Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Upgrade L440 firewire express card

Q: Upgrade L440 firewire express card

Hello, I´m trying to move my desktop sound workstation to my Thinkpad L440 (20ASAxxx). The problem that I have is that I need to plug in a firewire device. So the question is if my laptop has the cpability of installing a firewire express card. I´ve noticed that my laptop has an express card dummy port but it has a plstic cover. Regrds

Read other answers
Preferred Solution: Upgrade L440 firewire express card

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Hi, is there any way to install express card slots on thinkpad l440 with qm87 chips?

Read other answers

Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card on the L440?


Go to Solution.

A:L440 graphics card upgrade

Good day and welcome to the community.
As with most every laptop, the graphics subsystem is either integrated with the CPU package, or if it's an actual discrete GPU, soldered to the system board. In some cases a particular machine may have been offered with either integrated or discrete graphics. In that instance, a machine with integrated graphics might be upgraded via a system board swap.
Looking at pg2 of the L440 FRU Parts List: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/l440_fru_list_20140825.pdf
you'll see main two types of system boards. One is "Integrated Graphics 4600" and the other is "nVdia N14M-GE with 1GB", so you do have that option, but it could be costly.
You can refer to the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/l440_l540_hmm_en_sp40a26004_03.pdf
to get an idea of the physical task.
Hope this helps to clarify.

Read other 2 answers

Hi, I am trying to connect a Sony HVR-V1E camera to my PC so I bought a PCI-Express card to add firewire ports to my computer. The device installed ok and the camera shows a little symbol on the screen to confirm that the cable is connected but the PC is not seeing the camera.

I realise this could be a lot of things but I am thinking it might be that the PCI Express card needs to be powered, does anyone know if this is likely to be the case? If it is then what is the name of the connection shown below and where would it be plugged in to?

Thank you

A:Solved: PCI Express firewire card not working

It's a 4 pin Molex connector, you should have several matching connectors coming out of your PSU. Plug one of them into it, they will only go in one way round and can be quite stiff so to avoid damaging the card I would take the card out first, attach the Molex then re-connect the card.

Read other 3 answers

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1750 bought in 2009 running Windows Vista. I upgraded to Windows 7 OS. I need to find a Fireward card that fits into the port on the side of my laptop so that I can hook a video camera and download movies. When I pop the plastic card out it's NOT 1 straight edge but it's offset - 1 part of the plastic cards goes deeper than the other side. Does anyone know what type of Firewire card I need to buy and will it be compatible with Vista/Windows 7?

A:[SOLVED] Connect a Firewire card to Vista system with upgrade to Windows 7

and welcome to the Forum


Read other 6 answers

Hi All, I have Thinkpad 440 and want to upgrade to ram to 16 gb(8x2). But seeing the installed ram I am unable to understand which type of ram it is DDR3 or DDR3L.  After bit of googling, I came to know that installed ram is DDR3L.I am thinking of buying Kingston DDR3L 1600MHZ ram.  Please help me in choosing the compatible ram. Thanks in advance. Abhishek


Go to Solution.

A:RAM upgrade for L440

All Haswell laptops must use DDR3L.
Your posted RAM should work. The official memory description for the L440 is:
16GB max / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets

Read other 2 answers

Hi all, I have a Thinkpad L440 with 4GB of RAM.I want to upgrade it and I have two questions:1. Is it OK to add 8GB (so I will have 12GB in total) or it would be better to add 4GB in order to have two similar SODIMMs?2. Are there any known incompatibilities for specific brands? I found two SODIMMs from Kingston (part numbers KVR16S11/8 and KVR16LS11/8) and one from Crucial (part number CT102464BF160B). All are clocked at 1600MHz. Thanks in advance,E. PS: I beleive that I can upgrade the RAM without voiding the warranty, can't I?

Go to Solution.

