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Bad DV Out Port

I believe I have a bad port. I've tested my other PDX10 cams on the same Mac and they are all recognized. But for this one, when I plug in the DV Firewire, the DV, NS and Audio Bit Rate all flash, and the computer doesn't see the camera. Has anyone ever had a DV Port go bad? How much might it cost to fix? Is there any chance this is a settings problem? Help is most appreciated!

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There are settings like on pg 211 of your manual you might have to switch from analog out to DV out. I bet thats it. There are other options around pg 221 for USB output settings but I didn't see any conflict but it doesn't mean there won't be some.
Good Luck. Leave a comment if you need more info . Just in case here's where to get a copy of the manual: http://www.mannlib.cornell.edu/equipmentandrooms/upload/DSR-PDX10.pdf

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