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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:01 PM   #16
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Firewire cables

Rehi Lisa,

Yes, you'll be safe as long as you've been careful and don't have the firewire cable turned upside down - otherwise, when you turn things on, ... zap! A few device manufactures have a certain order how they want things turned on but that's rare - always READ THE "fine" MANUAL to be safe!

One other important point - always be EXTRA careful plugging in an removing the firewire on the camera. An untold number of owners have damaged their firewire port connectors (physically and/or electrically) when either plugging in the cable, removing it, or stressing it while the cable is in the camera. Other than these matters, you should be home free.

Enjoy, Michael
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:45 AM   #17
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Hi Michael,

It seems the firewire ports are extra sensitive. I know I will be checking to make sure which end is up before I hook it up. I've been avoiding using it up until now because I really had not needed but now that projects are in the works it's time to connect.

Thanks to everyone here that takes time to help me out.

Best Regards,
Lisa
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