I have an Evergreen IEEE 1394/USB fireLINE PCI Combo Card (older USB 1.1 version) that worked well in a Mac Yikes G4. When I installed this card in a Mac Digital Audio G4, I could not start the computer. Nothing happened after the startup chime. Is there a firmware update for this card?
You might need to update the NVRAM that stores the PCI configuration that is read at POST. This is done by pressing and holding the so-called CUDA switch on the MOBO for for at least 30 seconds or so. The eraser end of a wooden pencil makes a useful tool for this ;-) It sometimes requires unplugging the computer and removing the small battery that maintains the memory so that it is completely cleared. Please check that no connections, especially memory cards, haven't been disturbed during installation as well. HTH.
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Tough One... But I did manage to find where they went; it seems you need to be a member, for additional information. As a registered user of PPA International, you should be able to request a link for the driver. Give it a try, register for the newsgroup e-mail and then use the 'contact us' feature to request the location and or link to the archived driver, it never hurts to ask..
Can you try connecting it to a different computer?
If it still does not work, then you have a "hardware" problem.
Remove the disk-drive from the enclosure, and temporarily attach it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing the USB-to-disk-drive interface will bypass the problem.
There are six models of Power Mac G4 computers: AGP Graphics, PCI Graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, QuickSilver, and QuickSilver 2002. You cannot install an AirPort card in the Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics); the rest accept original version 1 Apple Airport cards. The card is simply inserted through an opening in the PCI card guide and seats itself into a socket on the logic board. Then you attach the loose antenna cable to the hole on the end of the Airport Card. You're done.
IEEE 1394 doesn't work like USB so it probably won't show up in devices. What you would do is go to a video editing/burning program and click on a capture video option. The program accesses the video camera and you can choose what video you wish to record onto your computer.
Well, installing an internal card reader without a spot on the motherboard, is a little hard to do. I would suggest buying an external card reader. They are a little cheaper, and a lot easier to setup and use, since they just connect to a USB port which all computers have.
Your computer must be equipped with an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface and video capture software. Provided you have both of these, follow the directions below.
To connect your digital camcorder to your computer using IEEE1394, follow these steps:
1. Connect the IEEE 1394 interface on your camcorder to the IEEE 1394 interface on your computer.
2. Turn on your computer.
3. Turn on your camcorder.
4. Start the video capture software on the computer.
Image capture should begin provided the computer hardware and software are configured correctly. If image capture does not begin, you must consult the computer or capture card manufacturer for assistance.
Note: If you don't have an IEEE 1394 interface on your computer, you can buy an IEEE 1394 pci card at your local computer store that will work with most current computers.