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ImageMixer software "could not find Handycam." DCR-SR40

I've test the USB connection with another device. It works fine.
I've tried the connection several ways, Handycam on, off. Still no luck.

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After camera is on dock and usb is plugged in, turn on the camera. You can open the door to see the status of the connection as an option. This should do it. If the camera is off, nothing will happen when you run the imagemixer software

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