Thunderbolt to Firewire

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by josh2007, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. josh2007 macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2008
    I'm supposed to get a new 13" retina tomorrow. There's one problem - I can't get my Firewire stuff working at all with the Apple T-Bolt to USB converter in my 2011 13". The light comes on in my Apogee Duet, but that's about it.

    So I tried my wife's 2012 MBA, still nothing. Has anybody found a better solution?
  2. Ploki macrumors 68030

    Jan 21, 2008
    Is the output blinking? If its blinking it means its on mute. Hold the main button down. I just tried it with rMBP and adapter and it works perfect.

    you also need to set it as the default sound output in the sound preferences or audio/midi setup.
  3. Hexley macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    T-bolt to USB converter? Are your FW devices bus-powered?
  4. Ploki macrumors 68030

    Jan 21, 2008
    he made a typo.

    Apogee Duet is FWbus powered. And it works as expected on the retina.
  5. josh2007 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2008
    No, it's all dead. No hdd signal, and Maestro doesn't even see the Duet. I'm going to pass on the retina until next upgrade anyways. Thanks guys.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Try a different adapter. Yours might be defective.

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