Connect 10 pin Internal firewire connector to 4 pin external

Started by Jake, Oct 15, 2005, 00:54

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It seems I need to connect a 10 pin Creative SB 1394 Internal firewire connector to a 4 pin external firewire port to install a Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card in my machine.  The 10 pin connector (which uses only 9 pins/wires) is supposed to connect internally to 1394 pins, but I looked and can't find any in my machine (a Sony Vaio VGC-RB42G).   The documentation Sony sent and posted online is pretty useless.  To further complicate matters, a search on the web lead me to 2 different "pinouts."  See and  I guess I'll have to splice a piece of 4 pin firewire cable to the 10 pin connector but I need to know which of the 9 leads to use and where they go on the 4 pin cable.  If anyone can help I would very much appreciate it.  The device does have an independant power hookup so what I assume are the power leads should not be necessary.
    Obviously a better solution would be to find the internal 10 pin socket but, as I said above, I haven't been able to find one and the documentation is no help.
     Thanks for taking the time to read this.


Get this the one is correct, but you need to buy a header to connect it unless your case has one or maybe your Drive Bay header that came with your card is usong it. I have an Audigy 2 ZS as well and I just cinnect it to my case header minding the pins because there is no keyout on some of them.