"That's not an issue..." I thought to myself, as I had very clearly told the nice man I bought this laptop from that the machine I bought MUST have firewire on it.
This laptop does not have firewire. I've only just acquired a camcorder so I never even looked for the port until today.
Shafted. I need to start uploading videos for my immense listy quest soon, and I can't get the video off the tapes. Bwah.