Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Framingham, MA, USA
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As a quick summary to all the tips presented previously. (I found myself in a similar situation, and found going "back to basics" as well as checking other member's problems/cures was very helpful.) [I'm using a hub so it does add a level of complexity (like making sure the firewire hub supports the faster 1394 "A" spec.)]
1) try reseating the connectors [to remove any oxide and get a good electrical contact]. Also when you have it removed, check the pins that they haven't "spread"
2) support the cables so there is no weight on the connectors
2) try unplugging instead of just powering off -- try plugging in with the VCR first, then the STB (and if that doesn't work, vice-versa)
4) if you "neatly" routed the firewire cable with your other cables, remove it from the "bundle" and try connecting it by itself.
Good luck, and please let us know what worked.