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epwesley
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Registered: ‎11-19-2011
Location: UK
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G560 problem with Firewire ExpressCard

Hi,

 

I have a G560 and am trying to convert dv tapes from a camcorder to DVD. Looking at various posts of the relative merits of the built in USB ports vs firewire via expresscard I went for the expresscard approach.

 

The card I bought was

 

http://www.maplin.co.u/2-x-firewire-ports-express-cardbus-221530

 

It seemed to fit the slot easily e.g. slotted in and ejected. However as soon as it is slotted in the entire system freezes, including  keyboard, mouse, alt-ctl-delete and the only way out is via a hardboot. I have trawled the net for info but have struggled to find anything. Is there likely to be a compatibility problem somewhere? and advice gratefully received.

 

thanks

 

 

Blue Screen Again
epwesley
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Registered: ‎11-19-2011
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Re: G560 problem with Firewire ExpressCard

Sorry that was supposed to say

 

ANY advice gratefully received.

 

thanks

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Duck3
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Re: G560 problem with Firewire ExpressCard

Card may be faulty, or not fully compatible.

Try another card, or try the card in another computer.
Blue Screen Again
epwesley
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-19-2011
Location: UK
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Re: G560 problem with Firewire ExpressCard

Thanks for the advice - took the laptop to the shop and plugged a different card in - and hey presto it auto-installed and everything worked.