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The PowerMac G5 is a desktop computer first produced in 2003 by the Apple Corporation. This guide will review the repair process of an Apple PowerMac G5 model number A1047 EMC 2061 from 2004. It was discontinued in 2006 as part of the Intel switch first to developers then consumers.

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Firewire Port Not working

All of sudden my g5 front Firewire port is not working. I have no problem with the front USB port. Please help

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I take it that this is on a MacPro?


I think it's a PowerMac G5 (He mentioned g5, but I didn't think the G5 iMacs had front firewire ports).


My Mac G5 does have 1 firewire and 1 USB port in the front and, as earlier indicated, the firwire (front) is not working. Here's a new development, the flashdrive is no longer being recognized from the keyboard USB port nor from the front USB port of the G5. Help!


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I've had this happen on my G5 Mac Pro dual 2.0 GHz. I could not get the front firewire or USB ports to operate. I added a 5 port USB PCI card to give me more ports. A couple of months later, and after some system updates, I forgot that the ports were not working and plugged a flash drive in. The port worked fine. I then tested the firewire port and it was working. I'm running 10.5.8 and I can't tell you why they didn't work for a while. So do the software updates as I don't think it's a hardware problem. The keyboard USB probably doesn't get enough power for the flash drive. Also try the flash drive in one of the back USB ports to see if it is working at all.

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