A:RAM upgrade for L440

Hi Ebl,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are looking for Memory up-gradation for your ThinkPad L440.
Yes, you can install 8Gb RAM, but make sure you are having same memory bus speed. Please find the below FRU parts.
03X6655 - 2GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM
03X6656 - 4GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM
03X6657 - 8GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

Read other 6 answers

Dears,when i decided to buy thinkpad l440 i was choose Intel® Core? i3-4000M , it was 3 months ago. Really, this is laptop is very good but now i want to upgrade my laptop cpu to Intel® Core? i7-4600M .please any advise in the following questions:1. is it possible to upgrade my laptop cpu to Intel® Core? i7-4600M ?2. my laptop still in warranty until 2017, so if the upgradation is possible is it can be made by lenovo or by myself? and the cost will be high? Best Regards


Go to Solution.

A:thinkpad l440 cpu upgrade?

If you do it yourself it will certainly be cheaper, but the CPU is not considered customer-replaceable, so it may affect your warranty status. If you can do the replacement in a professional manner, so it doesn't look worked on, probably nobody will complain, as long as you keep the old part and replace it back before getting service. The FRU of the i7-4600m is 04X4049. You do not want to get one marked "ES" (engineering sample). The ES parts may not be final versions

Read other 2 answers

Hi Guys, I want to know if someone instaled this SSD: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E250B-AM/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&... in the laptop. I want to know if it's working fine or you have any problem with it. I need to change my old HDD because is failing. This SSD is correct for our PCs or has got any problem of compatibility? Thanks!!

Go to Solution.

A:Upgrade L440 with SSD Samsung Evo 850

It's work

Read other 1 answers

I see there is a sim card slot under battery bay in my ThinkPad L440. How to use a sim card for data connectivity? Can I use 4G VoLTE sim? Are there special software required? Or hardware too?

Read other answers

Hello,I recently bought my school laptop from my school since I am graduating and I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the screen to a more angle friendly screen, like an IPS panel also with higher resolution (FullHD). Is it possible and can any of you recommend a panel. The laptop in question is a Thinkpad L440 and the screen resolution is 1600x900.

Read other answers

Greetings, I've treated myself to a lenovo L440 for my schoolwork, so i dotn have to lug around my 5kg gaming laptop. I wanted to ask about the upgradabiltiy optionsi was curious if i could put in the cpu i was interested in, I had seen one person on a german forum successfully upgrade to an i7 4700mqcan anyone confirm this owuld work? i was looking mainly at this processor and i7 4800mq as well as i7-4810mq, since these are bargains right now on ebayanother question is the screen replacement,Would it be possible for me to exchange the laready existing 1366x768 screen for a higher resolution 1080p IPS one like the T440p is able to do? or am i stuck with htis resolution. I specifically know there can be an upgrade to a 1600x900, but since the size is the same and the type of connector seems  the same as well, i was wondering if the fullhd panel could work with it too, like it does iwth a t440p?i speak of this panel https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/screen-part-number/B140HAN01.3/

Read other answers

Dear all, I would like to upgrade my Intel ME firmware from to (2017/06/01). This would fix the CVE-2017-5689. However the update procedure is interrupted before flashing the new firmware could even start. Intel ME Interface (Intel Management Engine 11.6 Software) (2016/09/01) is installed. An error log in path C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME named "NULL" is created. It states: Intel(R) MEInfo Version: 2005 - 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.Error 9471: M3 Autotest feature was not found. Dear Lenovo support team: To me it seems like a bug. Is there some file missing in the update package or something wrong in the MEUpdate.CMD? CheersMad

Read other answers

I have a computer that is about 2 years old now, it still works fine, mostly. My system specs are below. My video card acts a little funny playing games lately, WoW and Doom 3 are pretty bad looking. I think something might be wrong with it, plus its a little bit older. I am not looking to replace the whole computer till the end of the year at least. I am thinking of just upgrading to an ATI Radeon X850XT off of newegg.com. I know I have a PCI slot, but is it the same as PCI express? Any input is much appretiated.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
x2 512MB
ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256MB
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS
Hard Disk(s):

A:Want to upgrade video card, are PCI and PCI express the same?

