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Old May 29th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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Sandisk Firewire Reader Not recognized on Laptop?

Hi guys,
I have a new laptop, and was thinking that I will be able to transfer files through my firewire sandisk reader. It has 6 pins, but the laptop has 4 pin.
Now I bought an adapter, then it fit, but I found out it doesn't turn on the firewire sandisk cf reader.

Do you guys know how to make it work? Or experience on how you got around this?

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Old May 29th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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If my memory serves (I went tapeless... what's a firewire <wink>!) the 6 pin has power on it, thus two more pins, and why your adapter now fails to turn the reader on.

Any chance the reader has an internal power supply/battery that it could run off of? That's the only thing I can think of offhand. Maybe take a look at whatever manual was included (or find it online), and see if a 6 pin is required, in which case you won't be able to use the 4 pin (which probably works fine for cameras... 4 pin to 4 pin).
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