fitting firewire card

  smy13 21:36 24 Nov 04

For the first time in my life I'm about to take the case off my PC to fit a firewire card, and I'm bricking my self!!!

Any useful advice would be more that welcome


  Technotiger 21:43 24 Nov 04

Hi, firewire card? won't bite you, provided you earth yourself before touching anything inside case, sinply touch metal chassis of case first.
Assuming it is pci card just slot into a spare pci slot and secure with the screw which should already be inplace. Very simple precedure, pc will 'find' it when you re-start.

  Technotiger 21:45 24 Nov 04

btw - make sure you do not dislodge anything while you are in there.

  john-232317 21:51 24 Nov 04

You will get the fitting instructions with the card, just follow them. make sure you get rid of any static electricity by touching the case, i dont know why they say this cos it would be a job to not touch it ???.

Just take your time and try not to dislodge any wires etc from other things inside. windows will find new hardware and load the drivers and that should be it.

good luck

  john-232317 21:54 24 Nov 04

I cant beleive that took me over 8 mins to type that...

  Technotiger 22:07 24 Nov 04

That's cos you wuz copyin' my post :-))

  john-232317 23:12 24 Nov 04


when i started there were no anwers, it couldn`t have taken that long, even with my typing.....

  john-232317 23:13 24 Nov 04

It must have stopped for a beer on the way thru Spain

  Technotiger 23:18 24 Nov 04

;-)) maybe stopped for a paddle on the costa.

  john-232317 10:27 25 Nov 04

Waters too cold at the mo, but its still warm enough to sun bathe. ;-))

  Technotiger 12:36 25 Nov 04

Anyway, we digress ...... smy13, how you gettin' on? let us know, and if all ok don't forget the Green Tick;-)) lol

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