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Dec 2, 2007

3 times in the last week, my 400 & 800 firewire ports are not working. I am using a firewire hub with several external drives. I unplug everything, reboot and then they work. anyone know what is going on?

Information:
Power Mac G5
Mac OS X (10.4.2)

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Both my firewire ports are not working. No signal or connection with external hard drive or video camera. Firewire does not appear under Network Status and is grayed out under Network Port Configurations.

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