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Techgear 3-port 1394 FireWire CardBus

I bought 3-port 1394 FireWire Cardbus card and plugged it into the PCMCIA slot on my laptop (hp zv5340us) running Windows/XP Service Pack 2. It is not recognized automatically, and I don't know how to cause it to be recognized. When I attach a device to it with the firewire cable, I get nothing -- no recognition, no activity. HELP! Jim at

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  • Jim Owens Feb 09, 2007

    Coach Tim:
    I ran the "Add Hardware" wizard, and it did not help. The "Properties" said "This device is working properly." But it is not. I don't think I know how to "enable the PCMCIA Card slots;" can you suggest the procedure?
    Thanks, Jim

  • Jim Owens Feb 13, 2007

    Coach Tim: It IS a TI controller. Any idea how I should proceed now? Thanks, Jim



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Jim, Have you run the add hardware wizard? Are your pcmcia card slots enabled? If not in Control Panel then in the BIOS? Good Luck, Tim

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    Timothy Higgins Feb 09, 2007

    Hey Jim, Heres a juicy chunk of info about your machine sounds like your problem;

    PCMCIA cards that are inserted into the notebook may not work. The card may be displayed in the Device Manager with an exclamation mark. If the card is a wireless networking adapter, it may fail to connect to a network.
    To determine of you have this issue, look in the Device Manager in Windows under the listing for PCMCIA Adapters. If the device listed is an O2 Micro controller or OZ6912, contact HP service and support for further assistance.
    If the listing in the device manager is for a Texas Instruments controller then this issue does not apply to you.
    To automatically determine whether you have the specified issue or not, use HP Instant Support to check your notebook. Use the link below to start the instant check.
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    HP Instant Support Check Below is the link for the HP online support check

    Good Luck,




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