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Inserted pci IEEE 1394 card

I just inserted a pci IEEE 1394 card do I need to connect the port that's on the inside to something and do I need to download something so that my computer knows I have that now? Because I tried to just connect my camcorder to download video and it's not recognizing that anything is connected. please help.

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No viene con el cd de controladores solo con cd de un programa para editar Videos, deben bajar un controladore PCI-IEEE 1394 ,el archivo se llama 1394camera.dll eso deben encontrar despues hacer que este sea el controlador que deba leer al win para ser reconocido por la pc.
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Re: inserted pci IEEE 1394 card

You should have get a CD with your firewire card containing the drivers for it. Just insert it and run setup, or when it asks for the drivers when it boots up, point to the cd. An other option is to download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.You do not need to connect the port that is inside, it it there only in case you want a front panel port.


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