Windows XP & Texas Instruments IEEE 1394 Firewire(Possible Solution)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dominic Phoon, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Hi, I had problems with the above combo; the TI chip comes pre-built in my
    Gigabyte 8KNXP and probably most of the other 875 motherboards. I also have
    a ANTEC 1080 AMG casing which has a front side 1394 port. Like many people I
    have seen, I too have encountered problems connecting my Sony DV cam to XP.
    After doing some research, I hope what I found can possibly help you
    troubleshoot and hopefully solve your connection problems.

    1. Try plugging in the AC adapter instead of powering your cam up from the
    2. Try(If you can) use a different and perhaps shorter IEEE 1394 cable
    3. Try changing in XP the TI driver to the OHCI one when you select 'Update
    Driver' in hardware devices
    4. Connect your camera to the cable and the cable to your pc, restart your
    pc and when you reach windows turn camera on to VCR mode.
    5. Check all IEEE 1394 wires on your motherboard are connected probably. I
    know that there is a slim chance that this will happen, but it did for me;
    the Antec 1080 casing had reversed the positives and negatives. Its a good
    thing Barney provided his detailed analysis of this.

    What I did was step 3; rebooted, but it didnt work.
    So I removed the OHCI device altogether from device manager and powered
    I then tighten the connection of both the cable and the motherboard
    connection to the firewire chip, then powered up.
    XP detected the TI device and installed it.
    I powered off, plugged in the cable to both the camera and the pc and booted
    up. When I got to XP, powered the camera to VCR mode and it worked!

    I can't explain what was the cause; but I just converted videos from the
    Sony to my Com. So it really works, and I hope this can help.
    Dominic Phoon, Sep 15, 2003
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  2. Dominic Phoon

    Pete D Guest

    Or you could just change the driver to the generic Microsoft one. Don't use
    the TI driver. That works for me.
    Pete D, Sep 16, 2003
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