New Macbook Pro and old iPod.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kyle Nerder, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Kyle Nerder macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    Hey!

    Just picked up a new 13" Macbook Pro to replace my stolen Macbook. I love the new Pros!

    My only beef is the lack of Firewire 400 :(

    I have a OLD iPod 3rd Generation 20GB. I love this. 20GB of music is nice to keep plugged into my stereo. Also it's great to use with .dmg files, like loading OSes via FW.

    My question is how has everyone else copped without FW400 on the new Macbook Pros? Is there a work around?

    Any tips would be great!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    With the iPod, not so much. Firewire 400 is outdated hence why newer iPods don't support it. Here are some solutions, but not for your iPod.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Doesn't the macbook pro have a FW800 port?

    I believe you can get a FW400/800 adapter.

    Also, I believe that the 3rd generation iPod classic was the first that supported USB connection.
     
  4. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

    JamesGorman

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    Lol first apple takes away firewire and everyone is mad. Now they put it back, and people still complain:p.

    -Anyway, it is true, firewire 400 is quite outdated. You may be able to find some sort of adapter but you'll have to do some searching.
     
  5. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Your MBP has FW800 and FW400. Get one of these ...

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10301&cs_id=1030105&p_id=3542&seq=1&format=2
     
  6. pjmburg macrumors newbie

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    There are loads of FW400 to FW800 adapters out there. I know my local Apple Store has one (albiet overpriced ;) ). The iPod should work just fine as long as you have a 6 pin (400) to 8 pin (800) cable.
     

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