iSight camera and firewire adapter.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by minifridge1138, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    i found a deal on an iSight camera, but have a problem.

    My MacBook has a 6 pin FireWire port. I plug the camera in and everything works. Of course it already has a camera, so I don't need it.

    I bought a 9 pin to 6 pin adapter so I can use the iSight on my 2009 MacPro.
    When I plug it in, the little green light on the camera lights up for a second, then goes out. The MacPro doesn't recognize that the camera is attached.

    Has anyone else run into this before?

  2. kkanuck macrumors newbie


    Jan 31, 2008
    Must be a bad adapter I have the same setup and works just fine. My 6-9 pin converter has a short wire lead so I can push the mac pro's rear tight to a wall, the no tail kind or adapter makes one have to have the mac pro 5 inches away from a rear wall or the connecter will get it is so long with the isight lead, plus adapter.

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