disconnect unattached firewire cable?

ump3

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Jul 4, 2003
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Does anyone know if it ok to have a firewire cable attached to my Mac (a G4 867) with nothing attached to the other end? I have a camcorder which I occasinally attach via the cable but its a pain to keep disconnecting the lead each time? thanks
 

jsw

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Mechcozmo said:
You've tested this? :eek:
I don't know about Peterkro, but I find that dipping the Firewire cable into my Starbucks black-eye (strong coffee plus two extra espresso shots) tends to speed it up noticeably. However, it does tend to get cranky if I don't do this a few times a day, now that it's used to it.
 

andiwm2003

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jsw said:
I don't know about Peterkro, but I find that dipping the Firewire cable into my Starbucks black-eye (strong coffee plus two extra espresso shots) tends to speed it up noticeably. However, it does tend to get cranky if I don't do this a few times a day, now that it's used to it.
if i remember correctly it was a cup of hot tea that would enable the improbability drive.......

hitchhiker guide anyone?
 

Mechcozmo

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andiwm2003 said:
if i remember correctly it was a cup of hot tea that would enable the improbability drive.......

hitchhiker guide anyone?

It was a piece of cake and some tea that made the drive appear out of nowhere. See, the cake and tea mixed made the improbability of the drive appearing so great that it appeared. The janitor that created it was then beaten by scientists who didn't like smart-asses.
 

dotnina

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Hey, not to hijack the thread, but I have a related question: is the cable sucking up power with just one end connected? And is the situation any different if you have, say, a cell phone charger plugged into the wall with no cell phone attached? Just wondering. :)
 
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