Re: Adding Firewire???? Help!!!!!
Firewire to USB doesn't exist - sorry. You got hosed, that cable you bought is a scam. They are two completely separate technologies and the only way to get them to work together is to convert it either through an external converter or a PCI card. A cable that just has the firewire and usb cable on it won't do a damn thing - sorry.
I went through this same thing, i have a handycam and the only thing it uses is firewire. You are SOL, you need to get a PC that has the port already installed or purchase a PCI or media expansion card that has that port.