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Old 04-09-2009, 05:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a new laptop and I didnt read the specs well enough and mistakenly thought it had firewire ports. The only reason I bought this latpop was to use with a mixer that requries a firewire connection. I cant get a refund so is there some way I can get this laptop fitted with firewire ports? I have no idea how to do this.


p.s. this is the laptop i got.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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USB to Firewire adapter.

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Old 04-09-2009, 06:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Would using a usb to firewire adapter work tho?
The mixer may need firewire because only firewire can deal with the ammount of data being transfered quick enough. If its goes through a usb wont this slow it down and maybe make the mixer not work?
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Um...... the specs sAy it has:

Interfaces 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x headphones / speakers - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
If it truely doesnt you ned to demand your money back due to false info


Its the mini fire wire cable. pg 75, the I.link port.


You can buy 4 to 6 pin cables like these sold here in Canada:
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