Is there a way to kick-start a FireWire connection when it's acting flakey?

Is there a way to kick-start a FireWire connection when it's acting flakey?

We admit to having burned out a FireWire port or three over the years. Hopefully, you're not as experimental with your Mac's ports as we are, and all you need is a FireWire reset. To jog the port back into operation, unplug everything from your Mac - power, network, USB, FireWire, everything - and let your Mac sit for 10 minutes. Now reconnect the essentials - power and your USB keyboard and mouse - then start up the Mac and pat yourself on the back for resetting the FireWire controller.

 

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