iSight Ports and cable?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JimmyB248, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. JimmyB248 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys quick question. I've just bought myself an iSight off ebay and haven't got it yet. Basically I need to move this iSight around and am looking for a 4m cable to connect the iSight to the Mac. What kind of firewire cable do I need? Is it 6 pin to 6 pin or 4 pin to 6 pin or something? Any ideas? Also will I suffer any quality loss at that length?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The cable is 6 pin to 6 pin. I think the max cable length is 4.5m, but I'm not sure about that part.
     
  3. JimmyB248 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's all I needed to know thanks very much.
     
  4. JimmyB248 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually does anybody know any high street stores in London that would sell a firewire lead around 4m?
     
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  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Really? Mine is nowhere near 4m...it's only about 2m long.
     
  7. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    o i ddint realize he needed the long one.Im not sure how long it is, but i just opened one ast night and i can go check it later.
     
  8. JimmyB248 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok great thanks, yeah ideally it needs to be at least 2.5m, but I would prefer 3 or 4m. This seems to be something that isn't sold on high streets. I need it from a high street shop as have to have it by tomorrow AM.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try calling the London Apple Store and asking for advice there... I'm from the US, so I can't help with that. :( I can say that the one in the US box is about 1.75 - 2m long.
     
  10. JimmyB248 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Never mind, found myself a 4m one at Maplins. Cheers for the help.
     

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