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iMac - My firewire 800 isn't working


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I bought a new external drive and it came with a firewire 800 cord - when I plugged it in nothing happened. Connecting with a firewire 400 cord is fine and it works just right, but why won't it work with firewire 800?

My last drive (also connected to firewire 800) failed after only 6 months and since then the 800 port won't work at all.

Any ideas? Is there a way of "resetting" it?
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You do not say what OS you are using. Sometimes a full install will get Firewire up and running, and here are some other suggestions using the OS X install disc. Let's know if you get it working.

http://www.ehmac.ca/mac-ipod-help-tr...imac-24-a.html
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Hey thanks!!! Shutting down and pulling out all connections, including power cable, then reconnecting and restarting worked! I don't really get why, but am very glad.

Thanks so much for the help!!!
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Great. Some times after a failure, a reset is required to restore it to A1 working order. Much like using a reset button on older electrical gadgets, if you think about it!
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