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Firewire not recognized

Hi I am running a Macbook Pro and in the past have been running a Dual processor G4. In both cases my machine cannot see the deck. I am able to digitize firm my camera, so the culprit is neither the cable nor the Mac.

Please assist,
Thanks!
Lisa K
liskaplan@gmail.com

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  • liskaplan Jul 24, 2008

    Hi, this worked temporarily, thank you! If I fast forwarded a tape manually control would slip, which does not happen when I am using the camera. Having said that, if I did the power off, plug out on both ends, it would work again. Any idea why this is that a hard resetting like that works?

    Thanks,
    LK

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Check that the firewire is not burnt because you plugged the camera while it was on, it is very easy to blow.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 22, 2008

    Remove battery from mac and umplug from power also unplug the VCR ,
    Keeping VCR off, connect firewire, then turn on first mac and after computer, if it doesnt work you may have burnt the firewire, did you connect it with VCR on?

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    Firewire and USB connections may have problems from electrostatic charges, by removing all sources of power you can often fix them, probably this was the case

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