Question about Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 (890552602964) Motherboard
I cannot locate the firewire input port at rear of motherboard
There isn't one on the back panel. You must connect the USB/1394 bracket that's included with the board to an empty slot on the rear of the computer and hook up its connectors INSIDE the computer to the appropriate headers on the motherboard: the purple firewire connector would connect to the purple header (DUH!) on the RIGHT in the pic below, it's a DOUBLE firewire header and it's the only place this bracket will fit. The yellow USB connector would go to any open USB header on the board (guess what color...) Very simple, really.
Optionally if your computer case has a built-in firewire port on the FRONT panel, as most do nowadays, you can connect that to the appropriate header on the board using the already-installed cable that's connected to that front firewire port (connect this one to the purple header on the LEFT, it's just a SINGLE firewire port.)
However, this header's pins will NOT match up properly with almost all case's front-panel firewire connectors. You would most likely have to switch around 2 or 3 of the little wires that go into the connector so that it matches the motherboard's pin-out.
It's clearly labled in the manual for the board, and isn't really all that difficult to switch the wires around, but I would recommend just going with the first option and connect the included bracket to the back since it was designed to go with this board and requires no modification.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 27, 2012 | Gateway E-4300 PC Desktop
Sep 21, 2011 | Panasonic DVX-100 Camcorder
Jul 10, 2011 | Toshiba Televison & Video
May 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Jun 07, 2010 | Behringer F-CONTROL AUDIO FCA202 External...
Mar 30, 2010 | Mercury P4VM800M7 Motherboard
May 30, 2009 | Foxconn 661M03-G-6L P4 Socket 478/SiS...
May 29, 2009 | Digi 002 Rack FireWire-based Pro Tools LE...
Jan 22, 2009 | ASUS P4S533-VM (P4S533-VM/L) Motherboard
May 13, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
Mar 29, 2011 | Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 (890552602964)...
1,127 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: