[Ti] FireWire Port Problem

b fl1pper at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 1 00:27:03 PDT 2003

Dave Friesen paused, thought it over, and spoke thusly:

>While the actual cause is still up for debate the solution I sent to this
>list is a special cable from FW Depot which is a 6 pin cable which omits the
>two power wires. It prevents any power feedback but also prevents a FW bus
>powered device. Which apparently is ok as the port issue (hopefully) is only
>causes by FW devices that are externally powered.

Not that simple. An arc between the power and data path, *anywhere' 
(in the device, the cable, the port) will fry the port. Unless the 
port has a circuit to prevent.


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