1st Gen: What cable to get?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by legaleye3000, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    What cable should I get to use a 1st gen ipod on any recent computer (USB)? Is it a firewire 400 to usb cable? Thanks.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Don’t think you can convert usb to fw. What kind of computer is it.
     
  3. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    MacBook Pro. Just wondering how to sync a 1st gen iPod with a recent Mac that doesn’t have FireWire...?
     
  4. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Man, I haven't got a clue. You may have to find an older computer with FW800 (the last version of FW to exist, I believe) and find some adapters.

    I have a second- or third-gen iPod (the one with the row of four touch buttons) and I never figured out what to do with it once I gave away my last FireWire-capable Mac.
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    Adding on --

    Searching on Stack Exchange found me this:
    https://superuser.com/questions/306437/converting-firewire-to-usb-3-is-it-theoretically-possible

    ... which led me to this:
    https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD464LL/A/apple-thunderbolt-to-firewire-adapter

    So maybe there's hope.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Which output/inputs does your MBP have besides USB?
     
  6. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I have a late 2013 15” retina mbp. Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter, then fw800 to fw400 cable.
     

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