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Can you help me with a Mac FireWire connection problem?

Asked by Pachy (12792 points ) January 13th, 2013

I have an older external disk drive that connects via FireWire only and want to connect it to my year-old iMac. Problem is, the iMac’s FireWall port won’t accept the older-style FireWire cable. Is there a cable or adapter than can solve this? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Here you go an adapter sold at Apple Stores.

Pachy's avatar

Fantastic! Thank you, @Tropical_Willie!

hearkat's avatar

Does your iMac have Thunderbolt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolt_(interface)
Fluther doesn’t like Wikipedia’s use of parentheses in its URLs, for some reason
– or FireWire 800 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewire?
Check the logo by the port.
I just want to be sure that you buy the correct adapter.

Pachy's avatar

Thanks everybody. I got a cable that works, but the drive doesn’t. Ugh!

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