PCI and pciExpress are two different things. But no worries, you have an AGP8x slot and there are still plenty of decent cards for AGP, including that X850XT you are looking at.

Read other 7 answers

Having some trouble putting a PCI Express graphics card into an 8000 Elite CMT.  It's a Radeon HD7950 and I've already noticed a couple of issues: 1) The Power supply isn't large enough. I've read a few issues where the PSU in 8000 CMT's has a different chassis size to standard PSU's. 2) The motherboard doesn't have the required 6-pin PCI Express power connectors. I guess upgrading the PSU to one that has the requried power and has seperate PCI Express power connectors will solve the issue, can anyone confirm that this can be done with an 8000 CMT? ThanksGareth  

A:PCI Express Graphics card upgrade for HP 8000 Elite CMT

Hi: You may find the last two posts of the thread below of use to you. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/HP-Compaq-8000-Elite-power-supply-upgarde/m-p/832709/h... Otherwise it can't be done. I am happy with the Radeon HD 6570 I put in my Elite 8200 CMT. Nothing needed to be done except to install the card in the PCIe slot.

Read other 8 answers

I've inherited an HP Elitebook, which has beefed-up security features commensurate with a business-class laptop.

I don't have any real secrets to protect other than credit card numbers and such, and I know how to avoid those risks. I've been playing around with this machine's security features just to learn how to use them and to see how well I can button down the machine in case I ever have to do it for real..

I understand the potential problems with a cold boot attack to capture the Bitlocker key, and so am using two-factor authentication -- a fingerprint and a password to open the TPM. Another password to start up Windows and a screensaver password. I understand that the Bitlocker key is still in system memory when the computer is sleeping, so the machine is set up to use hibernation rather than sleep if I don't want to turn it off completely.

All the normal things a prudent user would enable on a less-expensive laptop are in place -- firewall, A/V, etc. No sense worrying about whether the NSA has a backdoor into Bitlocker.

Pause here for the first question -- any gaping security holes so far?

I've also read about the flaw in which system memory can be accessed and the Bitlocker key read through the Firewire port and the PCExpress port, both of which this machine has. That's only when the computer is awake or asleep..

Second question: I use Firewire very rarely and PCExpress cards not at all. Could I block this potential security... Read more

A:Solved: firewire/pc express vulnerability and Bitlocker

Read other 6 answers

I got a Dell PowerEdge 600SC Server recently and I hope to use it for some normal computer functions as well. I want to add a Firewire card and a Sound Card. It has 5 PCI slots available. 1 is a 32-bit, 33-MHz slot and the other 4 are 64-bit, 33-MHz slots (longer slots). Can I put regular PCI sound and firewire cards in these slots?

Read other answers

I have a HP G71-449WM laptop computer. It has 3 USB port and no firewire ports. How can I added a firewire port to my laptop?

A:USB to Firewire Port Upgrade

Does the computer have a PC Card Bus slot? If so you can do something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158006

Read other 1 answers

I have a Dell laptop (Inspiron 8100) that I'd like to add a FireWire connection to. I saw a pc card in a magazine that would do this, but I do not remember what it was called (and can't find the magazine!).

Can anyone tell me what it is I'm looking for? (Although I have been considering the possiblity that I dreamed it!!)


A:FireWire upgrade question

Hi there --

Is <a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/suppdetail.html?sess=no&prodkey=AFW-1430">this</a> what you are looking for?

If so - you can search online for the best price through CNET's shopper.com:


Hope that helps!

