iPod firewire - wrong size socket!

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  1. Lex

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    Guys,

    I want to connect my iPod to my laptop which has a firewire socket (no USB2) but it is the other 'mini' firewire socket! :mad: Why the hell are there two different size sockets anyway!!

    How do I get around this? is there some kind of adaptor? (I can't find one) or do Apple make a different lead with the other size firewire plug on it? (again I have looked but can't find)

    Any help appreciated :)
     
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    Great. Thanks Lester :smashin:

    ...and no, there was no adaptor included with my 4th Gen iPod :(
     
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    For starters what size sockets are you using... And Ipod has a very big market with alot of companys making them. This is where the sockets get confusing cause they all use different ones. What make of Ipod are you using..
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    Erm, not quite sure where you are coming from here Bigfadda :confused:

    The Firewire sized sockets :confused: :)

    Yes and No. Big market, but only one manufacturer...

    Apple :smashin: :clap:



    The issue is not the iPod so much as the fact that there are two different size firewire plugs/sockets: 4pin & 6pin
    The iPod has a 6pin plug and my laptop has a 4pin socket... but Lester has shown me where I can get an adaptor to make it fit - so all is right with the world again! :smoke:
     
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    my sister had the same problem but even after buying a 6 to 4 pin convertor dosent seem to be able to get it to work??

    Lex can you confirm if the adaptor you have bought works ok please?


    thanks
     
  7. Lex

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    hmm, that is worrying...

    according to the site Lester linked to it should work, although I don't think it will charge the battery...

    will let u know...
     
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    With you sir
    sorry just read it the wrong way. The sockets you are after for some crazy stupid reason are not even made by ipod. It seems they forgot about laptops but as these are slowly falling behind and the home pc etc is getting better looks like ipod have just concentrated with pc leads.... http://www.sataraidseedave.4t.com this is a great little site where you can buy most computer parts leads etc .. Plus the guy himself explains in detail anything u need to know. They have them leads and he does assure people they do work and will charge your battery.. A gr8 site

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    even odder is apparently it WILL charge the battery but not transfer or recognise connection

    gonna check tonight, ill update tomm
     

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