10-16-2015 08:35 PM - edited 10-16-2015 08:51 PM
I have a G780 which I am happy with.
I am a musician (Jazz saxophonist and pianist).
I have a device made by Presonus called a "Firepod." It is an audio interface, and it uses a Firewire 1394 connection. It allows my laptop to become a recording studio with software called a digital audio workstation ("DAW").
Previously, the Pirepod connected to a Firewire port on my defunct HP laptop. Since I brought the Lenovo, I've been using a smaller audio interface, a Presonus "Audiobox USB" which, as the name implies, has a USB connection.
But the Audiobox USB (which is small and good for travel) doesn't have enough inputs for my current needs, which involve two digital pianos, saxophone and vocal mics. The Firepod has 8 inputs.
Research unveils that a thing called a PCMCIA card will do the trick, but I don't see any such card slot on the G780, either.
Since there is neither a Firewire port nor a PCMIA card slot on the G780, am I out of luck?
10-17-2015 06:38 AM
Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
PCMCIA slots are kind of dated now a days. Everything is USB. Have you looked into a USB to Firewire adapter? I've never use one so I can't verify it will meet your needs, but customer reviews on the various models should give you an idea. The link below is a Google search on that hardware. Check out some of the on-line sellers' websites and review the product as well as what the buyers had to say.
10-17-2015 09:45 AM
10-18-2015 06:48 AM - edited 10-18-2015 06:48 AM
The other only way that I am aware of is to use a USB to PCMCIA adapter. Then again you are back to using a USB connection.
10-18-2015 10:05 AM
Apparently, adaptors are made for express cards.
My G780 has a mini or half size express card.
I'm now looking for a Firewire adaptor for it. There is one for desktops:
I'll see what the manufacturer says about laptops.
10-19-2015 01:45 AM
10-19-2015 06:27 AM
Sorry to hear of the problems you encountered.
Try giving Lenovo Sales a call at 1-855-253-6686 to see if they would have a model that would fit your needs.