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Dell Inspiron 1525 - Firewire not working

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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.

Thanks,

Jack

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  • sharondata Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Dell D630.I am using windows XP. Does anyone have a solution?

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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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