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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone!

I was pretty sure (well until reading this thread) that I was using 4 pin? I'm going to have to look into that. Can you just choose to use 4 pin or does isn't need to be compatible with the device? Meaning that I thought that some devices were 4 or 6 pin.

In fact now that we're talking about it...I think mine is a 4 to 6 pin firewire? Is that even possible?

To George: I was wondering the same thing. I feel like there is more static in my house this year than I normally remember?

*sigh*...it's soooo frustrating!
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #17
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Generally speaking, computers have 6 pin connections (with power) and cameras have 4 pin (no power).

Some computers have 4 pin on the front and 6 pin on the back. And some cameras have a 6 pin.

The 4 pin is roughly square and the 6 pin is about the size of a USB connector.

The power is provided for external disk drives. It is not needed by cameras.

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Old February 25th, 2010, 07:42 AM   #18
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It could be. This issue would be stopped by turning off both devises.
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