My on-board firewire connection is not woking on my ASUS a8N SLi Deluxe motherboard. It says the IEEE 1394 is enabled in the BIOS, and the Devic Manager says it is working properly. When I try plugging in my video camera, the new device is not recognized -- nothing happens. I checked the camera and firewire cable on another computer, and they work fine. Anyone have any suggestions?
Dumb suggestion, but I'll offer it anyways.... Do you have a FireWire iPod, or have any friends/family that do? If so, plug it in and see if it charges, if the '1394 port has juice an iPod should at least charge.
I'm using the firewire port on the back plate of the motherboard so it's not a connection problem and I already have the latest nForce drivers installed.
From looking through the ASUS forums apparently there are a lot of other people having this problem. Someone suggested installing 2 post-SP2 XP patches that are supposed to fix various firewire problems. I've installed both but still have the same problem (others have also confirmed the patches don't help).
I suspect it may be an incompatibility between this chipset and certain video cameras. I had a similar problem a while back with a firewire card in a different computer. When I replaced the card with an older firewire card with a real TI chip it worked great.
It's just hard to believe ASUS doesn't even have a FAQ or knowledge base article about this problem.