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Firewire i need a firewire cable with a firewire end for my camcorder and a firewire end for my lap top what do i need to look for in the store

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Greetings csallal,

It would depend on the type of computer you have. A laptop is going to require a 4-pin to 4-pin cable, whereas a desktop is going to require a 4-pin to 6-pin cable.

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