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Firewire ports malfunction

I cannot access any of my firewire ports on my power mac g5 funning 10.4.11.

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  • FreedomMusic Dec 08, 2008

    My G5 suddenly stopped recognising any firewire devices. I checked external drive on a lap top and all is good. G5 did not respond to SMU reset as per Apple site instructions..........anybody got an answer

    G5: Tiger 10.4.11: G Drive 250 Gig ext Drive : Presonus Firestudio:


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Boot the machine from external hard drive with known good OS installed.
If issue persists then, then logic board has issue.

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