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steamboat26

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May 25, 2006
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I recently restored my family's old imac, which my sister took to school. I found this wire, which i assume came with the imac...
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(sorry about the bad picture quality) I am pretty sure that it is a firewire to mini usb. Any idea why this might have come with my imac G3?
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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Looks like a 6-pin/4-pin FireWire cable to me...

Edit: Missed it by that much...actually a whole two minutes. I'm really slow today.
 

PlaceofDis

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steamboat26 said:
What do i use it for? transfering data?
yeah. a lot of MiniDV camcorders have the four pin on the camera itself and the six pin is for the computer. its mainly for device connection.
 

WildCowboy

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Yes...it would be used to hook up a FireWire device containing a four-pin port to your Mac. The most common thing with a four-pin port would be a video camera...the smaller four-pin port saves space on a small, portable piece of equipment like that.

Edit: Arrghh...beaten again! :mad: ;)