PC Firewire Adapter for G1 5GB ipod

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I recently bought a 5GB first generation ipod and need to buy a firewire adapter for my PC (running win98).

    Any suggestions? I want to make sure it charges the ipod too.
    Don't know much about this...

    thanks!
     
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    iJon

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    its not really an adapter you need, you just need a firewire pci card for your computer.

    iJon
     
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    micvog

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    Look for a 6-pin Firewire card (like the one sold by Apple). It will also be able to charge your iPod. I have seen some cheap cards that are only 4-pin.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is it not crucial as to whether I get a 4 or 6 pin card???

    Thanks for your help
     
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    iJon

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    yes it is, get a 6.

    iJon
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks iJon and Micvog,

    I'll buy a 6 pin tonight I think.
    I have nothing else to do.

    Stephen
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    one more thing....

    is it the 1394 that I need???
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Uconnect PCI to IEEE by inland

    19.99 and came with a cord :D

    3 external 1 internal

    Don't spend over 25-30ish, no need to ;)
     
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    iJon

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    yes, IEEE 1394 is the technical name for firewire.

    iJon
     
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