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Canon ZR65MC Firewire problems

by Brydagr8 / August 13, 2005 8:09 AM PDT

I have a firewire cabel, I have a firewire port. I did what the instruction manual said and it didnt work. My computer cant detect my camera. Any Ideas?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2005 10:37 AM PDT

1. Look up and try WINDV from

2. Such may not work if the motherboard drivers are not installed. Your post is void about the host so I can't comment further.

3. I have to power up my camera, flip it to play for WINDV to function. Again, your post is void of details.

4. And again details matter. Are both ends of the firewire cable plugged in?


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here is some specks
by Brydagr8 / August 14, 2005 10:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Try..

Here is some info: Im running Windows XP pro. You allready know the camera, my motherboard is a SOYO Fire Dragon. It has IEEE 1396 support. I have a six to four pin firewire cabel. I have tried WinDV. I says no camera found. But, when I turn the camera to vcr mode, and plug it into the computer via firewire, the display says DV mode. I will see about firewire drivers. Thanks

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Microsoft rarely supplies the Soyo motherboard drivers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2005 10:26 AM PDT
In reply to: here is some specks

It's a common oversight by your PC installer. Also check the BIOS is up to date and the firewire is enabled in the BIOS.


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firewire works with other things
by Brydagr8 / August 18, 2005 12:31 PM PDT

The firewire works with my ipod. So I think its either the dv cabel or the camera, or Im doing something wrong.

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Here's what I do quite often.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2005 12:41 AM PDT

1. I update the motherboard drivers. Too many have written "it works with ____" yet I update the drivers and it starts to work. What more can I offer here.

2. I use WinDV and put the camera in play mode. A tape needs to be in it and a full charge. Some will not perform this step.

3. Why is the firewire cable suspect? Sometimes a person didn't reveal the cat or dog played with it.


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by Brydagr8 / August 19, 2005 3:33 AM PDT

I dont have a pet capable of chewing the cabel. I try again to update the motherboard drivers. Ok Thanks.

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