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No firewire = think Im fucked

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by J the TyranT, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. J the TyranT

    J the TyranT Thats just how it is...

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    Some of you may know my Mac took a shit like 2 years ago and Ive been assed out ever since... long story... but anyways:

    Ive got access to this Lenovo thats pretty powerful... cept no firewire...

    It DOES have an express card.. but its some shit called a MINI expresscard, and its through the fucking baseplate on the bottom.

    So Im pretty much fucked in my ability to use my digi002, right? I see THIS little fucker here:

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-FireWire-Adapter-FIREWIRE-External/dp/B00666RA28[/ame]

    But who knows whats up with that and if it'll work, etc etc...

    Anybody got any ways I can get something going here?
     
  2. J the TyranT

    J the TyranT Thats just how it is...

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    From what I'm reading on the hardware maintenance manual, it looks like that mini PCI express slot is reserved for the wireless LAN and/or TV card, and probably not something that would allow an easy connection.

    pg 41....
    http://www.manualowl.com/m/Lenovo/IdeaPad-Y570/Manual/192378

    Firewire card slots on laptops is scarce these days, especially on mid priced machines. Although, HP just came out with the ProBook series and they have card slots.
     
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    Yeah from the looks of things you will probably have to go USB. On the upside USB interfaces are better now than they used to be.
     
  5. J the TyranT

    J the TyranT Thats just how it is...

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    Yeah figured it'd be some fucking nightmare like that. Thanks guys. Suppose I'll just wait another few months cuz Im getting an MBP anyways... just thought I could at least stay active with this setup for a bit, hahahah... what a stupid fucking setup.
     

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