.9 UNIX Web Browsers
does anyone else have any successstories or news on this? http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2011-macbook-pro-firewire-800-not-working.1110495/ I've reformatted the drive, reformatted my Mac (fresh install of 10.6), repaired permissions, etc. Macbook Pro Firewire Port Not Working Nov 8, 2007 4:27 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Dennis Diokno, Dennis Diokno Nov 21, 2007 10:29 AM in response to geestring Level 1 (5 points) Unable To List Firewire Devices Very likely there was another fix involving tweaking settings that I could have done, but the 10.4.3 combo was the easy solution. [ Reply to This | # ] I Wonder
To correct the issues, installing a separate FireWire interface card (PCI, PCIx, PCIe, CardBus, or PCI-Express as appropriate) will usually correct the issue by creating an additional, independent FireWire bus. this content WiebeTech has published FireWire Port Failures in Host Computers and Peripheral Devices, a white paper providing background information and technical analysis concerning the causes of failure for FireWire ports. This worked for me. Before that I took it to the Genius bar and it only mounted a Lacie Rugged Drive not sure if that firewire cable had pins that stuck out further so the How To Check If Firewire Port Is Working Mac
Close examination of Apple's specs can help to discern which models deliver the most power. in the example i listed in the original reply to this post, the school itself occupied an old manufacturing building of some sort. Comment on this posting... weblink Your instructions were clear and spot on. [ Reply to This | # ] Repair a broken FireWire interface Authored by: mcroft on Nov 29, '05 12:53:23PM I ran into Firewire
I never read of anyone having the types of problems I did, and I assume that it might have been some sort of interaction between drivers and the software update process. Macbook Pro Firewire 800 Port Not Working The following procedure resolved the problem for me: 1) shutdown 2) disconnect power cable 3) hold down Power On button 5 seconds 4) Wait 5-15 mins (I had dinner!) The above Delkin CF Reader; an OWC-Pioneer BR burner or an OWC Voyager Q External HD docking station).
item.169548 Samuel Herschbein This procedure worked on Power Macs a long time ago, in a galaxy...: 1) Reset the Power Management2) Reset the PRAM (turn the Mac on and immediately hold May 18, 2008 5:38 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post Page 1 Next Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational This is why I now avoid FW if at all possible, and use a powered FW hub if FW is unavoidable. Firewire Not Connected Macbook Pro unfortunately, it had problems with retrospect, an exabyte firewire tape drive, and frequent firewire bus dropouts.
MacInTouch Amazon link... item.169495 Wire One trick to dead (assuming you didn't smell smoke before they went kaput) Mac Pro Firewire ports is to completely unplug the system, including the power cord, and let On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time. 4. http://brsgrp.com/macbook-pro/powerbook-wireless-not-working.html M.Click to expand...
item.169413 MacInTouch Reader I'm not sure what might cause the problem with Firewire, but it's the type of problem that resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) might fix. Both are fully updated on Mountain Lion. Is there a reset or reboot to them Submitted: 4 years ago. Which I will link at the end of this description.
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Or, maybe I should say were solved by disconnecting iSight. [ Reply to This | # ] Repair a broken FireWire interface Authored by: mrbiiggy on Nov 29, '05 09:41:53PM there's I tried shutting down and booting, restarting, logging in as another user, even resetting PRAM and NVRAM. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
The exact reasons why the iSight causes more than its fair share conflicts with other FireWire devices are many, and sometimes unclear. Comment on this posting... I thought it was my cable at first, but nothing is responding. but when i try to load the drive it says " cannot initialize, not readable"i have no other firewire devices to check.
I even had WD send me a new drive! over firewire , test on other PC or Mac to ensure good working order.Customer: I have had Firewire caddy case for EXT HDD fail before .Customer: We will see .JACUSTOMER-xi97pjxc- : I did check with a HD external, the same result, nothing happened. Does anyone have the same problem ?ThanksKarin Feb 16, 2008 9:27 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Koyla, Koyla Mar 7, 2008 5:50 PM in response to
If the problem is that the FireWire drive appears in the Finder Sidebar but not the desktop, in the General tab of Finder Preferences, assure that you have selected "CDs, DVDs, So, do you think it's something to do with the MBP's new logic board? share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply mikeheenan, Oct 30, 2011 mikeheenan macrumors 6502 Joined: Aug 8, 2007 #10 Bumping this up as I'm having