We have an Inspiron 8200. It has one IEEE 1394 4 pin port but we do not know whether it is female or male (want to buy an adapter to change it to 6 pin to hook up Ipod). I can't figure it out, thanks for any help. Note that there are cables that connect a 4 pin to 6 pin w/o the need for an adapter.
With over 30,000 posts (through early 2007), Rickmktg hasn't bought a Dell computer since July 2005, but has bought two Lenovo laptops...
So does that mean I'm wasting my time even trying to convert the 4 pin to 6 pin? should I just buy a card that comes with two 2.0 USB ports like the Adaptec cardbus AUA 1420? (the two USB ports that come with the Inspiron are 1.1). In any case I got a 4pin male and it does not fit the laptop 4 pin--having never tried to use the 4 pin, could there be an insert or plug that needs to be removed first? Thanks.
There is no insert or plug that has to be removed. I would try the cable I suggested.