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1394??Firewire?

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I know that firewire is 1394, but what I dont understand is my laptop has a little jack on the back labeled 1394 but is not the size of a ordinary firewire plug its much smaller, can anyone tell me what this is used for ?
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It's Firewire -- they have different connections. You have to get the right connection.
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...sorry, meant to say 'right cable'.
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..on second thought, if you're connecting say a digital camera, I'd say it's 4 pin to 4 pin:

http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Belkin_KB_Electronics_BELKIN_F3N402_03_ICE_3_IEEE_1394_FireWire_4_pin_to_4_pin_Cable
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The small firewire port you have on the laptop is 4-pin 1394a, the other one you have is 6-pin 1394a. The difference is 6-pin is powered like usb and 4-pin is not powered. Heres a link with more info on 1394a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewire
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So if I have a video camera that has firewire can I use the small one on my laptop or no ?
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Yes you can.
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I had a look around at other people's experiences with 4 pin firewire -- it seems that the only issues may be trying to communicate with things like external hard drives etc. that don't have a power supply. But your video camera has both AC and battery power options.
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Maybe is the Sony i-Link port
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<Maybe is the Sony i-Link port> That's Firewire under a different name.
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