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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 (running Vista), bought 3 months ago and recently tried using both a WD external HD linked through firewire and a Canon MiniDV (Mv500) using a 4 pin to 4 pin connector and neither devices were seen by the computer. The WD external HD has a USB connector which works fine but the laptop doesnt see anything when connected through firewire. When I used Windows moviemaker with the camera it doesn't find anything connected. I checked in device manager that the Firewire controller was running and it seemed fine and there were no more up to date drivers. I know there may be a problem with Vista supporting AV transfers but surely it should see the external HD.
It may be the communication setup.
You might need to set within the Camera PTP protocol.
The WD drive specs out a 6 pin connector, not a 4 pin.
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