Is the FireWire port on ibooks Powered?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by OrangeSVTguy, May 12, 2008.

  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Just wondering this but are the firewire ports powered on the ibooks? I'm looking at an external hdd that can be powered from the firewire port. Or does my ibook need to use the USB for power?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    If it's a 6 pin FW (the big socket) then I'm pretty sure they're powered.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I do see 6 contact pins on the firewire port on the ibook so I guess that means they are powered. :)
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    They're powered. All 6-pin FW ports are powered.
     

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