[QUOTE=yellow]Hmm not a good sign.
Tried a new FW cable (in case you're using the same one over and over)?
Chances are pretty high that it's not OS related.. But you could always try to reinstall the OS.
Try booting into Target mode and hooking it up to another Mac. Does it show? Target mode is pretty-low level stuff and if the FW port is screwy, this would be a pretty good indicator that you have to get your logic board replaced. Or at least take it to a Certified Apple Repair Center and have them look at it.[/QUOTE]have a horrible feeling that it may be the logic board, will try Target it but fear the worst. `one more question, you may know the answer. I've been trying to work round this problem by using a Firewire Direct bus card, which I used in an old computer, with OS9, you wouldn't happen to know if the have an OSX drive would you? Their site ain't very helpful. Regards gerlep