Can I leave my firewire connected?

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

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    I'll remove my shorts then. :D
     

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