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handycam not detected on ieee1394port

by albert francia / January 27, 2008 10:57 AM PST

my laptop running on winxp is not detecting my sony dcr hc 48 connected through the ieee1394 port. the port seems to be working from what i get from the device manager. i doubt if the problem is on the cable that i am using (ieee1394 4pin to 4pin cable).

from what i gather in the web, other handycam users are also having the same problem. i've tried the suggestions posted on other sites (ie. connected the laptop and the handycam to their power supplies, installed MS hot fixes) but still the handycam is not detected. i tried another handycam with a dv port (sony trv 260) but it was also not detected by the laptop.

anybody found a sure fix on solving this problem?

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Are you in
by boya84 / January 27, 2008 12:28 PM PST

"Play/Edit" mode? Because you need to be...

Are you using a Sony Vaio? Has anything (like a hard drive) worked with that firewire port?

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Forget device manager.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 8:26 PM PST

I use WINDV to see the camcorders. Also, what is that PC? I see this a lot on home builts and machines the owners installed the OS themselves. They often forget motherboard drivers.

In fact, I want to know if you are seeing the words in red when you post. Please tell.

Bob

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Re: "Forget device manager" and "Are you in"
by albert francia / January 28, 2008 12:31 PM PST
In reply to: Forget device manager.

the camcorder is in play mode when i connect it to the laptop. i've tried restarting the pc with the camcorder on and connected but still no response from my laptop.

i have not yet tried other devices on the port, except for the other sony handycam (trv260) which also was not detected.

i have already tried using windv. just the same as the software that came with the package, the camcorder was not detected.

im using a neo empriva laptop with a pre-installed os. i'll check the drivers that came with it, but don't winxp have default drivers for the port?

bob, what do you mean by :
"In fact, I want to know if you are seeing the words in red when you post. Please tell."

appreciate all the response and feedback.

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neo empriva laptop with a pre-installed os. i'll check the
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2008 10:36 PM PST

"neo empriva laptop with a pre-installed os. i'll check the drivers that came with it, but don't winxp have default drivers for the port?"

Sorry, Windows from Microsoft does not have the MOTHERBOARD drivers and you'll see such failures. To me this sounds like either the bum windows install or dead port. Be sure to call this in TODAY since out of warranty repair is very expensive.

Here are the words in RED that help us from having to ask for the usual details. There is some of us that suspect some machines don't show them when people post.

Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.


Bob

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