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Firewire port? I just received my firewire notebook card but can't seem to figure out where it plugs into.

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Can you specify make and model of your notebook, and the make/model of your firewire card. It sounds like you might have gotten a PMCIA card and your laptop doesn't have that slot but I can not say for sure til I have all the information.
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Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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