Replacing USB 1.1 with USB 2.0 on G4 iMac

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Dumb question perhaps but is this even possible?

Not sure how it all hooks up but can one simply replace the ports or is it a bigger issue that involves the motherboard?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Simply put, forget about it. Pretty much any such add-on would require you to replace the entire motherboard.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    true story. there are no existing adapters that convert firewire to USB 2.0 and apparently they are different enough standards that such a converter would be rather expensive and difficult to make. sucks.
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