Correction is in all caps. I apologize for the mistake. I have discovered that my firewire port appears to have failed. I have tried everything I can think of in OS 9.2.2 and OS 10.2.1. I CANNOT mount anything (harddisks, CDs) . When I try to mount the iBook drive on another machine (command T starup), I get the firewire logo but it does not mount on a know good G4. Has anyone else experienced a failure like this an how much does it cost to repair?????? Surely this is not the only firewire failure on an iBook. Any help would be appreciated. -- Larry Blodgett email: (lblodgett at mac.com) email: (lblodgett at macosx.com) In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they are different.