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Need advice on cutting firewire cord - 4pin to 6pin - help please

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by David D, Jul 23, 2007.

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  1. David D

    David D Guest

    I have a camera with a DV input/output (firewire) with bent pins.
    Since the tradition firewire 4pin isn;t going to make the connect, I
    was thinking about cutting the cable open and connecting the 4pin
    manually (since the bent pin inside the camera is too short, if I cut
    open the firewire cable, I could get it to connect because the little
    steel piece that effectively let's the male end only go in a short
    distance would therefore be eliminated.)
    Is there anything I should worry about?
    Is there a chance of shorting anything out in my camera with this
  2. ruleworld

    ruleworld Guest

    you can try it but the speed and reliability of the connection may not
    be good. if u try it then check every pin with meter for short
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