Read other 2 answers

I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday. Everything seems fine except my Focusrite Saffire Firewire audio interface will no longer work. It worked fine under Windows 7. I've installed the legacy 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller, uninstalled and reinstalled the driver for the device. During the driver installation it prompts me to connect the firewire cable to the device. After that is says waiting for the firmware to boot but it times out. Then says upgrade the firmware which click OK on then it says no device connected. The device is connected and getting power. I've read conflicting reports about Windows 10 firewire support. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Windows 10 upgrade with Firewire issue

Howdy, I am in the same boat with a Saffire Pro 40.  Did all the steps you mentioned and no joy.  Had to roll back to Win7.  I talked to Focusrite this morning and they don't have any known issues - tech support guy said he had a win 10 machine working with a Pro 26 right next to him. So it seems situational but it feels like a bug.  It may take some time for MS and manufacturers to sort out specific issues.  I signed up here just in case this thread produces some leads.  Cheers.

Read other 11 answers

Does a half-length pci card fit injto a regular PCI slot on the mobo?


A:firewire pci card

As long as the connector part {The gold part) is the right length, it will work fine. The length of the PCB has no effect, just the connectors. So yes, it will work.



I kept the firewire card from my old machine. will it work on my new computer? (this one has Vista)

A:firewire card

Read other 6 answers

Need help finding a Firewire Card. 

Read other answers

Hello, I would like to add a firewire card. I know I need a low profile one.  I am using it for an audio recording interface. Will this one work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/BYTECC-Firewire-1394A-3-1-Ports-Low-Profile-PCI-Card-Model-BT-FW310LV-/30138... If not would you please advise? Thank you very much, Jason

A:Firewire Card

@TNJason, welcome to the forum. No, the card in your link is PCI.  You need a PCI Express x1 card.  Here is a Firewire card that is manufactured by StarTech that should work for you.  If you don't want to pay this much, it will be a good example of what you need. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

Read other 1 answers

Hello, I would like to add a firewire card. I know I need a low profile one.  I am using it for an audio recording interface. Will this one work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/BYTECC-Firewire-1394A-3-1-Ports-Low-Profile-PCI-Card-Model-BT-FW310LV-/30138... If not would you please advise? Thank you very much, Jason

Read other answers

Ok I have tried several times with a lot of different kinds of firewire cards but every time I try and install the drivers for it I always get an error. The same exact error. The error is
"Cannot install this hardware
There was a problem installing this hardware
IEEE 1394 controller
an error occurred during the installation of the device
the data is invalid"
now my comp specs are
dell dimension 8200
80 gig hard drive
512 of ddr ram
geforce 4
Pentium 4
1.5 mhz
xp home
think that is all
but anyway please help me I got a project I need to edit and I need to get the firewire going so can someone please help me

A:Firewire Card

Try and move the Firewire card to a different slot and see if that helps...
Might need to take a peripheral device out and try . Take a look at the web site of the manufacturer of the card for the latests drivers and try those instead.

Read other 1 answers

Hi everyone. I need to buy a 1394 firewire card for my Inspiron 560. I want to transfer recordings from my dvr to my computer. I am not knowledgable about the wirefire technology. My dvr-Cisco RNG200-- has a two firewire ports that are activated. Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 709126 MB, Free - 678443 MB; E: Total - 208405 MB, Free - 197527 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0, A00 , ..CN7509301L0155.
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

A:Firewire card

Hi there.
I'll tell you something right off the bat : Windows do work with Firewire but! It's a hit or miss. I've seen a case where Windows 7 will not recognize a HDV cassette in a firewire device... it would only recognize it as a DV cassette. I suggest you to purchase a capture card for Windows if possible with your device.

Otherwise, if you plan doing a lot of that in the near future, I would go for... *gulp* a Mac. Firewire was born for that platform. Or so it seem. Never worked with a Mac and Firewire.

Newegg.com - Rosewill PCIE FireWire 1394a Card 2&#43;1 Ports Model RC-504
^ This is a nice product with nice reviews.

If I'm wrong, somebody, correct me.

