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October 23, 2006 11:38:57 PM

This seems to be the closest forum for my question...

I want to hook up my camcorder via a Firewire cable and I do not know how to get my system to find it. If I use a USB port it finds it fine.

Any suggestions??

Thanks!
October 24, 2006 9:18:26 AM

Make sure your firewire port is activated, you've installed any necessary drivers, both for the Firewire card / port, and for the camcorder.

Plug the firewire cable in, it should find it automagically.
October 24, 2006 11:53:23 AM

I used firewire on my old computer with no challenges. I used the front firewire port. I'll try the one on the mobo and see what happens.

The drivers on the CD are for usb only. Do I need separate drivers for firewire?

Thanks!
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October 24, 2006 12:09:30 PM

>separate drivers for firewire

Probably. Check the manufacturer's website!
October 24, 2006 12:53:44 PM

Make sure firewire is enabled in bios.
October 24, 2006 1:05:33 PM

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This seems to be the closest forum for my question...

I want to hook up my camcorder via a Firewire cable and I do not know how to get my system to find it. If I use a USB port it finds it fine.

Any suggestions??

Thanks!


Firewire is 1394. Frequently Windows will activate the 1394 port as an ethernet interface. You may have to DISABLE that in network setup before it will find the connected camcorder and install the drivers. Also in some cases if the 1394 port is connected to something during Windows install then the wrong driver may be in place. Ascertain that the 1394 port IS Texas Instruments under "Ports" in the Device Manager, rather than under "Other Devices" with some strange driver.
October 24, 2006 1:28:31 PM

I could just be a duff port. I plugged my camcorder into a front 1394 port and it just didn't work, I plugged it into a port on the back and it did.
October 24, 2006 1:29:45 PM

and BTW the front port was connected to the mobo!
October 24, 2006 1:34:06 PM

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and BTW the front port was connected to the mobo!


The header pins for the front port may be incorrectly connected at the MB. It is a bit tricky to get it right sometimes.
October 24, 2006 3:35:31 PM

I called Asus and they said I should update the BIOS and reset the cmos.

I'll try this and see what happens.
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