So...I got my HV20 in the mail from CC a few days ago. Charged up the battery and fooled around with settings, never got around to taking any footage. Today I though I would try it out. I just got a firewire cable yesterday and plugged it in, within seconds I started smelling burning plastic. I pulled the plug but now it appears to be dead. Any clue? It's just a typical 4 pin to 6 pin cable going into an Asus motherboard?