iSight and iBook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by chameeeleon, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    I recall that the iSight is powered via the FireWire 800 port, but on the G4 iBooks they only have a 400 Firewire port, which I don't believe provides power. So my question is - does the iSight work with the iBook? An additional question is I remember something about extra USB ports on the Mac keyboard. Are these also on the wireless keyboard, and what are they (ie: 2 USB, 1 firewire) Thanks!
     
  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Re: iSight and iBook?

    Actually, the iSight is powered by the firewire 400 port which on macs, does provide power. So to make a long answer short, yes, it will work with the G4 ibook.

    Both the apple keyboard and the wireless keyboard have 2 USB ports on the back.... no firewire.

    Edit: ok not sure if the wireless keyboard has any USB ports, but the wired one does have two..
     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Nope, there aren't any ports on the apple wireless keyboard (I'm typing on one right now).
     
  4. chameeeleon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, thanks! Although disappointing about the wireless keyboard!
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Um...

    Wireless firewire ports? Firewire ports on a wireless keyboard? Kinda defeats the purpose...
     
  6. kidA macrumors regular

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    yeah, ports of any sort on a wireless keyboard wouldn't really make any sense. for one thing, they draw power no matter what. but the main reason ports don't make sense on a wireless keyboard is that the keyboard is wireless! ports=wires! think about it for a minute.
     

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