What is this?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by steamboat26, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    I recently restored my family's old iMac, which my sister took to school. I found this wire, which i assume came with the imac...
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    (sorry about the bad picture quality) I am pretty sure that it is a firewire to mini usb. Any idea why this might have come with my imac G3?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    actually i'd say that is a six pin FW to four pin FW.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Looks like a 6-pin/4-pin FireWire cable to me...

    Edit: Missed it by that much...actually a whole two minutes. I'm really slow today.
     
  4. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yeah. a lot of MiniDV camcorders have the four pin on the camera itself and the six pin is for the computer. its mainly for device connection.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Yes...it would be used to hook up a FireWire device containing a four-pin port to your Mac. The most common thing with a four-pin port would be a video camera...the smaller four-pin port saves space on a small, portable piece of equipment like that.

    Edit: Arrghh...beaten again! :mad: ;)
     

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