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