Firewire port on a macbook

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  1. bgd macrumors regular

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    6 pin? Could someone confirm please?

    I'm at work and can't check - Apple site doesn't say. Have to pick up a cable this evening to connect a dv camera.
     
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  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Isn't the second Firewire on the mbp 4 pin? It doesn't look to be 6 pin.
     
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    Wow, ouch. It's getting late for me, time for bed! :eek:
     
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    I'll say. It's midnight, and you're here on MR! I guess it shows just how much we love this place (although I'm not doing as badly; Pacific Time and all;)). No biggie though, we all have our moments:)
     
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    Well, I've had 7.5 hours of reading Intellectual Property for law school tonight...I can't even see straight :D
     
  9. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    What, you mean you actually bought the book? :D

    Bob
     
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    Isn't FireWire 800 8 pin?
     
  11. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    It's 9.
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I was refering to the FireWire 400.
     
  13. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    On the MBP:
    Firewire 400 is 6-pin
    Firewire 800 is 9-pin

    On most other laptops, the Firewire 400 is 4-pin, which is the data pins only. No power is provided on a 4-pin Firewire 400 port.
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Are you sure it's 6-pin? I swear it looks like a 4-pin. Whatever, the point is that the macbook uses a 6-pin.
     
  15. Agurri macrumors 6502

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    It's true the Firewire 800 port is 9-pin, but you'll be surprised there's an unused pin in it.

    source : http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/pcs/0,239029439,240054563,00.htm

    Cool heh ?
     
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    umm, they dont look anything alike

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  17. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I never knew that.
     
  18. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    They don't, which is why this confuses me. The port doesn't look like a six pin.
     

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