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Firewire port problem

It appears as if my firewire port on the back of my unit was dislodged somehow. Is there any way to fix this so I can access my files?

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Just buy new firewire then put OLD hdd that come with first firewire and put in new firewire!Let me know if u got help!

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You need a simple LCD monitor attached to the monitor port on the back of the Mac. A PC Laptop is not a Monitor. Check your port connector type. Adapters are available.
Also... a Mac can be booted up in Target Disk mode which allows you to attach it to another Mac or PC via the FireWire port (not sure about USB Port) just like an external Hard Drive. Be careful not to erase or partition the drive though. Also a PC might not be able to read or write to a Mac Formatted drive. But it works great with other Mac's and allows you to get access to your files until your screen is fixed or an add on monitor is located.
Just reBoot your Mac with the "T" held down and you will see a FireWire Logo bouncing across the screen.
Use a FireWire Cable to another Mac's FireWire port and your drive will mount on it's desktop.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Disk_Mode

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Lost conection firewire ,


Check you have the latest software or firmware drivers from their website at Focusrite.com

Check that the FireWire cable is connected properly.

Try using the supplied power cable.

Try using the other FireWire port found on the back of your Saffire product, and also try different ports (if you have more than one) on your computer.
If you have any other FireWire devices connected, try disconnecting them, as they may be restricting the FireWire bandwidth too much if connectedon the same bus.
NB: You may have more than one FireWire port on your computer. Note that they may be connected to the same bus, even though they appear to be physically seperate. This will be the case if you have a FireWire card with multiple FireWire ports on (all ports on the card will be on the same bus), and is also often the case if you have multiple ports inbuilt on you system.
Increase the FireWire buffer size on your FireWire card, found at C:/Program Files/Focusrite [Saffire product]/Driver/ASIOControlPanel.exe (where [Saffire product] is the name of your Saffire product). Its default setting is 2ms, but you may find that increasing it helps connectivity and will improve audio performance, at the cost of increasing latency.

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How to use ?? with Mac I don't seam to have software? have been trying to use a long time but have never got very far? I should have taken Firewire back to shop?? when i connect firewire cable to port on...


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It's quite possible you have a FireWire port with hardware problems. The fix is somewhat costly, because it requires a logic board replacement. You need to bring your machine in for service.

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I purchased a JVC BR-DV600U DV deck to use with my Mac computer for video editing. When I plugged the Firewire cord from the deck into the computer, problems began to happen. Two of my three external...


There exist a number of methods for dealing with FireWire device interference, a few of which are explored here. Switching Ports The first procedure you should try when experiencing a problem that you believe to be caused by device interference is to simply reconfigure the arrangement in which your FireWire peripherals are connected. Try switching each device to a different port, or temporarily disconnecting one or more of the devices. In particular, if you are a PowerMac G5 owner, trying switching devices from the front to back ports or vice versa. Adding an external hub In some cases, it appears that FireWire devices are not drawing enough power from the computer. This can cause a sundry of strange issues, including apparent conflicts between devices and unexpected power-offs during device operation. In these instances, adding an externally powered FireWire hub can clear things up. One of the reasons an "under-powered" situation can occur is that different Mac models have varying power capacities available through their FireWire ports. PowerBooks and iBooks have the least, generating around 7 watts. The iMac G5 also generates a relatively low amount of FireWire power, sharing 8 watts between its two FireWire 400 ports. The Power Mac G5 shares 15 watts between its one FireWire 800 port and two FireWire 400 ports. Place devices on different FireWire busses/Isolate the iSight Similar to the above procedure, adding another FireWire bridge -- via an extra PCI-based FireWire adapter or another means -- can eliminate conflicts from devices that reside on the same bridge. Power cycling the system Simply cycling the power on your system may be enough to temporarily eliminate a few FireWire conflict issues. Shut down your Mac, and disconnect all FireWire devices as well as the computer's power cord. Leave the system off for about 10 minutes, then plug it back in. First turn your Mac back on, then re-attach the FireWire devices one at a time and check for the conflict to resurface. Disconnect specific FireWire devices (especially iSight) to check for conflicts As noted above, the most common cause of interference is Apple's own iSight. In case after case, simply disconnecting this single device has eliminated problems with other FireWire devices. Other devices often implicated in FireWire conflicts include video-related devices; cameras, the EyeTV, video decks, etc.
Disconnecting the iSight has proved particularly successful for an issue where the iPod disappears from the Desktop and from the iTunes playlist, while the iPod status screen cycles from the Apple logo to a "Do not Disconnect" message over and over. The exact reasons why the iSight causes more than its fair share conflicts with other FireWire devices are many, and sometimes unclear. One potential source of conflict, however, could be the unit's high bandwidth usage. The iSight captures video at a 640 x 480 pixel resolution, at 30 frames per second in millions of colors. Such throughput uses a significant chunk of the standard FireWire port's 400 Mbps bandwidth. As such, when other devices are connected, the bandwidth requirements for satisfactory performance may not be met. Try disconnecting all FireWire devices, then adding them back one by one and repeating the originally failed operation to check for conflicts. Apply the latest updates Make sure that your FireWire drives are using the latest firmware (check the manufacturers' Web site) and the most recent iPod update has also been applied. Of higher importance, if you have an iSight, is the iSight 1.0.2 updater. In a large number of cases it has resolved conflicts caused by the camera. Re-apply the most recent Mac OS X combo updater In some cases, re-applying the most recent combo updater can resurrect seemingly defunct FireWire ports and allow devices -- drives included -- to be recognized again. The most recent combo updater is available from Apple's download page. Clear caches Try using a tool like Tiger Cache Cleaner or Cocktail to remove potentially corrupt system caches. Restart, then check if your FireWire devices are recognized.

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