Problems connecting a camcorder via firewire.



OM
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
I'm having amazing trouble connecting a camcorder via firewire. :(

I have a PC... Windows XP installed, no service packs, software
firewall (Kerio), no antivirus.
I connected the camcorder 2 days ago... and it was working!
BUT... yesterday and today, I've been pulling my hair out... it JUST
WON'T see the damn thing.

I tried on another PC. This has all latest service packs, BIOS
uptodate, software firewall (Kerio), AVG Antivirus.
Same problem: it won't even see the damn thing.

I thought there might be a problem with the cable or the firewire card.
I tried an external DVD writer... connects fine, always recognised as
soon as it's connected.

I have tried the camcorder on 2 other PC's, with 3 different cables.
SAME problem. :(
(On one of the PC's, I tried turning the firewall and antivirus off, no
effect.)

OK... then I tried another camcorder.
Same problem: it won't even see the damn thing!! :(
(This camcorder also has USB connections. This work fine when the
right driver is installed.)

Then I tried ANOTHER camcorder (that connects fine on Macs via
firewire).
Same problem.

What am I doing wrong? :(

I really am going mad over this.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.


Jam

Jim Macklin
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
camera battery full charge?


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"OM" <om.newsgroup@gmail.com> wrote in message
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| I'm having amazing trouble connecting a camcorder via
firewire. :(
|
| I have a PC... Windows XP installed, no service packs,
software
| firewall (Kerio), no antivirus.
| I connected the camcorder 2 days ago... and it was
working!
| BUT... yesterday and today, I've been pulling my hair
out... it JUST
| WON'T see the damn thing.
|
| I tried on another PC. This has all latest service packs,
BIOS
| uptodate, software firewall (Kerio), AVG Antivirus.
| Same problem: it won't even see the damn thing.
|
| I thought there might be a problem with the cable or the
firewire card.
| I tried an external DVD writer... connects fine, always
recognised as
| soon as it's connected.
|
| I have tried the camcorder on 2 other PC's, with 3
different cables.
| SAME problem. :(
| (On one of the PC's, I tried turning the firewall and
antivirus off, no
| effect.)
|
| OK... then I tried another camcorder.
| Same problem: it won't even see the damn thing!! :(
| (This camcorder also has USB connections. This work fine
when the
| right driver is installed.)
|
| Then I tried ANOTHER camcorder (that connects fine on Macs
via
| firewire).
| Same problem.
|
| What am I doing wrong? :(
|
| I really am going mad over this.
|
| Any help would be appreciated.
|
| Thanks.
|
|
| Jam
|

OM
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
> camera battery full charge?
yes. : (
still no joy though.

Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
"Windows XP installed, _no_service_packs_."
You may have a corrupt file called MSDV.sys, it's in SP1,
Windows\Driver Cache\i386\ driver.cab
(Microsoft camera & vcr driver)
Really wierd that it worked two days ago then stopped!
Any chance you just fried the ccd in the camera?
Treeman


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OM
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
> Any chance you just fried the ccd in the camera?
how would one do this!?
amd what is the ccd?
would this not stop the camcorder wsorking properly??
let me know.
thanks.

Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Try hooking up the camera in a buddies computer to see if it works.
Or you can take it to a camera shop, (expensive) to get it checked
out.
'What is the difference between CCD and CMOS image sensors in a digital
camera?' (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question362.htm)
Best,
Treeman


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Problems connecting a camcorder via firewire.