Firewire Cards & Devices

August 21, 2010 at 11:42:24
Specs: Windows XP
One week ago something happen to my computer which blew my firewire cards and fuse in my camcorder. I bought a new firewire card and another camcorder, works without problem. Not thinking I just plugged the old camcorder into the new firewire card and now it doesn't work anymore. Is it possible the blown fuse in the camcorder could damage the firewire card?

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August 22, 2010 at 05:33:45
Most Generic Fire Wire Cards have an input for providing a power source to some devices that come straight from off the PCs Power supply... and plugs into the Fire Wire Card.

Usualy only 5volts and less than one amp is feed to the device from the power supply... if there was enough current to blow up other devices like the power cord.. then I would say its certain that you have also damaged the firewire card
not you directly but a power surge had occurred...

Best off opening the Computer and inspecting the power cord from the internal power supply as well...

an additional power supply

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