Need help badly. Is it possible that my OCHI firewire card (4USB & 2 firewire ports) could be shorting out my DV video cameras 1394 port? Device mgr. shows no exclamation point. It reads device working properly.
There are no symptoms. When the camera is connected to the computer. The computer does not even recognize that a firewire was plugged in. Than the next thing you know the camera's firewire port does not work. The device manager show no sign of a problem. What is the proper way to hook up a camera and a computer? Should the computer be turned off when connecting?
When firewire works properly you can plug and unplug firewire at anytime without any damage.
Your system is not working properly.
It sounds like you have a damaged camera or bad cable. Your camera will probably need repair. Your Firewire board *might* be damaged as well. DO NOT connect that camera to any more firewire devices. Send the camera to a competent repair facility and do the same for your firewire device. DO NOT connect other devices to that firewire board.
If you do try to use your camera in another firewire port (for example, a friends computer), you may damage their computer as well.