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Old 31st December 2010
Gear Head

FireWire issue

I have a saffire 56 but my powermac g5 quad won't recognise it!
What can I do?
Old 31st December 2010
Lives for gear
You've downloaded the right drivers and installed and restarted before plugging it in?

Also, what version of Mac OSX are you running?
Old 31st December 2010
Gear Head

FireWire issue

No I plugged it in before downloading driver. Is that ok?

I have no done everything I can think of to try and fix it i.e. Resetting PSU, unplug from wall e.t.c.

Please help???

Old 31st December 2010
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Are you sure the Firewire lead is plugged in the right way round? The annoying thing about Firewire is, it kindof fits both ways, so it's easy to make that mistake.

Old 31st December 2010
Gear Head

FireWire issue

Yh have tried both ways but won't work. I was looking at getting a PCI card. Would that be a good idea?

What else can I do??

Old 31st December 2010
If you haven't yet, make sure your firewire cable is actually working. I beat my head against the wall once for 3 days downloading drivers, checking message boards, etc. And the problem was that the cheapo firewire cable I bought off eBay was DOA.
Old 31st December 2010
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RTR's Avatar
you should install the drivers first, then plug you unit in and let the computer find it!!
Old 31st December 2010
Gear Head

FireWire issue

Yh cable fine and done that.
Anything else ???

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