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Old 27-12-2007, 10:02 PM
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4 pin-6 pin firewire cable with power

Hi, I've just purchased a DMK camera but I'm having difficulties in getting my hands on a 4 pin-6 pin firewire cable with power. Does anyone know where I can purchase one from an Australian source? This is extremely frustrating. Thanks in anticipation .
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Old 28-12-2007, 06:27 AM
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Hi Bob
It sounds like you need a powered firewire hub.
Search for "firewire hub" on IIS and you'll find some recent references by Bird and myself. There's a few around and some on ebay occassionally.

If your laptop doesn't have a firewire port, you'll also need a PCMCIA firewire card.

It is very annoying when you get a new camera and can't use it yet.

I ended up selling my firewire one and getting a USB DMK instead, because I didn't want to need any external power to run it.
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Old 30-12-2007, 11:43 AM
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Thanks Ice for your response.
I have just recently purchased a powered USB 2.0 + IEEE 1394 combo hub but still no success. The laptop does not recognise that a device (camera) is attached. The hub is connected to the laptop using a USB 2.0 cable. Maybe this is the problem.
Again any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 30-12-2007, 12:48 PM
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The LaCie hub I bought doesn't recognise the firewire camera either.. The belkin one I had worked fine with my older firewire camera.

Try looking for the belkin powered firewire hub. It connects to the laptop via a firewire PCMCIA card.

I'm going to have to do the same.
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Old 31-12-2007, 08:40 PM
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This is what I use for my DMK - no problems.

http://www.starstuff.com.au/page43.html

This is the same as The Imaging Source sell for the DMK.

I connect the power lead to a rechargeable power supply using a cig lighter adapter.
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Thanks Craig, could be just what I need.

So the 4-pin is connected to your laptop? Do you use a PCMCIA card or does your laptop have a firewire port? What type of lead and connectors do you use for the power?

I'll contact Luke!
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Yes, that's your problem. The hub will not "convert" Firewire to USB, you need to attach one of the firewire ports to the computer.

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Thanks Ice for your response.
I have just recently purchased a powered USB 2.0 + IEEE 1394 combo hub but still no success. The laptop does not recognise that a device (camera) is attached. The hub is connected to the laptop using a USB 2.0 cable. Maybe this is the problem.
Again any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have firewire port.

I use a cig lighter adapter on a lead - just happend to have suitable connector plug for powerlead.
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Thanks csb, finally some light at the end of the tunnel.
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