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  1. I have a Dell C840 that has a 4pin firewire port. I tried to hook up my JVC camcorder but it doesn't recognized it.
    If I hook up to my desktop which has the other style port it recognized just fine. The cable is new. The device manager show no error. I'm thinking bad cable. Anyone has any idea?
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    has the c840 ever connected to a cam over firewire? or any other firewire device?

    it's worth trying another cable.
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  3. never tried it. I dont have another firewire device to try. I wonder if I need adapter or something because this is the 4pin on both side. I've only tried with the other cable, 6/4pin.
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    the 6/4pin is the same as a 4/4 cable. the extra 2 wires aren't connected at all in the 6/4. only in 6/6 would the 2 power carrying wires be connected at both ends.
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  5. Ah, thanks. Learn something new every day.
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