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    Internal Firewire cable problem, help....

    My new case has a Firewire connection on the front panel which would be really handy to use, as my motherboard has no Firewire connectors I bought a PCI card from SCAN (NEC chipset, supposedly a good card).

    Its a 3 port card with one internal port, the problem is that the internal port is a regular Firewire port (just like the external connectors) NOT a connector block like other internal Firewire/USB connections I have encountered before, because of this I can't connect the front panel connector.

    Is it possible to purchase an adaptor or is it a matter of hacking a spare Firewire cable????

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    doesnt the case have a PCI cover with a slot in it for the firewire cable to go outside the case and use the external ?

    most of the cases i have used had an option along those lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    doesnt the case have a PCI cover with a slot in it for the firewire cable to go outside the case and use the external ?

    most of the cases i have used had an option along those lines.
    Possible.... but I would like to be able to use the connector on the front panel.

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    thats what im on about, sounds like you have a simular design to mine, front firewire with a long fly lead terminating in a firewire socket. are you sure there no PCI blanking plate with a bit cut out for the cable to pass through the back of the case so you can plug into the PCI card on the outside ?

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    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ndex&cPath=100

    Looks like they are out there, can't find a UK source though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ndex&cPath=100

    Looks like they are out there, can't find a UK source though...

    Looks interesting..... almost what I need, just need to track down something like it in the UK.

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    This is it exactly.....

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1457

    Just need to find a UK source.... thanks Shaithis, at least I know what its called now!

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    You could remove the internal block and just solder 1 of these http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...ewire&doy=22m5 and then plug that into the card.

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    Visited Maplin at lunchtime, I think its time to get the soldering iron out!

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