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Old July 23rd, 2002, 03:01 PM   #1
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Which Firewire Cable for a PowerBook G4

Hi,
I just got a GL2 and want to hook it up to my PowerBook G4 using a firewire cable.

The Canon site shows two:
http://canondv.com/gl2/a_cables.html

Which one do I use?

4 to 4 pin ot 4 to 6 pin?
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Old July 23rd, 2002, 06:09 PM   #2
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The 4 to 6 pin.

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Old July 23rd, 2002, 07:05 PM   #3
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Steve,
You might find a bit more info useful. A "6-pin" Firewire connector is basically rectangular with one rounded end. A "4-pin" connector is also rectangular but noticeably smaller and features a dimple on one side of the rectangle. The extra 2 pins of the 6-pin connector enable it to carry currrent from the computer's bus to bus-powered devices (such as some hard disks). Since your GL2 only sends signal to the computer it only takes a 4-pin cable/connector.
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Old July 23rd, 2002, 07:23 PM   #4
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Thanks

Ok.

Thanks for the help.

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Old July 23rd, 2002, 07:59 PM   #5
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And your Mac has the 6 pin on it as a standard... it's the same size as the one on your iPod. :-)
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Old July 24th, 2002, 10:48 AM   #6
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Firewire cable works nicely

I got the Firewire cable over at Microcenter for $4.08.

Works nicely.

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