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FireWire causing a fire!

by simoncroft / August 23, 2006 8:55 AM PDT

A while ago, I had a problem on my G4 where several FireWire devices failed in quick succession - a hard drive, an Iomega Peerless and the the connection from my Sony Camcorder.

My idea that the G4 could be the source of the problem was reinforced when smoke came pouring out of the base of the Peerless! Following that, I was charged good money to change the G4 motherboard, which seemed like overkill to me.

Two questions:

1. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
2. Is there any way a non-professional can check the FireWire connections on a computer to make sure they are working as they should?

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To check if the firewire is at issue I would...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 9:32 AM PDT
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by simoncroft / August 25, 2006 4:04 AM PDT

That was precisely the bit of knowledge I was hoping someone could share with me. Thank you very much.

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