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Can't get laptop to reconize camera

I'm plugging my camera to my pc coputer to -to my movie maker to transfer film to the computer so I can edit.. its not reconizing cam its telling me it's not connected

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  • tay58 Nov 03, 2008

    I have and had the same problem since I bought the camcorder 2 years ago, Sony are no help at all.



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Camera cannot be collected to my laptop & even the demo is also not opening the cd cannot carry out proper mentainance

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