How to install low profile firewire card
You don't say which brand and model of computer this card is for, so my answer cannot be specific to your computer.
Disconnect all cables from the computer.
Once you open the side/top and can access the motherboard, you should remove the blanking plate directly in line with one of the white PCI slots near the far left corner of the board (looking at it from the front of the computer). The blanking plates cover empty slots at the back of the computer case. Some blanking plates are held in place by a screw direct to the L-shaped lip. Others are held in place by a metal bar that is itself screwed to the exterior of the back panel of the case. Other blanking plates just clip in and out.
The card should be pressed evenly so that it slots cleanly and evenly into the PCI slot. The silver endplate faces outwards from thec interior of the back of the case, The lip of the card's silver enplate rests flat on a ledge at the interior of the back of the case, aligned with a screw hole (if the fitting is a screw type fitting) and the ****** at the bottom of the endplate fits into a small slot between the rear edge of the motherboard and the interior of the back of the case.
If there is a screwhole on the rear ledge, screw the lip to the case firmly but not too tight to the ledge.
Reconnect the cables to the computer and power it on and then install any driver software (drivers may not be necessary for the later versions of Windows),
If all is well, then test the Firewire port with a firewire cable and a camcorder.
If everything is fine, shut the computer down, disconnect the cables and close the case, before reconnecting and powering up again.
If any hardware fault arises, check the seating of the firewire card again and repeat the testing sequence.
I hope this helps.
Aug 26, 2011 |
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