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bijoyv
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Firewire connector compatible with IdeaCentre B310 All in One desktop

Hello!

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.

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Vince69
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Location: Perth, Australia

Re: Firewire connector compatible with IdeaCentre B310 All in One desktop

Hello mate,

 

The B310 has a normal firewire port (right), your cable is a mini firewire (left)

You just need an adaptator.

 Images Firewire

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bijoyv
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Re: Firewire connector compatible with IdeaCentre B310 All in One desktop

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?

Many thanks!

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Vince69
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Re: Firewire connector compatible with IdeaCentre B310 All in One desktop

You need that : http://www.cablechick.com.au/cables/2m-firewire-1394-cable-6p-to-4p-ilink.html

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bijoyv
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Re: Firewire connector compatible with IdeaCentre B310 All in One desktop

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...

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Vince69
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Re: Firewire connector compatible with IdeaCentre B310 All in One desktop

Can you post a photo of this connector ? It will help.

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Wahter
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Re: Firewire connector compatible with IdeaCentre B310 All in One desktop

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? 

 

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/UserGuide/Guide_show_1285484672960.html

 

According to the manual, the connectors/ ports going from left (center/ stand) to right (edge of the display) are:

 

1.) Power

2.) PS/2 keyboard

3.) 1394 Firewire

4.) Ethernet

5.) TV Tuner (on selected models)

6.) USB ports (4)

7.) Wireless reset button

 

Hope that helps,

 

 

Walter