Help think I been sold the wrong item - firewire

  mygreyned1 22:41 28 May 2008

Help think I been sold the wrong item

Hiya I have recently bought a sansung camcorder and it wasn't until after realised that I did not have a firewire facilities on my computer - although it is only three months old. I went to pc world where I bought the computer and was sold an Belkin Firewire PCI Card - but I have plug in the cable to bouth pc and camcorder but it doesn't work. According to the instruction book with the card I do not need a driver because I am using XP can anyone help me - in easy layman terms please - or is it just that I have got the wrong card.

  Technotiger 22:47 28 May 2008

Check that your Camcorder is in PC Mode. I doubt whether you have the wrong cable.

  mygreyned1 23:10 28 May 2008

No I don't think its the wrong cable but the wrong card

  MCE2K5 01:07 29 May 2008

As Liza said in click here You Need Software.

  MCE2K5 01:35 29 May 2008


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  €dstowe 06:36 29 May 2008

Wasn't there software supplied with the camcorder?

  Stuartli 09:27 29 May 2008

Don't use Firewire, but aren't there two types of cable, four pin and six pin (latter from Sony)?

  mygreyned1 23:23 30 May 2008

Hi everyone and thanks for your advise but I already use movie maker - its just not registering that I have put new hardware in the pc. Will probably have to go back into PC World - they call themselves Techguys - joke or what.

  skidzy 08:40 31 May 2008

What does device manager say ?

Windows key + Pausebreak / Hardware / Device Manager

Look under;

IE1394 Bus Host Controller
Expand the + sign and right click what is shown and select properties.

Under General this will say if the device is working ok and its location.

You may see a yellow exclaimation mark,if so post back.

From Device manager you can also update the driver.

  mygreyned1 15:35 05 Jun 2008

when into system and devise manager and this what is showed
IE1394 Bus Host Controller
-Texas Instruments OHCI complaint IEEE 1394 Host Controller
-Texas Instruments OHCI complaint IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Does this mean it is recognising the card I have put in - or do i have to do something else. It may end in me taking the pc back to pcworld to sort out - money i don't really want to spend.

So help help but in layman terms please

  Ditch999 17:37 05 Jun 2008

Your card seems to be working OK if there are no yellow or red symbols beside the above entries.
If you double click on one of the -Texas Instruments OHCI complaint IEEE 1394 Host Controller entries it will tell you the status of the device.
It might be the cable is defective or there is a setting in the camera which you have to enable for PC transfer.

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