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I have a sony dcr-sr42, but i don't have the original disk for communicating with my windows xp laptop. I tried downloading drivers from sony's website, but they are all upgrades and only work if i have the original software (which i don't have). where can i download the original software?

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  • ken_rowland Jan 01, 2009

    Hi, thanks for trying however I could not find a firewire plug on the camera. I took the whole thing to Radio Shack and they couldn't find it either. Can you tell me where to plug the fire wire in? The only ports I could find are an "av" port and a power port.

  • janet rodriguez Mar 27, 2009

    i lost the driver of my sony dcr-sr 42 video cam how to download the driver of it

  • janet rodriguez Mar 27, 2009

    how to download the drivers of dcr-sr42..

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You have to use the cradle that it came with. The cradle has multiple ports.

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You have to orderr the sony docking station unfortunately, our model camera will not accept the normal generic cables that the newer cameras take

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Hi, The driver normally comes with the XP OS. Make sure you use firewire cable and not the USB cable.
To download the videos, - Connect the cam and PC using 4 pin firewire cable. - Switch on the cam. - Open Windows Movie Maker and import the video from device.

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