Read other 3 answers

Can I add a Fire wire card to my HP 2330 desktop, it has a MSI MS-7778 (Jasmine) motherboard? If not is there another way to connect my Canon GL2 Video camera to my pc?

A:Using a firewire card

Hi, Your computer has 3 PCIe slots:  Expansion Slots:1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0)3 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)1 PCI Express Mini Card (Gen 2.0) Source: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03499435 Yes, you can add PCIe Firewire card to your machine. They sell 2, 3 and 4 port cards. They should come with drivers or at least have a place for you to download otherwise try other brands. Regards.

Read other 1 answers

Hello, hope you can help. My win98se doesn't recognize the ieee1394 pci card. I've tried different IRQ, manual install, software install what else is there.

A:firewire pci card not detected

Read other 16 answers

I need to buy a firewire card for an XPS8500 running Windows 10 Home so I can download video from a Canon ZR 500 video camcorder. Does anyone know one that will work? Is there another option for downloading the video to my PC (it only has USB 2.0 and 3.0)?

Thank you.

Read other answers

Hi all,

I am configuring a new workstation and the HP I got has only PCIx slots. Unfortunately our IT department didn't quite understand my request for a firewire 800 card and they ordered me one that A: is firewire 400 and B: is standard PCI. When I reported this they asked me to find one from their supplier, but I can't seem to find a PCi-x firewire 800 card. Can any of you guys point me toward a company that makes these so I can have them order one? Thanks.

A:Does anyone make a Firewire 800 PCI-x Card?


Read other 1 answers

My Texas Instrument FireWire  1394 PCI is not compatible with my HP desktop Pavilion 550-153no. Anyone who knows which 1394 PCI card I should buy? Canon video transfer. Thanks for helping. 

Read other answers

Hi, I've just got a firewire card to use with my laptops, its an ST-Lab 1394a 32-bit PCMCIA Type II Carbus Adapter with 3 six pin firewire 400 ports. Ive plugged it into my IBM T41 and it works fine connected to my camcorder, but when I plug it into my HP 530 nothing happens, nothing at all, no beeps, no messages. I've plugged the card in on its own with no cables plugged in to it.

The HP 530 is brand new and both laptops are running XP pro SP3. In the device manager on the HP, the driver for the PCMCIA adapter seems to have no problems, it's Generic CardBus Controller Version 5.1.2600.0 and it says the device is working properly.

I've looked on the HP website for a PCMCIA driver but there's nothing there. On the ST-Lab website the product page for the card CB-FW1394 (VIA 6306L) it says it doesn't require a driver. There is jack on the card for a power adapter, I don't know if this makes any difference.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do next cos I'm completely stumped.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers Mark

A:Firewire card works on T41 but not on HP 530

I think I'm getting there. On the IBM T41 I have a different driver installed for the PCMCIA cardbus.
I've managed to find a VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller driver which should work on the HP 530 but I can't install it because windows says the version I have already is the most up to date. I've tried uninstalling the current driver but then I can't find an option to manually install my driver. If I use the add hardware wizard it just automatically installs its own driver without asking me.

Don't know how the hell to get this old driver installed.

Is there any way to stop windows automatically installing drivers when I scan for new hardware?

Read other 1 answers

I am looking for a firewire card for my computer to connect my sony dcr-trv camcorder in order to view/edit my videos.I was told that I can do it by usb connection but the dv connection is even faster and i want to try it.I have a windows xp professional edition version 2002 processed by amd athlon 2000+ with 1.67 GHz and 512 MB of ram.The motherboard installed therein is soyo KT 400 ultra.Please guide me as to where i can find the card which best suits myneeds. Thanks

A:Looking for a firewire card for camcorder

go to pricewatch.com and search for firewire cards.

Read other 3 answers

Hello all. About 4 or 5 months ago I posted a lot of messages on a thread about Pinnacle Studio 7 not working. The problem was when I went to output the finished project to my camera (Sony DCR-TRV730), the picture would keep freezing and make a blue screen on my camera.

