Firewire cables

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andych, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. andych macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2006
    my old firewire cable doesnt fit my new 24 inch iMac...can anyone tell me the proper size cable to buy?..

    thank you
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    But we have both firewire ports (400+800) in the back of our machine?!
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    1) Are you sure you are using a Firewire 400 port. The 24" has a FireWire 800 port which need different cables and a single Firewire 400 port...

    2) Are you trying to use a 4 pin cable? You need a 6 pin end for the iMac

    If you really want a new cable you need a 6 pin Firewire 400 cable. You may need a 6 pin to 6 pin cable or you may need a 6 pin to 4 pin cable: it depends on what's on the other end...

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