Tbolt to FireWire Adapter MD464 slippage?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ambientdaw, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. ambientdaw macrumors member

    ambientdaw

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    #1
    I have a 2015 iMac and this Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter MD464
    The TB end that plugs into the iMac has slipped out one too many times giving me the "you didn't eject your dang hard drives fool! don't you know how to use a computer?" warnings.

    It is NOT a tight fit. Anyone else have problems? or a solution? Duct tape the sucker in?
     
  2. JamesPDX Suspended

    JamesPDX

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    If you must tape it, use gaffer's tape.
    Maybe you could "strain relieve it" into a position where it cannot easily slip out. Creative use of cable ties and such are a growing art...

    I think one of the problems is that these things start to expand as soon as the start to heat up, so it may seem snug when it's "cold" but it will expand as it heats up. The firewire cable itself won't change as much because of it's length: The heat spreads along the shield and over a greater area than the dongle.
     

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