Secure a FW cable to the MBP?

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  1. Hitrate macrumors regular

    Hitrate

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    Hey, not a notebook apecific question, but i got a 2011 mbp and an external fw400 soundcard. I play live more and more, and want a way to have cable pluggend into the mac, wirhout fear of the cable coming out of its socket during a show... Should I be looking at getting the lightning to fe adapter, and use that instead (I think the lightning connection is tighter, and could duct tape the fw end of the adapter)

    Or is there a cabled connection (preferably fw 400 to fw800, so i dont need the fw400 to fw800 adapter) that locks tight in place on the mac's fw800 port?

    Thanks
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Unless you're actually trying to pull out the FW800 cable, it shouldn't be moving by itself.

    The thunderbolt(what I assume you mean by "lightning") isn't any tighter in my experience.
     
  3. Hitrate thread starter macrumors regular

    Hitrate

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    The fw800 to 400 adapter comes out or gets loose very easily, not that different with the metal tipped fw800 to 400 cables, and yes the "lightning" port is tighter for sure!
     
  4. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Why not wrap tape around the FW cable at the connector, then tape it to the underside of the MBP? Also, a loose loop of FW cable on the table next to the MBP would provide slack.
     
  5. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    Not in my experience. My TB>FW is lighter than FW800 on my old mbp.

    when i needed it fixed I just used duct tape
     
  6. Hitrate thread starter macrumors regular

    Hitrate

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    I am using duck tape, but have had issues with that as well...super glue makes resale value lower, think people, think
     

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