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Can firewire port damage the periphery?
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on Jun 3, 2003 at 12:36:24 pm

My PC (PIV/2.4GHz/512) "passed away" after which I had
its motherboard, case, coolers replaced, but some
components, including an Audigy sound card with Ieee1394
port. Near a week before the death my external Firewire
HDD which was connected just to Audigy Firewire port had
stopped being seen by WinXP. I tried it on other PC with
no results. After the replacement of MB (the new one had
ieee1394 built-in) I connected the newly bought firewire
drive to Firewire port on the MB (and it worked and still
works perfectly); as for the Firewire port on Audigy
card, I decided to use it to capture video. So I
connected my camcorder to it, it was recognized by WinXP,
I managed to capture some 25 minutes of video, got bored
and switched the camera off. Later on I switched the
camera on, but it wouldn't be recognized by XP any more.
I tried to connect it to MB's firewire - no result,
neither was any result when I tried to connect it to
another PC. Ok, I guessed, the camcorder is old,
something must've happened to its firewire interface. So
I bought a new camcorder, connected it again to Audigy
Firewire port - the camcorder was immediately recognized
by XP, I managed to capture some video, then switched it
off, but after I tried to switch it on, the camcorder
wouldn't be recognized by XP again! The service center
confirmed that its firewire interface doesn't work.

So I face quite a queer situation, and the only
explanation I can provide is that the firewire port in
the sound card somehow damages all the periphery I
connect to it. My question is: is it possible? I don't
think it's due to some cable problem, since I used two
different cables.

Mine is still a Pentium IV on Gigabyte MB (8SQ800Ultra
with SIS655 chipset.


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