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Dell Laptop - Onboard Firewire w/ Firestudio

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:51 pm
by spherop
i am having some problems getting a new firestudio to work with a new dell laptop (latitude d820). after install launching the fs mixer gets error "device cannot connect".

the dell has a 4 pin connection for firewire - therefore the 6pin to 6pin included cable cannot be used. and i used another i had laying around (6to4).

i am wondering if anyone here knows where my problem might lie. should the 4pin dell firewire connection work with a firestudio in theory? or is this somehow different type of firewire? or perhaps simply a bad cable? or just issues with dell's onboard firewire chipset?

where would you troulbe-shoot first?

any help appreciated.

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:06 pm
by dave dominey
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=73829


maybe not getting the device to connect but general firewire problems

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:24 pm
by Michael-SW
In the same thread I found some interesting info:

"...
I believe M-audio drivers only work with Texas Instruments chipset. One fast and cheap solution might be Ideal Driver by CEntrance;
http://www.centrance.com/products/
I use it for my Firebox and it's super stable.
Also make sure you don't have Dell Wireless Card and I8kFangui. They cause audio dropouts."

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:51 pm
by tricil
Michael-SW wrote:In the same thread I found some interesting info:

"...
I believe M-audio drivers only work with Texas Instruments chipset. One fast and cheap solution might be Ideal Driver by CEntrance;
http://www.centrance.com/products/
I use it for my Firebox and it's super stable.
Also make sure you don't have Dell Wireless Card and I8kFangui. They cause audio dropouts."
i just ordered the centrance driver... i'll let you know how badass it is!

(with out it i have 28ms round-trip latency.. .grr)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:47 am
by spherop
chiming back in here ... my original issue has been resolved ...faulty firewire cable :roll: