Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 10:01 PM (in response to cosmichobo)
Ok so Ive been thinking about your question and how to approach this problem...have you tried different cables? Maybe the cable is faulty. If different or known good cables prove faulty...then unfortunately it sounds to me like the Port....it wouldnt surprise me because Ive seen several G4s that the Ethernet port just goes rancid. Just randomly stops working...my eMac had that issue...maybe had something to do with overclocking it...but let me tell you, it worked fine even 1 year later after the OC. Then randomly one day chose not to work. I dont know. But then my G4 MDD showed the same symptom...(before I did the insane overclock btw) it just wasnt working...so just installed AirPort in both and circumvented the problem. =) But I burned up the CPU board. Its toast. So now I got a DP 1.33GHz chip in it. Working again. Just left the clock speeds alone. lol
Btw.....havent I seen you before? The eMac forums perhaps? And we have the same Power Mac G5 models right? Yours was the one that looks like it went through a garbage disposal (mustve been a MASSIVE one to fit a PMG5! lol!) Just wondering. If so then a warm welcome back!!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 10:43 PM (in response to Matthew Knice)
Yep, I've got the G5 that looks like it was dropped... then dragged behind a car...
Also used to hang out on the eMac forum, particularly 2006-7 or so when the badcaps was big news...
On Topic - I am guessing it is the 400/800 firewire cable I bought, as I've tried using it between 3 different computers... (Unless the G5's FW400 is working, and FW800 is not... as well as the MBP's FW800 not working - none of these ports have been tested before, as I don't own any FW800 devices) I bought the cable off ebay... Think I'll have to email the seller and see if they'll send me another one...
On the topic of my G5... I'm about ready to part it out... except I don't have any options for replacements as yet... It appears to only work at 1/2 capacity... following swapping one of the CPUs. Will have a play around shortly with the 4 processors I have available and see if I can fix it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I thought of video cameras... (no - they are 4pin) nothing else... Til you mentioned "devices" - yes, an external hard drive - M9 Pod firewire/USB - currently connected to the G5 via USB.
I just tried the 400/800 cable on it between both the G5 and MacBook Pro. It wouldn't "turn on" for the G5 at all, and did spin up for the MBP, but didn't mount... (the drive wont normally spin up if it is not connected to a computer)
Think I'll email the seller and have a chat...
Thanks for your help, guys! As it's not just a "simple plug n play" with firewire (networking and target disk), I wasn't sure if there was some obscurity causing the problem)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Cable does seem it might be the problem!
Thats the culprit I had in mind the entire time just wanted to pinpoint the issue by process of elimination first. And just another reason I dont use eBay... -_-
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 6:42 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Yeah thats the way to do it! (like they always say...if it aint broke dont fix it! So make sure that the bad part is actually bad before you go out and replace something that doesnt get you anywhere...I hate it when that happens...its a bugger)