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Old 05-06-2006, 05:01 AM   #1
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Hi

I am totally unfamiliar with firwire etc so this may come across as an extremely stupid question.

Well, I have a firewire port and I wish to purchase a 4 pin to 6 pin firewire cord because I need it for my video camera. I was just wondering how do I know if my port takes 6 pin?

And also I may have it wrong but I assumed 4 pin to 6 pin meant that the end that goes into the pc is the 6 pin end????

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Old 05-06-2006, 05:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Firewire noob question

Did you even look at the specs of the ports?

http://www.smelectronics.com/images/Firewire.jpg

4 pin / 6 pin
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ok awesome so that picture shows that the little end is the one i put into the camera and the other is the one i put into my port (6 pin), is this correct?

And also how do I know if my port takes six pin?

Thanx for your help

EDIT: OK I have deuced that the 4 pin is the one that goes into my camera but how do i know if my firewire port is a 6 pin???
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Old 05-07-2006, 08:33 AM   #4
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Look at it, you should be able to see if it fits.
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OK I have deuced that the 4 pin is the one that goes into my camera but how do i know if my firewire port is a 6 pin???
Did you try counting the pins?
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