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PCI IEEE 1394 Card - apparent conflict with monitor input

by tinternet / January 10, 2007 5:30 AM PST

Hello there.

I wonder if anyone can help me with this one.

I recently purchased a Canon digital video camera. When I went to transfer from the camera to my PC I realised that I had to acquire an IEEE 1394 firewire PCI card because my PC had nothing built-in to allow me to transfer the data.

I subsequently bought the firewire PCI card over the internet. When it arrived I opened up my PC box, easily connected the card into the free PCI slot and then started up the computer (my operating system by the way is Windows XP). However, when I did this nothing would show up on my flat screen monitor. I tried putting the new firewire card into another PCI slot but still the same thing happened.

When I disconnected the card and restarted the computer the monitor worked absolutely fine again.

Can anyone offer any advice on what might be happening and how I can correct it? I would be extremely grateful.

Many thanks.

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computer manufacturer and model... and
by boya84 / January 10, 2007 6:24 AM PST

FireWire card manufacturer and model?

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IEEE 1394 PCI card and monitor problem
by tinternet / January 10, 2007 6:56 AM PST

Hi there.

Thanks for replying so quickly.

Believe it or not, I just had a tinker around with the card a few more times and hey presto everything just started working OK - literally about 10 minutes ago.

I removed a redundant 56K modem from another PCI slot. Started the computer up and then shut it down again. I then inserted the IEEE 1394 card into the slot that the modem had been in, restarted the computer and the monitor and firewire both worked absolutely fine.

Just one of those inexplicable little glitches I guess!

Thanks for your attempt to help anyway.

All the best.

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(NT) YAY! Good for you!
by boya84 / January 10, 2007 7:15 AM PST
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same problem
by nveme1 / February 26, 2007 5:36 AM PST

I have this same problem and strangely enough I have gone thrugh the exact same steps as mentioned above but to no availe can anyone help??

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