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Sharp VL-DC5 hi there i have a view cam of sharp vl-dc5 mini dv i have tryed alot to connect it with my computer through usb but when eve i connect it my pc gives a msg of unknown device. i search its driver on the internet but they say windows xp has its driver in it .if windows has a built in driver then why i cannot connect it with my pc. plz help me with this regards Mohsin Khalid.

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Hola a todos pucha tengo un problema con la cam vl-cd5 si alguien me pudiera ayudar lo agradecere mucho la tengo ace como un aã±o y no la puedo traducir a espaã±ol o ingles la configuracion no se si esta en chino o japones y la kiero traducir
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You should have the driver on the cdrom that came with the cam, as it may well be hidden within the software if you have'nt installed it. But if the problem continues, uninstal the current drivers in add/remove programmes and re install and add your cam to a different usb port than before, although i would of thought firewire connection would be more suitable for speedier transfers.

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Hi there
Okay so I have carried out some research on the problem you are having.
The VL-DC5 does not have drivers online to download because the drivers in windows XP support this model camcorder
The problem is that you are probably trying to connect the device to your computer using USB.
The drivers in windows XP are only compatible with this camcorder when using Firewire cables.
If you don't have a firewire cable then you will need to buy one and use this to connect your camcorder to your pc.
It should work fine after you have tried this.
Let me know how you get on!

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You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

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