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    Firewire Problem URGENT

    Hi there, I'm purchasing an I-pod but I need to work this out
    I have seen the firewire logo but my firewire has a triangle instead of a rectangle is going to any difference or what?
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    On my laptop I have a 4 pin firewire port with a triangle for the symbol - well not really a triangle, but the firewire symbol - I think you need a 4 pin to 6 pin Firewire converter to run the iPod on a windows machine, unless you are talking about a Mac.

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    I wont bother then I will look for an I-pod that uses USB instead MUCH eaiser
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    I don't know about that one, but I got a 6 pin to 4 pin converter with my iPod. Also, the USB cable can be bought as an accessory.

    Oh, and that sig of yours, you're destroying the humor of it. The way it should be written is like this:
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    waaahh...all you lot have iPods and I don't *cryes*

    Anyhow, I think with the iPod, firewire is used to charge the battery of the iPod from your computer, and is optional, but USB(2) is used to transfer songs.

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    Well, I only have firewire and no USB for my iPod. But then it's just the third generation (before the clickwheel, the one with the four buttons above the wheel instead around it as first and second gen.)
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    After the update a couple of weeks ago, the iPods no longer ship with Firewire cables, they just come with USB 2 cables. The USB 2 does allow you to charge the iPod from your computer.

    Also, the logo is just a generic icon for all firewire, whether it be 4/6-pin Firewire 400, or Firewire 800.

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    I'm still seriously thinking about getting a iPod, I think I would opt for the smaller 4GB one, however I'd still like a 40GB one - but don't have the need.

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    I've now goen for Philips 2GB jukebox may not hold as many but I dont have 10000 songs to put onto it so it would be a waste of money I only usually have a playlist of about 200 songs then remove some and add some more so really 2GB suits me fine!!
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