iMac G5 hooked up to cable box, need to disconnect it

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aldon, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Aldon macrumors newbie

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    So my brother connected my cable box to my computer yesterday to record the superbowl. Anyways, I need to disconnect it and put it where it belongs. The only problem is that he says it will kernelpanick if I try. So what do I do? It's just a comcast dvr cable box connected to my iMac with through firewire.
     
  2. MSD401 macrumors 6502

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    uhhm how would that even be able to record... arnt the usb ports on most cable company dvrs dead?.....and why would disconnecting cause a kernal pain/:confused:

    if the drive inside the dvr is mounted in finder just eject is shut down the imac and move it... would be my guess...
     
  3. Aldon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it already Kernel panicked twice now. Once while simply plugging in my ipod, and again after restarting. I just want this thing disconnected from my imac
     
  4. MSD401 macrumors 6502

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    well your best bet would be to talk to your brother and find out if he messed with something to get it connected to the box....which to my knowledge he must have..because im pretty sure comcast locks down those boxes pretty good....

    backing up your data at this point might be a good idea.....too
     
  5. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    and if he did get it to work, TELL ME HOW because I'm dying to know.
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    OK, it's not the "cable box" itself that's the issue. What is he using as a tuner? It sounds like an EyeTV or some such. Is there a little dongle that connects to the Mac, and then to the cable itself? Or are you connecting to a DVR of some sort? You have to be more specific here.

    Really doesn't matter. Just unplug the thing, and tell him to uninstall whatever junk he put on your Mac. If there's any relation to the kernel panics, it's because it is plugged in.
     

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