Will not see the USB ports
Mac Pro 2.8 GHz A1186 EMC 2180 Early 2008
Single Quad Core Intel Xeon 5400 10GB RAM
Machine was reported to have had a lightning hit. It tones normally and will boot up to the desktop. I can not get it to see any of the USB ports front or back. Put in a Mac rated new 5 port PCI-E USB card. No luck seeing keyboard. I put a fresh 160 GB hard drive in an identical machine and put 10.5 on it and matched a wireless mouse and keyboard to it. Put the drive in the suspect and it boots fine but the keyboard and mouse are not seen. Does anyone know if the bluetooth has anything to do with the USB? If not the next step I am looking at is replacing the bluetooth board. Since I can't get to a keyboard or mouse, I can't start up from an external HD or optical to run TechTool Pro. Any suggestions? I'm looking at a logic board repair or replacement for big bucks. If I can get to a keyboard, I'd at least have an operable machine. Logic Board part number 630-7997.
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