MacBook Pro FireWire issue!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by be-b0p, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. be-b0p macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2009
    Okay, so I bought a 6 pin to 4 pin Firewire cable to transfer all my files from my PowerMac G4 to my new MacBook Pro 13". I bought this cable.
    I found on the forums a thread saying the 4 pin would work my 9 pin FW
    port in the new MBP.
    Anyways, the cable doesn't fit, and now if I put the cable near the slot, my
    MacBook Pro shuts off. Doesn't sleep. Just turns off.
    Now, I'm guessing some people are thinking that I tried to jam the cable in
    and messed up something with the innards. Honestly, I didn't try to force the
    cable in.
    Is this an issue with the cable? Or my MacBook? Should I take my MBP to
    the Genius bar?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I'd take it in as they likely have a 800 - 400 cable to try themselves that is probably $40 and apple branded. If the problem happens again they will probably fix it. That sounds like a truly odd issue to have.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The new MacBook Pro has Firewire (FW) 800 with a 9-pin port.
    The Power Mac will have FW400 with a 6-pin port.

    The cable you bought is mostly used for connecting DV cameras (4-pin port) to a FW400 6-pin port.

    So you need a 9-to-6-pin FW cable.
    It looks like this:

    FW800 left, FW400 right

    Also for further information:

    Also the ports on the new MacBook Pro 13-inch:

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