FireWire Port not working!

Hello Attempts to connect any firewire drive, three have been tried and hardware indicates no FireWire ports were found, suggestions ?

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Is this is the same system as your other question?

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No different by a year, it is newer but otherwise a clone with listed sleep problem

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How about going with an ExpressCard/34 adapter? The trick is finding one that will work with Mac OS-X and has the right drivers for the OS-X the system has.

Here is a dual FireWire 800 card: Sonnet FireWire 800 ExpressCard/34

And a dual USB 3.0 port card: StarTech USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34

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You can use adapters such as a thunderbolt to Firewire adapter: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD464L...

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@mayer - Mayer this is an older MacBook doesn't have Thunderbolt.

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Wished it did would work for me

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There are USB to Firewire 400 adapters. You could then use a firewire 400 to 800 adapter or cable.

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