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2108 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2008 10:19 PM by bencho
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2008 2:52 AM (in response to Roger Spam)Hi, I have been trying to get my MBP to see the expresscard/34 Firewire twin 800 card with no luck. It's supposed to be plug and play accotrding to Apple and both Belkin and Sonnet. I have tried both without any joy.
The system profiler can see the card under the PCI slot section but drives (both mains and bus powered) remain invisible and dead.
I spoke to Apple who were unable to help - have you had any further joy since you posted?
JonnyukbravoMacbook Pro 2.4, 4 gb RAM, 160 G hd., Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2008 8:41 AM (in response to Roger Spam)I'm not sure about the card reader but I have worked-out my problem with the firewire 800 card - unlike the firewire 800 port on the macbook pro which has power available for bus-powered devices; devices attached to the the expresscard need to be powered themselves or you can power-up the card itself by attaching a separate power adaptor.
It doesn't seem obvious unless you are a computer engineer!!!
I hope this helps.Macbook Pro 2.4, 4 gb RAM, 160 G hd., Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2008 8:01 AM (in response to Roger Spam)I have a Griffin eSata ExpressCard/34 and basically have the same issues you have. It does not show up in Finder, however when I plug in an external SATA drive and power it up, the drive shows up and works flawlessly. My testing has also shown that without a powered device connected to it, its not seen by the OS.MacBook Pro 15"; MacMini (Intel); MacMini (PowerPC), Mac OS X (10.5.2), Linux (various distro)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2008 10:20 AM (in response to Roger Spam)Solved. I had the same problem. The solution is to either put the card in before you boot or reboot with it in. It is only recognized if the expresscard is present at boot.
MikeMBP, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2008 10:19 PM (in response to Roger Spam)Yeah, the card does NOT appear in the finder, but it does appear in the system profiler. Check it out.Mac Book Pro 2.16Ghz, iMac 20 inch 2.16Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)