Firewire port gets power when MBP is off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nait08, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. nait08 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    Hi. I hope this is the right place for my question. My macbook pro keeps powering my M-audio Firewire Solo, even though it is turned off. This is what I learned at

    "Many Apple computers provide power over their FireWire ports even if the computer is off or asleep. This is normal and expected. This feature enables:

    * FireWire-based iPods to continue to charge even if the computer is asleep or off
    * FireWire bus-powered drives to be used as Startup Volumes
    * Additional features that may require power when the computer is plugged in but not turned on

    Note: With notebook computers, power is only provided over FireWire if the computer is connected to AC power. If the computer is running off battery power, it conserves power by disabling this feature."

    My macbook pro isn't connected to AC power and has been running off battery power for a couple of hours, and the blue led on my FW Solo is STILL on. I don't dare to unplug it, as it is not recommended if both devices are not off. Is there anything I can change in the settings to make the computer stop providing power when it's turned off?

    I really don't know too much about this kind of stuff, I hope somebody can help me. Thanks, Chris
  2. nait08 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011

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