01-08-2011 11:33 PM
I purchased a Lenovo Ideacentre B310 All-in-One desktop three months ago. I notice there is a Firewire (IEEE 1394) port at the back of the machine but none of my Firewire cables (4-pin male/4-pin female) are compatible. I need to connect my Sony camcorder (which takes a 4pin male Firewire/iLink connector) to the desktop to capture video.
I consulted Lenovo online support and was unhappy with the interaction as the executive seemed more unsure than I was.
Help will be greatly appreciated.
01-11-2011 04:39 AM
The B310 has a normal firewire port (right), your cable is a mini firewire (left)
You just need an adaptator.
01-17-2011 10:13 PM
Thank you very much.
I'd like to purchase an adapter on ebay. I've been a bit of a moron and purchased three identical Firewire cables already! Can you tell me what specifically I must look for?
01-18-2011 07:00 AM
03-02-2011 09:27 PM
Sorry, folks. But this solution doesn't work.
The Firewire port at the back of my computer has a 4-pin male connector. I'm not sure if this is a manufacturing defect because none of the good customer service reps at Lenovo have been able to help me locate the right kind of cable for it - all the cables I have located have male connectors at both ends. My camcorder takes a 4-pin male connector, and ideally my PC should have had a female connector, but for some odd reason it has a male connector.
Meanwhile, time is running out for my video projects. I know I need a 4-pin female connector to hook up to the desktop, but no cable I've seen has one.
I'd really appreciate it if someone from Lenovo can help address this issue...
03-05-2011 03:56 AM
Can you post a photo of this connector ? It will help.
03-09-2011 12:32 PM
It's hard to say what the Firewire connector looks like based on page 4 of the manual; you're absolutely sure that it's the IEEE 1394 Firewire connector?
According to the manual, the connectors/ ports going from left (center/ stand) to right (edge of the display) are:
2.) PS/2 keyboard
3.) 1394 Firewire
5.) TV Tuner (on selected models)
6.) USB ports (4)
7.) Wireless reset button
Hope that helps,