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Old 05-19-2005, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My case has a front firewire outlet, but comes with a short cable, and the mobo connector is way at the back of the case. The cable just barely reaches, and is tight over the video card. I'd like a better routing solution. Are extensions available for this cable? I've looked around, but have been unable to find any.

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Old 05-20-2005, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never seen any extension cables like what you are talking about. I had a similar problem with my SP/DIF wires, they werent long enough to plug into the soundcard. My friend at the time worke at an airport, and he extended the cable with a bunch of other little wires, and then shrink wrapped them. Works fine. I imagine you would have to custom mod the cable yourself. It's not that hard, you know how to solder?
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Yeah, I can solder. I was just hoping for an easier solution. Thanks for your help.
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Unfortunetely, to my knowledge, there is no easier way out. Cannabalize and old IDE cable, and use those wires as the extention wires for your firewire.
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