Now, I got Adobe Premier, and it does the same thing. Upon playback of my finshed project, it freezes throughout the project, and makes a blue screen.

Could this be due to a faulty camera or firewire card? Is there software update I would need for my firewire card?

Any help would be much appreciated as I have a project to do on Premier.



A:Is my firewire card bad? Or is it my camera? PLEASE HELP!

Read other 8 answers


I recently got a firewire/ieee 1394 card for my PC (to connect a camcorder) and I installed the card without any issues but it didn't come with any driver software. I'm running XP but it was pre-installed so I don't have any of the discs to find a driver on there. I've searched for literally hours online looking for a driver - I've never had a problem finding one before but I can't find anything.

Can anyone help me locate a driver - free or otherwise?

Alternatively does anyone know of a firewire to usb convertor? A quick google search makes this look unlikely but maybe someone here knows better?

Any help is gratefully received - I've been trying to do this as a favour for a friend but it's been going on for weeks and is all going horribly wrong!

Thank you

Edit: As soon as I posted this I realised it should probably be in software, not hardware. Sorry, Mods feel free to move!

A:Need a driver for Firewire card

Read other 8 answers

ok i hav tried everything, nothing works...

i connected the camcorder with the cable to the firewire port... i started the comp... nothing!
i hav installed the sony usb drivers... r there any other drivers i hav to install? the firewire card has been installed.
what do i have to keep the camera on? camera mode? vcr mode?
my cam is a trv330e Sony.

i uploaded still pics from the memory stick with no prob... but video is a prob.

i opened ms movie maker and tried recording video, but in front of video device - <none>


A:FireWire card prob

Read other 8 answers

I have a DV tape deck and a hard drive connected to computer with windows xp. A week ago I could use the devices just fine, i go on vacation and turn on my computer yesterday and it does not see the two devices. I went and bought a new firewire card and it still does not see the devices.

Read other answers

I have recently purchased a firewire 3-port PCI Card from Belkin. It's successful installed on my computer, as it appears as "Unibrain 1394 FireNet Adapter" under Device Manager, yet when I attempt to connect my video camera the computer cannot access it. The camera is a Sony DCR-HC85 and says "DC In" on it, implying that it is properly connected to the computer.

What is wrong with my firewire card?

Operating System: Windows XP

Read other answers

I am technologically challenged and need to install a firewire/ilink pci card in my Dell Dimension 8250 desktop PC. There appears to be two empty PCI slots but I don't know how to remove the metal covers. They seem to be locked in place by a strip of blue plastic. No screws. Am I supposed to snap (or at least try to) off the plastic?

A:Need help with installing a firewire pci card

Quite amazngly, you can find the instructions with pretty pictures in your Owner's Manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8250/K0004bk0.pdf

Read other 2 answers

I am looking for a firewire 800 add-on card for my current system. I'm not looking for "budget" or "cheap," I just want something very reliable and robust for Windows 7 x64 (and Vista x64). What firewire 800 cards have you all found to work well in Windows 7 x64 and Vista x64 (both are Home Premium)?

I have a 1 PCI and 1 PCIe(x4) slot open. I don't know if these are 32-bit or 64-bit - if someone can shed light on that, also. Thanks in advance.

A:Firewire 800 Card Recommendations

Installed a Belkin 3-Port PCI Express card last night. Seems to be working fine. I've got 2 devices hooked to it at the moment and haven't had any problems. Be aware that one of the 3 ports gets closed inside the PC cabinet.

Read other 2 answers

I just installed a PCMCIA/IEEE 1394 sub-card from a Thinkpad A31P into my non-firewire equipped A31. Can anyone tell me how to get Windows XP to recognize it? The card slots are working fine, but the firewire port doesn't work.


