Hi Russell, I've only been shooting tethered for 6 months, always on my mac book pro OS 10.5.8. the camera is nearly 5 years old but has never been dropped or had temp issues!
I think the digital port has had it, can't see that it can be anything else which is why I thought i'd ask you! I've tried it with 2x new cables..
Computer port is fine. Camera doesn't connect to second computer. Its a 1Ds so doesn't shoot video. The icon does not appear on camera screen and yes I can shoot as normal to the card! Are you not familiar with this camera?
Hi. My name isXXXXX a camera repair technician with over 20 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.What usually happens is the cameras firewire port breaks a leg to the main circuit board. If you're lucky, that's all that happened to it this time. The port itself is available separately from Canon but you'll need a technician to install it. If the fault is in the electronics it requires replacing a main circuit board and reprogramming. This is going to require some troubleshooting by a good repair shop. Below is a link to a directory of repair shops, one of which should be in your area and able to help you.