Can I leave my firewire connected?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GanChan, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2005
    Today's Dumb Question: After I shut down and disconnect my target drive or device, is it OK to just leave the other end of the firewire cable hooked up to my computer? I don't see it doing any harm, and it's easier than reconnecting it every time....
  2. SchMac macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2007
    I've been doing it on a daily basis for about 2 years, no problem ... yet.
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    The only problem you might have is getting a short if something gets stuck in just don't stick it in your paperclip bin. :D
  4. NuDarwin macrumors member


    Mar 26, 2007
    Cap'n: you're good to go with the FW cable. like someone said, no shorts and you're golden.
  5. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2005
    I'll remove my shorts then. :D

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