A:Firewire sub-card installation

Read other 9 answers

I just installed a new PCI 1394 FireWire card. I followed the instructions given with the card, and had no problems. After I turned on my computer I attempted to use the port and upload video. A program I was using said that there was no sign of a device attached.

I looked at my device manager and saw that there was no sign of a PCI firwire card installed. After not seeing this I reviewed my installation steps and found nothing that I did out of place. Nor did I find that I forgot any steps.

I have tried many different attempts to install the card via the "install new hardware" feature in the control pannel. But I found no luck there or anywhere else.

Can someone please tell me how I can install the card or get it to show up??

Thanks for your time,

A:PCI FireWire card not showing up. Need help!

Read other 10 answers

Do any of you have any experience/opinion about these? I have been searching and reading reviews about them. I have come across several bad opinions/comments, but they seem to be configuration issues on the part of the user. I have not had my box open in a while...........no hardware problems. I have USB1.1 now, but I'm looking to upgrade to make the best use of a "thumb-drive" type device. I really don't have an immediate need for Firewire, but I figured it would be helpful some time, so why not?
Or would I be better to add just the USB2.0 now and do the Firewire later if needed. I have the PCI space to do that. I'm somewhat concerned about IRQ issues either way.

Also, should I remove the 1.1 card and "replace" it?
I'm trying to avoid problems.........It seems much easier that way

A:USB 2.0 and Firewire combo card

Read other 11 answers

Hi, my problem is with a firewire card which is failing to work !

I have a Nisis 4 port(one internal) PCI firewire card and for the last month or so it has
stopped working. (it worked for a good few months before this on this computer).
in device manager i see the yellow alert next to the device and the error code :

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

So when cameras are connected etc. there is no response.
In my own attempts to solve the problem i have :

disabled and re-enabled the device
uninstalled and reinstalled the device
physically removed the device and reinstalled it back into the machine
i have searched for drivers but there are none which i can find (either from the
Nisis website or alternative sources)
Does anybody know of any drivers or any advice that might be useful to solve this problem!?
any help is very muhc appreciated and i shall respond quickly to your own queries and
questions about my problem if need be.

Here is some information about the device (as seen in device manager) :

VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

Device Type: IEEE 1934 Bus Host Controllers
Manufacturer : VIA
Location : PCI Slot 3 (PCI bus 4, device 2, function 0)

( Device Status : This device cannot start. (Code 10) )
Here are my system specs :

System Information
Time of this report: 7/24/2005, 13:56:13
Machine name: DOG
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Lang... Read more

A:Firewire card problem, Please help ! Thankyou !

Read other 7 answers

Not sure if this is a hardware question, or an OS question... I'll try OS.
I have an older computer P3-600, soyo 6ya (?) motherboard. OS is WIN2K pro, installed cleanly about 2 months ago. At the time I got all the updates/fixes from the MS web site, so I chould be fairly up-to-date.

I bought a combo USB2.0/Firewire card (seems to be simply called an ALI combo card). Has 5 USB2.0 and 3 Firewire ports. When I install the card in certain PCI slots, the PC seems to hang after I log in (as administrator to install the HW). In other slots is comes up OK. It see's the hardware, and "installs" drivers for it. It came with a CD that contains drivers for win95->winXP. I run it, the drivers install, and then I'm told to reboot. I do. When I go into "device manager" under "hardware" there are now a bunch of "problems" with all the new USB objects, and the Firewire one.

The message comes up "Error code 12, not enough resources for this device to operate correctly". I tried running the trouble shooter button, and all it seems to suggest is that I need to re-boot (there are no listed conflicts, or resource issues....). I tried shutting off the on board USB1.1 controller, and I removed the plug in PCI Modem. Even with both of these out of the system, the card still has "no resources to use...."

Sounds like windows can't deal with USB2.0.... or something.


A:combo usb/firewire card not working

Well, some diging around I think it might be a drivers issue. But since I have the driver CD from ALI I'm not sure why I'm having these problems.


Read other 1 answers