My Camcorder has been working fine through the SCART connection to a TV and through a firewire cable to my PC. It has now developed a fault and cannot display movies on anything other than the Camcorder's own LCD.
Is there a chance it has blown it's circuit for external viewing?
If so is it going to be economical to fix?
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Re: Lost connection to TV and PC
Sounds like the communications interface has a problem. It could be as simple as a loose or unhooked ribbon cable or a bad solder joint. As far as cost, it depends on what the problem is. It does not sound like it would be an expensive fix. Here are two websites which offer free estimates - http://www.camcorderrepair.com and http://www.videotech.com Good luck.
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I recommend you, test the cable, the Firewire ports. test connection.
Plug the firewire into the camcorder BEFORE turning it on,
You must use a Firewire cable and FW ports (Firewire to Firewire) NOT USB port Check the cable no bend.
1.- Try with other cable
2.- Try connect a different Firewire port on your PC (or connect to other PC)
3.- To test the FW port on your PC connecting other devices by example external hard drive
If the Hardrive work fine the problem is with your camcorder
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Hi, You need not have a CD. Check if the cam has the firewire port. If so, you can get a 4 pin firewire cable and connect to the PC.
Switch on the Cam.
Open Windows Movie Maker and import video from device.
4 pin firewire would look like this:
You need a cable. If your camcorder has a DV port you need a firewire port in the back of your computer as well as a firewire cable. If your computer has a USB port you need a USB cable.
You also need video capturing software to use it. Pinnacle Systems makes an easy to use system that work with your camcorder. Once the software is installed, the cable is plugged in and the camera is turned on, your computer will lauch Studio for you.
if you need a visual on it, there is a video on www.HandBookLive.com under Electronics. The example is Belkin IEEE 1394 cable (Firewire and I-Link compatable) and it connects digital camera to a laptop.
Download free application WINDV (Small Windows utility for DV FireWire digital video input/output ). buy and connect a firewire cable between camcorder (DV output ) and a firewire input in your pc, if you not hasn't got one, buy it. you can buy a card with this kind of inputs. Connect and run application, play camcorder, and record to your pc, your video.
yes I am aware of that problem. Basically one should change the so called VC441 Board. Luckily PAL version has almost twice cheaper VC441 board then the US version. For my account about 300 Euro.
So, in order to repair the camcorder above mentioned board has to be replaced.
If you need more info please advice.
Many Camcorder users have faced problems while connecting
their camcorder to their PC. One of the most common problems is ?no
activity? after connecting the camcorder to the PC. The found new
hardware wizard does not run and fails to detect the camcorder.
This can mean two things. Either the DV port on the Camcorder
is not working or the FireWire cable is faulty. Try using a different FireWire cable. If the camera is still not detected by the PC, try connecting it to a different PC. If the Camcorder is still not detected, then your camcorders DV port is most likely at fault.
Confirming that the FireWire Port on you PC is working fine You can check the status of the FireWire port from under Device Manager. To access the Device Manager, Right Click on My Computer and then click on Properties. Select the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager. If you cannot see the FireWire port in the list, then it is not inserted properly into the motherboard. If you see a Yellow exclamation mark, then you need to install the drivers, which are usually bundled with a Floppy or CD with the FireWire card.