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Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 26, 2006 11:24PM
This should be so obvious, but I can't find one.

My iSight is too far from my G5, so I need a firewire extension (male to female), 6 feet will do.

I'm having a helluva time finding one. I see these around on eBay


...but I've had one and they're really cheap and actually short out my G5, causing it to quit instantly. And that female end is just ridiculously big.

Anyone know a link to a high quality one?



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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: incognegro
Date: January 26, 2006 11:38PM
tuqqer Wrote:
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And that female end is just ridiculously big.

Anyone know a link to a high quality one?


oh man, you asked for it...

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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: Phy
Date: January 26, 2006 11:52PM
he he he!
Good response
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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: January 26, 2006 11:55PM
Good Lord, if that chick farts, she's going to blow her shoes off.
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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: Golfer
Date: January 27, 2006 12:18AM
A quick search on google turned up a bunch of 15 ft male to female 6 and 4 pin cables, but they ran around $30 dollars. For that price would it be easier to just by a 15 ft cable for $6-$7 and forget the extension?

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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 27, 2006 01:02AM
how about pccables.com?
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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: January 27, 2006 05:46AM
jdc Wrote:
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> how about pccables.com?


I second that . . .


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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 27, 2006 06:27AM
I buy about all my cables from these folks. They're fast and trouble-free so far.

[stores.ebay.com]



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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 27, 2006 08:29AM
Golfer Wrote:
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> A quick search on google turned up a bunch of 15
> ft male to female 6 and 4 pin cables, but they ran
> around $30 dollars. For that price would it be
> easier to just by a 15 ft cable for $6-$7 and
> forget the extension?
>
Wish I could. My iSight is plugged into an iFlex, and their firewire cable is sealed into the base.

I asked the person at the ebay store, and they said no luck.

I'm searching pccables now...






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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 27, 2006 11:41AM
Tuqqer, I just bought a FireWire coupler 6 pin F to F, just use regular FireWire cables and plug them together. Radio Shack used to carry them, bought four for $3.75 each. Must've been a closeout sale.

BGnR
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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 27, 2006 12:52PM
That's just what I needed to hear, BGnR. Didn't know they existed, and I already have plenty of regular FW cables. Thanks, man.



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Re: Looking for a firewire extension cable, male to female
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: February 01, 2006 12:03PM
2-1-06:
Ok, after finally calling the manufacturer of the iSight MacFlex, and asking how to extend the length of their firewire cable, they said the only sure way of keeping a signal strong is with a Firewire Repeater, such as this one from Belkin:


They said that any non powered extensions will generally drop signal and not work after awhile. In any case, I bought one from Amazon. Hopefully it'll do the job.



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